Athletics Rumors & News

  • A's make it three in row over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland A's rookie Sean Manaea knew he was on a pitch count Wednesday night when he came off the disabled list to make his 10th career start, so he made quick work of the San Francisco Giants. Manaea (3-4) pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings in a 7-1 victory against the Giants..." June 30

  • Athletics scratch OF Khris Davis with left shoulder contusion

    Today's Knuckleball "According to a report from Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Athletics’ outfielder Khris Davis has been scratched from Wednesday’s lineup against the San Francisco Giants. After crashing into the wall in left field on Tuesday, Davis has since been unable to shake what is being..." June 30

  • Smolinski's pinch homer helps A's rally past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Jake Smolinski had it all figured out. The Oakland Athletics reserve outfielder would pinch-hit against San Francisco Giants left-hander Javier Lopez late in Tuesday night's game and take him up the middle for a hit. Turns out he was right ... except for one little..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Semien helps A's top Giants in Mengden's first win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- In the great debate of who got the better of the Marcus Semien-Jeff Samardzija trade in December 2014, the Oakland Athletics' import made the loudest statement Monday night. Semien blasted a three-run homer off his former trade partner in a five-run second inning and rookie..." June 28

  • Athletics claim Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics have claimed pitcher Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Dodgers MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the club designated Eric Surkamp for assignment. Tepesch made a spot start for the Dodgers on Friday in a loss against the Pirates" June 28

  • Billy Beane's Athletics need to embrace a rebuild

    MLB Daily Dish "Nobody in baseball today has as much of a reputation as a wheeler-dealer as Billy Beane's Oakland A's (yes, David Forst is the general manager, but they will always be Beane's A's). And it's well-earned; when the going gets tough, A's players get going. Last year, Oakland dealt for Tyler..." June 28

  • Sean Doolittle Drawing Interest; Giants Looking At Josh Reddick

    Fox Sports "Here's an idea for the Athletics, a relatively radical idea considering the team's history of trading its best players: Keep the core together. Sign right fielder Josh Reddick long-term, and do not trade right-hander Sonny Gray, catcher Steven Vogt and reliever Sean Doolittle. Oh, Billy..." June 28

  • A's sock Angels; Pujols hits No. 574

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics' most senior veteran combined with their newest member to frustrate their downstate rivals Saturday night. Coco Crisp collected three hits, including two doubles, drove in two runs and scored four times to lead the A's to a 7-3 victory over the Los..." June 26

  • Oakland A’s and Josh Reddick to revisit contract extension talks before trade deadline

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics “plan to revisit talks with [Josh] Reddick before” the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Rosenthal says earlier talks stalled over the length of the deal, with the A’s preferring a three-year deal for the 29-year-old and Reddick asking..." June 26

  • Davis' eighth-inning HR sends A's past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Although the season has not yet reached the halfway point, neither the Oakland A's nor Los Angeles Angels seem to have much of a chance to contend for a playoff spot. So it's the little victories that mean a lot. The A's had won back-to-back games only once this month..." June 25

  • A's top Angels, Lincecum

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Last Saturday, Los Angeles Angels right-hander Tim Lincecum got his first win in just over a year, beating the Oakland Athletics. He balanced things out Thursday night, taking his first loss in just over a year, this time losing to the A's. Lincecum lasted only three..." June 24

  • A’s move Eric Surkamp’s start; Dillon Overton to go Saturday

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s are ready to give another young starter an opportunity this weekend. With Eric Surkamp’s start moved up to Friday from Saturday, left-hander Dillon Overton will get the start Saturday. Overton has won his past seven starts with Triple-A Nashville, with a 1.40 ERA in that..." June 24

  • Umpire needs stitches after terrifying hit to the head with bat

    Sporting News "MLB umpire Paul Emmel needed to be removed from a game between the Angeles and Athletics Thursday after getting hit in the head by a bat from behind the plate. The incident occurred during an at-bat in the bottom of the ninth inning. Angels infielder Jefry Marte lost control of his bat on the..." June 24

