Athletics Rumors & News

  • Musgrove guides Astros in rout of Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- From his opening inning Monday night, Astros rookie right-hander Joe Musgrove showcased the intensity and determination that served him well during his first two career appearances and seemingly deserted him in a pair of difficult outings during a road trip that carried the club through..." August 30

  • Billy Butler activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Oakland Athletics have activated DH Billy Butler from the 7-day concussion disabled list. Butler, you’ll recall, suffered a concussion last weekend in a clubhouse fight with teammate Danny Valencia. " August 29

  • Phegley hospitalized with synovitis in knee "A's catcher Josh Phegley is resting comfortably in a Bay Area hospital after receiving treatment for synovitis in his right knee. Phegley was admitted to a hospital in San Francisco on Friday night and was administered IV antibiotics to treat the synovitis, which is an inflammatory disease..." August 28

  • Two-run eighth sends Athletics past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On a night where St. Louis Cardinals fans got to see the much-anticipated first major league start for rookie Alex Reyes, the Oakland Athletics spoiled the party, thanks to their pitching. Starter Zach Neal and three relievers combined to retire the last 17 batters they faced..." August 27

  • A’s ready to move on after Billy Butler’s apology for fight

    San Francisco Chronicle "With Billy Butler’s apology for his actions in last week’s clubhouse fight with Danny Valencia, the A’s hope to turn the page on an unfortunate event in a bummer of a season. Butler, who is on the seven-day concussion disabled list after taking a blow from Valencia off his temple, acknowledged..." August 26

  • A's: Howard Terminal ballpark site has benefits, 'challenges'

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s still plan to cast their net wide when it comes to potential Oakland ballpark sites, even after Thursday’s tour of the Howard Terminal site at the Port of Oakland. “Our tour of Howard Terminal went well. We have examined and continue to examine this location and other potential Oakland..." August 26

  • Cardinals' Weaver gets first major-league win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- It was a more aggressive Luke Weaver that toed the mound Friday night in Busch Stadium. He didn't nibble at corners and give too much credit to hitters. Because he attacked more and minimized mistakes, Weaver is now the owner of his first major league win. Going six..." August 26

  • Nationals acquire Marc Rzepczynski in trade with Athletics

    Today's Knuckleball "The Washington Nationals have acquired left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski and cash considerations in a trade with the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league infielder Max Schrock, per Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post. Rzepczynski has appeared in 56 games out of the bullpen this..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Valencia returns as A's bash Indians

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Danny Valencia got back to hitting baseballs instead of teammates Tuesday night. And when it comes to his on-the-field prowess, he surely can't be labeled a one-hit wonder. Valencia returned to the starting lineup and collected two hits, and Khris Davis belted his..." August 24

  • Andrew Triggs doing best to carve spot in 2017 A’s rotation

    Today's Knuckleball "Twenty-seven-year-old Andrew Triggs made his fourth big league start for the Oakland Athletics on Monday. It was his third straight start since being called up from the A’s Triple-A affiliate Nashville Sounds on August 5, which was his eighth time moving between the team’s big league club and..." August 24

  • Graveman helps A's beat Indians again

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Andrew Triggs, Sean Manaea and Kendall Graveman aren't the types of names the Cleveland Indians figure to see in the playoffs this season. And in their case, that's probably a good thing. Graveman gave Oakland a third consecutive quality start against the first-place..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • A’s owner taking a look at waterfront site for new ballpark

    San Francisco Chronicle "Oakland A’s co-owner John Fisher is expected to join officials Thursday for a hush-hush tour of the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal, a cargo-loading area near Jack London Square that Mayor Libby Schaaf tirelessly promotes as “a fantastic site for a ballpark.”" August 24

  • Santana homer gives Indians 1-0 win over A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Such is the current roll of the Cleveland Indians that even when Carlos Santana wasn't trying to be a hero Monday night, he became one anyway. Santana hit a solo home run with one out in the eighth inning, leading the Indians to a 1-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Sonny Gray unlikely to start for A’s again this season

    Bay Area Sports "It’s becoming increasingly likely that A’s ace Sonny Gray won’t be starting again this season for Oakland. Gray, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 7, the day after feeling a right forearm strain while facing the Chicago Cubs, said Monday he wanted to get word from the training staff..." August 23

