Oakland Tribune "The Oakland A's reinstated infielder Hiro Nakajima from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced Thursday. Nakajima, who left Japan to sign a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the A's in the winter, began the season the season on the disabled list..." May 23
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "In the first major league start of his career, Ross Wolf allowed one earned run in 5-plus innings of work to lead the Rangers to a 3-1 win on Wednesday afternoon. Texas avoided the sweep, joining the New York Yankees as the only teams without three straight losses. The 30-year-old..." May 23
San Francisco Chronicle "If there was a game the A’s were meant to lose in their three-game series against the Rangers, it was Tuesday’s. Yu Darvish vs. Dan Straily was all you had to know to pick a favorite. Darvish was 7-1 with a 2.97 ERA and a majors-leading 86 strikeouts, and Straily had a 7.27 ERA and a spot in..." May 22
San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bob Melvin would have been fine if Bartolo Colon, making his final appearance in his 30s, lasted six innings Monday night. So after inning No. 6, Melvin approached his starting pitcher. "I asked him how he was doing," Melvin said, "and he asked me how I was doing. ... I said I'm all..." May 21
Melvin said Reddick will take BP in Houston with #athletics Friday, rehab assignment could be in works. Surgery seems unlikely now.
San Francisco Chronicle "Nine days earlier, Adam Rosales hit a clear game-tying home run that was disallowed. On Friday, he hit a drive well out to left in the eighth inning, and it proved the deciding blow in the A's 2-1 victory over the Royals. Josh Donaldson's solo shot the previous inning tied the game and ended..." May 18
San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s just announced that Brett Anderson has a stress fracture in his right foot and will be re-evaluated again in four weeks, which means he will be out closer to two months, or maybe more, because obviously he will have to go through rehab and build his innings back up. Anderson told me the..." May 17
CSN Bay Area "The A’s went their separate ways to enjoy a much-needed day off Thursday, but there’s an issue waiting for them when they get back. Brett Anderson won’t return anytime soon because of a nagging ankle injury, and the A’s need to identify a suitable replacement for him in the starting..." May 16
Oakland Tribune "A's pitcher Brett Anderson is still feeling soreness in his sprained right ankle and won't be activated from the disabled list when he becomes eligible Thursday. There was hope that he could start Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals, but after testing the ankle Tuesday, Anderson..." May 16
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Nelson Cruz launched a three-run homer in the fifth inning Wednesday, and Alexi Ogando took a no-hitter in the sixth inning as the Rangers beat Oakland 6-2 to win the three-game series. The homer was Cruz’s 10th of the season and his third on the four-city, nine-game road trip, but it was only..." May 16
Brett Anderson can still feel that troublesome ankle; he's not sure when he will come off DL to start. #Athletics
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The music was booming late Tuesday night in the visitor’s clubhouse at O.co Coliseum. Even Charles Ramsey knows that’s a dead giveaway that the Texas Rangers had won a game. But all had been quiet after the previous five times the Rangers had played at the home ballpark of their division..." May 15
San Francisco Chronicle "Like any manager, Bob Melvin would prefer his players look ahead, not behind. Monday night was an exception. The Rangers arrived at the Coliseum on a roll, winning seven of their past nine and owning the majors' top record. The A's were coming off a 3-7 road trip to fall below .500. So if the..." May 14
Dallas Morning News "With Monday’s series opener, the Texas Rangers seemingly were playing Oakland at the right time. The Athletics had limped home from a 3-7 trip during which they lost 4 1/2 games to the American League West-leading Rangers. Instead, the Athletics bounced back with a 5-1 victory. For the..." May 14
Young will be back with the team tomorrow but likely won't rejoin roster until Friday.
San Francisco Chronicle "A bright start to the A's longest road trip of the season turned sour in Cleveland and didn't improve much from there. Oakland took two of three at Yankee Stadium, but dropped all but one of the next seven games, including a 6-1 loss in the finale at Safeco Field on Sunday. The A's, who were..." May 13
Anderson says he had no issue with ankle yesterday. He'll test it out today but already feels he'll be ready to make next start with A's.
