Kyler Murray’s statement released on Monday will not stop the Oakland A’s from continuing to pursue the two-sport star.
Murray announced on Monday that he is committing fully to a future playing football. He is expected to attend the NFL Combine to be evaluated ahead of the draft.
Though Murray — a likely first-round pick — is declaring his choice to pursue football, the A’s will not be deterred.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal says Oakland remains motivated to continuetrying to get Murray to play baseball. He says the team always told Murray that they are open to him attending the draft and combine to gather as much information as possible.