Athletics Rumors & News

  • 8h
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Severe gastroenteritis for Sonny Gray. Still in hospital.

  • Jorge De La Rosa pitches through pain, Rockies edge A's to snap AL road skid

    Denver Post "In the unacknowledged — but winked at — dictionary of baseball terminology, "flu-like symptoms" often is code for hung over. In the case of Athletics ace Sonny Gray, who was set to pitch from the mound against the visiting Rockies on Tuesday, his illness was very legitimate. He spent a night..." July 01

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Sonny Gray scratched tonight because he's sick.

  • A’s use their power to down Rockies

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s had a power outage over the weekend, failing to hit a home run while getting swept by Kansas City, giving them a season-high four straight games without a homer. Then Monday night happened. The A’s homered twice in the first inning and thrice overall, and an appreciative Kendall..." June 30

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

  • Royals are bloodied, bruised but still keep finding ways to win

    Kansas City Star "Blood has seeped from under a broken fingernail, dried, and clings to the skin. Apologies if you just cringed, but trust me, the thing looks worse up close. The nail on Alcides Escobar’s right index finger is split, almost exactly down the middle, leaving one side darker than the other. This..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

  • Hip flexor issues keeps Burns out for second day

    CSN Bay Area "Billy Burns is dealing with a hip flexor injury of some sort, A’s manager Bob Melvin said before Saturday’s game. That’s the reason Burns was out of the lineup for a second consecutive day against the Kansas City Royals. The rookie center fielder had a big wrap around his left thigh after..." June 28

  • Royals beat A’s 3-2, improve to season’s best 15 games over .500

    Kansas City Star "Rusty Kuntz glanced at his stopwatch and logged the times for usage on Saturday: 1.7 seconds to the plate, 1.8, 1.9, “at least,” Kuntz said, whenever Oakland starter Scott Kazmir pitched with a runner at second base. Manager Ned Yost banked the research from his first-base coach and waited until..." June 28

  • 3d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Been told Phil Coke signed a minor league deal with A's. Has a July 10 opt out. Assigned to high A Stockton, allows him to be near his home.

  • 4d
    John Hickey @JHickey3

    C Stephen Vogt back in the lineup for #Athletics after taking pitch off right wrist Friday night. CF Billy Burns being given another day off

  • 4d
    #VoteGreenCollar @Athletics

    The A's lineup for today's 1:05 start against the Royals. #TBTC #GreenCollar

  • 4d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Athletics release OF Matt Carson and RF Kent Matthes from Triple-A Nashville roster.

  • 4d
    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Venditte set to play catch tomorrow for first time since injuring shoulder. #Athletics

  • 4d
    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    Melvin says Vogt hit just below right wrist. X ray showed no break. Status for tomorrow unknown.

  • Edinson Volquez reaches milestone, records victory as Royals down A’s, 5-2

    Kansas City Star "Edinson Volquez will turn 32 next week, which makes him old enough to consider himself ancient among baseball players. He once chased strikeouts with abandon, surrendering all pretext of efficiency in search of the almighty whiff. The zeal almost cost him his career. He is wiser now, and he..." June 27

  • Brett Lawrie’s grand slam powers A’s win at Texas

    San Francisco Chronicle "Seven batters into Wednesday’s game, the A’s were up by five runs, including a grand slam by Brett Lawrie. They added three more in the second against Texas starter Wandy Rodriguez, and that was pretty much the gist of it in an 8-2 victory over the Rangers, Oakland’s fourth win in a row and..." June 25

  • 7d
    #VoteGreenCollar @Athletics

    Tonight's lineup for Game 2 in Texas. #GreenCollar

  • A’s bullpen holds off Rangers in seesaw game

    San Francisco Chronicle "When Jesse Chavez lasted just five innings Tuesday, that left an awful lot of landscape for the A’s teetering bullpen to handle, especially at a run-friendly ballpark against a strong Texas lineup. The Oakland relief corps made it interesting at times in working the final four innings but..." June 24

  • A’s Scott Kazmir halts skid against former club in 3-2 win

    San Francisco Chronicle "Putting it nicely, Scott Kazmir is usually not at his best against the Angels. So much so, in fact, that the A’s have skipped Kazmir or pushed back his start whenever possible against his former team, including twice this year. Heck, the season-opening rotation was scheduled to keep Kazmir away..." June 22

  • 10d
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    The A's have claimed outfielder Jake Smolinski off waivers from the Rangers and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.

