This is the October 5, 2012 news archive. View today's Athletics rumors and news.
Just two days after the sudden and heartbreaking passing of their 1-day-old son, pitcher Pat Neshek and his wife flew from their home in Florida to Detroit to rejoin the A's as they prepare to begin the American League Division Series on Saturday.Share Tweet
A's rookie Parker to face Verlander in Game 1ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012One team has the reigning MVP and another player who just won the Triple Crown.Share TweetAs Miguel Cabrera stepped to the podium Friday afternoon at Comerica Park, he was introduced as "Triple Crown champion."Share Tweet
Second-year umpire Barry picked for Tigers-A'sESPN.com Oct 5, 2012Scott Barry, completing just his second season as a full-time major league umpire, has been selected to work the AL division series between Detroit and Oakland.Share TweetTigers manager Jim Leyland named his entire starting rotation for the American League Division Series against the A's on Friday with the only surprise being Max Scherzer starting Game 4, if necessary, on Wednesday in Oakland.Share TweetThe A's are back in Detroit, home to their last postseason appearance six years ago, when the Tigers claimed victory in the American League Championship Series. For this year's squad plenty will have to go right for the A's to keep rolling in the fashio…Share Tweet
Adversity overcome speaks to A's talentCall the A's 2012 season what you want, just don't attribute the results to luck. This was a carefully constructed club built from scratch on talent, not chance.Share Tweet