Athletics Rumors & News

  • A's amaze with second walk-off win in two nights

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Another day, another walk-off win for the Oakland A's against the Tampa Bay Rays, this one even more spectacular than the first. One day after Coco Crisp hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning to beat the Rays 1-0, rookie third baseman Ryon Healy crushed a walk-off solo..." July 24

  • Crisp walk-off pushes A's past Rays in 13th

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland A's rookie left-hander Sean Manaea had been in the clubhouse for over an hour after pitching eight shutout innings against the Tampa Bay Rays when he watched on television as Coco Crisp came to bat in the bottom of the 13th inning Friday night. Rookie third baseman..." July 23

  • Rays dump A's for third win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tim Beckman tied another team hitting record, Matt Moore pitched another gem, and the Tampa Bay Rays opened their four-game series against the Oakland A's with their third straight victory Thursday night. Moore pitched seven strong innings in the Rays' 7-3 win at the..." July 22

  • Reddick awaits news

    San Francisco Chronicle "Josh Reddick said trade rumors don’t bother him. What’s bothersome is that talks for a new A’s deal haven’t progressed. “It’s kind of disheartening something hasn’t been worked out so far,” Reddick said, “and we’ve been four months into it.” Asked if he’d like to stay in Oakland, Reddick..." July 22

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Cubs reportedly interested in Josh Reddick

    Sportsnaut "Slated to become a free agent this upcoming winter, Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick will likely find himself on another team between now and the August 1st trade deadline. As the longest-tenured member of the A’s, it’s not going to be easy for the team’s brass to move him. But picking..." July 21

  • Aggressive baserunning leads A's past Astros in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- There were two outs and runners on first and second when Oakland A's right fielder Josh Reddick came to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning to face Houston Astros left-hander Tony Sipp in a 3-3 game Tuesday night. Reddick broke his bat and hit a soft ground ball,..." July 20

  • Astros' Fister shuts down A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After losing back-to-back games, the Houston Astros needed to win Wednesday to avoid a series sweep against the Oakland A's and to end their six-game road trip on a good note. The Astros sent he right man to the mound to do exactly that. Right-hander Doug Fister..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • David Price and Sonny Gray Building a Bromance That Transcends the Game

    Bleacher Report "Theirs is a friendship based on curveballs, Commodores and chip shots. Maybe one day, these two Vanderbilt University alums and Tennessee neighbors will be teammates, too. For now, David Price is the $217 million anchor in a sketchy Boston rotation as the Red Sox take aim at another World..." July 20

  • Graveman pitches Athletics to win over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Houston Astros had to know what was coming when Oakland A's right-hander Kendall Graveman took the mound Monday night at the Oakland Coliseum. Nine days earlier in his previous start, Graveman challenged the Astros with a heavy dose of mid-90s sinkerballs and held them..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Donaldson burns old team as Blue Jays top A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND -- As if the Oakland A's needed another reminder of how much they miss Josh Donaldson, he gave them one Sunday. Donaldson, the reigning American League MVP, lined a two-run, tie-breaking double with two outs in the top of the ninth inning against his former team, and the Toronto Blue..." July 17

  • Trade candidate Rich Hill exits after only five pitches with ongoing blister issue

    CBS Sports "Rich Hill's return to the Athletics rotation did not last long. Hill made his first start since July 7 on Sunday afternoon, and he lasted only five pitches due to an ongoing blister issue on his pitching hand." July 17

  • Indians trade Detwiler to Athletics

    Today's Knuckleball "According to a report from Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com on Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians have traded left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for cash considerations. However, while Detwiler will not immediately be placed on the Athletics’ 40-man roster, the..." July 17

  • A's start second half with 8-7 win over Jays

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's kicked off the second half of the season with a powerful statement and an emotional 8-7 comeback victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night at Oakland Coliseum. Josh Reddick, Khris Davis and Stephen Vogt -- the A's second, third and fourth hitters..." July 16

  • Oakland A’s Danny Valencia, Coco Crisp losing playing time, says Bob Melvin

    Athletics Nation "Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin has indicated that a youth movement is afoot for the club in his pre-game meeting with A’s beat writers as we get the second half started. To that end, the A’s are making Ryon Healy the starting third baseman and will be reducing playing time for third baseman..." July 16

  • Oakland A’s trade rumors: Every Rich Hill rumor in one place

    Athletics Nation "Fourteen years ago, in the fourth round of the 2002 Major League draft, the Chicago Cubs selected a 22 year-old southpaw by the name of Rich Hill. From the very beginning, the lefty was known for his wicked curveball and high strikeout totals. A top prospect, he debuted with the Cubs in 2005,..." July 14

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • Marlins interested in Rich Hill?

