Houston Chronicle "As Dallas Keuchel gave his postgame briefing Wednesday afternoon, outfielders George Springer and Jake Marisnick donned luchador masks and playfully stood in the back of the media pack. If you didn’t know any better, you’d likely ask the same question most of the baseball world has been asking..." May 21
MLB.com "A's pitcher Jarrod Parker had successful surgery to clean up and repair the medial epicondyle fracture in his right elbow Tuesday. Parker's previously revised ulnar collateral ligament did not need repairing, meaning the right-hander was able to avoid a third Tommy John surgery, which could've..." May 21
San Francisco Gate "is is Jesse Hahn’s first full big league season, but you don’t need to be a 10-year veteran to know that this isn’t the way things are supposed to go. The A’s right-hander threw five strong innings in a start against Houston but wound up on the short end of a 6-1 loss to the Astros on what was..." May 21
Houston Chronicle "The lights were dim, save for a small strobe sitting at the center of the Astros’ clubhouse, where a 400-watt steam machine pumped the room hazy and Benny Benassi’s dance remix of the top-40 song “Geronimo” thumped bass. Welcome to Club Astros at Minute Maid Park, where after Tuesday night’s..." May 20
San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s, leading the major leagues in errors by a large margin, are considering reuniting with longtime infield coach Ron Washington, The Chronicle has learned. The A’s have made 43 errors, and shortstop Marcus Semien has committed 15 of them, putting him on pace for 59 this season. Washington..." May 20
CSN Bay Area "Oakland A’s right-handed pitcher Jarrod Parker underwent right elbow surgery, the club announced Tuesday. The surgery was performed this afternoon by Dr. James Andrews at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Parker’s previous revised ulnar collateral ligament did not need repairing and..." May 20
San Francisco Chronicle "Poor defense and bad bullpen work cost the A’s in almost all of their ever-growing collection of one-run losses. On Monday at Minute Maid Park, it was terrific defense by Sam Fuld, in full Super Sam mode, and an excellent night by A’s relievers that nailed down a one-run win, 2-1 over the..." May 19
Athletics Nation "The vultures are circling. Our fellow SB Nation team sites have noticed the A's are 14-26, with Over the Monster and DRaysBay already beginning their speculation about what they would have to give up to acquire starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, who is in the final year of his two-year, $20 million..." May 19
Zobrist ran bases well today to test knee. Melvin says he's scheduled to play 5 innings for Stockton on Tuesday. #Athletics
Chicago Tribune "The White Sox have experienced plenty of defensive pain this season, so they were happy to discuss an opposing team's struggles for a change Sunday. While the Sox offense capitalized on four Athletics errors during a 7-3 victory at O.co Coliseum, the Sox defense did its job to back up..." May 18
#Athletics place Ike Davis on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 14; recall Craig Gentry from Nashville.
CSN Chicago "When the White Sox score four runs, they’ve been awfully hard to beat this season. As their offense continues to heat up, the White Sox have recently found themselves in that position quite often. Avisail Garcia had three hits and John Danks pitched well after he yielded two early runs as the..." May 17
SI.com "In an emotional hearing inside a Los Angeles courtroom this week, former major league outfielder Milton Bradley was ordered to begin serving the 32-month jail sentence he received following his 2013 conviction on multiple counts of domestic violence and abuse. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge..." May 17
Sean Doolittle due to pitch on rehab assignment again Sunday. #Athletics
Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox gave up an early lead, then rallied big and survived a wild final play to claim a 7-6 victory Friday against the A’s at Oakland Coliseum. After falling behind 6-2, the White Sox offense awoke in the seventh inning for five runs, all coming with two outs. Adam LaRoche and Avisail..." May 16
Boston Herald "Rickie Weeks drifted back into left field and camped under Mookie Betts’ fly ball, which was sinking toward his glove for a routine out in the ninth inning. Weeks needed to execute the perfect catch-and-throw to nail Brock Holt at home plate as the go-ahead run. And he dropped it. Another..." May 15
Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15
Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15
Hardball Talk "It’s easy to define Stephen Vogt’s career by the long road he took to get to the majors. He spent most of six years in the minor leagues, finally getting his first legitimate shot in the bigs with Oakland in 2013 at age 28. His story has been one of perseverance and survival. Right now, the..." May 15
Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15
CSN New England "Baseball. Go figure. Oakland starter Sonny Gray was masterful, allowing just three hits while fanning nine in seven innings. Wade Miley, meanwhile, failed to retire the side in order in any of his seven innings, threw eight straight balls to the first two hitters he faced, and recorded just one..." May 14
Hardball Talk "Sean Doolittle‘s recovery from a partially torn rotator cuff in his shoulder progressed to the point that the A’s closer has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday at Single-A. Doolittle has spent the entire season on the disabled list and there’s no word yet on how long..." May 13
CSN Bay Area "The Oakland A’s released outfielder Alex Hassan, the club announced Tuesday. Hassan was designated for assignment last Friday. Hassan was claimed off waivers from Texas May 2 after the Rangers claimed him off waivers from Oakland April 9." May 13
CSN Bay Area "The guys in the green and white uniforms Tuesday night sure didn’t resemble the 2015 A’s, which is the exact effect they were going for. Putting together the kind of dominant all-around performance that’s been mostly absent this season, the A’s extinguished their six-game losing streak with a..." May 13
Boston Herald "This wasn’t the way Matt Barnes dreamt he would earn his first big-league win. Then again, a week ago, Barnes was still a starting pitcher in Triple-A. Making his second relief appearance since getting recalled by the Red Sox last weekend, Barnes tossed two scoreless innings, including a..." May 12
Zobrist taking BP tomorrow.
