Oakland Athletics News and Rumors

  • Athletics 4, Yankees 3, 10 Innings: All-Stars Mark Teixeira and…

    Athletics 4, Yankees 3, 10 Innings: All-Stars Mark Teixeira and Dellin Betances Are of Little Help as Yankees Fall to A’s

    nytimes.com Updated 1 hour ago
    Oakland’s Brett Lawrie homered off Betances to start the 10th inning, and Tyler Clippard struck out Teixeira with runners on first and second base to preserve the Athletics’ win at Yankee Stadium.
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  • On Baseball: Redemption, and an All-Star Spot, for Stephen Vogt

    On Baseball: Redemption, and an All-Star Spot, for Stephen Vogt

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    Vogt has rebounded from an 0-for-25 start with the Tampa Bay Rays to become an All-Star catcher in Oakland.
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  • Montgomery Solid Into 6th, Mariners Beat Athletics

    Montgomery Solid Into 6th, Mariners Beat Athletics

    nytimes.com Jul 5 (2 days ago)
    Seattle rookie Mike Montgomery put together another fine start, pitching the Mariners past the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Sunday.
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  • Smith's RBIs give Mariners a lift over A's

    Smith's RBIs give Mariners a lift over A's

    MLB.com Jul 5 (2 days ago)
    Mike Montgomery couldn't duplicate his back-to-back shutouts, but the Mariners rookie southpaw won his third straight start Sunday as Seattle topped the A's, 2-1, to split a four-game series at the Coliseum.
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  • Felix takes rare loss in Oakland

    Felix takes rare loss in Oakland

    MLB.com Jul 4 (3 days ago)
    Even on a bad day, Felix Hernandez s good enough to keep his team in a game. But even the King needs a little help, and he didn't get any on Saturday as the Mariners fell to the A's, 2-0, to end his string of 13 straight games without a loss at the Coli…
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  • Rookie Graveman outduels King Felix in win

    Rookie Graveman outduels King Felix in win

    MLB.com Jul 4 (3 days ago)
    A's rookie Kendall Graveman outdueled Mariners ace Felix Hernandez on Saturday as Oakland won a Fourth of July afternoon showdown, 2-0, at the Coliseum.
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  • Roundup: In Defeating Padres, Cardinals Halt Their Longest Skid…

    Roundup: In Defeating Padres, Cardinals Halt Their Longest Skid of the Season at 4 Games

    nytimes.com Jul 4 (3 days ago)
    Jhonny Peralta’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning broke a 1-1 tie, and Carlos Martinez threw six and two-thirds innings for St. Louis.
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  • A's End Home Skid Against King Felix, Beat Mariners 2-0

    A's End Home Skid Against King Felix, Beat Mariners 2-0

    nytimes.com Jul 4 (4 days ago)
    Rookie Kendall Graveman pitched seven innings to help hand Seattle ace Felix Hernandez his first loss in Oakland in nearly seven years, as the Athletics beat the Mariners 2-0 on Saturday.
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  • Sabathia pushed back, to start Wednesday

    Sabathia pushed back, to start Wednesday

    MLB.com Jul 3 (4 days ago)
    The Yankees decided to give veteran lefty CC Sabathia a few more days off before he makes his next start. Sabathia is now scheduled to pitch next week against the A's, instead of this weekend against the Rays.
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  • 10 teams to watch as Trade Deadline nears

    10 teams to watch as Trade Deadline nears

    MLB.com Jul 3 (5 days ago)
    A's general manager Billy Beane was center stage leading up to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline last season. He could be the man in the middle of activity again this year -- only from a different angle. Oakland is among 10 teams to watch leading up…
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  • Kazmir Helps A's Blank Mariners 4-0

    Kazmir Helps A's Blank Mariners 4-0

    nytimes.com Jul 3 (5 days ago)
    Scott Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings, Marcus Semien homered for the first time in nearly two months, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Thursday night.
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  • The Athletics remind us why it's important to always wear a cup

