Athletics Rumors & News

  • Tyler Wilson's spot start plenty good enough in Orioles' 9-2 win over A's

    Baltimore Sun "Rookie right-hander Tyler Wilson was supposed to be with Triple-A Norfolk at Lehigh Valley, which would have allowed him to go to Sunday’s viewing for his wife’s grandfather, who passed away last week in Pennsylvania. Instead, Wilson got the call to start for the Orioles in Oakland on Monday..." August 04

  • Canha doubles, A's walk-off vs. Indians

    CSN Bay Area "Mark Canha drilled a two-out double that scored Sam Fuld in the bottom of the 10th to give the A’s a 2-1 walkoff win against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Canha, who entered as a replacement for the injured Josh Reddick in the fifth, entered the day hitting just .077 (2-for-26) in 10 games..." August 03

  • Reddick doubtful for Monday, but not concerned about back

    CSN Bay Area "Josh Reddick is listed as doubtful for Monday’s game, but neither he nor A’s manager Bob Melvin sounded overly concerned about the outfielder’s back injury. Reddick left Sunday’s game against Cleveland with tightness in his lower back stemming from a running catch he made in the top of the..." August 03

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    The A's say Reddick left the game with lower back tightness.

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Crisp sounds likely for tomorrow, will hit second behind Burns is the plan.

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Doolittle will face hitters in a simulated game this week Melvin says.

  • Crisp’s return highlights A’s upcoming moves

    San Francisco Chronicle "Coco Crisp will return to the A’s on Sunday, and pitcher Felix Doubront, acquired Friday, is also expected to be added to the roster. That means some potentially interesting corresponding moves — and with Jake Smolinski learning to play first base ASAP, the outfielder might not be headed out...." August 02

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    Oakland Athletics @Athletics

    #Athletics recall RHP Aaron Brooks from Nashville; designate LHP Eric O’Flaherty for assignment

  • Brooks wins in A's debut, bats break out vs. Indians

    CSN Bay Area "Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who..." August 02

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    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Crisp will play today and tomorrow for Stockton, then be evaluated here Sunday. "We'll see where we're at Monday," Melvin said.

  • Cleveland Indians beat Oakland Athletics, 2-1, with ninth-inning rally

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Danny Salazar knows what Corey Kluber feels like. Kluber has been deserted by his offense for most of the season. Salazar has shared that feeling for the last three starts. Unlike Kluber, however, Salazar has had better luck when it comes to wins and losses. That was evident Friday night..." August 01

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    Alex Speier @alexspeier

    Confirmed: Red Sox acquired Ryan Cook from the A's for a player to be named.

  • Cleveland Indians strike early, Carlos Carrasco throws two-hitter in 3-1 win over A's

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians raised the white flag Tuesday when they traded David Murphy to the Angels. They raised it again Thursday when they sent Brandon Moss to St. Louis and said they are now looking at the second half as a chance to assess their roster and look at as many young players as possible. So..." July 31

  • Red Sox Acquire Reliever Ryan Cook At Trade Deadline

    CBS Boston "The Boston Red Sox pulled off a minor trade ahead of Major League Baseball’s 4pm deadline on Friday, adding another reliever to their bullpen. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Boston acquired right-hander Ryan Cook from the Oakland Athletics. The Red Sox will send cash back to Oakland,..." July 31

  • Oakland A's acquire Felix Doubront from Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations

    Athletics Nation "Cash considerations are on the move again, as the Oakland Athletics have acquired left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront from the Toronto Blue Jays. The acquisition was announced with about 30 minutes before Friday's 1:00 PM Pacific Time non-waiver trade deadline. Doubront is out of options, and will..." July 31

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    Oakland Athletics @Athletics

    #Athletics acquire LHP Felix Doubront from Toronto for cash considerations

  • With roster in flux, Dodgers use five-run rally to beat A's, remain atop NL West

    Orange County Register "Whatever the Dodgers team looks like the next time it gathers, this version went out in style. After blowing a one-run lead by surrendering four runs in the top of the seventh, the Dodgers were on the verge of dropping out of first place in the NL West for the first time since May 29. But they..." July 30

