Nate Freiman says he is feeling a lot better lately after some aggressive treatment for his back strain. Still not doing baseball activity.
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.
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
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
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
MLB.com "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
If Reddick continues progressing well, it appears he could be back in a game next weekend at the earliest.
Jarrod Parker will throw to hitters again tomorrow. Two 20-pitch innings.
No broken jaw for Sam Fuld, a relief for #Athletics. Those are 4-6 weeks recovery time.
CSN Bay Area "arry Zito’s return to the A’s made for great early spring training fodder, and the veteran lefty remains a hot storyline thanks to his pitching. He turned in another sparkling outing Friday, firing three perfect innings of relief and getting the victory as Oakland scored a 3-2 walkoff victory..." March 21
Oakland Tribune "Tyler Ladendorf's career didn't go spinning out of control last year. But it could have. Ladendorf tested positive in June for a "drug of abuse" and received a 50-game suspension while playing for Triple-A Sacramento. It wasn't an easy situation for Ladendorf, but he handled it well enough that..." March 19
Sporting News "Athletics general manager Billy Beane has accepted an advisory role with Dutch soccer club AZ Alkmaar, the team announced. He will provide input "in the areas of high performance and innovation." “We’ve had a lot of contact with Billy In the last few months,” AZ director of soccer Earnie..." March 17
Sonny Gray #Athletics opening day starter
LF Coco Crisp (elbow) will hit today; 1B Ike Davis (back) will get in batting cage. #Athletics
Asked about the back pain that has sidelined him for a few days, #Athletics 1B Ike Davis said "It's getting better ... finally."
The A's have optioned Leon to Triple-A and Alcantara to Double-A. Castro, Fuller and Owens reassigned to Minor League camp.
Josh Reddick (oblique) is feeling better, will try to do some throwing today. #Athletics
RHP Jarrod Parker faced hitters for first time Friday, "just moving closer " to return from Tommy John surgery. #Athletics
The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14
The Score "A bout of pinkeye doesn't appear to be the only thing set to keep Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp from the lineup this spring. The 35-year-old was removed from Sunday's game to start the third inning after experiencing discomfort in his right elbow. Manager Bob Melvin told reporters..." March 09
Parker could face hitters Friday if Tuesday bullpen session goes well. #Athletics
Looks like #Rays Jaso is leaving the game after being hit by that pitch. Headed to clubhouse with trainer
Reddick will be shut down for two weeks. Too early to tell if he'll be ready by Opening Day.
USA Today "The novelty never seems to wear off for fans, opponents and even teammates when Pat Venditte takes the mound. The first thing you notice is his six-fingered glove. With its two thumbs, it allows Venditte to take advantage of a skill no one else in baseball has – an ability to pitch either left-..." March 07
CSN Bay Area "Still no word on when Sean Doolittle will begin throwing. The closer continues doing strengthening exercises in his rehab from a slight rotator cuff tear in his throwing shoulder, and Melvin said things are progressing well. " March 06
Reddick has been scratched with a right oblique strain.
The A's have decided to move Coco Crisp to left field in attempt to help keep him healthy.
Hardball Talk "John Hickey of the Mercury-News reports that Josh Reddick gave up his number 16 to Billy Butler when Country Breakfast signed with the A’s. The price? Not high: “For Reddick, giving up 16 wasn’t a major hardship, particularly since he got a new X-Box from Butler out of it as a token of..." March 03
Chavez starts Wed, Zito on Thurs. brad Mills starts Tuesday's opener. #Athletics
Hardball Talk "The Athletics have claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from the Orioles, the club announced Friday afternoon. To make room for Hassan on the 40-man roster, the A’s moved pitcher A.J. Griffin to the 60-day disabled list. It’s the second time the Athletics have claimed Hassan off waivers..." February 28
Hardball Talk "Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp missed more than a week down the stretch in 2012 due to pinkeye and John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News reports that he’s dealing with it again. Pinkeye, which is also called conjunctivitis, involves redness and swelling between the eyelid and eye surface...." February 28
San Francisco Chronicle "Nobody in baseball illustrates how the business of the game can break the heart of a fan more than Brett Lawrie. He’s the new A’s third baseman, acquired from Toronto in a November trade that sent fan favorite Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays. A’s fans were understandably distraught at losing..." February 26
Hardball Talk "There has been increasing sentiment around baseball that something should be done about the use of smokeless tobacco by ballplayers. At one point Bud Selig claimed he’d propose a ban on it across all of baseball. While that hasn’t happened, the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement did outlaw..." February 25
RHP Taylor Thompson (shoulder) will need at least one more flat ground throwing session before he gets on a mound for #Athletics
Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp.
Bluebird Banter "Jon Heyman of CBS Sports informed us that Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays were in a salary arbitration hearing on Thursday and today we found out that the arbitrator sided with the Jays. Last month, the Blue Jays filed their offer of $4.3 million while Donaldson requested $5.75..." February 14
Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard on a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration, the team announced in a tweet. The deal is for $8,300,000, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Clippard had submitted for $8,850,000 and the team had offered $7,775,000." February 12
CSN Bay Area "Billy Butler is a man of his word. Upon signing with the A’s in November, he was determined to pry jersey No. 16 away from Josh Reddick, saying Reddick would get a nice gift in return. Sure enough, Reddick was soon the owner of a new Xbox One system. “I’ll probably take him out to dinner a..." February 11
San Jose Mercury News "One of the rituals of spring training is the physical exam that players must take before suiting up for the first time, and it's a good bet no one on the A's roster is looking forward to that more than Ike Davis. The first baseman, picked up in a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates over the..." February 10
MLB.com "The A's pitching depth undoubtedly figures to be one of their biggest strengths this season. As many as six pitchers will be in competition for just three rotation spots behind Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir, and that group doesn't even include Tommy John patients Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin, who..." February 09
Hardball Talk "Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is dealing with a “slight” tear of his rotator cuff, but as Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports, he isn’t expected to miss much time following the beginning of the regular season. Doolittle suffered the injury during his off-season throwing program." February 09
There is still no timetable for Doolittle's return but the general consensus seems to be he might not miss a ton of time to start season.
Melvin says Vogt, coming off foot surgery, might not catch in spring games initially but will be catching bullpen sessions. #Athletics
A's beat jarrod parker. He gets 850K.
Hardball Talk "Last year Mark Mulder‘s comeback attempt with the Angels ended when he tore his left Achilles’ tendon during spring training. After sitting out the entire season Mulder talked about possibly trying another comeback this year, but today the two-time All-Star told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that..." February 03
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Athletics closer Sean Doolittle has a slight tear in his left rotator cuff and is not expected to be ready for the beginning of the season, the team announced Friday." January 24
MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics have avoided arbitration with lefty Fernando Abad, MLBTR has learned. He will earn $1,087,500 for the coming season, his first of arbitration eligibility, and can also achieve award bonuses in the deal. Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com tweeted previously that his understanding was that..." January 24
A's and Sogard agree to one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.
Oakland Tribune "Stephen Vogt has sore feet, but the A's catcher isn't complaining. He spent 9½ weeks in a boot following surgery on his right foot Oct. 14, and the soreness is just a matter of getting acclimated to not having his foot encased in a boot for all that time. His surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Jung,..." January 22