Athletics Rumors & News

  • Mariners put an end to the disaster season in a 3-2 victory over the A's

    Lookout Landing "Our default is towards profundity. We begin with that familiar, syrupy midwestern accent pulling us in over stock footage of spring grass, with a brisk sun reflecting off an ocean of empty green lawn chairs bolted together as if were the only way we knew how to cram a rural pastime into a modern..." October 05

  • A's promote Beane to president of baseball operations, name Forst GM

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the Athletics became the latest team to promote their general manager to a higher position. The team announced GM Billy Beane has been promoted to president of baseball operations, with longtime assistant GM David Forst taking over as GM. "Billy Beane and David Forst have continually..." October 05

  • Supreme Court rejects San Jose’s appeal in the A’s case

    NBC Sports "The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the city of San Jose arising out of the failure of the city’s antitrust claims against Major League Baseball. The lower court losses which frustrated the city’s lawsuit will stay in place. By way of background, San Jose sued Major League..." October 05

  • Merloni: Swihart is 'the guy I can use to get Sonny Gray'

    CSN New England "After another last place finish in the American League East the Boston Red Sox will be looking to improve their pitching staff during the offseason. The Sox can always make a splash in the free agent market, but trades are also in play as well. On the Baseball Show, Tony Massarotti made it..." October 05

  • Valencia powers A's past Mariners

    CSN Bay Area "Ever since joining the A’s, Danny Valencia has played like a man making up for lost time. The third baseman has crammed an awful lot of production into his two months with Oakland. On Friday, his two-run homer in the eighth made the difference in a 4-2 victory over the Mariners at Safeco..." October 04

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Melvin says he would use Zito in relief Sunday if situation arises.

  • Valencia powers A's past Mariners

    CSN Bay Area "Ever since joining the A’s, Danny Valencia has played like a man making up for lost time. The third baseman has crammed an awful lot of production into his two months with Oakland. On Friday, his two-run homer in the eighth made the difference in a 4-2 victory over the Mariners at Safeco..." October 03

  • A's score four in seventh, hold off Angels

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s did their best to send Barry Zito out on a high note. They outlasted the Los Angeles Angels 8-7 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep and provide a fitting capper to what’s believed to be Zito’s final game of his big league career. Oakland took the lead for good with a four-run..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

  • A's shut down Pomeranz for rest of season

    CSN Bay Area "Drew Pomeranz is being sent back to the Bay Area for an MRI for pain in his left shoulder. That ends the season for the A's lefty reliever, the latest in a second-half barrage of injuries that have decimated the pitching staff. Pomeranz's soreness is in the AC joint, where the shoulder..." September 30

  • Angels Crush The A's, 8-1, Erick Aybar Is The Man

    Halos Heaven "1st Inning Reddick beans the wall. Aybar leads off, why? Although, two-out hits, two runs. 2nd Inning A's swing at air, ha. The Angels pound dirt, oh man. Score remains the same. 3rd Inning Freese flashes leather, Tropeano keeps dealing, Score won't budge at all. 4th..." September 30

  • Athletics become 1st MLB team to employ female coach

    The Score "The Oakland Athletics have made history by hiring Justine Siegal as a guest instructor for their Instructional League club from Oct. 4-17. Siegal is the first female coach to be hired by an MLB club. She also made history in 2009 when she became the first woman to coach men professionally as..." September 30

  • The Angels And A's Play On The Seesaw, Los Angeles Comes Out On Top

    Halos Heaven "In a very important game They're all important now, aren't they? Well, anyway, Hector Santiago started out this very important game by giving up a single and followed that up by grazing Mark Canha's shirt. After Brett Lawrie grounded into a force-out that left men on first and third, up stepped..." September 29

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Zito will start Wednesday in place of Sonny, who won't start again this season.

