Athletics Rumors & News

  • 18h
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Rios’ six-team no-trade list, per @MDGonzales: #Yankees, #DBacks, #Rockies, #Royals, #Astros, #Athletics.

  • A's go homer happy, beat Rangers 5-1

    CSN Bay Area "For five innings Saturday, the A’s couldn’t generate anything offensively. By the sixth inning, their biggest challenge was organizing the dugout Home Run Tunnel fast enough for all those who needed it. A quiet night at the plate turned into a long-ball party for Oakland in a 5-1 victory..." July 27

  • 2d
    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Callaspo on track for rehab assignment w/Stockton starting tomorrow. Sunday still potential return date. #Athletics

  • Rangers beat A's as Feliz records first save since 2011

    Fox Sports "A new starter and a not-so-new closer combined to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the team with the best record in the majors Friday. Jerome Williams, released by the Astros earlier this month, held the potent Oakland Athletics to one run over six innings in his Rangers debut. Williams'..." July 26

  • 3d
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    No Cespedes in today's lineup.

  • Callaspo could be activated from DL by Sunday

    CSN Bay Area "Second baseman Alberto Callaspo is getting closer to coming off the disabled list, with A’s manager Bob Melvin suggesting he might be activated as early as Sunday. Recovering from a strained right hamstring, Callaspo took batting practice and fielded grounders before Wednesday’s game against..." July 24

  • Jeff Samardzija has ‘no hard feelings’ for Cubs

    Chicago Sun-Times "Sitting in a clubhouse that has hosted more raw sewage than playoff celebrations during his career, Jeff Samardzija can finally breathe. “It’s fun, man. It’s great,” the former Cubs pitcher says of the new surroundings in Oakland. “It’s exciting.” If that says something about the pennant..." July 24

  • A's hold on to beat Astros 9-7

    CSN Bay Area "Yoenis Cespedes made like another home run crown was at stake Wednesday night, twice clearing the fence in the A’s 9-7 victory over the Houston Astros. His chance to make it an even bigger night was cut short when he suffered what appeared to be a right thumb injury during his fifth-inning..." July 24

  • 3d
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Source says the A's have released Jim Johnson.

  • 4d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Thumb sprain for Cespedes. X rays negative.

  • Astros edge A's 3-2 in 12 innings

    Houston Chronicle "Happy birthday, ma. Gale Hoes, mother of Astros outfielder L.J., got her wish on Tuesday. Her son hit his first home run in more than two months, breaking a long stalemate with the A’s in a 3-2 win for the Astros that lasted 12 innings. “It’s a really good feeling,” said L.J., who had a..." July 23

  • A's lease settled after Lew Wolff accepts Oakland's changes

    San Francisco Chronicle "The long-disputed 10-year lease to allow the Oakland A's to continue playing at Coliseum was finally settled Tuesday after co-owner Lew Wolff said he had accepted most of the changes made by city officials. Wolff's acceptance closes a bitter divide between Oakland City Hall and the owners..." July 23

  • Marlins again interested in A's reliever Jim Johnson?

    Miami Herald "Though they failed to pull the trigger on an earlier deal for A's reliever Jim Johnson, it appears the the Marlins continue to remain interested in Oakland's struggling former closer, according to sources. One player the A's have discussed with the Marlins as a possible trade return: Marlins minor..." July 23

  • Milone reached out to Melvin about trade request

    CSN Bay Area "A’s manager Bob Melvin said he’s spoken with pitcher Tommy Milone, who made news Monday when it surfaced that he’s requested that Oakland trade him. It was Milone that sought Melvin out for a phone conversation, the lefty apparently wanting to clear the air and make sure his big league manager..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Following demotion, Milone wants A's to trade him

    Fox Sports "The odd man out in the Oakland Athletics’ rotation wants to be gone for good. Left-hander Tommy Milone has asked the club to trade him, major-league sources tell FOX Sports. The A’s sent Milone to Triple A on July 5 after acquiring right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the..." July 22

  • 7d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Callaspo is eligible to come off the DL in one week. He thinks it might be just a couple of days longer than that. Rehab stint possible.

