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A’s lefty Sean Doolittle a little weary, but he’s not hurting

Sean Doolittle has a little pain in his shoulder, but he’s hoping to pitch in a day or so. When A’s manager Bob Melvin didn’t go to lefty Sean Doolittle Tuesday on a night when Oakland was running desperately short of help, red flags immediately went up. After all, Doolittle missed five months last year with injury problems. His health is a matter of prime concern to an Oakland...
Via Inside the A's
6 minutes ago

Davis out of lineup with bruised left shoulder

Khris Davis was scratched from the A's lineup against the Giants on Wednesday night with a bruised left shoulder.
Via Athletics.com
2 hours ago

Oakland A's activate Sean Manaea from DL, option Arismendy Alcantara

The Oakland A's made an expected roster move on Wednesday, activating starting pitcher Sean Manaea from the disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, utilityman Arismendy Alcantara was optioned back to Triple-A Nashville. Manaea left his start on June 13 with a "left pronator muscle strain," which is a fancy way of saying he pulled a muscle in the forearm he uses to pitch...
Via Athletics Nation
3 hours ago

Rangers claim SP Eric Surkamp off of waivers

The Oakland A’s announced today that their former starting pitcher, Eric Surkamp, had been claimed off of waivers by their division-rival Texas Rangers. Oakland had designated Surkamp for assignment earlier this week when the team had picked up starting pitcher Nick Tepesch off of waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Surkamp struggled mightily with the A’s after being signed...
Via Today's Knuckleball
7 hours ago

Marcus Semien Deserves Our Admiration

First, Marcus Semien worked hard, every day, with Ron Washington and various tools of the trade in order to improve his defense. He’s now an above-average defender, if you believe the stats — or at least a competent defender, if you prefer your eyes. The newest evidence of his behind-the-scenes toil comes from his production at the plate. If you look at his overall line, a little...
Via Fangraphs
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Smolinski's 3-run pinch-hit HR leads A's past Giants 13-11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pinch-hitter Jake Smolinski hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during Oakland's five-run eighth inning that carried the Athletics to a 13-11 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. The A's overcame a pair of three-run deficits by scoring four runs in the sixth and five in the eighth to win their second straight game in the Bay Bridge Series and cap...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game #77: Athletics 13, Giants 11

It's over! In a wild back and forth affair in which the opposing offenses feasted on mediocre pitching, the A's complete the road sweep of the Giants by a score of 13-9. The A's trailed by three runs multiple times during the game, but took the lead for good on a pinch hit three run home run by Jake Smolinski in the 8th inning. The series continues in Oakland, where the A's look...
Via Athletics Nation
21 hours ago

Manaea returns as Bay Bridge Series shifts to Oakland

The roles switch when the Oakland A's host the San Francisco Giants in the second part of their home-and-home series starting Wednesday night. A's left-hander Sean Manaea rejoins the rotation after missing two weeks with a left pronator (forearm) strain. The Giants will counter with Jake Peavy, who has looked like an ace over the past month.
Via Athletics.com
22 hours ago

Oakland Athletics Were Almost Perfect

The Bay Bridge Series is more than just an interleague rivalry between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. There’s an interesting contrast between the Bay Area ballclubs. The Oakland Athletics did not have a case of the Mondays. Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija and A’s right-hander Daniel Mengden shined early in the ballgame. However, it was Mengden who [...
Via Swingin' A's
1 day ago

Oakland Athletics set for the 2016 Bay Bridge Series

The next four games will inspire Oakland Athletics fans to summon past memories and write a new chapter, during the 2016 Bay Bridge Series. This year, the Battle of the Bay begins in San Francisco on June 27 and June 28. Then, the squads will head to the O.Co and play on June 29 and June 30. From 1997 into 2016, the clubs began meeting annually, and the records are quite evenly matched...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Enjoy a Pretty Good Weekend

Most Oakland Athletics fans were probably pretty happy going into Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After Coco Crisp blasted a grand slam and Marcus Semien followed him up with a solo shot to put the Oakland Athletics ahead 6-2 in the sixth inning, I was thinking the A’s were having a most […] Oakland Athletics Enjoy a Pretty Good Weekend - Swingin'...
Via Swingin' A's
3 days ago

Crisp helps Athletics beat Angels 7-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp hit a two-run single and scored four times, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Saturday night. Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs for the A's, who have won three of the first four games of the series. Dillon Overton pitched into the sixth inning to get the win in his major league debut. Angels slugger Albert...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Semien, Davis lead A's to 5-4 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Marcus Semien and Khris Davis homered to help Kendall Graveman get the first win by an Oakland starter in more than three weeks as the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Thursday night. Graveman (3-6) gave up two runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings to get the first win for an A's starter since June 1 after the rotation had combined to go 0-9 in the...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: where should Rich Hill go?

With the Oakland Athletics having a record of 28-41 and being double digit games back in both the wild card and the division, it is safe to say that Oakland will be sellers this season. As a matter of fact, they already started being sellers a couple weeks ago when they traded Chris Coghlan to the Cubs. Another player that is almost certainly going to be traded is Rich Hill. Hill...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A's expected to be active at MLB trade deadline

With the Oakland A’s well under .500 and out of playoff position, they will likely be sellers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. Still, despite a poor record record, the A’s have plenty of valuable assets. The one that Billy Beane can expect to field the most phone calls on is 26-year-old right hander Sonny Gray. “Every time Gray starts, he draws double-digit scouts from contenders...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers can get themselves right with a few moves

Remember when the Dodgers were an annual lock to win the National League West? Well, they’re not anymore. In fact, they’re not even a lock to reach the postseason this year. Following three consecutive NL West titles from 2013 to 2015, the Dodgers find themselves in a funk in 2016, only two games over .500 and six and a half games behind the division's first-place Giants. ...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

This Oakland Defense Sure Has Been Something

Here’s the quickest way to understand what’s gone on in the field for the Oakland Athletics this season: Marcus Semien has arguably been their best defensive player. Yep. That’s the one. The same Marcus Semien who committed 35 errors as Oakland’s everyday shortstop last year. That’s not being totally fair to Semien, who has legitimately improved at short, but he’s still...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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