Athletics News

  • A's lose challenge as base-stealer ruled safe

    Oakland manager Bob Melvin lost a replay challenge in the fifth inning that led to Houston scoring two runs on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

  • Crisp remains out of lineup with neck injury

    Coco Crisp, recovering from a strained neck, missed his third straight game on Tuesday. But there has been no decision yet about placing Crisp on the disabled list.

  • Reddick finds himself on center stage for A's

    With Coco Crisp nursing an injury, and Craig Gentry on the disabled list, Josh Reddick made his first start in center field this season on Tuesday against the Astros. Reddick's previous 57 starts came in right field.

  • A's Chavez gets hit hard in loss to Astros

    Stephen Vogt homered, but Jesse Chavez gave up three to the Astros, who added a fourth homer off Dan Otero en route to handing the A's their third consecutive series-opening loss on Monday night at Minute Maid Park.

  • Burns' memorable day ends with big league debut

    Twenty-four-year-old outfielder Billy Burns got the call of a lifetime on Monday, the A's summoned the prospect to fill in for Craig Gentry, who went on the disabled list. A few hours and a few hundred miles later, Burns made his big league debut in Houston.

  • A's put Gentry on DL with broken right hand

    A's outfielder Craig Gentry woke up Monday morning in Houston expecting to be held out of the lineup for just a day with a bruised right hand. Hours later, he was undergoing an MRI exam that revealed a fracture, forcing him to the disabled list.

  • After early splash, A's may stand pat at Deadline

    The A's celebrated the Trade Deadline rather early this season, making their big move on the Fourth of July with the acquisition of Cubs hurlers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. General manager Billy Beane made it clear at that point that, though there was nothing imminent, his pre-Deadline work wasn't over -- and it still isn't.

  • Prospects reshuffle in Athletics' updated Top 20 list

    With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

  • La Russa: Support key to Hall of Fame career

    Speaking without looking at his notes on Sunday in Cooperstown, Tony La Russa made it clear during his 17-minute Hall of Fame induction speech that his unease at taking credit for all those accomplishments is rooted in a deep conviction that he benefited from an uncommonly good support system.

  • Big Hurt expresses thanks as he enters Hall

    Frank Thomas did promise during Saturday's interview session that his Hall of Fame induction speech was all about thanks. But why did the "Big Hurt" feel the need to point out so many on Sunday in Cooperstown? The idea that no man is an island emerges as the most precise answer.

  • A's scorch Rangers on hot night in Texas

    The A's shook off sweltering 100-degree temps and got most of their work done early Sunday evening in a five-run second inning that fueled their 9-3 series-clinching victory over the Rangers.

  • With Callaspo off DL, Freiman to Triple-A

    The A's activated Alberto Callaspo from the disabled list in time for Sunday's series finale in Texas, a move that prompted them to option Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento.

  • Crisp going to Bay Area for neck examination

    The A's sent Coco Crisp back to the Bay Area on Sunday evening for further evaluation of his sore neck. Crisp has been dealing with the issue for much of the season and was out of the lineup on Sunday for the second time in three days.

  • Rogers: Parental love cited by Hall inductees

    For almost all of us, it starts the same way. Mom or dad give us a bat and a ball, maybe even a glove. They send us out to play and they keep an eye on us to see what happens. You never ever know. That's the best thing about baseball, whether the players are the best in the world or the kids on your block.

  • A's turn on power, wake up bats in Texas

    Just in time to make a winner out of Sonny Gray, the A's found their old bag of tricks in the sixth inning Saturday night and counted off four homers in a span of six batters for a 5-1 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

  • A's Hammel pitches better, but result is same

    Righty Jason Hammel suffered his third loss in as many starts for the A's on Friday night, unable to complete six innings yet again in a 4-1 defeat to the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

  • Cespedes back in lineup, thumb is OK

    The right thumb sprain that kept Yoenis Cespedes out of Thursday's lineup was no longer an issue Friday, when the A's welcomed back their slugger to the starting lineup for the start of a three-game set against the host Rangers.

  • 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.