Athletics Rumors & News

  • Reddick Not Aware Of Any Significant Extension Talks With A’s

    MLB Trade Rumors "Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick tells MLB.com’s Jon Morosi that he’s not aware of any substantive extension talks that took place between his agents, Seth and Sam Levinson of ACES, and the team during Spring Training. That doesn’t mean no talks took place at all, though, as Reddick told..." April 28

  • Martinez carries Tigers past Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez made his manager look awfully smart on Wednesday. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus tweaked his lineup, elevating Martinez to the No. 2 spot for the first time in his career and dropping LF Justin Upton to No. 5. Both had been struggling at the plate. Martinez..." April 27

  • Athletics to call up top prospect Sean Manaea

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s plan to promote top prospect Sean Manaea, a 24-year-old left-hander acquired from Kansas City in the Ben Zobrist deal, to start Friday at the Coliseum, according to multiple sources. Manaea is putting up sensation numbers at Triple-A Nashville, where he has allowed 16 hits, three runs..." April 27

  • A's minor-leaguer Sean Murphy dies at 27

    Fox Sports "Pitcher Sean Murphy, who spent six years in the Oakland A's farm system, passed away unexpectedly in Arizona on Monday at the age of 27, the organization announced. "The A's are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Sean Murphy," Athletics EVP of baseball operations said in a statement. "Our..." April 26

  • Cabrera blasts two homers as Tigers defeat Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera's opposite-field power reappeared and the Detroit Tigers' offense awakened with him. Cabrera broke out of a slump with four hits, including a pair of home runs, and Jordan Zimmermann won for the fourth time in as many starts as the Tigers topped the Oakland..." April 25

  • Hutchison helps Blue Jays defeat Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Drew Hutchison made the most of his chance. Recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to make a spot start Sunday, the Toronto Blue Jays right-hander allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings to earn the win in a 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon Hutchison, who was..." April 24

  • Jays' offense heat up in win over A's

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- It has been a struggle for the Toronto Blue Jays' offense to regain that fearsome form it had last season. Manager John Gibbons hopes that the 9-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon was the start of a return to that form. In producing their highest run..." April 23

  • Athletics stay perfect on road with win over Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Oakland Athletics are road warriors. They are undefeated in seven road games this season after they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Friday night to extend their winning streak to six games, the first two at home. "It was no secret that we struggled the first seven..." April 22

  • Hill pitches Athletics past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- There was a lot for the Oakland Athletics to enjoy about Rich Hill's performance Thursday night. Perhaps nothing highlighted it like the way he pitched to Carlos Beltran. Hill struck out 10 in six innings and fanned Beltran three times as the Athletics completed a..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Graveman whiffs but pitches A's past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Kendall Graveman had not won in nearly 10 months. It was significantly longer since his last at-bat. On Wednesday, he experienced both. Graveman pitched effectively into the seventh inning and batted in the fifth as the Oakland Athletics defeated the New York Yankees..." April 20

  • Canha's clutch hit pushes A's over Yanks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin conceded Mark Canha was getting the "short end of the straw" for his lack of playing time So before Tuesday's game, he had a pep talk with Canha to re-assure him about his role. Then Melvin did not do Canha any favors by sending him up..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • A's edge Royals for unlikely victory

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Billy Burns saw the umpire call it fair and just kept running, setting up Josh Reddick to help give Oakland an unlikely victory. Reddick hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning to score the speedy Burns and give the A's a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City..." April 17

  • A's grind out 5-3 win over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's had lost seven of their first eight home games and four straight at the Coliseum before sending ace Sonny Gray to the mound Saturday to face the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals. Gray gave up a run in the first inning, but right fielder..." April 16

  • Royals defeat Athletics for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said it was only a matter of time before the hot-hitting Eric Hosmer hit one out of the ball park. That time arrived in the top of the ninth inning Friday night when Hosmer launched a solo blast over the center-field wall off Oakland A's..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Soto, Angels stun A's in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Geovany Soto knew what to expect when he faced Oakland A's closer Sean Doolittle in the ninth inning Tuesday night with a runner on first, one out and the Los Angeles Angels trailing 4-3. After all, Soto played for the A's in 2014 after going to Oakland from the Texas..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Trout's blast boosts Angels past A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Timing was everything for Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout on Monday night against the Oakland A's. Trout hit his first home run of the season, a two-run blast in the sixth inning off A's ace Sonny Gray, lifting the Angels to a 4-1 victory at the Coliseum...." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • A's Doubront to undergo Tommy John surgery

    CSN Bay Area "Oakland A’s left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront was seen today by Dr. Timothy Kremchek in Cincinnati for an evaluation of his left elbow and an MRI review. Dr. Kremchek is of the opinion that Doubront needs ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction on his left elbow and the surgery is scheduled to..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Homer by Crisp gives Athletics sweep of Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Oakland Athletics survived another solid start from Seattle ace Felix Hernandez and got some unexpected power from an aging veteran to beat the Mariners 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. Oakland's Coco Crisp hit his first home run in more than 19 months, sending a two-out solo shot..." April 10

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    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Sogard will start rehab assignment w/Stockton tomorrow, check in w/A's Tues and maybe go to Nashville right after that.

