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The Oakland A's had their five-game winning streak halted in a 2-1 loss to the Padres in Oakland on Sunday, and the A's also may have lost pitcher Bartolo Colon, who left the game in the top of the third inning with a strained right oblique. Colon came off the mound to field Alexi Amarista's sacrifice bunt in the third inning. He threw wildly to first base, and the error allowed runners to advance to second and third. Colon (6-7) said via interpreter Ariel Prieto that he was injured while going to get the ball, and he knew right away he would have to come out because "it feels bad." He said he had a similar oblique injury on the opposite side in 1999, and that injury caused him to miss 28 games. The results of an MRI on Monday will determine whether Colon has to miss any time as a result of this injury, but Colon seems likely to be placed on the disabled list. A's manager Bob Melvin said Saturday's starter Tyson Ross could be a candida...
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Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon has left his start against the San Diego Padres with a strained right oblique muscle.
Colon pitched two hitless innings Sunday before allowing a leadoff single to Everth Cabrera in the third. Alexi Amarista followed with a sacrifice bunt that Colon fielded cleanly, but the pitcher threw wildly to first base, allowing Amarista to reach second while...
Bartolo Colon left the 2-1 loss to the Padres on Sunday with a right oblique strain after throwing wildly on a sacrifice bunt by Alexi Amarista in the third inning. That is likely to mean a disabled list stay for Colon, who is one of only two experienced starters in Oakland's rotation, along with Brandon McCarthy. Entering the season, none of the other starters had more than...
The Oakland A's recalled right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross and infielder Eric Sogard from Class AAA Sacramento and sent down right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner and infielder Adam Rosales to Sacramento, the team announced Saturday. The A's also sent first baseman Kila Ka'aihue to Sacramento and clearing waivers. Ross is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA in four Class AAA starts and...
When the Oakland Athletics released Manny Ramirez on Friday after just 17 minor league games, the next logical question became: Where does he go from here? The 40-year-old Ramirez, who broke into the majors in 1993, still wants to play, but does it make sense for any team to sign him at this point? Interested teams would have to deal with several risks. First, Ramirez has already...
Dimwitted juicehead Manny Ramirez is a free agent again after the Oakland Athletics compassionately released the mercurial slugger on Friday. After serving a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy for seemingly the 24th time last year, the … Continue reading →
Oakland A's starting pitcher Travis Blackley picked up his first win in eight years on Friday. Blackley went six innings as the A's topped the visiting San Diego Padres 10-2. It was Blackley's first victory since his major league debut in July 2004. Blackley said he was "very aware" of the drought. A's manager Bob Melvin also managed Blackley'...
Manny Ramirez's latest baseball comeback hit a hiccup Friday when he asked the Oakland Athletics for his release. Ramirez had been playing for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats after serving a suspension for drug use, but when it became clear that the A's were not going to promote Ramirez in the near future, the 40-year-old slugger requested to be released, in the hopes...
The Oakland Athletics announced that Manny Ramirez has requested his outright release and the team has accommodated him. Ramirez will look to continue his career with another organization as he told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, ”The A's treated me amazingly during all this time, but sadly didn't have space for me and this is something I can't control. I'm...
Jonny Gomes' two-run pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning helped the Oakland Athletics beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Saturday.
Seth Smith also homered for the A's, who have won a season-high five straight. Jemile Weeks and Collin Cowgill also drove in runs.
Carlos Quentin hit a home run for the Padres, who have lost two straight since sweeping the Seattle Mariners....
With Yoenis Cespedes likely to return to the Oakland A's lineup this week, what happens to Seth Smith? Smith has established a clear pattern in the first two-plus months of the season: He hits when he plays the outfield. He does not when he serves as the designated hitter. Cespedes might be the DH initially as he recovers from a left hamstring strain that has limited him...
Happy Father's Day to everyone. I know you all want some barbeque and beer, but how about some tater trots?
Home Run of the Day: Jonny Gomes, Oakland Athletics - 21.92 seconds [video]
I don't know what it is, but there's been a serious lack of showboating on home run trots this year. As I watch each trot every day, I make comments whenever something notable happens...
Until their most recent game, the Oakland Athletics were enjoying one of their best stretches at the plate this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Aaron Harang will try to keep those bats quiet again during his first matchup with his former club and deny Oakland's Brandon McCarthy a sixth consecutive win Tuesday night.
After batting an MLB-worst .208 in their first 52...