A's are scrambling for last-ditch Kyler Murray plea

Kyler Murray

The Oakland Athletics' push to keep Kyler Murray's baseball career alive has included people from Major League Baseball.

Whether the A's are willing to give Murray a major league deal or meet his financial demands remained unclear after the meeting.

Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray reportedly is meeting Sunday with representatives of the Oakland Athletics, who hope to persuade him to play professional baseball.

The chances seem high at this point that Murray, who projects to be one of the first quarterbacks taken, will enter the draft.

Should Murray go the National Football League route rather than pursuing his career as an outfielder in the Athletics organization, the A's would get his signing bonus back, but they wouldn't receive a compensatory selection in the 2019 MLB Draft. The most recent reports regarding Murray's decision were that he was leaning towards a football career, and planning to declare for the NFL Draft. The A's drafted Murray in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft in June.

The more interesting deadline is February 15 - the day Murray is supposed to report to the A's for the start spring training.

The Oakland A's took Kyler Murray at No. 9 overall in the 2018 MLB Draft with the idea that the Oklahoma quarterback would leave football behind and turn his focus to the diamond. Had Murray had an ordinary season it's entirely possible that he's heading to spring training in February with relatively little fanfare.

Instead of this meeting clearing things up, it instead raised even more questions.

MLB rules prohibit players from signing major league contracts, which place players on the 40-man roster, out of the draft. The Athletics would still retain his baseball rights if he chose to return to baseball.

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