Athletics Rumors & News

  • The 15 best MLB players who could be traded this summer

    Fox Sports "The MLB trade deadline is a ways away — it's not until July 31. But a quarter of the way through the MLB season, it's clear that some teams are evaluating their options to buy or sell this summer. Selling is not a decision that comes easy and no team already finds itself in a position to..." May 20

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Athletics rally in 9th to defeat Mariners, end skid

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Before the Tuesday night game, Oakland manager Bob Melvin was lamenting how his team wasn't manufacturing many runs. Indeed, the A's were the second-lowest scoring team in the American League, with more than half of those runs coming via homers. Melvin wasn't complaining..." May 17

  • Mariners end skid, hang on to defeat A's

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners made the most of their four hits Monday night. Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager each hit two-run homers, and the Mariners held on to defeat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 at Safeco Field. Seattle snapped a four-game losing streak and sent the A's to their fourth..." May 16

  • A’s selling cheapest tickets in MLB to fill stands

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland A’s are offering their fans the best bargain in baseball. For $19.99 per month, fans can purchase a Ballpark Pass. Depending on availability, that grants access to every home game on the team’s schedule from June 1 on. Some of the premium games in that stretch include a..." May 15

  • Another comeback sends Rangers to fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nomar Mazara felt something like this was coming -- for himself and the Texas Rangers. Mazara delivered a go-ahead two-run double and the Rangers rallied to beat Oakland 6-5 on Saturday night at Globe Life Park. Texas (18-20) has won a season high five in a row...." May 14

  • Gallo walk-off blast powers Rangers past A's

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- For the second time in as many nights, the Texas Rangers entered the bottom of the ninth trailing by one run. For the second time in as many nights, the Rangers emerged victorious with a 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday on a three-run walk-off home run, this time by..." May 13

  • Top 10 MLB trade deadline candidates

    Yardbarker "The MLB trade deadline is nearly two and a half months away, but it isn’t too early to start assessing the market. Teams are off to good and bad starts, and those struggling may soon have to confront the reality that they’re just not going to contend this season. Those that aren’t going to..." May 12

  • Athletics optioned RHP Jharel Cotton to Triple-A Nashville.

    Rotoworld "Cotton was lit up for seven runs on eight hits and a walk Tuesday in a loss to the Angels, falling to 3-4 on the year with a 5.68 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in seven starts covering 38 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander will try to get things straightened out on the farm. He can be dropped in standard..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Angels jump on Athletics with three home runs

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels figured out a way to prevent a fourth consecutive night of Oakland Athletics late-game heroics Tuesday. Batter them early. Albert Pujols, Ben Revere and Yunel Escobar hit home runs within the Angels' first 10 batters, leading Los Angeles to a..." May 10

  • Triggs, Pinder lead A's past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND -- It took a Houdini act from the mound and an unlikely power source for the Oakland Athletics to take a series-clinching 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday afternoon. Andrew Triggs recovered from walking the first three batters he faced to work six solid innings, allowing..." May 10

  • Lowrie's 11th-inning homer gives A's 3rd walk-off in row

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Walk-off wins are becoming a way of life for the surging Oakland Athletics. Jed Lowrie hit a solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the A's to their third consecutive walk-off win, a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night at the Oakland..." May 09

  • Rosales' walk-off single lifts A's past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Not all walk-off wins are created equal. Just ask the Oakland Athletics, who were down to their last strike with two outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the ninth inning but rallied to score twice and defeat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 for their first walk-off win of the..." May 07

  • Fulmer, Adduci lead Tigers past A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's safe to say that Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer, the reigning American League Rookie of the Year, wants nothing to do with a sophomore slump. Fulmer (3-1) pitched eight strong innings, leading the Tigers to a 7-2 victory overthe Oakland A's on Friday night..." May 06

  • Vargas' 5 RBIs power Twins past A's

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas expected a fastball from Oakland's Kendall Graveman in the third inning on Wednesday night and didn't waste any time, sending the first pitch of the at-bat deep to center field for a three-run homer. Vargas accounted for two hits and five RBIs to lift the..." May 04

  • A's beat Twins to end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS - Oakland Athletics rookie starter Jharel Cotton displayed some maturity by overcoming early struggles on Thursday. Meanwhile, Minnesota five-year veteran Kyle Gibson was unable to turn his season around and was sent to the minors. Cotton provided six effective innings on the..." May 04

