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  • A's pitcher Sean Doolittle hosts 17 Syrian refugee families for Thanksgiving

    Sporting News "Great beard, better guy. That's Sean Doolittle. The Athletics reliever and his girlfriend hosted 17 Syrian refugee families for a Thanksgiving meal in Chicago on Wednesday night. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel also attended. "Chicago is so lucky to have 17 Syrian refugee families now officially..." November 27

  • Report: Athletics' Lawrie, Valencia on trade block

    The Score "The Oakland Athletics are always one of the most active teams in trade talks, and this offseason is no exception. Infielders Brett Lawrie and Danny Valencia are drawing trade interest from American League teams, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports. The acquisition of Jed..." November 26

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Report: Athletics acquire Jed Lowrie from Astros

    Baseball Essential "The Oakland Athletics have acquired Jed Lowrie from the Houston Astros, according to Jane Lee of Other pieces in this deal are not yet known. This is a reunion for Lowrie, as he previously played for the Athletics back in 2013 and 2014, where he hit a combined .271 with 21 home runs..." November 25

  • Former MVP Tejada enjoys managing debut "Miguel Tejada, a former American League MVP and a 16-year MLB veteran, is taking a liking to managing. The 41-year-old made his debut as a manager this weekend, and he directed Aguilas Cibaenas to the first Serie de las Americas championship on Sunday at Marlins Park. Tejada, a longtime winter..." November 24

  • 10 breakout prospects from AFL season "The Arizona Fall League season is now in the books and, as usual, many top prospects performed well. But while it's exciting to see known players do what's expected, it's at least as much fun to see other Minor Leaguers put themselves on the map during the six-week AFL campaign. Every year,..." November 23

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Source: Hot target Bruce has limited no-trade clause "When the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline expired this past season, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce let out a big sigh of relief while sitting at his locker in the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. One thing that is certain this winter for Bruce is he will get to live that feeling of..." November 22

  • Toronto deals reliever Liam Hendriks to Oakland for RHP Jesse Chavez

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays reacquired right-hander Jesse Chavez from the Oakland Athletics for reliever Liam Hendriks on Friday, adding some starting depth to a rotation in need of it. Chavez went 7-15 with a 4.18 ERA in 157 innings over in 30 games, 26 of them starts, last season. He’s headed into..." November 21

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Multiple teams have showed significant trade interest in Jesse Chavez. A's could move him after agreeing to terms with Rich Hill.

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Rich Hill agrees to 1-year, $6M deal with Athletics

    The Score "Rich Hill appears to have found a new home for 2015. The free-agent southpaw has agreed to a one-year deal worth $6 million with the Oakland Athletics, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Hill, 35, made just four starts for the Boston Red Sox last season, but managed a meager 1.55 ERA..." November 18

  • Mark Kotsay returning to A’s as bench coach

    San Francisco Chronicle "Mark Kotsay was named the A’s bench coach on Thursday, and the onetime Oakland outfielder said he plans to absorb all the knowledge he can from manager Bob Melvin. “I’m looking forward to being a sponge and soaking things up,” Kotsay said on a conference call. Kotsay lunched with Melvin in..." November 17

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

  • A's need Plan B in outfield

    CSN Bay Area "Whether the A’s shop for a free agent outfielder depends greatly on how they feel about their left field situation. That’s where veteran Coco Crisp will patrol in 2016 if he’s healthy enough to play regularly, and it’s a big "if." The 36-year-old switch hitter has logged just 170 games combined..." November 12

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

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    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Oakland GM Forst: 'We are not trading Sonny Gray'

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

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    Oakland Athletics @Athletics

    #Athletics claim OF Andrew Lambo off waivers from Pittsburgh

  • Mark Kotsay to interview for A's bench coach position

    CSN Bay Area "Former A’s center fielder Mark Kotsay will interview for Oakland’s bench coach position next week, a source confirmed to CSN California. Mike Aldrete served as manager Bob Melvin’s bench coach last season and is still under contract through next season, so it stands to reason that Aldrete could..." November 07

  • Athletics Claim Andrew Lambo Off Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics have claimed outfielder Andrew Lambo off waivers from the Pirates, Oakland announced today. Lambo, 27, missed much of the season as he battled plantar fasciitis. Lambo’s calling card is his pop, which emerged in a huge 2013 campaign in which he blasted 32 long balls in 501 plate..." November 06

  • The A's aren't trading Sonny Gray or Josh Reddick. Sorry!

    SB Nation "It's the offseason, so teams with prospects to trade and holes to fill will inevitably hope the A's are in a giving mood. Former GM and new president of baseball operations Billy Beane is already squashing those dreams, though, as he told Peter Gammons that he "just can't see" Oakland dealing ace..." November 06

  • MLB free agents 2015: Predicting top targets for each American League team

    Sporting News "Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, the end of one major league season sparks the life of the next. Baseball, like any sport, is predicated on its players. Each team comes with a rabid fan base anxiously awaiting what moves will be made during the offseason. This year, there are plenty of..." November 04

  • Phillies claim Dan Otero off waivers from A’s

    Hardball Talk "Placed on waivers by the A’s following a rough season, right-hander Dan Otero has been claimed by the Phillies. Otero was very effective in 2013 and 2014, throwing a total of 126 innings with a 2.01 ERA and 72/21 K/BB ratio, but he fell apart this year while allowing 35 runs in 47 innings for..." November 03