  • Hahn, late rally lead A’s past Angels

    San Francisco Chronicle "The seventh inning has proved troublesome all season for the A’s. So on Saturday, they made sure to add a bit of a cushion in the sixth, using three doubles to take a three-run lead en route to a 4-1 win over the Angels. A’s starter Jesse Hahn threw 72/3 innings of one-run ball against a Los..." June 21

  • Melvin touts Gray, Vogt, Reddick as All-Star candidates

    San Francisco Chronicle "With the All-Star Game just over three weeks away, Bob Melvin’s image of an ideal roster is coming into sharper focus. Sonny Gray, Stephen Vogt and Josh Reddick are all deserving candidates, Melvin said, with Gray easily “in the conversation” to be the American League’s starting..." June 21

  • 11d
    #VoteGreenCollar @Athletics

    The A's lineup for today. #LetsGoOakland

  • Angels' offense awakens with eight-run inning in 12-7 win over A's, Sonny Gray

    Orange County Register "It’s not that unusual to use two pitchers to mop up in a blowout game. It’s unusual to bring one in when trailing and another when ahead, though. The Angels played their most surprising game of the season Friday night, when Fernando Salas took the ball with a five-run deficit in the sixth..." June 20

  • A's trade talks indicate they still live in present as much as future

    Fox Sports "Sometimes even trade discussions that go nowhere can be revealing. Case in point: Recent talks between the Athletics and Nationals regarding A’s super-utility man Ben Zobrist. The conversations did not gain traction, according to major-league sources. But the identity of one player on a list..." June 20

  • Home runs, Kennedy lift Padres over A's

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Neither Matt Kemp nor Derek Norris started at his normal position Thursday at Coliseum. The Padres still ended where they wanted to be. After a four-game losing streak, including an 0-3 record since the firing of Bud Black, the Padres returned to the winning column and gave interim manager..." June 19

  • Chavez shines, A's demolish Padres

    CSN Bay Area "The flurry of run support he received may have caught Jesse Chavez off guard Wednesday, but he sure knew what to do with it. The right-hander buzzed through San Diego’s lineup for a career-high 11 strikeouts in the A’s 16-2 thrashing of the Padres at the Coliseum. They’ve won four in a row,..." June 18

  • A's blow lead, score in ninth to beat Padres

    CSN Bay Area "It was only fitting that Billy Burns wound up having a final say in Tuesday’s game. The A’s electrifying rookie center fielder already had a highlight-reel catch at the wall and a two-run triple to his credit against the San Diego Padres. In the top of the ninth, he put himself in position to..." June 17

  • A's rout Padres 9-1

    Oakland Tribune "There are just two levels for the Oakland offense -- all out, or not at all. After a stretch in which the A's scored two runs or fewer in four of eight games, Oakland has turned it around, tacking Monday's 9-1 win over the San Diego Padres onto an 8-1 win over the Angels on Sunday. All of..." June 16

  • Gray pitches A's past Angels

    Oakland Tribune "Some of the best starting pitchers of the last half century have called Oakland home -- Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue, Dave Stewart, Bob Welch, Tim Hudson, Barry Zito -- and it seems Sonny Gray is destined to join them. Gray threw 72/3 impeccable innings in an 8-1 win over the Angels on Sunday,..." June 15

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred inclined to leave DH situation as is

    CBS Sports "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on Monday's episode of Boomer & Carton, and among the topics he addressed were the DH issue and possible expansion into other other markets. Regarding the current designated hitter rule -- DH in AL games, no DH in NL games, Manfred seems disinclined to..." June 15

  • 17d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Ike Davis likely to come off DL when #Athletics get home Wednesday.

  • 17d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Melvin says Griffin reinstated from DL and optioned out; at about 80 pitches now and not quite ready to come up.

