Athletics Rumors & News

  • Paulo Orlando’s triple lifts Royals to 6-4 win over A’s

    Kansas City Star "The Oakland A’s at Kauffman Stadium, a sellout crowd and even a Salvador Perez knock down the left-field line. An April regular-season game or a September playoff game? It wasn’t a Wild Card Game, but the Royals’ 6-4 victory on Friday was wild, complete with a scary moment for Royals shortstop..." April 18

  • Astros top Athletics as McHugh dominates, Gattis hits first HR

    Houston Chronicle "If Collin McHugh and Dallas Keuchel were to pitch the same number of innings in a season, which one would you rather have on your team? In Wednesday’s 6-1 Astros win over the A’s, the case for and against McHugh’s style of pitching was made in one dazzling but short outing at Minute Maid..." April 16

  • Butler sets Oakland franchise record in Houston

    CSN Bay Area "Billy Butler extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single to center in his first at-bat Wednesday night, setting an Oakland record for longest hitting streak to start an A’s career. Butler was tied with Alfredo Griffin, who hit in nine straight from April 9-17, 1985. " April 16

  • Kendall Graveman earns first win for A’s

    San Francisco Chronicle "After an awful first start for Oakland on Thursday, Kendall Graveman did a nice about-face Tuesday. The rookie right-hander, obtained in the Josh Donaldson deal with Toronto, earned his first big-league win, working 51/3 scoreless innings at Minute Maid Park. And for the first time this season,..." April 15

  • New Oakland A’s supply power in 8-1 win over Astros

    San Francisco Chronicle "Three of the A’s new players homered Monday night at Minute Maid Park in increasing waves of damage. •Third baseman Brett Lawrie smoked a shot off the wall in deep left-center leading off the second inning. •Shortstop Marcus Semien broke the small video board above the Crawford Boxes in left..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • After blowing lead, Mariners rally for 8-7 victory in 10 innings

    Seattle Times "Nothing has been simple for the Mariners in the early days of the 2015 season. Take for example Sunday afternoon’s 8-7 extra-innings win over the Oakland A’s. Sure manager Lloyd McClendon summed up the victory by saying, “It’s a great day for the Mariners.” But the fatigue in his smile..." April 13

  • 5d
    Oakland Athletics @Athletics

    #Athletics reinstate Josh Reddick from the disabled list; option Tyler Ladendorf to Triple-A Nashville

  • Canha gets 1st home run ball back from fan

    San Francisco Chronicle "When fan John Martinez returned Mark Canha’s first big-league home-run ball on Friday, the 23-year-old Hawaii resident requested only a photo with the A’s rookie first baseman-outfielder. “He was just really cool,” said Canha, who also tweeted his thanks to Martinez. Did Canha sign anything..." April 12

  • Mariners end skid with 5-4 win in 11 innings at Oakland

    Seattle Times "The idea of a must-win situation in the fifth game of the season is laughable, considering so much can and will happen in the remaining 157 games. But having lost three straight and being pasted and shut out on Friday night, 12-0, and letting Saturday’s game slip away would have been a kick to..." April 12

  • 6d
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Reddick will play again for Stockton today and be activated tomorrow.

  • 6d
    John Hickey @JHickey3

    Jarrod Parker will throw Monday in extended spring game on way back from Tommy John surgery .

  • A's crush Mariners to continue up-and-down start

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Rule 5 guy rules. “He’s the best hitter ever, isn’t he?” Drew Pomeranz said of Mark Canha, who had three more hits Friday night, including his first big-league home run, to help the A’s demolish the Mariners 12-0. Canha’s response to Pomeranz’s boast: “Nice guy. ... It’s three games...." April 11

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    A.J. Griffin and Sean Nolin will throw to hitters tomorrow.

  • 7d
    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Reddick initially targeted to return from DL tomorrow but expect return to be Sunday. #athletics face lefty tomorrow.

  • Former MLB player Milton Bradley once texted his wife’s father video of the couple having sex

    Larry Brown Sports "Former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley is a twisted individual. We have seen him blow up on fans, umpires and managers and heard disturbing stories about his history of domestic abuse with the late Monique Bradley, but apparently most people don’t know the half of it. A lengthy Sports Illustrated..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Homers, Nick Martinez push Rangers to 10-1 victory over Oakland

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Nick Martinez dazzled in his season debut, allowing only four singles in seven scoreless innings to a lineup that had scored 10 runs a night earlier. After Oakland put runners at first and second with one out in the seventh, Martinez quickly got two flyouts to end his day. ... The A’s scored in..." April 10

  • Canha, Kazmir propel A's past Rangers

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s threw a welcome party Wednesday night, and the newcomers to their lineup made themselves right at home. Four players in the lineup were playing their first games in an A’s uniform, and all contributed to the fun in a 10-0 throttling of the Texas Rangers at the Coliseum. First baseman..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Jarrod Parker says June 1 return date realistic

    CSN Bay Area "All signs suggest that right-hander Jarrod Parker is progressing well toward game readiness, and A’s outfielder Josh Reddick won’t argue against it. Reddick, on the mend from an oblique injury, was one of the hitters to dig in against Parker in an afternoon simulated game at the Coliseum...." April 08

