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Rumor Central: A's shopping Ryon Healy?

Ryon Healy could be trade bait for the Oakland Athletics after slugging 25 homers. USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics have been “letting teams know” that Ryon Healy is available on the trade market this offseason, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Rumor CentralThe 25-year-old Healy, who has been used at both corner infield spots and as a designated hitter, could be shopped for badly needed relief help.

Healy slugged 25 homers with a .271/.302/.451 slash line, including an .873 OPS in 137 at-bats against left-handers, this year. Slusser suggests the A’s could slide left fielder Khris Davis into a full-time role at designated hitter if Healy is traded.

- Doug Mittler