Reddick likely to wait a week before picking up a bat. If he can't swing a bat soon, he'll make decision on surgery. He's not ruling it out.
Now it sounds like there's a better chance of Crisp returning Wednesday than Young. Crisp had a great day running; Young felt quad in game.
San Francisco Chronicle "For the first time since April 3, the A's are under .500. And the defending AL West champions aren't pleased. "I just think we're playing bad in all areas of the game," third baseman Josh Donaldson said after Oakland's 6-3 loss to the Mariners. "We've got to get our fight back, our..." May 11
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians held voluntary batting practice before their 12:05 p.m. game against Oakland on Thursday. They then held mandatory BP against right-hander Bartolo Colon. Tribe hitters, all but tripping over themselves to get to the box against Colon, flexed repeatedly in a 9-2 victory at sunny..." May 10
In non-replay news, Melvin says Brett Anderson will get rehab start on Sunday, likely to rejoin rotation following Fri. if all goes well.
San Francisco Chronicle "Here is the statement released today by Joe Torre about the umpiring crew’s failure to reverse the call on Adam Rosales’ clear game-tying home run last night; Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre issued the following statement regarding the instant replay review in the top of the..." May 09
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians won for the ninth time in 10 games Wednesday night because instant replay said no way to the Oakland A's. After a review of Adam Rosales' long drive to the top of the 19-foot wall in left-center field was ruled a double instead of a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth..." May 09
San Francisco Chronicle "First things first – the A’s appeared to get a game-tying homer from Adam Rosales with two outs in the ninth, and while the umpires reviewed the play, they did not reverse it. On all replays shown in the press box, the ball looked as if it struck a railing above the wall in left. A’s manager Bob..." May 08
San Francisco Chronicle "When the season started, it appeared the A's had too many starting outfielders. Now they don't have enough. With Josh Reddick heading for the disabled list Wednesday, Yoenis Céspedes is the only man still standing from the group of four everyday outfielders - and Céspedes spent 15 days on the..." May 08
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Zach McAllister pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and Yan Gomes drove in the only run of the game Tuesday night as the Indians beat Oakland, 1-0, for their eighth victory in the last nine games. McAllister (3-3, 2.63), Rich Hill and Chris Perez combined on a six-hitter. The Indians are 6-1 on this..." May 08
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Indians third baseman Mark Reynolds took aim at John Adams and his drum Monday night. Reynolds missed -- but not by much. Reynolds' majestic home run, a 460-foot blast that evoked memories of Mark McGwire's denting of the Budweiser sign in 1997, helped the Tribe muscle past the Athletics, 7-3,..." May 07
Melvin says Reddick is out because of a wrist injury. #athletics
San Francisco Chronicle "Luke Montz hit his first homer in almost five years, Yoenis Céspedes hit his first big-league homer with his mother in attendance and Josh Donaldson hit his first ball out in 19 games. The power trio was just enough, combined with strong starting pitching and a dramatic closer performance, to..." May 06
Oakland Tribune "The A's won the longest game in their history, a six-hour, 32-minute affair against the Angels Monday, but they keep losing players to the disabled list because of that 19-inning marathon, most recently outfielder Chris Young. The A's put Young on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin..." May 04
NewJersey.com "Phil Hughes is finally on the board for 2013. After three straight no-decisions, coming in well-pitched games this season, Hughes finally got one to go his way. By going eight strong innings and allowing no earned runs and only four hits, the Yankees were able to give their beleaguered starter..." May 04
San Francisco Chronicle "Coincidence or not - and it's much more likely not - the A's stretch of eight losses in nine games ended when Yoenis Céspedes returned Sunday after a stint on the disabled list. No player impacts Oakland's lineup as much as Céspedes does. Coco Crisp comes close, though. With his speed in the..." May 03
San Francisco Chronicle "I’ll update this later after Bob Melvin holds his pre-game interview session in about two and a half hours, but here’s today’s lineup, with Adam Rosales making his first career appearance in the leadoff spot: Rosales SS, Smith LF, Lowrie 2B, Cespedes CF, Donaldson 3B, Norris C, Reddick RF,..." May 03
