CSN Bay Area "Brandon Moss went the pro-active route in trying to end his home run drought, and it wasn’t getting him anywhere. The A’s slugger was going to the plate looking to jack the ball over the fence. Instead he only found more frustration. The dry spell finally ended when Moss connected off..." September 15
CSN Bay Area "The A’s have adjusted their rotation coming out of their final day off of the season Monday. Scott Kazmir, Jeff Samardzija and Sonny Gray will pitch Tuesday-Thursday in a three-game home series against the Texas Rangers. That flip-flops Kazmir and Samardzija in the rotation, as Samardzija had..." September 15
San Francisco Chronicle "On Saturday night at a packed, loud Safeco Field, the A’s faced their most frequent tormentor and the likelihood of slipping out of a playoff spot altogether. With a sense of unexpected drama that harked back to the 2012 A’s, though, Oakland hung tough with All-Star Felix Hernandez, then beat..." September 14
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "A little more than a month ago, Oakland's lead over the Seattle Mariners was double figures. After Friday night, the A's advantage is down to a half-game. "It's not ideal," Oakland outfielder Jonny Gomes said. "The boys are battling. There are 15 games left. We just have to do our best and..." September 13
CBSSports.com "The Oakland Athletics have activated All-Star closer Sean Doolittle from the disabled list, the club announced Friday. That means Doolittle will be available for the all-important three-game series in Seattle this weekend. Doolittle has been out since Aug. 23 due to an intercostal (ribcage..." September 12
CSN Chicago "Their record might not show it, but prior evidence and days like Thursday have Chris Sale believing the White Sox are trending upward. If their series against the Oakland A’s is to be taken as a sign, one the White Sox wrapped up with a 1-0 victory at U.S. Cellular Field, Sale could be on to..." September 12
Melvin fully expects Doolittle to come off DL tomorrow. Big for bullpen as whole, getting everyone back in usual roles.
Hardball Talk "Earlier this week A’s catcher/designated hitter John Jaso was believed to be on the verge of returning from an August concussion, albeit in a limited bench role, but now those plans have been scrapped. Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports that Jaso met Wednesday with a concussion specialist in..." September 11
CSN Chicago "Avisail Garcia singled in two runs late Wednesday night as the White Sox downed the Oakland A’s, 2-1, at U.S. Cellular Field. Following an intentional walk to Conor Gillaspie that loaded the bases with two outs, Garcia singled to center field to give the White Sox their first lead of the night...." September 11
Hardball Talk "A’s outfielder Craig Gentry suffered a concussion Tuesday night when he collided with White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez while trying to beat out a bunt single. Gentry walked off the field under his own power, but not before staying down on the ground for several minutes and being looked..." September 10
Hardball Talk "No matter what happens with the Wrigley Field renovations and the next TV contract, the Cubs will be in position to make a splash and sign Jon Lester to a megadeal. Multiple industry sources say the Cubs are targeting Lester and will make a run at him this winter, trying to set a foundation..." September 10
CSN Chicago "Before six days ago, Tyler Flowers never had a multi-home run game in his career. But the White Sox catcher followed up last week’s performance in Minneapolis with two solo homers in Monday night’s 5-4 stunner over the Oakland A’s in 12 innings at U.S. Cellular Field. Three innings after he..." September 09
CSN Chicago "What else is Jeff Samardzija supposed to say? The dude has no idea what’s going to happen after the 2015 season. He’s trying to win a World Series ring with the Oakland A’s now. But he rolled with the question when someone asked if there’s at least a thought he could someday come back to..." September 09
Houston Chronicle "Sunday was the Astros’ most benevolent win of the season. Their 4-3 victory over the Athletics was turned on a two-run, come-from-behind rally in the top of the ninth inning, and it guaranteed the Astros (63-80) won’t bring home 100 losses for a fourth straight season. The 63-win milestone..." September 08
Punto still not running at 100 percent. Until he can do that, he'll continue rehabbing.
San Francisco Chronicle "Walk-off pie was on the menu at the Coliseum for the first time in a long time. For more than a month, the A's have struggled and struggled, and it looked as if it might be more of the same Saturday against the Astros, who held a two-run lead with one out in the bottom of the ninth. That's..." September 07
Doolittle threw a 20-pitch bullpen from flat ground without any issues this morning. He'll go to Chicago with team.
Houston Chronicle "Those who follow the Astros online may have seen Chris Carter called “Trogdor” at some point. It’s a reference to an online animated cartoon series, Homestar Runner, and a dragon by that name that does what one expects of a dragon: breathe fire and destroy things. The nickname dates to Carter’s..." September 06
CSN Bay Area "Stephen Vogt suffered a sprained left ankle in Wednesday’s loss to Seattle, and it appears the A’s first baseman will miss the start of this weekend’s series against Houston. Vogt caught his spikes in the ground and rolled his ankle as he slid into second base trying to break up a double play..." September 04
Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez was, well, Felix Hernandez again and when he’s like that the Mariners don’t lose very often, particularly to the Oakland Athletics. In what could also be a possible pitching preview of the American League wild-card game if the Mariners were to secure a playoff spot, Hernandez..." September 04
Dunn on retirement: “Obviously, things have changed now. I owe it to myself to put that on the back burner for at least a couple months.”
Adam Dunn just homered in his first at-bat with Oakland.
Melvin says Doolittle is doing sock throws, won't rule him coming off DL when eligible next week.