  • Giants hold on to beat A's in series finale

    CSN Bay Area "Before the final road game of the season, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was asked what he would like to see. “I’d like to see Chris get a win,” he said. “It’s been a while for him.” Chris Heston did finally get his first win since July 27 thanks to some heavy lifting from the bullpen. Heston..." September 28

  • MLB will allow iPads in dugouts with limitations

    Baseball Essential "In a world that is constantly seeing technology become more advanced with each passing day, it’s good to see sports leagues apply that technology during games and practices. The NFL was the first league to begin using tablets last season when they struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft to..." September 28

  • A’s aren’t planning to start Sonny Gray again this year

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s will announce Monday that Sonny Gray won’t pitch again this year and, somewhat fittingly, the team won’t have a single member of its regular rotation healthy for the final week. Gray left his start Friday with left hip tightness, and though he was feeling better Sunday, manager Bob..." September 28

  • Parker hits three homers, Giants storm past A's

    CSN Bay Area "This day was supposed to be about Tim Hudson and Barry Zito. It turned into Jarrett Parker’s coming out party. Parker hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning, his third homer of the day, to carry the Giants to a 14-10 win over the A’s. Hudson and Zito lasted just 51 minutes. The rest of..." September 27

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Melvin says Carson Blair has torn meniscus in knee and needs surgery. Out rest of the way.

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Melvin says Sonny (hip) is a little sore today but they'll give it some time before deciding if he'll make next start.

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    #Athletics vs. #SFGiants: Vogt is indeed catching Ziro. Fun!

  • Burns, Butler bombs lead A's over Giants

    CSN Bay Area "As the A’s put the finishing touches on this forgettable season, they got a boost from one of their more memorable surprises in 2015. Billy Burns filled up the box score in a 5-4 victory over the Giants, displaying why he emerged as one of the American League’s top rookies this season. He hit..." September 26

  • West coast finale ends with Texas sweep of Oakland

    Lone Star Ball "Cole Hamels got his first crack at the Oakland A's as a Ranger and survived Oakland's Lawyer Ball tactics by calling on the double play dinosaur four times in the first five innings. At the plate, the Rangers kept doing what they've done all second half by scoring in the first inning and not..." September 25

  • After 10-3 win over Oakland, Rangers riding high with largest division lead since 2013

    Dallas Morning News "Let the countdown to an American League West title for the Rangers begin. They moved to a three-game lead over second-place Houston on Wednesday night with a 10-3 clubbing of Oakland at the Coliseum. Life could hardly be better for this club. The Rangers are a season-high 13 games over..." September 24

  • Bold moves from Banister paid off in the Rangers series opening win in Oakland

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers on Tuesday night did what a first-place team should do to a last-place team down the stretch of a pennant race. They beat Oakland, which has been a difficult task for them this season. The Rangers rallied from an early three-run deficit to run down the lowly Athletics, 8-6, at..." September 23

  • Trout and Pujols are back-to-back bash bros as Angels successfully lay the smack down on the Astros

    Halos Heaven "In the first inning, the tone was set by the Angels, and that tone was "Take this long ball and shove, we aint losing here no more." Right in the first side of the game, we saw Mike Trout go deep, with Erick Aybar on base, for his 40th homer of the year. The two-run blast marked the second time an..." September 23

  • Zito, Hudson to square off against each other on Saturday

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants-A's series at the Oakland Coliseum this weekend will be a great one for nostalgia buffs. Giants right-hander Tim Hudson will square off against A's lefty Barry Zito on Saturday at 1:05 p.m., then Hudson, Zito and Mark Mulder -- the A's one-time fabulous Big Three -- will be honored..." September 23

  • A’s Josh Phegley out for the season after concussion

    San Francisco Chronicle "Josh Phegley, who had a strong first season with the A’s after coming to Oakland in the Jeff Samardzija deal with the White Sox, won’t play the rest of the way after incurring a concussion during batting practice over the weekend. Designated hitter Billy Butler inadvertently hit Phegley in the..." September 23

  • Colby Rasmus and George Springer lift Astros over Athletics

    Houston Chronicle "The formula that had the Astros atop the AL West for most of the season was back on display in winning fashion Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Collin McHugh provided the brilliant pitching while Colby Rasmus and George Springer showcased their home run power. Rasmus hit a game-tying solo..." September 21

  • Evan Gattis’ clutch homer ends the Astros’ five-game slump with win over A's

    Houston Chronicle "For almost a week it seemed as though the Astros had forgotten how to finish off an opponent. The team that led the American League West for most of the season suddenly seemed unable to make a crucial pitch or deliver a clutch hit while stumbling through a disastrous September. The Astros’..." September 20

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    Oakland Athletics @Athletics

    The A's look for their third straight win tonight at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Here's the lineup.