  • A’s clubhouse fight: Danny Valencia, Billy Butler altercation details

    San Francisco Chronicle "Details of the altercation between A’s outfielder Danny Valencia and designated hitter Billy Butler emerged Monday, with Valencia facing possible discipline later in the day for his role in the incident. The physical confrontation between the two teammates left Butler unable to play in the weekend..." August 23

  • White Sox LHP Quintana beats A's for 10th win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO - Ten victories might not sound like a lot, but Jose Quintana had a reason to celebrate. He reached 10 victories for the first time in five major league seasons on Sunday afternoon as he led the Chicago White Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. In each of his..." August 21

  • A’s Billy Butler hurt by Danny Valencia in altercation, sources say

    San Francisco Chronicle "Billy Butler missed the past two games against the White Sox because he was injured in an altercation with teammate Danny Valencia, The Chronicle has learned. No one in the Oakland clubhouse would discuss the matter on the record, but no one denied that it occurred, either. “No comment,”..." August 21

  • White Sox's Sale sharp in victory

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale tried to stay positive during a seven-week stretch without earning a victory. On Saturday evening, Sale's patience finally paid off. The All-Star southpaw won his first game since July 2 as the White Sox held on for a 6-2 win over the..." August 20

  • Athletics' Sonny Gray: Could pitch again this season

    CBS Sports "Gray (forearm) has resumed doing some physical activity and there is hope around the organization that he'll be able to pitch again this season, Jane Lee of reports." August 18

  • A’s place Tyler Ladendorf on DL, call up Chad Pinder

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland A’s have officially called up infielder Chad Pinder from Triple-A Nashville, as was rumored on Tuesday. Now we know the corresponding move: utilityman Tyler Ladendorf has been placed on the disabled list. Pinder also needed to be added to the 40-man roster, and to make room Jed Lowrie..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Rangers score winning run on hit batter

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers needed a little help on offense and the Oakland pitching staff provided it Tuesday night. Three walks set the stage for a Texas rally in the 10th inning and a bases-loaded hit by pitch ended the game as the Rangers rallied for three runs in the 10th to..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Beltre, Rangers slam A's

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Adrian Beltre gave the Texas Rangers offense the boost it needed Monday night. Beltre's fifth-inning grand slam turned around a game for a Texas team that was coming off consecutive shutout losses as they rallied for a 5-2 victory over Oakland. Texas, which came..." August 16

  • Athletics’ Jed Lowrie might miss remainder of 2016 season

    MLB Daily Dish "When a vicious bunion in need of removal is only the first half of your problems, yeah; you might need to take the rest of the season off. Oakland’s Jed Lowrie isn’t having the best week. The 32-year-old infielder has slashed .263/.314/.322 this season, having far more success against..." August 16

  • Coco Crisp ‘hurt,’ believes A’s trying to prevent option

    San Francisco Chronicle "Coco Crisp has served the A’s long and, for the most part, very well, playing a major role with a trio of playoff teams in Oakland. But now the A’s longest-tenured player is upset and told The Chronicle he is convinced that the team is deliberately not using him to avoid having his $13 million..." August 16

  • Sean Doolittle could be back with A’s on next homestand

    San Francisco Chronicle "Sean Doolittle is heading on a rehab outing and could return to Oakland’s bullpen as soon as a week from Monday. Doolittle, out since June 26 with a left shoulder strain, will pitch an inning for Triple-A Nashville on Monday and will make two more appearances for the Sounds, possibly Wednesday..." August 14

  • Seager, Lind power Mariners past Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After watching his team hold on for a high-stress, low-scoring win Saturday night against the Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais said he wanted to see more offense from his hitters in the series finale Sunday. The Mariners gave Servais what he wanted...." August 14

  • Davis' first-inning HR launches A's 6-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Hitting home runs at the cavernous Oakland Coliseum, especially on cool Bay Area nights, is supposed to be hard, but Khris Davis keeps making it look easy for the Oakland Athletics. Davis hit his career-high 28th home run Friday night, helping the A's snap the Seattle..." August 13

  • The Angels come crawling back to Anaheim after new stadium talks go nowhere

    Orange County Register "The Angels have resumed discussions with Anaheim about staying in aging Angel Stadium after striking out in a possible bid to relocate to Tustin, a team official said Thursday. “Moving to Tustin requires a new stadium, and none of the parties could overcome the financial hurdle,” said Marie..." August 13