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Guerra helps Brewers top A's, end four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Milwaukee Brewers ended a discouraging road trip with an uplifting victory Wednesday at the Oakland Coliseum. Junior Guerra pitched seven strong innings, Scooter Gennett and Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered, and the Brewers ended their four-game losing streak with a 4-2..." June 22

  • A's minor-leaguer Andrew Lambo being treated for testicular cancer

    CBS Sports "The Athletics on Tuesday announced that minor-league outfielder Andrew Lambo is presently being treated for testicular cancer at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where the A's Triple-A affiliate is located. Via Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, here's the team's statement " June 21

  • Oakland Athletics trade rumors: where should Rich Hill go?

    iSportsweb "With the Oakland Athletics having a record of 28-41 and being double digit games back in both the wild card and the division, it is safe to say that Oakland will be sellers this season. As a matter of fact, they already started being sellers a couple weeks ago when they traded Chris Coghlan to the..." June 21

  • Oakland Athletics expected to be active during trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "With the Oakland A’s well under .500 and out of playoff position, they will likely be sellers at the August 1 trade deadline. Still, despite a poor record record, the A’s have plenty of valuable assets. The one that Billy Beane can expect to field the most phone calls on is 26-year-old right..." June 20

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • A's shut down Henderson Alvarez; Andrews visit expected

    ESPN "The Oakland Athletics shut down right-hander Henderson Alvarez on Sunday, one day after he left a rehab start early with shoulder discomfort. Alvarez, who left his start for Nashville on Saturday in the fourth inning, is now expected to make a visit to Dr. James Andrews." June 20

  • Athletics' Khris Davis: Exits with cramping in calf

    CBS Sports "Davis exited Saturday's game against the Angels with cramping in his calf, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. " June 19

  • Angels' Weaver finds form and shuts out Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jered Weaver won't soon forget Father's Day 2016. Weaver pitched the eighth shutout and 14th complete game of his career Sunday, leading the Angels to a 2-0 victory against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. "It was nice,"..." June 19

  • A's, Padres have plenty to offer as deadline sellers

    Sporting News "It’s time to get back to our sellers series, where we take a look at the teams that will almost certainly be dealing away players as the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. We’ve already looked at the Yankees, the Braves and the Reds. Today, we’ll focus on a couple of California teams..." June 19

  • A's rally in ninth to beat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's took a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning with closer Ryan Madson on the mound and appeared headed for a sure win Friday night. The A's got their win, but not before two U-turns, and a roller coaster of emotions in a matter of minutes. The Angels pulled..." June 18

  • Athletics' Liam Hendriks: In the midst of rehab assignment

    CBS Sports "Hendriks (elbow) tossed two innings in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Nashville on Thursday. " June 18

  • Lincecum wins Angels debut

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tim Lincecum made a triumphant return to the major leagues Saturday in his debut for the Los Angeles Angels, pitching six strong innings in a 7-1 victory against the Oakland A's at the Oakland Coliseum. Lincecum gave up one run on four hits, struck out two, walked two and..." June 18

  • Odor, Chirinos homers help Rangers rally past A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers continued their power assault on the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The Rangers struck for four home runs -- two each by Rougned Odor and catcher Robinson Chirinos -- to rally from a 5-0 deficit and to a 7-5 win. "It's a huge, huge win for us..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Rangers snap slide against Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- It took them five tries, but the Texas Rangers finally came up with a formula to beat the Oakland Athletics this season. Robinson Chirinos, Ryan Rua and Elvis Andrus hit home runs, and left-hander Martin Perez won his fifth straight start as the Rangers beat Oakland 10-6 on..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Jose Canseco: I'm Fighting Michael Lohan ... For Real.

