Athletics News

  • A's survive late scare on Cespedes' big night

    Yoenis Cespedes belted two home runs for five RBIs and Sean Doolittle notched his 15th save as the A's hung on for a 9-7 victory Wednesday night in Oakland.

  • Cespedes day to day with sprained thumb

    Yoenis Cespedes exited Wednesday night's game against the Astros with a right thumb sprain. X-rays were negative and he is considered day to day.

  • A's targeting Sunday return for Callaspo

    Rehabbing infielder Alberto Callaspo is closer to returning to the A's from a right hamstring strain. "There's a chance he'll be ready by Sunday," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.

  • A's win challenge, earning hit for Donaldson

    A's manager Bob Melvin successfully challenged an out call at second base in the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Astros.

  • Astros seek spark for finale vs. A's Samardzija

    If the Astros are going to top Jeff Samardzija and win the series Thursday afternoon against the first-place A's, they'll have to do it without rookie phenom George Springer. Houston turns to right-hander Scott Feldman in the series finale at O.co Coliseum.

  • Competitive Balance Lottery pays out picks

    The order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft began to take shape Wednesday when the Competitive Balance Lottery was held at the Commissioner's Office in New York.This year, the Marlins won the lottery and will receive the first pick of Competitive Balance Round A, which is held immediately after the Draft's first round. The Marlins will be followed by the Rockies, Cardinals, Brewers, Padres and Indians.

  • Vogt playing through foot pain for A's

    The A's Stephen Vogt has a bone bruise in his right foot that has kept him from catching lately, but he plans to continue playing through it. The issue certainly doesn't seem to be slowing Vogt down offensively.

  • Castro: Shark elite after making adjustments

    Now that the speculation about Jeff Samardzija's fate is over and the hoopla over his move to Oakland (and ensuing All-Star Game awkwardness) has died down, it's helpful to explore just what all the fuss is about in the first place.

  • A's dish out root beer floats for charity

    The A's hosted their 15th annual Root Beer Float Day on Wednesday before their game against the Astros, raising $29,189 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and pushing the 15-year total to over $414,000.

  • A's edged in extras after Kazmir's sharp start

    Fernando Abad served up a 12th-inning home run to Houston's L.J. Hoes on Tuesday as the A's lost, 3-2, in extras, a rarity for an Oakland squad that tends to get better as it gets deeper into the night.

  • A's activate Reddick from 15-day DL

    The A's reinstated outfielder Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced today. The A's also announced that infielder Andy Parrino was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following the game Sunday.

  • Donaldson wins A's Heart and Hustle Award

    Josh Donaldson may now be an All-Star, but that does not mean the third baseman's determination has waned. On Tuesday, he was recognized for his more intangible qualities, receiving the A's Heart and Hustle Award for a second consecutive year.

  • A's owner Wolff releases statement on lease

    The Oakland A's and the City of Oakland had meetings this morning and we have come to an agreement on all outstanding points regarding a new 10-year lease at the Coliseum. The final step remaining is an approval by the Alameda County board, which will vote on the lease July 29.

  • A's win replay challenge in 10th inning against Astros

    A's manager Bob Melvin won a replay challenge in the top of the 10th inning on Tuesday to help keep the score tied at 2 before the Astros won it, 3-2, in the 12th inning.

  • Bloom: La Russa had guts to chase Hall glory

    If Tony La Russa ever had a motto, it's "no guts, no glory," which describes his managing career in a nutshell. They are words to live by and an apt inscription for his Hall of Fame plaque.

  • A's Milone talks to Melvin after trade request

    As word leaked Monday that Tommy Milone had requested a trade, the A's lefty reached out to manager Bob Melvin. The news came just two weeks after the lefty was optioned to Triple-A amid the acquisitions of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

  • Ringolsby: Melvin a perfect fit in Oakland

    A's manager Bob Melvin has the respect of his peers, of his players and the media. What really underscores Melvin's strength in the dugout, however, is he has the respect of the A's front office, too.

  • A's bats provide plenty for dominant Gray

    The A's secured Sunday afternoon's 10-2 series win over the Orioles with much ease, getting yet another superb start from Sonny Gray to complement a frenzied offense that was firing on all cylinders.