A’s, MLB meet with Heis­man win­ner Mur­ray

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Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Oak­land Ath­let­ics and Ma­jor League Base­ball met Sun­day with Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner Kyler Mur­ray, a day be­fore the Ok­la­homa quar­ter­back’s dead­line to en­ter the NFL draft, a per­son with di­rect knowl­edge of the ses­sion said.

The per­son spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity Sun­day be­cause the meet­ing was not made pub­lic. Oak­land executives re­mained con­fi­dent as re­cently as the base­ball win­ter meet­ings last month in Las Ve­gas that Mur­ray would re­port to spring train­ing this year and pur­sue base­ball. MLB joined the ef­forts to per­suade the dual-sport star, send­ing some­one from its mar­ket­ing group to the meet­ing, the source said.

Mur­ray’s Soon­ers lost in a col­lege foot­ball play­off semi­fi­nal Dec. 29 to even­tual run­ner-up Alabama.

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