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

  • Longtime A’s star Eric Chavez takes front office job with Angels

    Hardball Talk "Eric Chavez, who spent 13 of his 17 big-league seasons with the A’s, has now joined the AL West rival Angels as a special assistant to new general manager Billy Eppler. Chavez retired following the 2014 season and took a job as a special assignment scout with the Yankees, where Eppler was the..." October 29

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends DraftKings partnership, says fantasy sports ‘not gambling’

    New York Daily News "Rob Manfred isn't a participant in daily fantasy leagues, but Major League Baseball's commissioner reiterated his support for the industry and the league's partnership with DraftKings. "I really don't have regrets about our involvement with fantasy," Manfred said. "I think that fantasy is an..." October 27

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred wants MLB to hire more minority managers

    SI "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants the league to hire more minority managers and coaches, the Associated Press reports. “We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that we have in some of our key positions,” Manfred said “I think it’s incumbent upon us to come up..." October 27

  • What would Jackie Robinson say about lack of minority managers in MLB?

    Sporting News "One. Forty-three years after Jackie Robinson made what would be his last public appearance at Riverfront Stadium during the 1972 World Series, there is just one manager Latino or African-American or manager in MLB: Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. Is this..." October 26

  • A's Drew Pomeranz undergoes shoulder surgery

    CSN Bay Area "A’s left-hander Drew Pomeranz had minor surgery on his left shoulder that is expected to leave him ready for spring training. The team announced that Pomeranz underwent a clavicle resection, a minimally invasive procedure meant to relieve pain in the AC joint, where the collarbone meets the..." October 23

  • MLB considering disciplining playoff teams over on-field champagne celebrations

    Sporting News "MLB has message to teams that carry their postseason champagne celebrations onto the field to spray fans: Put a cork in it. According to ESPN, there could even be disciplinary action involved. First, there's the image of players, manager and coaches consuming alcohol on the field (never mind..." October 22

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Blue Jays have claimed switch-pitcher Pat Venditte off waivers from the Athletics.

  • Barry Zito officially announces retirement

    McCovey Chronicles "Barry Zito already retired once, though that was baseball's decision, not his. He worked hard, had a fine season in Triple-A, trying to prove something to himself and baseball at the same time. He made it back to the majors and got one last standing ovation. It was a big one, coming from both sets..." October 19

  • Blue Jays claim switch-pitcher Pat Venditte from Athletics

    CBS Sports "Prior to Game 3 of the ALCS Monday night, the Blue Jays claimed switch-pitcher Pat Venditte off waivers from the Athletics, the team announced. Infielder Darwin Barney was designated for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot. Venditte, 30, had a 4.40 ERA (93 ERA+) in 28 2/3 innings across 26..." October 19

  • A's dismiss first base coach Tye Waller

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s have fired first base coach Tye Waller, the first change made in response to a disappointing season that produced the American League’s worst record. Waller confirmed that he received the news last week from manager Bob Melvin. “He said they’re going 'cutting edge,' but I don’t know..." October 15

  • New GM Forst acknowledges chemistry was issue for A's in 2015

    CSN Bay Area "A’s general manager David Forst acknowledged Wednesday that the team dealt with some chemistry issues this season, though he didn’t blame that for Oakland’s last-place finish. Speaking with host Jim Kozimor for a SportsTalk Live segment on CSN Bay Area, Forst was quizzed on the subject of..." October 15

  • Rob Manfred: MLB working on new slide rule

    New York Post "Major League Baseball continues to move forward on implementing a new rule on sliding to protect middle infielders, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. Such a rule could be in place for the 2016 season, much like the catcher collision rule, but there remains bridges to cross. Chase Utley was..." October 14

  • MLB hopeful Michael Nolan, 23, shot in head in Yonkers drive-by, dies from injuries

    New York Daily News "A promising baseball prospect who was shot in the head last month during a drive-by shooting in Yonkers died Thursday from his injuries, officials said. Pitcher Michael Nolan, 23, was shot in the head and torso while standing with a group of friends in a parking lot of a Burger King on Central..." October 08

  • Commissioner: 'I want the A's to stay in Oakland'

    San Francisco Chronicle "Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred came out and said something his predecessor never did: "I want the A's to stay in Oakland." In an interview this week with the Los Angeles Times' national baseball writer Bill Shaikin, Manfred was asked about the A's situation: On Monday, the Supreme Court..." October 08

  • Beane says Reddick contract extension possible

    CSN Bay Area "Billy Beane said on Monday he envisions Josh Reddick as a key piece to the A’s 2016 puzzle, even acknowledging a long-term contract extension might be a possibility for the right fielder. That’s news simply from the standpoint that Reddick has been viewed as a potential trade piece this winter,..." October 07

  • A’s give new titles to Billy Beane and David Forst

    San Francisco Chronicle "It’s all the rage in baseball, and now the A’s, too, have fancier titles for their top front-office execs. Oakland announced Monday that assistant general manager David Forst now will be the team’s general manager, and GM Billy Beane’s new title is executive vice president of baseball..." October 07

  • Mariners put an end to the disaster season in a 3-2 victory over the A's

    Lookout Landing "Our default is towards profundity. We begin with that familiar, syrupy midwestern accent pulling us in over stock footage of spring grass, with a brisk sun reflecting off an ocean of empty green lawn chairs bolted together as if were the only way we knew how to cram a rural pastime into a modern..." October 05

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