Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Possible A's could emrge as a possible mystery team for Jon Lester

The A's, who already acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, are said to have at least some involvement in the Jon Lestery derby, according to people familiar with the talks. It isn't known what Oakland's chances ar at this point, but they already pulled off one surprise by landing Samardzija and Hammel together in a deal with the Cubs. Oakland would appear to have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billy Burns Is Not Just Another Fast Guy

A former 32nd-round pick of the Washington Nationals in 2011, the aptly named speedster Billy Burns has been promoted from Double-A Midland to the Major Leagues. Taking the spot of Craig Gentry, who recently broke his hand, Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin has said that he expects Burns to start in center field against left-handed pitchers for the immediate future. Burns’ stay...
Via Batting Leadoff
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday, July 29th: Chris Jensen & Kent Matthes Star in Hounds Loss while Tommy Milone Struggles for Sacramento and Seth Streich Exits with Apparent Injury in Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 2 K)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  2 Frisco RoughRiders        6 LP – Walden 1-2 / 2.05 HR – Matthes (10) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 2 K) RHP Chris Jensen turned in his 6th straight quality start for the RockHounds...
Via Athletics Farm
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Billy Burns’ Call-Up

Craig Gentry went on the DL with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand. The injury is not regarded as serious as he’s expected to only miss 2-3 weeks. No one ever wants to go on the DL, but supposing the hand is healed in two weeks then this is a great time for him to go on the DL because he has been dealing with a sore right knee as well. Coco Crisp has been out of the lineup...
Via Baseball Professor
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could the Los Angeles Angels overtake the A’s?

With most everyone has been focused on the success of the Oakland A’s so far this season, not many people have realized that the Los Angeles Angels are only two games behind the Athletics and currently have the second best record in baseball. This AL West race has heated up quickly and the Angels were the hottest teams in baseball in July. What are the chances that the Los Angeles...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Do the Oakland Athletics Have the Talent To Acquire Jon Lester from Boston?

Understanding completely that with just two days until the July 31 trade deadline, rumors fly about as fast as a Yordano Ventura fastball around the internet, there is certainly a reason for A’s fans to pay attention to this beauty from Comcast Sports New England’s Sam McAdam: “St. Louis, Seattle, Baltimore and the Los Angeles Dodgers are widely thought to be in on Lester,...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday, July 28th: Kent Matthes Helps Hounds Win Again as Billy Burns Heads to Oakland

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  8 Frisco RoughRiders         6 WP – Hooker 1-0 / 5.40 HR – Matthes (9) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Kent Matthes (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs) Outfielder Kent Matthes continued his hot hitting for Midland...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Craig Gentry placed on DL with broken hand

Oakland Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry has been placed on the 15-day DL after suffering a broken hand. CSN's Joe Stiglich tweeted that Gentry has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture and hopes to miss just a couple of weeks:Gentry has non-displaced fracture. ... Good news ... Hoping to be out only couple weeks. MRI this morning showed fracture. #Athletics— Joe Stiglich...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, July 27th: Hiro Nakajima Homers to Help Hounds Win while Drew Pomeranz Is Solid in Sacramento’s Extra-Innings Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Hiro Nakajima (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  11 Corpus Christi Hooks        3 WP – Granier 6-4 / 3.67 HR – Matthes (8), Nakajima (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Third Baseman Hiro Nakajima (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs) Hitting in the cleanup spot, third baseman Hiro Nakajima...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp out, will have sore neck examined

Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp has left his team in Texas to travel back to Oakland to have his sore neck examined. He sat out Sunday for the second time in the last three games. MLB.com's Athletics beat writer Jane Lee reported the news after the Athletics' 5-2 victory over the Rangers on Sunday.http://t.co/pI4nnP8owG has learned Crisp will not travel w/ team...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Are the A’s done?

The Oakland A’s made one of the biggest trades so far this season when they exchanged their top prospects for Chicago Cubs starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.  This trade strengthened an already strong starting rotation and many would think that the A’s would be done pursuing anymore trades this season. However, the A’s are not done. With less than a week left...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Yoenis Cespedes, Kyle Blanks, Stephen Vogt

Oakland Athletics slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is recovering from injury and made his return on Friday. Key role players Kyle Blanks and Stephen Vogt are also recovering from injuries as reported by Jane Lee from MLB.com.#452687498 / gettyimages.comYoenis CespedesThe Cuban slugger's right thumb sprain kept him out of the lineup on Thursday. On Friday, the team welcomed...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Biz Markie throws out first pitch at A's game

Nobody beats the Biz, except at throwing.
Via Beer Mug Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire Done With Jose Canseco, Drives Canseco To Twitter Meltdown

There once was a time when Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco were close friends. In fact, they were like brothers — or “Bash Brothers” as they were called in their days with the Oakland Athletics. Canseco then infamously accused McGwire of being a steroid user in Canseco’s 2005 book, allegations that helped bring  McGwire’s baseball world crashing down. McGwire eventually...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire wants nothing to do with Jose Canseco

Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco attempted to make good with his old team this past weekend. Canseco was on hand for the 25th anniversary of the A’s 1989 World Series team at O.co in Oakland on Saturday.  Mark McGwire, who couldn’t make it to the event because he is currently a coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers, isn’t having any of it. The one-time single-season...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  1 Comment
MORE STORIES >>
Athletics News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Breaking down the NL MVP race

10 young NFL stars having Hall of Fame careers already

MLB trade deadline tracker and analysis

Best, worst in-season trades for each team

Best and worst of Monday Night Raw

10 players who will make their first Pro Bowl in 2014

Gallery: The best of July

Most pathetic NFL teams of modern era

NFL players already out for the season

Worst players to get HoF votes since 2004

Gallery: The best of Anastasia Ashley

College football's celebrity fans

BARKER BEAUTIES
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.