  • Sano, Twins blast Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Life has been good for Miguel Sano lately. The Twins third baseman was recently named the American League Player of the Week after an impressive stretch on Minnesota's road trip. Sano's bat was a big reason why the Twins finished April with a winning record. On Tuesday,..." May 03

  • Athletics announce that prospect Casey Thomas has died

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Athletics and professional baseball in general were dealt a tragic blow on Tuesday. It was announced that minor leaguer Casey Thomas passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. “We were devastated to hear of this tragedy within the A’s family,” said Oakland’s executive vice president..." May 02

  • Athletics activate Sonny Gray from the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics have activated starter Sonny Gray from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced on Monday. Outfielder Ryan LaMarre was optioned to Triple-A Nashville to create roster space. Gray, 27, began the season on the disabled list due to a lat strain. He’ll make his season debut on..." May 01

  • Athletics Place Sean Manaea On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics have placed southpaw Sean Manaea on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 27, with a left shoulder strain. Manaea left his start after two innings Wednesday against the Angels with shoulder stiffness, but there was hope that he’d avoid a DL stint. In five starts and 24..." April 30

  • Keuchel goes to 5-0 as Astros stop A's

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Left-hander Dallas Keuchel often sets the tone for the Houston rotation and the team, so when he scuffled last April, so too did the Astros. The opening month of this season was significantly better for both parties. Keuchel became the first pitcher in the majors to reach five..." April 30

  • Morton leads Astros past A's

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Barring catastrophic injury or an unforeseen turn of events, the Houston Astros' lineup depth will be a topic of conversation for most of this season, with performances like the one delivered Friday night illustrating precisely why. With right-hander Charlie Morton producing a..." April 29

  • Triggs helps A's beat Astros, end five-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- For the fourth time in five starts this season, Oakland Athletics right-hander Andrew Triggs pitched with an effectiveness that belied his relative inexperience as a starter. At this level of performance, expectations will continue to rise. Triggs rebounded splendidly from..." April 29

  • Maybin, Shoemaker lift Angels over Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was a big night for the Los Angeles Angels, who earned an 8-5 win over the Oakland A's on Wednesday at Angel Stadium, their fourth victory in six games. It was an even bigger night for two guys expected to lift the Angels this season. Cameron Maybin had his best..." April 27

  • Calhoun's 11th-inning single lifts Angels over A's

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It certainly had to be a strange feeling for Kole Calhoun, which might explain his exaggerated double-fist pump after he rounded first base in the bottom of the 11th inning. Calhoun's two-out single to center field scored Danny Espinosa from second base, lifting the Los..." April 26

  • The Athletics are close to getting back potential trade bait Sonny Gray

    CBS Sports "Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray hasn't yet pitched in the majors this season due to a lingering lat injury, but that will be changing in the very near future. Gray threw five scoreless innings for Class A Stockton on Saturday, allowing only one hit (a single) and striking out six without walking..." April 24

  • Athletics acquire Ryan LaMarre from Angels

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre from the Angels for cash considerations or a player to be named later, per a team announcement on Sunday. In a corresponding move, they placed right-hander Chris Bassitt on the 60-day disabled list and assigned the outfielder to Triple-A..." April 23

  • Manaea pitches A's past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics weren't known for their power last season when they hit 169 homes, fewer than all but three other American League teams. The A's, apparently, have rediscovered the long ball this year. They hit two more home runs Friday night, solo shots by Trevor..." April 22

  • Athletics use long ball to sink Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- It didn't take long for Adam Rosales to ignite an Oakland Athletics comeback against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday afternoon. To be precise, it took three pitches and 15.90 seconds. Rosales led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run, and Ryon Healy..." April 22

  • A’s to announce new ballpark in Oakland this year

    Sportsnaut "It looks like the city of Oakland might be in the verge of keeping one of its three professional sports teams. With both the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and NFL’s Oakland Raiders set to relocate in the coming years, the downtrodden city got some good news. The Oakland Athletics announced on..." April 22

