on Twitter). The A's and Nationals are discussing a possible four-for-one deal involving the left-hander.
The Nationals, who have Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, John Lannan and Chien-Ming Wang in their projected 2012 rotation, are poised to contend before long.
The addition of Gonzalez would give manager Davey Johnson someone who has reached the 200 inning plateau in each of the past two season without posting an ERA over 3.23 in that time.
However, obtaining him from the A's won't be easy. Gonzalez has many suitors and Oakland's asking price remains high.