  • Coghlan homer lifts Athletics past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Chris Coghlan was involved in more than a few one-run games last season, and his Chicago Cubs came out on the winning end more often than not. Now that the 30-year-old outfielder is with the Oakland A's, he's hoping to see similar results. Coghlan did his part Friday night,..." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Latos, White Sox shut down A's to take series

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mat Latos thinks he rediscovered himself, and that could be good news moving forward. Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and Latos gave up one hit in six scoreless innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on..." April 07

  • Two days later, Gray leads A's past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The wait was worth it for Sonny Gray and the Oakland A's. The right-hander was scratched from his scheduled Opening Night start against the Chicago White Sox on Monday because of what he believed was either a nasty flu bug or food poisoning that put him in the emergency..." April 07

  • Rollins' homer the difference as Sox edge A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Chicago White Sox shortstop Jimmy Rollins said he was looking for a pitch "to drive" when he came to the plate Tuesday night with two outs in the top of the ninth in a 4-4 game against the Oakland A's. Rollins got one from A's left-hander Sean Doolittle, and he drove a 2-2..." April 06

  • Is A's reliever Sean Doolittle the most interesting man in baseball?

    ESPN "A new Oakland Athletics commercial emphasizes how a pitcher must trust his catcher, and shows how the team has been working toward building that relationship. We see pitchers Sonny Gray and Sean Doolittle each fall backward suddenly while saying "Trust fall!,'' a call that prompts catcher Josh..." April 06

  • White Sox grab early lead, hold off A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Forget about style points. After going 78-86 last year, the Chicago White Sox were happy to get an Opening Day win any way they could Monday against the Oakland A's. Left-hander Chris Sale allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings and struck out eight, lifting..." April 05

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and MLB.com’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Sonny Gray has been scratched from tonight's start because of food poisoning. Rich Hill will pitch in his place.

  • Oakland A's place Felix Doubront on 15-day disabled list, call up Andrew Lambo for now

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics have placed starting pitcher Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left elbow, the club has announced. Doubront was slated to be the fifth starter in Oakland's first road game on Friday against the Angels, but Jesse Hahn or Eric Surkamp will probably take..." April 04

  • 2016 MLB salaries: Royals way pays, while average salary hits $4.4 million

    USA Today "There are a record 127 major-league players who will earn $10 million or more this season, according to salary information obtained by USA TODAY Sports, and no team has fewer players earning at least that much than the defending World Series champions. Yes, the Kansas City Royals. The Royals..." April 04

  • O.co no more: A's return to playing home games in 'The Coliseum'

    CBS Sports "Do you hate corporate-sponsored stadium names? If so, here's some news regarding the home of the Oakland Athletics that should put a smile on your face. The Coliseum is a pretty badass stadium name, too. Previous names for the venue: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum: 1966-98 Network..." April 02

  • Giants agree to let A’s use DH at AT&T Park

    San Francisco Chronicle "To keep his pitchers comfortable, Bob Melvin is willing to spare some wine. The A’s manager traded the Giants’ Bruce Bochy a bottle for the right to use a designated hitter Thursday night at AT&T Park. For Melvin, it was a small sacrifice to ensure his staff isn’t put in a “scenario that we’re..." April 01

  • White Sox, A’s, Marlins, Blue Jays Interested In Miguel Gonzalez

    MLB Trade Rumors "Four teams are known to be interested in Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, with the White Sox “aggressively pursuing” his services, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports (Twitter link). The Athletics, Blue Jays and Marlins are also interested, he adds. Gonzalez was placed on release waivers..." March 31

  • Baseball's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "In baseball, the pecking order of team values has more to do with what goes on outside the ballpark than the number of fans that come through the turnstiles, buy beer or rent a party suite at the game. The New York Yankees, worth at least $3.4 billion, have held MLB’s top spot since our first..." March 23

  • Projected MLB Opening Day Lineups for every team

    MLB Daily Dish "Teams are entering the home stretch of spring training. With two weeks remaining until Opening Day, rosters are being rounded out, injuries are being rehabbed and monitored, and final cuts are being made. On the Sunday before Opening Day, three games are scheduled. First, the season will open..." March 22

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, Cuban officials at odds over player transfers

    USA Today "Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed confidence Monday that a system to govern the transfer of Cuban players can be arranged before the end of the year. That optimistic outlook stood in contrast to remarks by Cuban baseball officials, who said at a joint news conference just..." March 22

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    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Jarrod Parker just talked to us. Says there's "no doubt" he wants to try to get back to pitching again. #Athletics

  • Baseball’s role in improved relationship between Cuba, U.S.

    Yahoo! Sports "Euclides Rojas fled Cuba with his wife and 2-year-old son. He put them in a raft, shoved off and aimed for a place where 22 years later he could grip the arms of a chair, have his eyes go red and say, “Cuba is a big jail. Communism and the Castro government are the slave owners,” then stand up and..." March 21

  • ESPN enters Cuba under fire after calling Fidel Castro 'savior and scourge'

    Sporting News "Turn your television to ESPN this afternoon, and you'll realize: We're not in Bristol, Conn., anymore. The Worldwide Leader has set up shop in Havana, set to broadcast an exhibition between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cuba's national team that coincides with President Barack Obama's historic visit to..." March 21