  • Jeff Banister gets first major league win as Rangers defeat Oakland A's 3-1

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Colby Lewis, who induced only seven ground balls in all of 2014, got two in the first five innings Tuesday. … Lewis has gone at least six innings in 11 of his 14 starts since last year’s All-Star break. … Lewis has a career 2.78 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) as an opponent in Oakland...." April 08

  • Brett Lawrie posts perfect Golden Sombrero – strikes out four times on 12 pitches

    Larry Brown Sports "Lawrie shows us how many times he plans to strike out next game. The Golden Sombrero is a wonderful baseball term used to describe a player who strikes out four times in four at-bats during a game. Wearing the sombrero for a spell is a sure embarrassment to a player, but Brett Lawrie somehow..." April 08

  • A's to sign Cody Ross after he clears waivers, according to Ken Rosenthal

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics will sign Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross to a contract after he clears waivers on Wednesday, according to a tweet from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. It is presently unknown whether Ross will be placed on the 40-man roster, or if this is a minor league contract,..." April 08

  • Sonny Gray stellar as A’s shut out Rangers in opener

    San Francisco Chronicle "Oakland’s string of stinker openers ended Monday in eye-popping fashion, with Sonny Gray holding Texas hitless through seven innings. Gray’s bid to join Hall of Famer Bob Feller as the only men to throw no-hitters on Opening Day ended in the eighth, when Ryan Rua led off the inning with a..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

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    Eno Sarris @enosarris

    Officially there's no timetable. But Sean Doolittle says his shoulder's stronger than it's ever been. Might miss "month or month & a half."

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    The Perm is gone. minor-league LH Rudy Owens has indeed been traded to #Dodgers, asst. GM David Forst says.

  • 13d
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Barry Zito officially reassigned to the Minors.

  • 13d
    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Reddick doing well w/rehab. Melvin says he's on track right now to come off DL next Saturday when eligible. #Athletics

  • 14d
    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Parker will next pitch in intrasquad game with Single A Stockton next week. Melvin said he might bounce around when pitching in minors.

  • 14d
    Casey Pratt @CaseyPrattCSN

    The #Athletics announce that Coco Crisp underwent successful right elbow arthroscopic surgery in SF.

  • Report: A's LF Coco Crisp needs elbow surgery, might miss 8 weeks

    Sporting News "The A's may be without left fielder and leadoff man Coco Crisp for the first two months of the 2015 season. Crisp needs surgery on his right (throwing) elbow and could miss up to eight weeks, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reported late Wednesday. Slusser reported the surgery is..." April 02

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Coco Crisp now likely headed to disabled list

    Athletics Nation "It's looking like the competition between Tyler Ladendorf and Billy Burns is no competition at all for opening day. Hedging against a potential trip to the disabled list, the Oakland Athletics had Coco Crisp play in a minor league game contest today. Good thing. Crisp has not played in a..." March 31

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • 18d
    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Melvin says Crisp will only hit in minor league game. Believes Coco can still make Opening Day if able to play inning or 2 Wed, then vs SF

  • 19d
    John Hickey @JHickey3

    RF Josh Reddick will play 5 innings in a minor league game today #Athletics

  • 19d
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Chris Bassitt has been sent down.

  • 20d
    John Hickey @JHickey3

    Jarrod Parker threw 20 pitches in a sim game, hit 92 on the radar gun, #Athletics mgr Bob Melvin very pumped about that.

  • 20d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Nate Freiman says he is feeling a lot better lately after some aggressive treatment for his back strain. Still not doing baseball activity.

  • 20d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Melvin says Crisp targeted for game on Tuesday. If he isn't ready by then it's possible he will be a DL candidate. But Tues sounds likely.

  • A's Josh Reddick likely to start season on disabled list

    Oakland Tribune "The A's aren't counting on right fielder Josh Reddick to be healthy enough to start the season on the active roster. Reddick, who is scheduled to play in a minor league game Sunday, will need more at-bats to be on top of his game, manager Bob Melvin said." March 27

  • Complete Oakland Athletics 2015 Season Preview

    Bleacher Report "The Oakland Athletics 2015 season is upon us, with not too much changing during spring training. A few players were injured, a few others stood out, and some who were expected to do well floundered. All three of these occurrences should switch a thing or two up, but overall, the team is who we..." March 26

  • Former A's All-Star Ryan Cook sent down to Triple-A

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s optioned struggling reliever Ryan Cook to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, a surprising move with Oakland still more than a week away from breaking spring camp. Cook has been a bullpen mainstay since coming to the A’s via trade before the 2012 season and making the All-Star team that..." March 25

  • Doolittle begins throwing program "The A's are seeing significant progress from several of their injury-stricken players. Closer Sean Doolittle, slowly working his way back from a shoulder injury, engaged in sock throws Monday morning -- the first step in the throwing process as he continues his rehab. "Velo was 95-plus,"..." March 23

  • 26d
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    If Reddick continues progressing well, it appears he could be back in a game next weekend at the earliest.

  • 26d
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Jarrod Parker will throw to hitters again tomorrow. Two 20-pitch innings.