Athletics News

  • 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 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.

  • Darvish leads Rangers into showdown with A's

    A rivalry is renewed at the Coliseum on Monday, when the A's and Rangers meet for the first time this season. Oakland will send Dan Straily against Texas ace Yu Darvish in the opener of the three-game series.

  • 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.

  • Gentry looks forward to facing former team

    A's outfielder Craig Gentry will take on the Texas Rangers this week for the first time since he was traded to Oakland this past winter.

  • Fuld heads to Twins on waiver claim

    Though the A's hoped to retain Sam Fuld, they knew their chances to do so were slim. On Sunday, the outfielder officially departed the organization after being claimed off waivers by an injury-depleted Twins club.

  • Reddick's walk-off single caps A's rally in 9th

    Down by a pair of runs entering the ninth, the A's scored three in the inning to complete the comeback and enjoy their second straight win over the Astros, a 4-3 walkoff victory capped by Josh Reddick's game-winning single.

  • Crisp expected back in lineup for finale

    In what is becoming a familiar scene, Coco Crisp was missing from the A's lineup on Saturday. Oakland has been without its regular leadoff hitter for much of the last two weeks, but manager Bob Melvin is hopeful Crisp is nearing everyday action again.

  • Lowrie still puzzled by Porter's tirade

    A day after his strange encounter with a heated Bo Porter, Jed Lowrie remained puzzled by the Astros manager's animated reaction to a bunt.

  • A's O'Flaherty throws bullpen session

    Rehabbing A's reliever Eric O'Flaherty made his first appearance at the Coliseum on Saturday, if only in the shadows. O'Flaherty, on the mend from Tommy John surgery, threw a 30 plus-pitch bullpen session in front of A's manager Bob Melvin, including a handful of breaking balls from a shorter distance.

  • A's-Astros count confrmed after crew review

    Home-plate umpire Mike Winters lost track of the count during Jesus Guzman's at-bat in the top of the eighth inning of the game between the A's and Astros, leading to a crew-chief review on Saturday afternoon at Coliseum.

  • A's launch four homers in thrashing of Astros

    The A's showed no mercy to their Friday night houseguests, scoring seven times off the Astros in the first inning, more than enough runs for Sonny Gray to play with in an 11-3 victory in the three-game series opener.

  • A's, Doolittle agree to five-year contract

    The Athletics have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle on a new five-year contract for the 2014 through 2018 seasons. The deal includes club options for 2019 and 2020.

  • A's content to close by committee

    Oakland's closer situation is "status quo" until further notice, Bob Melvin said Friday. The A's manager will use a committee to end games, but will mostly stick with either lefty Sean Doolittle or right-hander Luke Gregerson in the ninth inning, depending on the matchup.

  • Lowrie, Porter exchange words in Oakland

    Jed Lowrie was simply trying to bring in another run. Bo Porter didn't think the A's needed any more. That's why Houston's manager took offense to Lowrie's decision to bunt in his second at-bat of the first inning, with Oakland already leading, 7-0, of an eventual 11-3 A's win on Friday.

  • Crisp returns to A's lineup vs. Astros

    Coco Crisp, who had started just two of the A's last six games and none since Sunday, was back in the lineup for the A's three-game series opener against the visiting Astros on Friday.

  • A's Inbox: Who will seize the closer's role?

    Beat reporter Jane Lee answers A's fans' questions about the closer's role, Drew Pomeranz and Josh Reddick.

  • A's unable to complete sweep, fall in 12 to Halos

    Chris Iannetta homered to center field off Drew Pomeranz with two outs in the 12th inning, giving the Angels a 5-4 victory over the A's at Angel Stadium on Wednesday night.