  • Angels top A's, 1-0, on Pujols home run

    Orange County Register "Albert Pujols provided all the offense the Angels needed on Saturday night with one early swing. Oakland sinker-baller Kendall Graveman threw him sinker after sinker in the first inning at Angel Stadium, and Pujols timed the fourth one perfectly, powering it past the left-field wall for a solo..." June 14

  • 18d
    Joe Stiglich @JoeStiglichCSN

    #Athletics at LAA: Burns CF, Canha LF, Zobrist 2B, Butler DH, Phegley C, Lawrie 3B, Vogt 1B, Semien SS, Fuld RF; Graveman P

  • Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun continue to give Angels power in bunches in 5-4 win over A's

    Orange County Register "Like most teams, the Angels’ second, third and fourth hitters are the strength of their lineup. Theirs is probably a little more concentrated than most, though: The threesome of Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun has pulled double weight this season, combining to hit two-thirds of the..." June 13

  • 18d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #BlueJays recently checked in with #Athletics on Tyler Clippard. Toronto looking for both starting and bullpen upgrades.

  • Inside Baseball: Top 40 trade candidates for this MLB trade season

    CBS Sports "Trade season semi-officially began after the three-day First-Year Player Draft, and the trade market may include some pretty big names (see the list of 40 below). But it may take some extra time to get going in a season where there so far appears to be only one truly great team (the Cardinals)..." June 13

  • A’s sign former White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo

    Hardball Talk "Dayan Viciedo has been out of work since being released by the White Sox in February and the Blue Jays in March, but Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports that the 26-year-old outfielder has signed a minor-league deal with the A’s. Viciedo has 25-homer power, but his plate discipline and..." June 13

  • Kazmir's pitching, Reddick's power lead A's past Texas

    Oakland Tribune "The A's have 100 games left this season, and if they hope to salvage what has been a disappointing start, they will have to play a lot of them like they did Thursday in a 7-0 victory over the Texas Rangers. But to get stellar pitching, highlight-show defense and game-breaking homers in the same..." June 12

  • 19d
    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Athletics place SHP Pat Venditte on 15-day DL (strained right shoulder); recall RHP Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville.

  • A's tie game in eighth, walk off on Rangers

    CSN Bay Area "The walk-off victory, an A’s specialty in recent years, made its long-overdue return to the Coliseum. After erasing a two-run deficit in the eighth, the A’s pushed across the game winner in the ninth on Josh Reddick’s fielder’s choice grounder and beat the Texas Rangers 5-4. It marked the..." June 11

  • Rangers throw shade at Sonny Gray, beat rival A's

    Lone Star Ball "The Rangers somehow beat Sonny Gray as Nick Martinez was the pitcher to throw zeroes tonight in Oakland For the first time in over 25+ innings dating back to last season, the Rangers finally scored a run off of Sonny Gray. Gray had allowed just ten runs in his career against Texas in eight..." June 10

  • A’s Brett Lawrie Sends Flowers, Note To Fenway Fan Struck By Broken Bat

    NESN "Brett Lawrie offered a gesture of support this week to the woman who was struck by his broken bat last Friday at Fenway Park. The Oakland A’s third baseman sent flowers and a note Tuesday to the hospital room of 44-year-old Tonya Carpenter, who is recovering from her injuries at Beth Israel..." June 10

  • 23d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Another shortstop on the way: Richie Martin expected to go to Oakland at No. 20.

  • Joe Kelly starts to impress as Red Sox beat A’s again

    Boston Herald "If Joe Kelly does end up being removed from the Red Sox rotation and being transformed into a reliever — a position he could be dominant in while featuring a triple-digits fastball — at least he left a good impression in what may have been his final start. With the Sox looking to shrink their..." June 08

  • Report: MLB owners balked at extending safety nets...twice

    The Outside Corner "Following the horrific injury suffered by a Red Sox fan, now identified as 44-year old Tonya Carpenter, on Friday night at Fenway Park, the cries to extend the netting behind home plate at all 30 MLB ballpark are growing louder. But what we didn’t know is that inside the game, the cries had..." June 08

  • 24d
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Lawrie will be back in the lineup tomorrow.

  • Joe Kelly starts to impress as Red Sox beat A’s again

    Boston Herald "If Joe Kelly does end up being removed from the Red Sox rotation and being transformed into a reliever — a position he could be dominant in while featuring a triple-digits fastball — at least he left a good impression in what may have been his final start. With the Sox looking to shrink their..." June 07