  • Sonny Gray great as A’s beat L.A. 2-0 to end losing streak

    San Francisco Chronicle "With Oakland’s trades the past week, the team is now looking to the future, and that future is seldom brighter than when Sonny Gray is on the mound. Gray, 25, threw his fourth career shutout and second this month in Oakland’s 2-0 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night. Josh Reddick provided..." July 29

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    To recap: Mujica will close. New acquisition Aaron Brooks will start Saturday. Pomeranz will remain in bullpen. Muncy, Alvarez recalled.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Royals getting #Athletics’ Zobrist.

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Sounds like the A's are deep in Zobrist talks and something could happen soon.

  • Royals get Zobrist in trade with A's

    MLB.com "The Royals acquired super-utility man Ben Zobrist from the A's on Tuesday, their second big splash leading up to Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. The A's received right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks and Minor League left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea. Zobrist, 34, was hitting .268/.354/.447 with..." July 28

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Mets and a's agree on clippard deal

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Josh Reddick's name had previously been discussed between Oakland and Mets, but I am told he isn't a current consideration.

  • Tim Hudson gets first win against A’s as Giants sweep

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Hudson was able to keep the hounds at bay for another day. Yes, the 40-year-old teetered, but he pitched well enough in the Giants’ 4-3 victory Sunday to earn his first career win against the A’s and become the 15th pitcher to beat all 30 teams. The Giants swept Oakland and won for the 11th..." July 27

  • Mets acquire Clippard in deal with Athletics

    Sportsnet "The New York Mets have acquired right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Casey Meisner. The Mets remain in the hunt for the National League East division title, sitting just two games behind the Washington Nationals. The..." July 27

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    #Mets making progress on deal for Oakland's Tyler Clippard, per @Ken_Rosenthal, but other teams still pursuing.

  • A’s expected to trade closer Tyler Clippard very soon

    Hardball Talk "Now that the A’s are officially open for business following the Scott Kazmir trade Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that closer Tyler Clippard is the next impending free agent expected to be traded away from Oakland and “perhaps as soon as Monday.” Clippard was acquired from..." July 27

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Even with Johnny Cueto on board, don't think KC is done adding. Hearing they're expected to stay in on Ben Zobrist until the end.

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    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Coco Crisp will start rehab assignment tomorrow w/Stockton. 4 games mapped out there now, nothing further beyond that #Athletics

  • Bumgarner powers Giants over A's with bat, arm

    CSN Bay Area "Once again, Madison Bumgarner practically put on a one-man show. Bumgarner gave up one run over seven innings and scored one himself, crushing a solo homer that was the first run in a 2-1 Giants win. The Giants have taken the first two games of this series and 10 of their last 11. Bumgarner..." July 26

  • Mets still have their eyes on some potential big-time acquisitions

    Fox Sports "The Mets are thinking big. Whether they act big remains to be seen. The team, after acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves on Friday, is exploring a number of larger trades, major-league sources say. Here, according to sources, is where the Mets’ various pursuits stand: A..." July 26

  • Bumgarner powers Giants over A's 2-1 with bat, arm

    CSN Bay Area "Once again, Madison Bumgarner practically put on a one-man show. Bumgarner gave up one run over seven innings and scored one himself, crushing a solo homer that was the first run in a 2-1 Giants win. The Giants have taken the first two games of this series and 10 of their last 11. Bumgarner..." July 25

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Doolittle will throw from flat ground Saturday, keeping him on track for a bullpen session by the end of the month.