Melvin confirms Doolittle will pitch in game next. Doesn't know where. As for how many rehab outings need, Melvin says depends how he feels
Griffin and O'Flaherty seeing dr. Today. If that goes well, Melvin says they could play catch in day or two. #Athletics
Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics sent pitcher Chris Bassitt on optional assignment to Triple-A Nashville to activate right-handed reliever Edward Mujica. In five relief appearances for the Athletics, Bassitt tossed 10⅔ innings and conceded five hits, allowed nine walks, and struck out eight batters for a..." May 11
Seattle Times "Facing a full count against the leadoff hitter in the fifth inning of what was by his standards a gritty start, Felix Hernandez paused for a beat and took a deep breath. The right-handed Seattle pitcher was stuck on four strikeouts on the day and, more pressingly, on 1,999 for his career. And..." May 11
San Francisco Chronicle "At the age of 32, right-handed reliever Angel Castro was called up to the big leagues Friday for the first time. In 10 seasons, Castro has played professionally in four countries: the Dominican Republic, his homeland; Mexico; Japan and the U.S., and his stops have included the independent..." May 10
Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale got a call from his son Saturday morning telling him he needed to watch a video. Hale was sickened by what he saw. Oakland's Jarrod Parker, trying to come back from a second Tommy John surgery, grabbed his right elbow after throwing a pitch and crumpled to the..." May 10
Seattle Times "The Mariners’ most comfortable victory of the season was worth celebrating, even if Lloyd McClendon didn’t quite agree to the terms of the celebration. Mariners players doused their manager with a cheap-beer shower after his 100th victory as the Seattle manager Saturday night, a 7-2 triumph..." May 10
Parker has a fracture in his elbow. Another TJ procedure can't be ruled out, but #Athletics don't know until he sees specialist.
The A’s have acquired RHP Edward Mujica and cash considerations from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
A's say Jarrod Parker left his start with an elbow injury. He will see a doctor.
AJ Griffin shut down after second inning yesterday with shoulder soreness. Returned to Bay Area to see #Athletics doctors.
Ben Zobrist (meniscus surgery) won't take BP until #Athletics are home Monday.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Oakland ace Sonny Gray did his part in trying to reach 5-0 to start the season. Oakland's bullpen failed again to finish off another solid performance by its starter. It's not a surprise why the Athletics are tied with the most bullpen losses in baseball. Logan Morrison homered on the first..." May 09
Houston Chronicle "Preston Tucker knew better than to argue late Thursday night when he saw all of his Astros teammates waiting for him in the visitors’ clubhouse. When his teammates ordered him to get in the laundry cart, the rookie left fielder jumped right in and enjoyed a ride he’ll never forget after helping..." May 08
Twinkie Town "Today's win makes the Twins 7-3 in their last ten games. It's given them their fifth series win over their last six series. Since starting the season 1-6, the Twins are 15-7. For 2015 on the whole, their record is 16-13, and this is the first time that Minnesota has been three (or more) games over..." May 08
Oakland Tribune "In their ongoing quest for bullpen help, the A's went to Triple-A Nashville to call of right-handed reliever Fernando Rodriguez, who was with the club for seven games over two stints last year. To make room on the 40-man roster, Oakland put reliever Chad Smith on the designated for assignment..." May 07
Minneapolis Star Tribune "There’s only one first major league at-bat, and Eddie Rosario could not have trumpeted his arrival to the big leagues any more loudly. With his family in the stands and fans curious to see if he’s the real deal, Rosario took a rip at the first pitch he saw from Oakland lefthander Scott Kazmir...." May 07
Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07
CSN Bay Area "A’s manager Bob Melvin said before the game that he might call on closer Tyler Clippard earlier in games given the bullpen’s current woes. He wasn’t lying. Clippard was called into duty with one out in the eighth and came up clutch for a five-out save, nailing down Oakland’s 2-1 victory Tuesday..." May 06
The Score "A shoulder strain has confined closer Sean Doolittle to the role of spectator early in a season in which his mates down in the Oakland Athletics' bullpen have overwhelmingly struggled. Doolittle's season debut isn't far off, however, as the recovering left-hander will face live hitters Friday..." May 06
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Whoever this guy wearing the No. 45 jersey is, he doesn’t pitch like Phil Hughes. A first-inning grand slam? A 35-pitch inning? Two walks? None of that fits in with Hughes’ Minnesota résumé. And neither does this: He got the win. “We told him we were going to fight to get back into the..." May 05
MRI on LHP Eric O'Flaherty shows inflammation but no structural damage. #Athletics shut him down until he regains range of motion, strength
Doolittle will throw two more bullpens this week and face hitters on Monday.