  • Trumbo's grand slam lifts Orioles past Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Baltimore Orioles scored a combined three runs in the first three games of their series against the Oakland A's, losing all three by one run. Mark Trumbo drove in four runs with one swing of the bat Thursday, and the Orioles rode his third career grand slam to a 9-6..." August 11

  • Neal, A's shut down Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland A's rookie right-hander Zach Neal was watching the MLB Network before his second career major league start Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles when he learned a fact about his opponent. "I saw that they led the AL in homers, so I knew I had to keep the ball..." August 10

  • Athletics' Graveman solves Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The first time Oakland A's right-hander Kendall Graveman faced the Baltimore Orioles this year, he gave up a career-high four home runs and lasted a season-low 2 2/3 innings in a blowout loss on May 8 at Camden Yards. Graveman came up with a new game plan for the rematch..." August 09

  • Zach Neal might get another start for A’s

    San Francisco Chronicle "Zach Neal’s strong efforts in Oakland’s bullpen of late might earn the rookie right-hander another start. The A’s have rotation openings Tuesday and Wednesday after putting Jesse Hahn on the disabled list on Friday and sending Dillon Overton to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, and they might..." August 07

  • Athletics send Gray to DL

    The Score "The Oakland Athletics' disappointing season took another frustrating turn Sunday, when the club placed right-hander Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list one day after he was chased from his start with extensor-muscle soreness in his right arm. Though Gray had allowed just two runs through..." August 07

  • Cubs complete three-game sweep of Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Kyle Hendricks allowed one run over 7 1/3 innings, Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler hit solo home runs, and the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-1 victory on Sunday. Hendricks (11-7), who improved to 7-1 over his past nine..." August 07

  • Soler homer sparks Cubs past A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jorge Soler had missed 51 games for the Chicago Cubs with a strained left hamstring and hadn't had a major league at-bat since June 6 until he came to the plate Friday night in the first inning with two on and two outs against the Oakland A's. He quickly made up for lost..." August 06

  • Gray leaves start with extensor muscle soreness

    The Score "Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray departed his start Saturday after five innings with right extensor muscle soreness. Gray had allowed two runs off five hits in the outing, striking out two Chicago Cubs before Liam Hendriks took over to start the sixth." August 06

  • Arrieta ends losing streak in Cubs' 4-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Jake Arrieta hasn't quite recaptured his Cy Young Award-winning form, but he came close Saturday, which qualified as more good news for the red-hot Chicago Cubs. Arrieta pitched eight shutout innings and ended his three-game losing streak as the Cubs defeated..." August 06

  • Oakland Athletics coach uses hidden weight room camera to spy on players

    Yahoo! Sports "An Oakland A’s employee planted a hidden camera in the Coliseum weight room to spy on players and personnel, league and union sources told Yahoo Sports, and was suspended while an independent law firm hired by the organization concluded its investigation into the case. Major League..." August 06

  • A's down Angels in 10th to avert sweep

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics really haven't been a part of the American League West race since April, as they have resided at or near the bottom of the standings for most of the season. But that doesn't mean they have to like it. Yonder Alonso's two-out double drove in the..." August 05

  • A’s Jed Lowrie gets day off; toe problem might end his season

    San Francisco Chronicle "Jed Lowrie got a scheduled day off Thursday, but the toe injury on his left foot is no better and season-ending surgey looms as a possibility for Oakland’s second baseman. Lowrie has a painful bunion problem, and while surgery would resolve the issue, the recovery time is three months, so he..." August 05

  • Pujols, Angels walk off with victory over A's

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The way Albert Pujols sees it, the best way to be a hero is by not trying to be one. That was Pujols' approach in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday when the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A's were locked in a tie game. With Mike Trout on first base, Pujols..." August 04

  • Bedrosian closes out Angels' win over A's

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Just 183 more saves, and Cam Bedrosian will catch his dad. Bedrosian earned the first save of his major league career Friday, striking out the side in the ninth inning to preserve the Los Angeles Angels' 5-4 win over the Oakland A's at Angel Stadium. Bedrosian's..." August 03

  • Dodgers acquire Josh Reddick and Rich Hill

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired a pair of rentals from the Oakland Athletics, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. It's outfielder Josh Reddick and starting pitcher Rich Hill. In return, the Dodgers have sent minor-league pitcher Jharel Cotton." August 01