Athletics Rumors & News

  • With roster in flux, Dodgers use five-run rally to beat A's, remain atop NL West

    Orange County Register "Whatever the Dodgers team looks like the next time it gathers, this version went out in style. After blowing a one-run lead by surrendering four runs in the top of the seventh, the Dodgers were on the verge of dropping out of first place in the NL West for the first time since May 29. But they..." July 30

  • Sonny Gray great as A’s beat L.A. 2-0 to end losing streak

    San Francisco Chronicle "With Oakland’s trades the past week, the team is now looking to the future, and that future is seldom brighter than when Sonny Gray is on the mound. Gray, 25, threw his fourth career shutout and second this month in Oakland’s 2-0 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night. Josh Reddick provided..." July 29

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    To recap: Mujica will close. New acquisition Aaron Brooks will start Saturday. Pomeranz will remain in bullpen. Muncy, Alvarez recalled.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Royals getting #Athletics’ Zobrist.

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Sounds like the A's are deep in Zobrist talks and something could happen soon.

  • Royals get Zobrist in trade with A's

    MLB.com "The Royals acquired super-utility man Ben Zobrist from the A's on Tuesday, their second big splash leading up to Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. The A's received right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks and Minor League left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea. Zobrist, 34, was hitting .268/.354/.447 with..." July 28

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Mets and a's agree on clippard deal

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Josh Reddick's name had previously been discussed between Oakland and Mets, but I am told he isn't a current consideration.

  • Tim Hudson gets first win against A’s as Giants sweep

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Hudson was able to keep the hounds at bay for another day. Yes, the 40-year-old teetered, but he pitched well enough in the Giants’ 4-3 victory Sunday to earn his first career win against the A’s and become the 15th pitcher to beat all 30 teams. The Giants swept Oakland and won for the 11th..." July 27

  • Mets acquire Clippard in deal with Athletics

    Sportsnet "The New York Mets have acquired right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Casey Meisner. The Mets remain in the hunt for the National League East division title, sitting just two games behind the Washington Nationals. The..." July 27

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    #Mets making progress on deal for Oakland's Tyler Clippard, per @Ken_Rosenthal, but other teams still pursuing.

  • A’s expected to trade closer Tyler Clippard very soon

    Hardball Talk "Now that the A’s are officially open for business following the Scott Kazmir trade Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that closer Tyler Clippard is the next impending free agent expected to be traded away from Oakland and “perhaps as soon as Monday.” Clippard was acquired from..." July 27

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Even with Johnny Cueto on board, don't think KC is done adding. Hearing they're expected to stay in on Ben Zobrist until the end.

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    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Coco Crisp will start rehab assignment tomorrow w/Stockton. 4 games mapped out there now, nothing further beyond that #Athletics

  • Bumgarner powers Giants over A's with bat, arm

    CSN Bay Area "Once again, Madison Bumgarner practically put on a one-man show. Bumgarner gave up one run over seven innings and scored one himself, crushing a solo homer that was the first run in a 2-1 Giants win. The Giants have taken the first two games of this series and 10 of their last 11. Bumgarner..." July 26

  • Mets still have their eyes on some potential big-time acquisitions

    Fox Sports "The Mets are thinking big. Whether they act big remains to be seen. The team, after acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves on Friday, is exploring a number of larger trades, major-league sources say. Here, according to sources, is where the Mets’ various pursuits stand: A..." July 26

  • Bumgarner powers Giants over A's 2-1 with bat, arm

    CSN Bay Area "Once again, Madison Bumgarner practically put on a one-man show. Bumgarner gave up one run over seven innings and scored one himself, crushing a solo homer that was the first run in a 2-1 Giants win. The Giants have taken the first two games of this series and 10 of their last 11. Bumgarner..." July 25

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Doolittle will throw from flat ground Saturday, keeping him on track for a bullpen session by the end of the month.

  • Pence powers Giants past A's to open Bay series

    CSN Bay Area "You could argue that everyone should have gone home the second poor Billy Burns was removed Friday night with what was announced as a “testicular contusion,” but the show must go on, and the Giants made sure their fans went home happy in the opener of the Bay Bridge Series. The 9-3 win over the..." July 25

  • Reggie Jackson gets into heated, physical confrontation with fan at Cooperstown restaurant

    New York Daily News "In what should have been the safe haven of the Hall of Fame induction weekend, Reggie Jackson managed to find trouble Friday night when he got into a heated, physical confrontation with an autograph-seeking fan at a Main Street restaurant. While most of the other Hall of Famers were attending..." July 25

  • Reggie Jackson denies fan altercation: ‘I would never touch a person’

    New York Post "In the strongest words possible, Reggie Jackson on Saturday denied a published report that he was involved in a physical altercation with an autograph-seeking fan Friday night here at a local restaurant. “I absolutely did not push or shove anyone, you can’t do that,” Jackson said on the veranda..." July 25

  • Blue Jays needed this win over A’s as Russell Martin heats up

    Toronto Star "Finally, Russell Martin, the hard-working catcher who has been a hard-luck hitter when catching R.A. Dickey, provided some offence to back his knuckleballer. Martin, who had been 7-for-44 as a catcher for Dickey, slammed a two-run homer in the second, doubled and scored in the fourth, and drove..." July 24

  • Report: Athletics Considering Multiple Zobrist Offers

    Bleacher Report "The A's are in sell mode, but Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting they aren't in a hurry to trade Zobrist due to the interest he is generating. The 34-year-old former Tampa Bay Rays star is putting up average offensive numbers in 2015. He's batting just .254 with five home runs and 32 RBI,..." July 24