  • Plouffe, Healy power A's past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- On paper, the Oakland Athletics looked like a long shot at best to beat the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night at the Oakland Coliseum. Seattle started left-hander James Paxton, who hadn't given up a run in 21 innings to start the season, a franchise record. The A's..." April 21

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Athletics defeat Rangers behind Triggs

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif -- The Texas Rangers had their ace, and for five innings Yu Darvish pitched exactly as everyone, including his manager, knew he could. The problem for the Rangers is they were facing X-factor, Andrew Triggs, who nobody suspected would win this pitchers' duel. Triggs was up and..." April 19

  • Hahn, A's overpower Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jesse Hahn delivered a premium start on Wednesday, but he knew who deserved the credit after the Oakland Athletics' 9-1 blowout of the Texas Rangers. The guys behind him. "I think defense won the game today," Hahn said after his first win of the season. "It was just..." April 19

  • Rangers' Griffin dominates A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- As far as baseball homecomings go, A.J. Griffin couldn't have asked for much more Monday night at the Oakland Coliseum. The Texas right-hander pitched six shutout innings against his former team, and the Rangers ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Oakland A's..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Athletics place Kendall Graveman on the 10-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics have placed starter Kendall Graveman on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder and promoted catcher Bruce Maxwell from Triple-A Nashville, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Slusser notes that it’s possible that Graveman only misses one start..." April 17

  • Astros-A's game postponed due to rain "Sunday scheduled game between the Astros and A's has been postponed due to inclement weather. A makeup date has not been announced." April 16

  • Keuchel, Aoki lead Astros over A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After going 20-8 and winning the American League's Cy Young Award in 2015, Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel had a nightmare encore. Keuchel went 9-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 2016, and his season ended in August because of left shoulder inflammation. This year,..." April 15

  • Astros ride late-inning explosion to outslug A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. --- The Houston Astros could not get a hit off Sean Manaea for and the Oakland Athletics for six innings. They only needed three innings to produce a big day at the plate. After being held hitless in the first six innings, the Astros scored eight runs in the late..." April 15

  • Vargas leads Royals past A's

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Hosmer knew exactly what the Oakland Athletics' batters had in store when facing his Kansas City Royals teammate, left-hander Jason Vargas. He did not envy their challenge. Vargas threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Royals defeated the A's 3-1 on Thursday night...." April 14

  • Triggs pitches A's to another win over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals drafted Andrew Triggs in the 19th round in 2012, but they discarded him in 2015 when they sold his contract to the Baltimore Orioles. On Wednesday night, Triggs showed the Royals what he can do. Triggs pitched six scoreless innings, and Jed..." April 13

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • The Athletics and Reds are steering clear of traditional bullpen roles this season

    CBS Sports "Over the last 30 years or so, MLB bullpen usage has evolved (devolved?) into relievers having clearly defined roles. The closer pitches the ninth inning. The setup guy pitches the eighth inning. The left-on-left matchup guy is saved for a specific hitter or two in the opposing lineup. The long man..." April 11

  • A’s Chris Bassitt, Sonny Gray making strides

    San Francisco Chronicle "Sonny Gray continues to take steps toward returning from a lat strain - and Chris Bassitt is inching forward toward starting for the A’s again, too. Bassitt threw to hitters at Class-A Stockton on Sunday, a session that A’s manager Bob Melvin said went well. Throwing to hitters often is the..." April 11

  • Cotton, A's relievers pitch shutout in Royals' home opener

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Oakland Athletics rookie Jharel Cotton fooled the Kansas City Royals with a tantalizing changeup, but Khris Davis was not fooled by a fastball when he got ahead in the count. Cotton rebounded from a rough initial start to pitch a gem as the Athletics beat Kansas City 2-0..." April 10

  • Graveman pitches Athletics past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Oakland right-hander Kendall Graveman has the Texas Rangers figured out. In a September start last season, Graveman carried a perfect game against Texas into the seventh inning only to eventually lose the decision. On Saturday night, Graveman (2-0) wasn't perfect,..." April 09

  • A’s rotation plan unsettled

    San Francisco Chronicle "There’s a chance the A’s might adjust their rotation after one time through. No. 5 starter Raul Alcantara performed poorly in his first start Friday, allowing eight runs in two innings. The rookie right-hander gave up two homers, including a grand slam by Nomar Mazara. Long man Jesse Hahn, who..." April 09