    ESPN "Add the Miami Marlins to the list of teams interested in Rich Hill, but acquiring the Oakland Athletics' left-hander will be no easy task. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports the Marlins, who have previously been linked to the Rays’ Jake Odorizzi and and the Padres’ Drew Pomeranz, could..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred on A’s: ‘I certainly have not given up on Oakland’

    San Francisco Chronicle "Commissioner Rob Manfred, insisting he remains a proponent of the A’s staying in Oakland, said Major League Baseball would regret a relocation. “I am committed to Oakland as a major-league site,” Manfred said Tuesday. “If we were to leave Oakland, I think 10 years from now we would be more..." July 12

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Athletics' Dull has inherited runners steak snapped at 36

    MLB.com "It was as sticky of a situation as any, even for Ryan Dull. The A's reliever, who had stranded all 36 of his inherited runners entering Saturday against the Astros, was brought on board with a three-run lead and runners at the corners and no outs in the ninth inning. Both would score,..." July 10

  • Astros tie game in ninth, win in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- When asked on Saturday morning to discuss the Athletics' improved defense and the corresponding 14-game errorless streak that his club stretched to 15 games a few hours later, Oakland manager Bob Melvin tapped on his bat in hopes of warding off any pending jinxes. His wish went..." July 10

  • Blue Jays among teams to scout Sonny Gray

    Sportsnet "The MLB trade deadline is less than a month away and the rumours are starting to fly. Here is some of the biggest buzz from around the majors. Blue Jays scout Gray The Skinny: The Toronto Blue Jays were among the teams to scout Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray earlier this week, according..." July 10

  • Royals among teams showing interest in Reddick

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics and right fielder Josh Reddick have not restarted contract talks, thereby increasing the likelihood of a trade by the Aug. 1 deadline, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The A’s offered Reddick a three-year, $36MM contract extension during the spring, but his camp..." July 10

  • Odds of Reddick trade appear on rise

    San Francisco Chronicle "Josh Reddick and the A’s have not resumed contract talks, increasing the already strong chances of the team trading the outfielder in the next three weeks. The outfielder was offered a three-year, $36 million deal during the spring, sources confirmed, and Reddick’s representatives countered..." July 10

  • Valbuena's three-run HR in ninth sends Astros past A's

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With two runners on base and his club trailing by two runs, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was considering the right strategic play for the moment when Luis Valbuena stepped to the plate. Valbuena quickly eliminated the need for Hinch to consider his options any longer...." July 09

  • Graveman helps A's beat Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Right-hander Kendall Graveman of the Oakland Athletics had enjoyed a lengthy enough stretch of quality starts, so what he accomplished on Saturday should not have come as a shock to anyone paying attention. Graveman extended his wining streak to four games while producing the..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • What is the A's plan with Coco Crisp and his vesting option?

    Athletics Nation "We all know about Coco Crisp's vesting option. If he plays in just 59 of the A's remaining 76 games, he'll be guaranteed an $11 million dollar contract on the 2017 A's. Coco has looked leaps and bounds better than he did last year, but that's only been good enough to make him one of the worst..." July 09

  • Crisp to apologize for throwing bat at umpire's feet

    The Score "Coco Crisp was fuming as he took an ejection Thursday, but following the game, he was sorry. After taking a strike call that appeared to be below the knees, the Oakland Athletics outfielder ended up striking out swinging. On his follow through, he flipped the bat toward home plate umpire D.J...." July 08

  • A’s Coco Crisp to draw one-game suspension for bat toss

    San Francisco Chronicle " Oakland outfielder Coco Crisp will receive a one-game suspension for tossing his bat Thursday night and nearly hitting home-plate umpire D.J. Reyburn, The Chronicle has learned." July 08

  • Orioles scouts watched Sonny Gray, Ervin Santana in Weds. game

    Camden Chat "The idea that the Orioles are going to have to trade for someone to try to improve the state of their starting rotation gets more support almost on a daily basis. It seems so unlikely that they could hold their slim division lead with that unit continuing to pitch the way it collectively..." July 08

  • Marlins, Red Sox among teams scouting Rich Hill

    Today's Knuckleball "Roughly 15 scouts were on hand at the Astros-Athletics game where prime trade candidate Rich Hill took the mound, and Hill didn’t disappoint. In six innings pitched, Hill allowed only three hits, one run, two walks and struck out 10 hitters. Among the teams with scouts in attendance: the..." July 08

  • Rangers Release Eric Surkamp To Sign With KBO’s Hanwha Eagles

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced tonight that they’ve requested release waivers on left-hander Eric Surkamp and will sell his contract rights to the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. Texas had claimed Surkamp off waivers from the division-rival Athletics in late June. The move opens a spot on..." July 08

  • Hill helps A's outlast Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- What Oakland Athletics left-hander Rich Hill proved unequivocally on Thursday night was that the effects of a long, injury-induced layoff could be mitigated by intensive labor and unwavering self-confidence. Hill worked six exceptional innings and helped carry the A's to a 3-1..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • Jays among teams scouting Gray, Santana

    TSN "Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana outdueled Sonny Gray of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night in a two-hit, complete-game shutout and Toronto Blue Jays scouts were there to watch. The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports that the Jays were among a number of teams to have..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Milone, Twins beat rain, Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- A lengthy rain delay didn't affect Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tommy Milone, as the left-hander fired six strong innings in an 11-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night at Target Field. Both clubs sat out a nearly three-hour delay before Milone started the game..." July 06

  • Twins' Santana tosses two-hitter to shut out A's

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Paul Molitor has pondered plenty of difficult decisions during his season and a half as manager of Minnesota Twins. But the skipper had it easy on Wednesday. Twins starter Ervin Santana was brilliant, allowing just two hits in a 4-0 complete-game shutout of the Oakland..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • Royals interested in Josh Reddick, Rich Hill

    MLB Daily Dish "The Royals have interest in Athletics trade chips Josh Reddick and Rich Hill, according to a report from Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Kansas City scouted Hill’s most recent start against Pittsburgh. Kansas City is known to be looking for rotation help in advance of the trade..." July 05

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05