Back in Oakland on Monday for the first time since he was traded by the Athletics last July, Detroit Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes took on a very different team than the one he left last season. Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss, Derek Norris, Jeff Samar…Share Tweet
A's to activate Doolittle off DL on TuesdayMLB.com 9 hours agoThe A's are prepared to reinstate left-hander Sean Doolittle from the disabled list Tuesday, marking the long-awaited return of their All-Star closer.Share Tweet
With Iglesias injured, Machado makes debutMLB.com 10 hours agoTigers manager Brad Ausmus was not going to give Dixon Machado a chance to get nervous. He penciled him in as the starting shortstop for Monday's game against the Athletics.Share TweetAthletics ace Sonny Gray left Sunday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field after the fifth inning with a right ankle contusion. X-rays on his ankle came back negative.Share TweetMLB.com May 24 (yesterday)Steven Souza Jr. had to leave Sunday's Rays-A's contest while hitting with two outs in the third inning. He has a sprained left wrist and is day to day.Share TweetMLB.com May 23 (2 days ago)"He's been durable and pretty consistent for us," said A's manager Bob Melvin after the Athletics' 5-0 victory over the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field. Eric Sogard backed up his manager's by gathering two hits and a walk in his four plate…Share Tweet
Graveman, Fuld Lead A's to 5-0 Win Over Raysnytimes.com May 23 (2 days ago)Kendall Graveman gave up three hits over six innings in his return from the minors, Sam Fuld drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Saturday.Share TweetThe Oakland Athletics have placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain and recalled right-hander Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.Share TweetEvan Longoria's three-run homer led the Rays to a 5-2 win over the A's on Friday night at Tropicana Field.Share Tweet
Trying next step, Verlander to throw sim gameMLB.com May 22 (3 days ago)Six weeks after Justin Verlander threw a simulated game and fell short of his goal, he's scheduled to throw another one. He'll face a group of Tigers hitters Tuesday afternoon in Oakland, where Detroit faces the A's next week, as he tries the next step …Share Tweet
A's place Mujica on DL, promote ParrinoMLB.com May 22 (4 days ago)Edward Mujica, who was forced to leave the Rays' 3-0 victory Thursday night with two outs in the seventh inning after taking a hard one-hopper off his pitching hand, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a fractured right thumb.Share TweetAlex Colome needed to rebound from a bad stretch, and he managed to do so Thursday night in the Rays' 3-0 win over the A's at Tropicana Field. "Can't say enough about Alex Colome, what he provided tonight," Rays manager Kevin Cash said.Share Tweet
Semien welcomes chance to work with WashMLB.com May 21 (4 days ago)When it comes to infield defense, newly hired Athletics coach Ron Washington has one of the most impressive teaching resumes in recent baseball history. And there's nobody who stands to benefit from Washington's knowledge more than A's shortstop Marcus …Share Tweet
Ex-Rangers Manager Washington Rejoin Athletics as Coachnytimes.com May 21 (4 days ago)Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has been hired as a major league coach for the Oakland Athletics, returning to the club where he was a coach for 11 years.Share TweetEvan Gattis hit a two-run homer to help Dallas Keuchel earn his eighth straight win, and Houston kept rolling with a victory over Oakland.Share Tweet
Crisp unlikely to play vs. Rays due to neck injuryA's outfielder Coco Crisp will see a neck specialist in Dallas on Thursday morning, and it appears unlikely he'd play on the turf during Oakland's four-game series against the Rays in St. Petersburg this weekend.Share Tweet
Source: Washington to work with A's defenseThe A's are on the verge of reuniting with Ron Washington, who is expected to join the team in St. Petersburg this weekend and serve as a special assistant and work with Oakland's much-maligned defense, according to a source.Share Tweet
A's place Pomeranz on DL, recall LeonThe A's placed left-hander Drew Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury Wednesday and recalled right-hander Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville.Share TweetMLB.com May 20 (6 days ago)Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus hit two-run homers and Jason Castro added a solo shot to lead the first-place Astros to their sixth win in seven games with a 6-4 victory over the A's on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.Share Tweet
Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of ToothMar 20Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
How Will Jason Giambi Be Remembered?Feb 16Jerry Crasnick reflects on the career and legacy of Jason Giambi, who announced his retirement from baseball Monday.
Greatest Dynasties In Baseball HistoryJan 26Cary Chow and David Schoenfield look at the greatest baseball dynasties and pick out where the current Giants fit on the list.
Buster's Blog: Athletics' Bustling OffseasonJan 15Buster Olney takes a look at the Athletics' offseason moves and what to expect this upcoming season.
2015 NBA playoffs - Golden State Warriors eye finishing touch against Hous…May 25For all intents and purposes, these Western Conference finals are over. The only question that remains: How quickly will Steph Curry and the Warriors seal the deal?
2015 NBA playoffs - Golden State Warriors learning what it takes to be cha…May 21Steve Kerr is trying to impress upon his inexperienced Warriors just how hard the playoffs can be, without them actually proving it by adding to the degree of difficulty.
NBA Playoffs 2015 - Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets going small …May 21The Western Conference finals are downsizing. And while Houston has no problem going small, it might be playing right into Golden State's hand.
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