  • Valencia's two homers power A's past Astros

    CSN Bay Area "For a team that hasn’t exactly turned its games into home run derbies this season, the A’s power sure is coming in handy lately. They went deep three times Friday, accounting for all their runs in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros. Danny Valencia enjoyed his first two-homer game as an..." September 19

  • A's Minor League Pitcher Mike Nolan Shot During a Drive-By Shooting

    Complex "Last year, Mike Nolan was selected in the 18th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Oakland A's. Today, he's fighting for his life after getting shot during a drive-by shooting early Friday morning. According to NBC New York, Nolan and a group of friends were standing outside of a fast food..." September 19

  • Butler's late bomb lifts A's over White Sox

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s broke through in the ninth inning again Thursday against David Robertson. Billy Butler’s three-run homer off the White Sox closer sent Oakland to a 4-2 victory to earn the A’s a split of a four-game series in Chicago. The A’s entered the ninth trailing 2-1. But after Brett Lawrie..." September 18

  • Mike Olt makes history with home run as White Sox crush Athletics

    CSN Chicago "Mike Olt made Chicago history on Wednesday night when he became the first player to hit home runs for both the White Sox and Cubs in the same season. Olt’s 428-foot blast was one of three homers hit by the White Sox, who bounced back from Tuesday’s blowout with a 9-4 victory over the Oakland..." September 17

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    The #Athletics will not start Zito in any games, including Hudson game projected for Sept. 26. But could come out of bullpen that day.

  • Athletics bring Barry Zito back to the big leagues

    CBS Sports "After spending the season in Triple-A, left-hander Barry Zito is back in the big leagues. The Athletics announced Wednesday they gave selected Zito's contract from Triple-A Nashville and added him to their active roster. Zito, 37, did not play at all last season. He signed a minor league deal..." September 16

  • A's jump on Samardzija, pound out 17 runs

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s broke out for 10 runs on Tuesday night on the strength of five run-scoring hits. And that was in the fourth inning alone. A night after the A’s and White Sox played a 14-inning marathon that went more than five hours, things got out of hand in an entirely different way at U.S...." September 16

  • The minor leaguers’ minimum wage lawsuit was dismissed

    Hardball Talk "In early 2014 several minor leaguers filed a putative class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball alleging that minor leaguers are underpaid and exploited and that the Uniform Player Contract unfairly takes advantage of them. The upshot: excluding bonuses which only a few minor leaguers..." September 16

  • A's Chavez out for rest of season with rib fracture

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s starting rotation absorbed yet another injury hit Tuesday, as manager Bob Melvin announced to reporters that Jesse Chavez will miss the rest of the season with a non-displaced rib fracture. Cody Martin, who made a one-start cameo with Oakland on Sept. 1, will be promoted to start in..." September 16

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    The A's are saying Jesse Chavez has a non-displaced rib fracture. Melvin confirms he won't pitch again this season.

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Valencia was scratched from lineup because of a stiff trap muscle. Just a day off for Lawrie.

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Burns will go through the full gamut of baseball activity again today. Seems like he'll be rested through the series.

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Vogt did some tee work in the cage today and felt just OK. Still an encouraging sign he's getting back into baseball activity.

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    Oakland Athletics @Athletics

    Back at it again tonight. Here's a glimpse at the lineup. #GreenCollar

  • After blowing four-run lead, White Sox top Oakland in 14 innings

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox managed to win Monday night despite an ugly ninth inning that immediately is up for worst frame of 2015. Trayce Thompson exited with a left elbow sprain and Tyler Flowers and David Robertson combined to blow a four-run lead in ugly fashion all in a span of three outs. But Melky..." September 15

  • Beltre puts Rangers on his back, Texas takes series from A's

    Lone Star Ball "With the Astros coming to town tomorrow for what will be the biggest series for the Rangers in many, many months, and the offense struggling, it was imperative for Texas get some runs on the board this afternoon. Done and done. Texas put 12 runs on the A's to take the series and keep pace in..." September 14

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Mujica exits with what appears to be a leg injury after trying to cover first. Leon enters with one out in the fifth.

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Melvin says Burns is feeling a lot better. He'll run the bases in Chicago tomorrow and could be back in lineup Tuesday if all goes well.

  • Canha, Valencia power A's past Rangers

    CSN Bay Area "For much of this season, Mark Canha was a rookie just trying to prove he belonged in the major leagues. But now, he’s become a driving force behind the A’s offense. Canha’s three-run homer in the fifth inning gave Oakland the lead for good in a 5-3 victory over the Rangers. Danny Valencia..." September 13