CSN Bay Area "It was throwback night at Chase Field, with Stephen Vogt resembling his pre-All-Star break form that’s largely been missing in the second half. He drove in all three runs for the A’s in a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Having been the driving force behind the A’s..." August 30
Head trainer Nick Paparesta says Ike Davis (hip surgery yesterday) should be ready by Spring Training.
Brooks will be called up to start tomorrow. Doubront pushed back to Monday. Melvin says he needs a bit more time with foot.
Arizona Republic "It would have been easy to focus on the mammoth two-run homer Paul Goldschmidt hit in the seventh inning, a smash that would ultimately provide the Arizona Diamondbacks with the winning margin they needed to clip the visiting Oakland Athletics 6-4 at Chase Field. But manager Chip Hale wanted to..." August 29
Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz were outstanding throughout the Mariners’ 8-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field, just as they’ve been — with a few notable blips — all season. Hernandez shrugged off a leadoff home run by Billy Burns and a string of recent..." August 27
San Francisco Chronicle "Ron Washington said that he planned “to do all I can to get guys across the plate” after being installed back in his old JOB as Oakland’s third-base coach Monday. “I don’t expect to be a perfect third-base coach. But I know I’m a damn good third-base coach,” he said. And then Washington spent..." August 25
The A’s have recalled Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville and placed Kendall Graveman on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique.
The A’s have named Ron Washington third base coach for the remainder of the season. Mike Gallego has been relieved of his duties.
CSN Bay Area "The A’s began the bottom of the seventh with a comedy of base running errors, but then got serious swinging the bat. They batted around in a seven-run rally that turned a one-run deficit into a runaway 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, helping them avoid a weekend sweep. Mark Canha..." August 24
San Francisco Chronicle "A’s rookie Kendall Graveman left his start Sunday after six innings and 84 pitches because of a left oblique strain, putting the rest of his season in doubt. Graveman, acquired in the Josh Donaldson deal with Toronto, will get an MRI exam Monday but it’s likely he’ll be out most of the rest of..." August 24
CSN Bay Area "Danny Valencia is the latest A’s position player to hit the injury list. The third baseman is nursing soreness in his right leg that has been building for a few days, and it was enough to keep him out of Saturday’s lineup against Tampa Bay after Valencia originally was penciled in. Manager..." August 23
Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Rays drew a line in the sand Saturday night in Oakland. They may have lost 49 straight times this season when trailing after eight innings. But a 50th straight loss? No way. And so there they were in the ninth inning, putting together a rally that enabled them to beat the Oakland..." August 23
Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics activated left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle from the 60-day disabled list after several strong relief outings with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds ahead of Saturday night's Star Wars Fireworks night game. To clear space on the active roster, right-handed reliever Dan Otero..." August 22
Ike Davis will have season-ending left hip surgery.
Melvin says A.J. Griffin is continuing to strengthen his shoulder. Sounds unlikely he pitches again this season.
Tampa Tribune "Brad Boxberger allowed another ninth-inning run Friday, but thanks to Desmond Jennings, it wasn’t nearly as costly as the one’s Boxberger allowed earlier this week. Boxberger was able to stop Oakland’s rally as the Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 2-1 victory, their second straight and third in..." August 22
CSN Bay Area "The A’s have spent most of this season being way too hospitable to visiting teams. Not the case over the past two days, as they finished off a two-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with Wednesday’s 5-2 victory. It was quite the bounce-back performance for a team that was coming off an 0-7..." August 20
Hardball Talk "Oakland has placed first baseman Ike Davis on the disabled list with a strained left hip. Davis hasn’t cracked a .750 OPS since 2012, but he showed some flashes of good production during that time and was decent for the Mets and Pirates last year. For the A’s he’s been more valuable as a mop-up..." August 19
San Francisco Chronicle "What for seven innings was pretty much an exercise in offensive futility for the Dodgers and A’s turned into a slugfest in the eighth inning at the Coliseum on Tuesday night. Each team scored three times in the eighth, then Billy Butler doubled home Mark Canha with no outs in the 10th to give..." August 19
Baltimore Sun "After hitting his first Orioles home run and first in his hometown Monday, Steve Clevenger stood by his locker following the club's 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics wearing a huge smile on his face and an incredibly appropriate T-shirt on his chest. “Just happy to be here. Hope I can help..." August 18
Doolittle will get two more rehab outings, would be more likely to join team on next road trip than this coming homestand.
