The Oakland Athletics hope to acquire a left-handed hitter in a trade within the next 10 days, club officials said.
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Fred Lynn is among the players being sought as a replacement for injured designated hitter Dave Parker, according to a report published Saturday in the San Jose Mercury News. Parker had thumb surgery on Wednesday and is not expected back until September.
Other possibilities besides Lynn, according to the Mercury News, are Harold Baines of the Chicago White Sox, Lloyd Moseby of Toronto, Ken Phelps of Seattle, Ken Griffey of Atlanta, Von Hayes of Philadelphia and Jerry Mumphrey of the Chicago Cubs. A National League acquisition is less likely because Oakland would prefer someone familiar with American League pitchers, the newspaper's sources said.