Oakland A's Ship Gio Gonzalez to Nationals for Prospects

Oakland A's Ship Gio Gonzalez to Nationals for Prospects

The Washington Nationals added another young pitching talent to their rotation by trading four prospects to the Oakland Athletics for Gio Gonzalez. The 26-year-old lefty cost the Nats pitching prospects Brad Peacock, Tommy Milone, A.J. Cole, and catcher Derek Norris. Joining upcoming star Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmerman, John Lannan, and Chien-Ming Wang, Gonzalez sounded extremely optimistic about his new opportunity. 

""I love everything about it," Gonzalez told MLB's Bill Ladson over the phone. "I remember growing up watching Chien-Ming Wang with Yankees. You are talking about great guys in that rotation. I don't want to step on anybody's toes. I want to be a part of it as much as possible."

Last season, Gonzalez helped fuel a powerful A's rotation with a 16-12 record, 3.12 ERA, and 196 strikeouts in 202 innings. 

[via MLB]

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