Contact Us

Oakland A’s Players Furious Teammate Kila Ka’aihue Is Let Go Right Before He Has Twins

Christian Petersen, Getty Images

The clubhouse for the Oakland Athletics had some unhappy players on Friday after it was announced that just four days after being named first baseman for the team, Kila Ka’aihue has been designated for assignment.

And the timing couldn’t be much worse forĀ  Ka’aihue.

While the A’s replaced him with former Triple-A player Brandon Moss, Ka’aihue’s livelihood is in jeopardy, made worse because his wife is due to give birth to twins any day now.

A’s manager Bob Melvin said the roster shake-up was a necessary move that would benefit the team, and assistant GM David Forst pointed out that Ka’aihue has struggled against right-handed pitchers — and since Oakland is set to face four of them in a row, it made sense to bring in Moss now.

But the other players aren’t convinced, with one calling the explanation “total horse***” and many wondering why the A’s didn’t just wait and put Ka’aihue on paternity leave — an option built into the collective bargaining agreement.

For his part, Ka’aihue left the clubhouse without speaking to reporters, and Melvin called him a “class act” for how he handled the news.

So, what happens to Ka’aihue now? The A’s have 10 days to either trade, release or place him on waivers. We vote for sending him to Minnesota — you know, the Twins.

[Yahoo! Sports]

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for TSM Interactive quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!