L.A. Daily News "The force of the “sweep, sweep, sweep” chant grew louder and more boisterous from the capacity crowd at Angels Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the ninth inning, as the Angels closed out an emphatic four-game sweep of the rival Oakland A’s. There was no mistaking the magnitude of the game and..." September 01
CBSSports.com "In a series that saw the Oakland Athletics outscored 18-4 by the Los Angeles Angels, the A's were swept in four games and fell to five games back in the AL West. Not surprisingly, A's skipper Bob Melvin was none-too-happy after Sunday's 8-1 loss. Via sfgate.com: “It was embarrassing,..." September 01
CBSSports.com "The Chicago White Sox have traded slugger Adam Dunn to the Oakland Athletics for minor-league pitcher Nolan Sanburn, the A's announced Sunday. Dunn, 34, is hitting .220/.340/.433 (117 OPS+) with 20 homers in 435 plate appearances this season. The two-time All-Star has 460 career homers and his..." September 01
Adam Dunn says he will retire after this season !
L.A. Daily News "Angels manager Mike Scioscia knew he wasn’t going to use his starting pitcher very long Saturday, so he pulled out the old “bullpen game” card. And history was made. After three beautifully pitched innings by starter Cory Rasmus, the Angels paraded seven relief pitchers in front of the Oakland..." August 31
Hardball Talk "As I noted earlier, Angels catcher Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer last night despite a fantastic effort from Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp, who actually had the ball in his glove for a beat before it was jarred loose on his collision with the outfield fence. Crisp hit the ground hard..." August 30
L.A. Daily News "With Garrett Richards out for the season, some might say Jered Weaver is the ace of the Angels’ starting rotation. Others might say it’s rookie Matt Shoemaker (13-4, 3.33 ERA), whose record and ERA were both better than those of Weaver (14-7, 3.72 ERA) ahead of Friday. But there is a lot to be..." August 30
A's drop protest, say in statement they determined "the call in question was a judgment call and not worthy of pursuing further."
L.A. Daily News "Howie Kendrick appeared comfortable when he hit a sacrifice fly to right field off reliever Ryan Cook in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Albert Pujols with the winning run in the Angels’ 4-3 victory over the Oakland A’s before 41,056 at Angel Stadium. After Pujols led off with a walk, Josh..." August 29
#Athletics tweak rotation, Scott Kazmir goes on Sunday now and Jeff Samardzija goes on Saturday.
#Athletics closer Sean Doolittle. (intercostal) hasn't started baseball activity yet, but Bob Melvin said he's feeling much better.
San Jose Mercury News "The A's spent eight innings fumbling and bumbling their way to what seemed a sure loss, then regained the poise that has them fighting for the American League West lead with a huge three-run ninth inning, good for a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros. Now the A's (78-54) won't be more than a game..." August 28
San Francisco Chronicle "Drew Pomeranz is back with the A's for the first time since he broke his right hand punching a chair, and if he pitches well Wednesday, there's a chance he could stick with the club. Pomeranz had only one poor outing in his eight starts with Oakland in the first half. He is being called up..." August 27
Houston Chronicle "Chris Carter’s a relatively emotionless slugger, a trait that can bring him at times some undue criticism, suggestions he might not care. A slow exit from the batter’s box in the eighth inning was deserved flare Tuesday night. He crushed a 439-foot, go-ahead homer to left field as far as Minute..." August 27
CBSSports.com "Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar's claim on revocable waivers by Oakland has raised some concern in the Escobar camp, which apparently prefers he stay in Tampa Bay where he felt he had finally found a home. "I am very concerned with Yunel having been selected on waivers by Oakland," Escobar's..." August 25
The A's have just placed closer Sean Doolittle on the disabled list with an intercostal strain. They'll match up if it comes to it today.
Doolittle having MRI for pain in intercostal area. #Athletics
San Francisco Chronicle "Sean Doolittle secured the final three outs Saturday night and joined his teammates in their customary post-victory high-five line. That's a sight A's fans have come to expect and enjoy this season. Doolittle then retreated to the clubhouse, where trainers put him through a series of tests..." August 24
San Francisco Chronicle "Sam Fuld wandered into center field in the ninth inning Friday night as A's manager Bob Melvin changed pitchers. Fuld turned to fellow outfielders Coco Crisp and Craig Gentry and marveled at the loud, electric atmosphere. "I had never seen it like this," Fuld said. "It was fun." Fuld and his..." August 23
New York Daily News "Normally, Lucas Duda just carries a big stick and lets that do the talking for him. The Mets first baseman is an extremely quiet person who seems uncomfortable talking about himself. Wednesday, however, Duda not only carried the Mets with his bat, but made a big statement — for himself — as..." August 21
Athletics Nation "The A's really needed that. There isn't much to say, really. The simple act of getting back in the win column is far more valuable than a single game in the standings — there's just an air of success that penetrated the Coliseum tonight that had been lacking throughout the fanbase, the media,..." August 20
CBSSports.com "There have been a lot of nice things said by ace starter Jon Lester about the Red Sox since being traded to the Athletics, and that shouldn't be a surprise. There's no reason to think he didn't absolutely love his time in Boston, as he has said both before he left and since he has gone. Still,..." August 20
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For the second straight game – against the best team in baseball – the Braves’ bats supported a quality performance from their starting pitcher. On Saturday night, Julio Teheran was the beneficiary. The Braves supported their ace with just enough runs en route to a 4-3 victory over the A’s..." August 17
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Freddie Freeman said before Friday’s game that the Braves couldn’t wait any longer to get their offense going, that they had to start playing better now if they hoped to catch the Nationals. He talked the talk, then he and the Braves walked the walk, smashing four homers in a 7-2,..." August 16