  • A's pitcher Scott Kazmir traded to Astros

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics have traded starting pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham. Kazmir had been on turn to start against the Toronto Blue Jays, but the A's have instead recalled pitcher Arnold Leon to go to the bullpen,..." July 24

  • A's blow lead, walk-off on Jays in 10th

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s have latched on to an unorthodox formula for victory on this homestand, and it’s enough to drive even the most diehard fan bonkers. For the second time in five games, they watched closer Tyler Clippard blow a save, only to rally in extra innings to pull out a victory. Ike Davis beat out..." July 23

  • Billy Beane: Oakland A's needed to be realistic about the standings, more deals possible

    Athletics Nation "With Scott Kazmir's trade to the Houston Astros came the understanding that the Oakland Athletics had a long way to go to even have a chance at a Wild Card spot, where they trail the Minnesota Twins by seven games and are in ninth in the Wild Card race despite improved play since May 23. The..." July 23

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Pomeranz is starting in place of Kazmir today.

  • Doolittle confident he'll return to A's this season

    CSN Bay Area "With talk of outfielder Coco Crisp perhaps returning sometime soon for the A’s, closer Sean Doolittle is hopeful of his own eventual return before the regular season ends. Doolittle will throw two flat-ground sessions sometime next week, and he would get on the mound shortly after that if all..." July 23

  • Jays top A's in Donaldson's return to Oakland

    Toronto Sun "His many Bay Area fans gave Josh Donaldson a rousing welcome back to his old stomping grounds and his new teammates presented him with the best homecoming gift of all, a 7-1 victory over the Oakland A’s. Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista and Russell Martin each hit a home run and lefthander Mark..." July 22

  • Which MLB Stadium Has The Cheapest Beer?

    Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22

  • Does the second wild card ruin the trade deadline?

    SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22

  • Mets trade talks about Ben Zobrist heating up, A’s identify prospects they want: source

    New York Daily News "While nothing is imminent, the Mets have gotten as far as discussing pieces with the A’s for a possible deal for Ben Zobrist, a source told The News Tuesday afternoon. The A’s have identified the prospects they would need to send the veteran utility man to New York. Zobrist was identified early..." July 22

  • When and where will Coco Crisp return to A’s?

    San Francisco Chronicle "Coco Crisp, who has missed most of the season after elbow surgery and neck problems, took batting practice on the field Tuesday, a signal he is getting close to a potential rehab assignment. Manager Bob Melvin said the team will have a better idea by early next week about when Crisp might play..." July 22

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: No ongoing discussions between #Mets and #Athletics on Zobrist.

  • A’s use five homers to blast Twins 14-1

    San Francisco Chronicle "Left-handers dominate the A’s this season and with former teammate Tommy Milone on a strong roll for the Twins and pitching at the Coliseum, where he has had great success, the outlook appeared dim Oakland. The A’s don’t like to stick to scripts, though — narrative is definitely not the..." July 20

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Taylor Thompson (shoulder) tells me he is starting a rehab assignment with @stocktonports tomorrow, penciled in for four outings there.

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Melvin says Venditte's bullpen session went well today, he threw all his pitches. 30 from right side and 20 left.

  • A;s get walk off win against Twins

    CSN Bay Area "After seemingly setting the stage for another night of disappointment, the A’s instead pulled a surprise Saturday night. They erased a one-run deficit by tying the game in the ninth, then won it on Stephen Vogt’s walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th that beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 before..." July 19

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Still some forearm inflammation for Hahn but he says the UCL is intact.

  • Ervin Santana, Trevor Plouffe lead Twins past A's

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Manager Paul Molitor had the Twins out on the field early Friday afternoon for a refresher workout following the All-Star break. After four days off, it was time to resume their surprising season. “They all realize that the time off goes by too fast,” Molitor said. “When they are back here..." July 18

  • A’s to be without starter Jesse Hahn for an extended time

    Bay Area Sports "Athletics right-hander Jesse Hahn was placed on the disabled list last week with a flexor tendon injury and his absence appears likely to stretch well into the second half of the season. According to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group, Athletics general manager Billy Beane said Thursday..." July 17

  • MLB Will ‘Heavily Discuss’ 154-Game Schedule When Current CBA Expires

    NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16

  • 5 impact players who could be traded this month

    MLB.com "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16

  • Mike Trout shines as the AL beats the NL 6-3 in the All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred sees expansion in MLB's future

    ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14

  • Gray tosses shutout in A's win over Indians

    CSN Bay Area "Before they boarded a bus bound for Cincinnati, Sonny Gray and Stephen Vogt had some unfinished business. The A’s duo will make their share of memories as they take part in their first All-Star Game, but Sunday turned out pretty special itself. Gray fired his third career shutout in a 2-0..." July 13

  • Yost, Bochy reveal starting lineups for MLB All-Star Game

    The Score "With just over 24 hours left before the first pitch flies in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy revealed their starting lineups Monday for the 86th edition of the Midsummer Classic. Yost's starting lineup, which features reigning American League..." July 13

  • Mets, Yankees, Giants, Nationals interested in Ben Zobrist

    Hardball Talk "Via Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes in the Boston Globe … Ben Zobrist, OF-INF, Athletics — Despite not having the best of years, Zobrist remains sought-after, including by the Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Nationals. Zobrist, 34, has played three positions this season — 25 games in left field, 25 at..." July 13

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Typo free: That means that #Athletics rotation post break looks like this: Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir, Jesse Chavez, Kendall Graveman.

  • Butler's RBI double lifts A's over Indians

    CSN Bay Area "At long last the A’s celebrated Saturday night, but their route to victory is not recommended for a manager’s sanity. It took three pitching changes from Bob Melvin in the eighth inning, then a four-out effort from closer Tyler Clippard before Oakland’s 5-4 victory over the Indians was safely..." July 12