    The Athletics remind us why it's important to always wear a cup

    yahoo.com Jul 3 (5 days ago)
    If you're going to play baseball, you better wear a cup. In fact, that might be rule No. 1 when it comes to the game. Nobody should ever experience what Adrian Beltre had to deal with when he was hit while not wearing one. Beltre's division-rival Oaklan…
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  • Gray rejoins A's after bout with salmonella

    Gray rejoins A's after bout with salmonella

    MLB.com Jul 2 (5 days ago)
    Right-hander Sonny Gray was back in the A's clubhouse Thursday feeling "much better" following a two-day hospital stay recovering from a bout of gastroenteritis caused by salmonella.
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  • Braves make 2 trades for bonus pool money

    Braves make 2 trades for bonus pool money

    MLB.com Jul 2 (5 days ago)
    The Braves traded right-handed reliever Cody Martin to the A's on Thursday in exchange for the 53rd international bonus pool slot, which was set at $388,400 this year. A few hours later, they traded two Minor Leaguers (right-handed pitcher Caleb Dirks a…
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  • A's ace Sonny Gray battling severe case of bacterial gastroente…

    A's ace Sonny Gray battling severe case of bacterial gastroenteritis

    yahoo.com Jul 1 (6 days ago)
    Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray was unable to make Tuesday's scheduled start against the Colorado Rockies with what was simply described as illness. On Wednesday, we learned Gray wasn't battling the flu or a common cold, but rather a severe case of bac…
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  • Improved command has Hahn hitting stride

    Improved command has Hahn hitting stride

    MLB.com Jul 1 (6 days ago)
    Right-hander Jesse Hahn, though without his best stuff in the early going of a six-inning outing, allowed one run to the Rockies, who were held to just four total in the three-game series at the Coliseum, which culminated in a series-clinching 4-1 A's v…
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  • De La Rosa dominates A's in pitchers' duel

    De La Rosa dominates A's in pitchers' duel

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jul 1 (7 days ago)
    Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa tossed seven scoreless innings against the A's, leading the Rockies to a 2-1 victory at the Coliseum on Tuesday night and evening the three-game series.
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  • A's Gray, ERA leader in AL, scratched with illness

    A's Gray, ERA leader in AL, scratched with illness

    ESPN.com Jun 30
    A's Gray, ERA leader in AL, scratched with illness
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  • Graveman, homers help A's cruise past Rox

    Graveman, homers help A's cruise past Rox

    The A's got home runs from Josh Reddick, Ike Davis and Billy Butler, powering their way to a 7-1 win against the Rockies in Monday's series opener at the Coliseum to snap a three-game losing streak.
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  • Perez, Guthrie lead Royals in sweep of A's

    Perez, Guthrie lead Royals in sweep of A's

    Salvador Perez homered, and the Royals took advantage of a crucial A's error in a three-run sixth inning to secure a sweep-clinching 5-3 victory at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
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  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton 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.
  • Video - How Will Jason Giambi Be Remembered? 02:44

    How Will Jason Giambi Be Remembered?

    Feb 16
    Jerry Crasnick reflects on the career and legacy of Jason Giambi, who announced his retirement from baseball Monday.
  • Video - Greatest Dynasties In Baseball History 03:23

    Greatest Dynasties In Baseball History

    Jan 26
    Cary Chow and David Schoenfield look at the greatest baseball dynasties and pick out where the current Giants fit on the list.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Athletics' Bustling Offseason 02:02

    Buster's Blog: Athletics' Bustling Offseason

    Jan 15
    Buster Olney takes a look at the Athletics' offseason moves and what to expect this upcoming season.

Sports Columnists

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    Jul 6
    J.A. Adande names the Los Angeles Clippers the biggest loser in free agency so far. "The Clippers had no fallback plan for DeAndre Jordan's departure,...
  • What's the next step?

    Jul 4
    J.A. Adande writes of the Lakers big swings and misses in free agency: "They couldn't change the basic facts that they can only sell the glorious past...
  • What's the next step?

    Jul 4
    J.A. Adande writes of the Lakers big swings and misses in free agency: "They couldn't change the basic facts that they can only sell the glorious past...
  • NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge, Greg Monroe teach Los Angeles Lakers valuable less…

    Jul 4
    After losing out for LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe, the Lakers have learned it has nothing to do with presentation.