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    Former Oregon State Beavers pitcher Luke Heimlich has signed with the Dos Laredos Tecolotes of Liga Mexicana de Beisbol , according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.Heimlich went undrafted in 2018 after he pled guilty as a teenager tomolesting his six-year-old niece when he was 15.He later denied any misconduct when the molestation charge wasfirst reported, tellingKurt Streeterof theNew York Timesin May 2018 that "nothing ever happened" and that he only pled guilty for the sake of his family.After prior crimes surfaced, Heimlich continued to pitch for Oregon Stateand did so at a high level. The left-hander went 16-3 with a 2.92 ERA in 21 appearances (20 games) as a senior last year, striking out 159 batters in 129.2 innings.He was the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year twice (2017 and 2018) and was alsonamedthe 2018 National Pitcher of the Year.Heimlich's arm had him the conversation to be a first-round pick. However, 1,214 players were drafted in a total of 40 rounds, and Heimlich's name was not called. That does not mean teams did not consider him, though.Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore made it known that his organization was doing its due diligence on the prospect."The truth of the matter is, I was hoping, as the general manager, that somebody else would draft and sign him John Kruk Jersey ," Moore said in a televised interview with Fox Sports Kansas City in June 2018, (h/t The Athletic'sRustin Dodd). "Maybe I don't have enough courage."Moore added that he believed Heimlich had "earned" a second chance.Kansas City did not wind up signing the southpaw, though.Heimlichsignedwith theLamigo Monkeys of theChinese Professional Baseball League last summer, but the league quickly ordered the team toterminatethe contract because of his criminal history.While no MLB team has taken a chance on Heimlich,Passannoted two scouts who saw the 23-year-old on the mound recently believe he would be ready to pitch in the majors this season if given the opportunity. The Oakland Athletics will travel to Seattle with a little extra luggage.Like several cases of champagne.The A’s were prevented from clinching an American League wild-card berth at home Sunday, suffering a 5-1 defeat to the Minnesota Twins.Article continues below ...“I think it was a little disappointing,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “A lot of times we put on our best shows late in games, unfortunately it didn’t happen (Sunday).”The A’s (94-62) lead Tampa Bay by 7 1/2 games with their magic number down to one, meaning one Oakland victory or one Rays loss and the race is over.The A’s trail the New York Yankees by 1 1/2 games for the top wild-card berth, with the winner hosting the one-game playoff.“It would have been nice to clinch, but we weren’t changing anything up or anything like that ,” Oakland first baseman Matt Olson said.The Twins’ Kyle Gibson stymied the A’s on Sunday by allowing just one run over 7 1/3 innings “For the last couple of years we’ve seen people celebrate when we’re in town,” Gibson said. “To be able to finish off the season and not have to watch anybody celebrate, kind of nice.”Right-hander Daniel Mengden (7-6, 4.00 ERA) is scheduled to make his first start since June 23 for Oakland and will face Mariners left-hander James Paxton (11-6, 3.83 ERA), who has been sidelined by pneumonia since Sept. 7.Mengden is 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA in three career appearances against the Mariners. He worked two innings of relief in an 8-7 loss on Sept. 1 in Oakland, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits with one walk and one strikeout.Paxton is 4-0 with a 3.70 ERA in nine career starts against Oakland. He has faced the A’s three times previously this season. He struck out a career-high 16 in seven innings but didn’t get a decision on May 2 in Seattle; left after one-third of an inning after being hit on his pitching arm by a Jed Lowrie line drive Aug. 14 in Oakland; and beat the A’s in that Sept. 1 game, allowing three runs on two hits in innings, with four walks and 10 strikeouts.The Mariners were eliminated from the wild-card chase Saturday, despite defeating the Texas Rangers 13-0. Later that evening, the A’s beat Minnesota 3-2 on a walk-off wild pitch.Manager Scott Servais said the Mariners (85-70) had already accepted their fate.“The finality of it set in before the actual mathematical elimination Mike Schmidt Jersey ,” Servais said.Despite losing 6-1 Sunday in Texas, the Mariners finished the road portion of their schedule with a 44-37 record, their second-most wins away from home since 2002.“I think we’ve swung the bat better on the road than we have at home,” Servais said. “I’ve often said you have to hit to on the road to win. Obviously, that’s what we didn’t do enough of (Sunday). But overall, we have had some good trips and some good series on the road, but it just hasn’t been enough.”

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