Los Angeles Times "C.J. Wilson survived a rocky start, Howie Kendrick, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each hit solo home runs, and Ernesto Frieri came through with a five-out, 35-pitch save on Wednesday, as the Angels snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. There was no..." May 01
CSN Bay Area "The A’s announced today they have placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 30 with a strained left hamstring and added left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson to the 15-day DL effective today with a sprained right ankle. To fill their roster spots, the club have..." May 01
San Francisco Chronicle "One of the boxes A's manager Bob Melvin needed to check off after Oakland's historic 19-inning victory was to chat with Yoenis Céspedes, who spent time admiring his long drive in the ninth inning, only to turn a likely double into a single. Melvin didn't appreciate the lack of hustle. "I..." May 01
L.A. Daily News "If you left at the first pitch, you could have driven from Anaheim and caught the end of Monday night's Angels game in Oakland with time to spare. Or you could have watched two full NFL games, 13 Seinfeld reruns, or flown halfway to Japan in the 6 hours and 37 minutes it took to complete the..." April 30
CSN Bay Area "To say this was a weird night at the Oakland Coliseum, would be a vast understatement. The A's and Angels battled into the wee hours in the longest game in Oakland Athletics history. The game started on Monday and ended on Tuesday. Brett Anderson, who was scratched from this start, ended up..." April 30
MLB.com "Following a week full of doubles and driving in runs, Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson on Monday was rewarded with his first career American League Player of the Week honors. Donaldson, 27, went 12-for-22 (.545) last week with seven doubles, 10 RBIs, seven walks and four runs scored. He..." April 29
San Francisco Chronicle "This did not seem like a game destined to end with Eric Sogard taking his maiden victory pies to the face. On the day Yoenis Céspedes rejoined Oakland's lineup - and brought his powerful bat with him - the A's trailed 5-0 in the sixth inning. They trailed 6-4 in the seventh and 8-6 in the..." April 29
San Francisco Chronicle "In just about every area right now, the A's are in a funk, with the exception of third baseman Josh Donaldson. After his team fell 7-3 to Baltimore on Saturday, Oakland's fourth loss in a row and eighth in nine games, manager Bob Melvin said that the players are pressing. "Everyone is trying a..." April 28
Oakland Tribune "The Oakland A's have activated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the 15-day disabled list. Cespedes is in the lineup in left field for Sunday's series finale with the Baltimore Orioles and will bat cleanup. Outfielder Casper Wells was designated for assignment to make room for Cespedes on the..." April 28
CBSSports.com "Baseball commissioner Bud Selig seemingly has planned to step down, retire or vacate his job almost since he took office back in 1992. But this time, he is much more emphatic about his retirement pronouncements, even to the point of believability. “You can believe it,'' Selig said, pretty..." April 26
Baltimore Sun "Traveling to the West Coast for their longest road trip of 2013, and kicking it off in their personal palace of horrors, it wouldn’t have been surprising if the Orioles would have come out flat Thursday night. Instead, they seemingly awakened after two blasé innings to batter the Oakland..." April 26
Boston Herald "Given his familiar surname and uniform number, Stephen Drew always knew that Red Sox fans may not be so eager to warm to him. But then, a spring training concussion caused him to miss Opening Day, and his replacement, slick-fielding homegrown shortstop Jose Iglesias, began the season on a 9-for-20..." April 25
Oakland Tribune "It was a perfect storm of rain and runs Tuesday night in Fenway Park, with the A's taking a weather-shortened 13-0 win over the Red Sox behind starter Bartolo Colon. And it came at close to a perfect time for the A's, who had lost four games in succession before finding wind and rain to their..." April 24
Boston Herald "So, it seems, pop star Shakira got it wrong. Apparently, hips really do lie. Mike Napoli is living proof. Diagnosed in December with avascular necrosis, a degenerative — and sinister-sounding — condition that often results in the weakening and eventual death of bones, Napoli waited for..." April 23
Boston Herald "When Nate Freiman grew up in Wellesley, his dream was to play in Fenway Park one day. That dream came true last night, but as the 6-foot-8 A’s designated hitter/first baseman will tell you, he did not expect his first appearance to come a week after the nightmarish Boston Marathon..." April 23