  • Pence powers Giants past A's to open Bay series

    CSN Bay Area "You could argue that everyone should have gone home the second poor Billy Burns was removed Friday night with what was announced as a “testicular contusion,” but the show must go on, and the Giants made sure their fans went home happy in the opener of the Bay Bridge Series. The 9-3 win over the..." July 25

  • Reggie Jackson gets into heated, physical confrontation with fan at Cooperstown restaurant

    New York Daily News "In what should have been the safe haven of the Hall of Fame induction weekend, Reggie Jackson managed to find trouble Friday night when he got into a heated, physical confrontation with an autograph-seeking fan at a Main Street restaurant. While most of the other Hall of Famers were attending..." July 25

  • Reggie Jackson denies fan altercation: ‘I would never touch a person’

    New York Post "In the strongest words possible, Reggie Jackson on Saturday denied a published report that he was involved in a physical altercation with an autograph-seeking fan Friday night here at a local restaurant. “I absolutely did not push or shove anyone, you can’t do that,” Jackson said on the veranda..." July 25

  • Blue Jays needed this win over A’s as Russell Martin heats up

    Toronto Star "Finally, Russell Martin, the hard-working catcher who has been a hard-luck hitter when catching R.A. Dickey, provided some offence to back his knuckleballer. Martin, who had been 7-for-44 as a catcher for Dickey, slammed a two-run homer in the second, doubled and scored in the fourth, and drove..." July 24

  • Report: Athletics Considering Multiple Zobrist Offers

    Bleacher Report "The A's are in sell mode, but Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting they aren't in a hurry to trade Zobrist due to the interest he is generating. The 34-year-old former Tampa Bay Rays star is putting up average offensive numbers in 2015. He's batting just .254 with five home runs and 32 RBI,..." July 24

  • A's pitcher Scott Kazmir traded to Astros

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics have traded starting pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham. Kazmir had been on turn to start against the Toronto Blue Jays, but the A's have instead recalled pitcher Arnold Leon to go to the bullpen,..." July 24

  • A's blow lead, walk-off on Jays in 10th

    CSN Bay Area "The A’s have latched on to an unorthodox formula for victory on this homestand, and it’s enough to drive even the most diehard fan bonkers. For the second time in five games, they watched closer Tyler Clippard blow a save, only to rally in extra innings to pull out a victory. Ike Davis beat out..." July 23

  • Billy Beane: Oakland A's needed to be realistic about the standings, more deals possible

    Athletics Nation "With Scott Kazmir's trade to the Houston Astros came the understanding that the Oakland Athletics had a long way to go to even have a chance at a Wild Card spot, where they trail the Minnesota Twins by seven games and are in ninth in the Wild Card race despite improved play since May 23. The..." July 23

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Pomeranz is starting in place of Kazmir today.

  • Doolittle confident he'll return to A's this season

    CSN Bay Area "With talk of outfielder Coco Crisp perhaps returning sometime soon for the A’s, closer Sean Doolittle is hopeful of his own eventual return before the regular season ends. Doolittle will throw two flat-ground sessions sometime next week, and he would get on the mound shortly after that if all..." July 23

  • Jays top A's in Donaldson's return to Oakland

    Toronto Sun "His many Bay Area fans gave Josh Donaldson a rousing welcome back to his old stomping grounds and his new teammates presented him with the best homecoming gift of all, a 7-1 victory over the Oakland A’s. Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista and Russell Martin each hit a home run and lefthander Mark..." July 22

  • Which MLB Stadium Has The Cheapest Beer?

    Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22

  • Does the second wild card ruin the trade deadline?

    SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22

  • Mets trade talks about Ben Zobrist heating up, A’s identify prospects they want: source

    New York Daily News "While nothing is imminent, the Mets have gotten as far as discussing pieces with the A’s for a possible deal for Ben Zobrist, a source told The News Tuesday afternoon. The A’s have identified the prospects they would need to send the veteran utility man to New York. Zobrist was identified early..." July 22

  • When and where will Coco Crisp return to A’s?

    San Francisco Chronicle "Coco Crisp, who has missed most of the season after elbow surgery and neck problems, took batting practice on the field Tuesday, a signal he is getting close to a potential rehab assignment. Manager Bob Melvin said the team will have a better idea by early next week about when Crisp might play..." July 22

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: No ongoing discussions between #Mets and #Athletics on Zobrist.