  • 7d
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Sounds like Reddick could be activated as soon as Tuesday. Melvin spoke to him this morning, said he feels great.

  • Jones drives in five runs, O's top A's 8-4

    CSN Baltimore "Adam Jones matched his career high of five RBIs to back Wei-Yin Chen, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Saturday night. Jones hit a three-run home run in the first and had a two-run single in the fourth. Baltimore's All-Star center fielder also walked and scored in the..." July 20

  • A's beat Orioles on Donaldson's walk-off homer

    Oakland Tribune "Since Josh Donaldson's lengthy offensive struggles began in Baltimore six weeks ago with the Manny Machado series, Friday night's walk-off homer against the Orioles might have brought him full circle. With the A's down by two runs in the ninth, Donaldson tied into the first pitch he saw from..." July 19

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

  • 13d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

  • 13d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Hisashi Iwakuma delivers big-time on his bobblehead night, leading Mariners to a 6-2 victory against Athletics

    Seattle Times "On a night when his bobblehead found the hands of the first 20,000 spectators at Safeco Field, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a nearly flawless baseball game. “I thought Iwakuma was as sharp as he’s been all year,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said after the 6-2 victory Saturday over..." July 13

  • Strategy pays off as Felix Hernandez pitches Mariners to 3-2 victory over Oakland

    Seattle Times "From almost the moment Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon made the announcement last week, there was plenty of debate about the decision to move Felix Hernandez’s scheduled start back a day to Friday to face the American League West-leading Oakland A’s. Some liked it, some loathed it and others..." July 12

  • Woman knocked unconscious during fight between A’s and Giants fans outside AT&T Park

    Hardball Talk "A woman was knocked unconscious during a fight between A’s and Giants fans outside AT&T Park following the A’s-Giants game yesterday afternoon. The fight took place on King Street, which is just outside the park. The woman was actually attempting to break up a fight between two men, but ended..." July 12

  • A's, Scott Kazmir dominate Giants

    Oakland Tribune "If the last four days were any indication, a rematch of the 1989 World Series would be as big a wipeout as the original. Of course, the A's of 25 years ago swept the Giants in four fairly lopsided games. This year's model managed to take only three of four in the annual home-and-home, but the..." July 11

  • 16d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #Yankees have acquired pitcher Jeff Francis from the #athletics in a trade, source says.

  • Giants bounce back, beat A's 5-2

    San Jose Mercury News "There were many things about the first two games of this series that bothered Giants manager Bruce Bochy, but nothing got under his skin more than the strikeouts. The Giants struck out 19 times in two losses, and after the second one, Bochy pointed out that the A's were simply putting the ball in..." July 10

  • Gray goes seven strong, A's beat Giants 6-1

    CSN Bay Area "Sonny Gray did his part to finish off one stingy homestand for A’s pitchers. He stymied the Giants over seven innings on Tuesday to pace a 6-1 over the reeling Giants. That capped a 6-0 homestand, the 11th perfect homestand of six more games in Oakland history. It feels a little misleading..." July 09

  • Céspedes eager to defend his Home Run Derby title

    San Francisco Chronicle "Yoenis Céspedes is officially set to defend his Home Run Derby title after Toronto's Jose Bautista named him to the American League squad on Tuesday. Céspedes said after batting practice that he will not stop early as he did last year, when advised to do so by David Ortiz. Céspedes won with 32..." July 09

  • Chavez pitches A's to 5-0 win over Giants

    San Francisco Chronicle "An easy takeaway from the Battle of the Bay opener might be that the A's and Giants are going in opposite directions. The A's are rolling through just about everyone right now, except for the Tigers. Since Detroit swept Oakland last week, the A's have won five in a row and have surrendered just..." July 08

  • Jeff Samardzija sharp in A's debut against Blue Jays

    Oakland Tribune "Riding the high-energy input from new starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, the A's completed a four-game sweep of Toronto on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays. And now the fun begins. The A's host the Giants on Monday and Tuesday, then play at San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday...." July 07