Baltimore Sun "By now you probably know the Orioles absolutely pasted the Oakland A’s on Sunday at Camden Yards, scoring 18 runs on a franchise-record-tying 26 hits. It was pretty crazy to watch. Here are some facts from that game to chew on this morning. ** The Orioles tied their all-time single-game..." August 17
Sonny Gray officially starting tomorrow night
Baltimore Sun "Orioles slugger Chris Davis said he’s not thinking at all about his pending free-agent status, his tremendous offensive streak or his league lead in RBIs. He simply is trying to win ballgames. And whether you fully believe the big fella with so much at stake this season, this much is certain:..." August 16
SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16
I'm told Pat Venditte will be called up for tonight's game. #Athletics badly need bullpen depth.
Baltimore Sun "It took 13 innings and nearly 4 1/2 hours, but the Orioles emerged with an 8-6 victory Friday night thanks to the second career game-ending homer by budding superstar Manny Machado. Machado catapulted the second pitch from Oakland Athletics reliever Aaron Brooks over the left-field wall to give..." August 15
MLB.com "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15
Toronto Sun "Eventually this winning streak will come to an end, but the ride continued for another day Thursday thanks to a little good fortune and some timely bottom of the order contributions. Win No. 11 in a row — marking the second 11-game winning streak this year — was a mostly tidy 4-2 win over the..." August 14
Toronto Sun "After a stretch of games in which the Blue Jays relied on pitching and defence, they reverted to form on Wednesday night to reach first place in the American League East in mid-August for the first time since 1993. On this pivotal evening, finesse once again gave way to blunt force trauma as..." August 13
Sonny Gray scratched with back spasms #Athletics say. Chavez starting
Toronto Sun "Drew Hutchison finally got into the act. After watching a trio of superb pitching performances in New York over the weekend, Hutchison may have been inspired. On Tuesday against the Oakland A’s, Hutchison joined his rotation mates and kept the Blue Jays’ ball rolling, this time with a 4-2..." August 12
MLB.com "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12
San Francisco Chronicle "This was going to be another screed about Oakland’s porous bullpen, which tried mightily to undo another terrific game by an A’s starter. Instead, the A’s mixed moxie and luck in the bottom of the ninth Sunday at the Coliseum, tying the game on Josh Reddick’s two-out, bases-loaded squibber that..." August 10
San Francisco Chronicle "When a reliever throws six of his seven pitches for strikes and works a 1-2-3 inning, you’d think he’d be pleased, but for Sean Doolittle, working on a rehab assignment on Friday night, his outing at Stockton was less than perfect. Doolittle said that he felt out of sync, which was frustrating..." August 09
CSN Bay Area "Jesse Chavez hadn’t logged a work day this long in quite some time. It had to make for a satisfying afternoon for the A’s right-hander as Oakland notched a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros. They’ve taken two of the first three from the American League West leaders and will try to capture the..." August 09
CSN Bay Area "Watching Sonny Gray rise to the occasion in a marquee game is a familiar sight. On Friday, A’s fans also saw what newcomer Danny Valencia brings to the table. With Gray outdueling Astros ace Dallas Keuchel in his third complete game of the season, Valencia had his fingerprints on every other..." August 08
Houston Chronicle "There were more than 800 dogs at O.co Coliseum on Thursday night, most with more bite than the Astros offense outside of Carlos Correa, who demolished a go-ahead home run with two out in the eighth inning, the latest eye-opener from an unreal talent who’s becoming a shoe-in for Rookie of the..." August 07
CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis hit a 10th inning grand-slam powered the Orioles to a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. With the scored tied at 3, Caleb Joseph and Manny Machado singled off Arnold Leon (0-1) to start the 10th. Gerardo Parra was walked intentionally, and Adam Jones popped out with..." August 06
San Francisco Chronicle "If he is feeling OK Wednesday after his pregame activity Tuesday, Sean Doolittle will be on the verge of a rehab assignment, keeping the A’s closer on track to return to the club this month — most likely on the next homestand. Doolittle threw a 27-pitch simulated game Tuesday at the Coliseum..." August 05
CSN Bay Area "Not every day do you see teams pitch around light-hitting Eric Sogard. Marcus Semien made the Baltimore Orioles pay for the unorthodox move. Semien drilled a three-run homer right after Sogard was intentionally walked to get to him, highlighting the A’s four-run rally that drove a 5-0 victory..." August 05
Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets made another deal. They graded for another bullpen arm from the A's, getting Eric O'Flaherty for their bullpen. The Mets will also get cash considerations and send over a player to be named later. To make room for him, the Mets designated Alex Torres for assignment." August 05
The Mets have acquired LHP Eric O’Flaherty and cash from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later.
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
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
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
The A's say Reddick left the game with lower back tightness.
Crisp sounds likely for tomorrow, will hit second behind Burns is the plan.
Doolittle will face hitters in a simulated game this week Melvin says.
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