Matt Holliday spent the first half of the 2009 season in Oakland.
Apparently, he has no desire to return.
In his one-year, $13 million contract with the Yankees that was finalized on Wednesday, Holliday has a limited no-trade clause that protects him from being traded to only the A's, according to SB Nation.
Holliday was acquired by the A's following the 2008 season for Carlos Gonzalez, Huston Street and Greg Smith.
But he only played in 93 games with the A's before they dealt him to St. Louis for Brett Wallace, Clayton Mortensen and Shane Peterson.
The 37-year-old spent the last seven full seasons with the Cardinals.
Interesting wrinkle in Matt Holliday's deal with Yankees. Contract allows him to block trades to one team: Oakland Athletics.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 7, 2016