Matt Olson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matt Olson continues to mash left-handed pitching in A's win vs. Rangers

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Matt Olson is absolutely tearing up left-handed pitching this season. The A's first baseman homered off Rangers starter Drew Smyly in Sunday's 9-8 win, his second home run off a southpaw in as many days. A left-handed hitter himself, Olson has now hit five homers off..." June 10

  • Matt Olson rounding into form as A's head out on nine-game road trip

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Matt Olson appeared in all 162 games a year ago, tallying a career-best 29 home runs and 84 RBI in his first full season in the big leagues. On Sunday, Olson appeared in his sixth game of the 2019 campaign and launched his first round-tripper, a solo shot to..." May 13

  • Matt Olson to rejoin A’s on Tuesday; Kendrys Morales likely to be let go

    San Francisco Chronicle "Gold Glove first baseman Matt Olson will come off the injured list Tuesday for the A’s game against the Reds, The Chronicle has learned. Olson, who hit 29 homers and drove in 84 runs last year, broke the hamate bone in his right hand March 21 in the team’s second..." May 07

  • Matt Olson optimistic A's can fill void at first base in his absence

    NBC Sports Bay Area "It really was a freak injury. One swing of the bat, a seemingly inconsequential foul ball. But during Thursday's loss to the Seattle Mariners in Tokyo, Matt Olson knew right away something was wrong. "I generally have a pretty high pain tolerance,"..." March 25

  • A's slugger Matt Olson undergoes wrist surgery that could sideline him for more than a month

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Athletics are only 0-2 this season, having lost both of their games in Japan against the Seattle Mariners. Yet you can pardon A's fans who feel the team has lost more than that. Earlier this week, news surfaced that top prospect Jesus Luzardo would be shut down for at..." March 23

  • A's Matt Olson exits game early due to discomfort in his right hand

    NBC Sports Bay Area "A lot happened for the A's in Tokyo during the early morning/late hours on Friday. Not all of it, good, unfortunately.  First baseman and 2018 Gold Glove Award winner Matt Olson exited the A's 5-4 loss to the Mariners due to some discomfort in his right..." March 21