The A's acquired catcher John Jaso from Seattle on Wednesday in a three-team trade that sent slugger Michael Morse to the Mariners and Oakland pitching prospect A.J. Cole to Washington.
Jaso, 29, hit .276 with 10 home runs and 50 RBIs for the Mariners in 2012. He filed for arbitration after making $495,200 last season.
The A's designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment to make room for Jaso on their 40-man roster.
Cole, 21, struggled at Class-A Stockton (0-7, 7.82 ERA) in 2012 but rebounded in lower A Burlington (6-3/2.07 ERA).
Morse, 30, hit .291 with 18 homers and 62 RBIs for the Nationals in an injury-plagued 2012 season, playing mostly as an outfielder. He hit 31 homers in 2011. He'll likely play first base for Seattle.
The Nationals also received minor league pitcher Blake Treinen, 24, and a player to be named later from the A's.
The anticipated time for a full recovery is six months. Rodriguez had right hip surgery on March 9, 2009, and returned that May 8. ... Shortstop Derek Jeter says he's been cleared to start baseball activity in his recovery from a broken ankle. He reiterated he's on track to be in lineup for the opener April 1. ... Phil Hughes and the Yankees agreed to a $7.15 million, one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.
Lance Armstrong said viewers can judge for themselves how candid he was in his interview with Oprah Winfrey on Monday. "I left it all on the table," he said in a text message. What had been planned as a 90-minute broadcast will be shown in two parts Thursday and Friday nights on Winfrey's OWN network. In addition to stripping him of his seven Tour de France titles last year, anti-doping officials banned Armstrong for life from sanctioned events. World Anti-Doping Agency officials said nothing short of "a full confession under oath" would even cause them to reconsider that ban.
San Diego State is staying in the Mountain West and backing out on the Big East -- just like Boise State did last month. The Aztecs had committed to join the Big East for football only. The move leaves the Big East with only 10 football members.
Calgary captain Jarome Iginla practiced and believes he'll be ready for the opener Sunday against the Sharks. He missed the first three days of camp because of a groin injury.
Sporting Kansas City CEO Rob Heineman says the loss of trust led the team to sever ties with the cancer charity founded by Armstrong.
The team also changed Livestrong Sporting Park to Sporting Park.
The two-time MLS champions also signed midfielder Juninho to a multiyear deal after three seasons on loan from Brazilian club Sao Paulo.
Bode Miller will skip the rest of the World Cup season to give the knee more time to heal for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He had microfracture surgery nearly a year ago.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.