    TMZ "Wanna see Jose Canseco beat up Lindsey Lohan's dad? Well, your wish may finally come true ... because the Bash Brother is signed on to fight Michael Lohan in a celebrity boxing match ... TMZ Sports has learned. It's being hailed as the "Battle of the Hollywood Bad Boys" -- and celeb fight..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Manaea injury sours A's blowout of Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND -- The Oakland A's had three-run homers from Khris Davis and Josh Phegley in a 14-5 victory against the Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum on Monday night, but they left the game with their fingers crossed. That's because rookie left-hander Sean Manaea exited after 4 1/3 innings..." June 14

  • A’s starter Sean Manaea to have an MRI on his forearm

    Hardball Talk "Oakland Athletics starter Sean Manaea will undergo an MRI on Tuesday after he left last night’s start against the Rangers with a forearm strain. The rookie lefty said that his forearm has bothered off and on this season, but that he was able to pitch through them before." June 14

  • Giants offer Draymond Green tickets to Monday's game

    The Score "Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, which prevents him from setting foot inside Oracle Arena when the Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers. ESPN's Marc J. Spears reported that Green is expected to watch the game from a suite inside O.co Coliseum, where..." June 13

  • Semien, Smolinski 2-run homers send A's past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- There was a sense of relief in the Oakland Athletics' clubhouse after snapping a seven-game losing streak on Sunday. "It's been miserable going home every night, going through a losing streak like that," manager Bob Melvin said. "You can't even enjoy your evening." The..." June 12

  • Reds' Straily comes back to haunt A's

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Dan Straily was part of Oakland's last youth movement. Daniel Mengden is a cog in the current rebuilding effort. The right-handed pitchers squared off at Great American Ball Park on Saturday with Mengden, whose handlebar mustache conjures up memories of Rollie Fingers --..." June 11

  • DeSclafani's long-awaited return helps A's top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- It had been a long wait for Anthony DeSclafani, who began the season on the disabled list after sustaining an oblique injury late in spring training and having his rehab shut down for nearly a month. DeSclafani finally made his season debut Friday night, allowing only one run..." June 10

  • Athletics select LHP A.J. Puk 6th overall

    CSN Bay Area "As the first few selections were made Thursday in the Major League Baseball draft, A.J. Puk was as curious as anybody to see where he might be taken. When the sixth overall pick rolled around, the A’s pounced on the University of Florida lefty, grabbing a pitcher that some had pegged as the..." June 10

  • Brewers' Anderson dominates Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't that long ago that the Milwaukee Brewers were circling the drain in the National League Central because of a starting rotation that could barely get through five innings. Funny how quickly things can turn around. A day after Zach Davies carried a no-hitter into..." June 09

  • Cubs acquire Chris Coghlan from the Athletics for Arismendy Alcantara

    Hardball Talk "The Cubs have acquired utilityman Chris Coghlan from the Athletics in exchange for fellow utilityman Arismendy Alcantara, MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports. If this sounds familiar, it’s because the Cubs traded Coghlan to the A’s back in February for pitcher Aaron Brooks. Coghlan, 30, has struggled..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Davies, Carter lead Brewers over A's

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Sean Manaea put forth one of the best performances of his rookie season Tuesday night but unfortunately for him, Zach Davies was just a little bit better. Davies took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Chris Carter hit two home runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat Manaea's..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Astros crush Athletics 12-2 with seven-run first

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- On the heels of being dominated by Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke, the Astros' offense reclaimed its most intimidating form. Backed by a seven-run first inning, right-hander Doug Fister worked six shutout innings and the Houston Astros cruised to a 12-2 victory over the Oakland..." June 04

  • Correa's 12th-inning single lifts Astros past Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With nine extra-inning games and 20 one-run games on their 57-game ledger, the Astros are approaching dangerous territory with regards to wearing out their effective, deep and versatile bullpen. But with each close-and-late victory, those concerns seem mitigated. Shortstop..." June 04

  • Valencia sparks Athletics' win over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- When the month of May began, Oakland A's third baseman Danny Valencia was on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury and had zero home runs. Valencia hit his eighth home run of the month and the season Tuesday night -- all since May 6 -- and powered the A's to their..." June 01