Athletics News

  • Gray's solid effort goes unrewarded vs. Texas

    Sonny Gray struck out eight over seven innings, but the A's couldn't muster anything against Martin Perez in a 3-0 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday at the O.co Coliseum.

  • Melvin wins challenge on close play at plate

    It didn't take long for A's manager Bob Melvin to issue a challenge on Wednesday afternoon. Just four batters into the contest with the Rangers, Melvin challenged the ruling that Alex Rios slid underneath the tag of A's catcher Derek Norris at home plate.

  • Abad off to strong start in Oakland bullpen

    Of all the talented arms in Oakland's bullpen, none has gotten off to a better start that Fernando Abad.

  • Melvin sticking with closer-by-committee

    In the past two games, trusted lefty Sean Doolittle and reliable righty Luke Gregerson have been charged with losses after giving up runs in the eighth inning or later.

  • A's turn to Kazmir vs. Astros after sweep

    Scott Kazmir will look to get the A's on track when they take on Brett Oberholtzer and the Astros on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

  • A's can't hold another ninth-inning lead

    The usually reliable Luke Gregerson needed just one strike to put the Rangers away, but he couldn't get the job done and allowed a late-rwo run rally, sending the A's to a tough 5-4 defeat on Tuesday night.

  • A's lineup back to full strength

    The A's lineup was back to full strength on Tuesday after the team suffered slight injury scares in recent contests. Coco Crisp led off and started in center field after injuring his right ribs while diving for a fly ball on Monday, while Yoenis Cespedes batted fifth and played left, two days after aggravating his bruised right heel

  • A's decline offer from Coliseum Authority

    The longstanding saga with the A's and their ballpark took another turn on Tuesday night, as the club declined a 10-year lease offer from the Oakland Coliseum Authority.

  • A's struggling to throw out baserunners

    John Jaso and Derek Norris were out on the field well before the rest of their teammates Tuesday, but it wasn't a reaction to Jaso's throw into the outfield during the ninth inning the night before. Just standard, scheduled work for Oakland's two catchers along with second-year bullpen coach Darren Bush.

  • A's O'Flaherty, Elmore on the mend

    The A's bullpen has been filthy so far this season. Through 19 games, Oakland's relief corps has posted an MLB-best numbers in opposing batting average (.190), on-base percentage (.264) and slugging (.270). Scary for other teams to think that the A's could be adding one of the game's premier southpaw setup men in the not-too-distant future.

  • A's get to Darvish, but can't hold onto lead

    If Monday's season series opener was any indication, A's and Rangers fans should strap in for a closely contested American League West race in 2014. In a game that was tied up late, Donnie Murphy's eighth-inning RBI single against Sean Doolittle gave Texas a 4-3 comeback victory over Oakland.

  • A's Melvin wins replay challenge

    A's manager Bob Melvin successfully challenged a ruling in the seventh inning of Monday night's contest against the Rangers.

  • A's trying to clean up defense

    The A's entered play on Monday in a three-way tie for the most errors in the Majors this year, their total of 20 only matched by the Dodgers and Nationals. On Sunday, Oakland committed two defensive miscues for the fourth straight game, and it marked the ninth consecutive contest where the team made an error in the field.

  • A's Cespedes misses start with injury

    Slugging A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was on the bench to start Monday's series opener against the Rangers, a day after exiting early due to a bruised right heel. Left-handed hitting Brandon Moss made the start against Texas righty Yu Darvish in Cespedes' place, batting fifth.

  • A's claim Parrino off waivers from Rangers

    The A's and Rangers have done a bit of poaching from each other in recent years on the waiver wire. In the latest move, Oakland claimed infielder Andy Parrino from the Rangers off waivers on Monday, sending him to Triple-A Sacramento and adding him to the 40-man roster.

  • Donaldson's three RBIs back Chavez's gem

    Behind Josh Donaldson's three hits and yet another solid outing from Jesse Chavez, the A's completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon at the O.co Coliseum.

  • Yoenis pulled with bruised right heel

    A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes left Sunday's 4-1 win against the Astros after just six innings because of a bruised right heel.

  • Reddick gaining confidence as bat heats up

    A's outfielder Josh Reddick had just four hits in his first 41 at-bats, but he has upped his batting average 102 points after going 6-for-9 with four RBIs in the first two games of the series against the Astros.