  • 21d
    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Moss getting MRI on ankle this morning. It's not showing much improvement. #athletics

  • A's beat Blue Jays 5-1

    Oakland Tribune "Jeff Samardzija arrived at the Coliseum on Saturday night just in time to see the kind of team he was hoping to join strut its usual stuff -- terrific pitching, timely hitting and stellar defense. As Samardzija sat in the dugout meeting new teammates after arriving at the ballpark right before..." July 06

  • 22d
    Oakland Athletics @Athletics

    #Athletics option LHP Tommy Milone to Sacramento to clear a 25-man roster spot for RHP Jeff Samardzija

  • After failed bid for David Price, A's strike with win-now deal for Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel

    Yahoo! Sports "The Oakland A's were going to make a trade this week. They play in a stadium that turns into a toilet when it rains and generate less revenue than a team in Cleveland and still will head into the All-Star break as the very best team in baseball, and that is not something they take for granted. No..." July 06

  • Verlander: A's made Cubs deal with Tigers in mind "The Oakland Athletics left town on Wednesday having been swept out of Comerica Park. The Tigers were busy with the Rays when the A's made their move for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, acquiring the pitchers in a deal with the Cubs. When Justin Verlander heard about the trade later Friday..." July 06

  • Cubs ship Samardzija, Hammel to A's

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for 2012 first-round pick Addison Russell, 2013 first-round pick Billy McKinney, pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named later, sources close to the situation confirmed to" July 06

  • After sacrificing two top prospects, the A’s are now all in for 2014

    Hardball Talk "A’s general manager Billy Beane was famously quoted in Moneyball saying “my #@!% doesn’t work in the playoffs. My job is to get us to the playoffs.” He couldn’t possibly have made it any more clear Friday that he no longer feels that way. In trading his preseason No. 1 and No. 2 prospects to..." July 05

  • A's beat Blue Jays 1-0 in 12 innings

    Oakland Tribune "The most improbable thing about the A's 12-inning, 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday afternoon was its utter lack of improbability. The A's seem to be built for extra-inning games. They are 53-33 overall. Ten of those wins, or almost 20 percent, have come in overtime, although none..." July 05

  • 22d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Yankees exchanged proposals with #Cubs on both Samardzija, Hammel. #Athletics had piece that could trump all - Russell.

  • 23d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Reddick isn't doing on-field type activity yet, mostly just cardio.

  • 23d
    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Blanks had MRI, which showed slight tear in his calf. So he will be on DL longer than expected. #Athletics

  • A's prevail over Blue Jays despite protesting game after crazy second-inning play

    Oakland Tribune "Sometimes, all it takes is a change of scenery. For the A's, they got just what they hoped for in a return home Thursday after their most recent trip concluded with a three-game sweep in Detroit. It helps, of course, that the A's played in front of 32,913 adoring fans and had ace Sonny Gray at..." July 04

  • A's sign lease with Coliseum, will stay put for 10 years "he Oakland Athletics will be playing in Coliseum for the next 10 years, the club announced in a press release Thursday. The talk of perhaps moving to San Jose or elsewhere is effectively put to bed and from the sounds of things, the A's won't be getting a new stadium in Oakland for at least..." July 04

  • 24d
    Aaron Leibowitz @aaron_leib

    Melvin said Donaldson is dealing with some back stiffness, which is why he was out yesterday and again today.

  • 24d
    Oakland Athletics @Athletics

    #Athletics reinstate LHP Eric O'Flaherty from the disabled list; designate LHP Jeff Francis for assignment

  • Selig says A's can immediately leave Oakland, prompts new deal

    San Francisco Gate "The Athletics and Oakland appeared headed for a last-minute deal Thursday morning after the A's owner informed city and county leaders that he had received permission from baseball commissioner Bud Selig to immediately move the team outside Oakland unless a deal was approved. The stunning..." July 03