Found March 31, 2013 on
After closing out the spring with a 4-3 win over the Giants, the A’s made their final cuts to arrive at their 25-man opening day roster.
Among the roster moves made on Saturday, the A’s placed shortstop Hiro Nakajima on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 27, which had been expected. The team also sent reliever Pedro Figueroa and infielder Andy Parrino to Triple-A and reassigned non-roster invitees relievers Mike Ekstrom and Hideki Okajima and catcher Luke Montz to the minors.
Here’s the A’s opening day roster, per Casey Pratt:
LHP Brett Anderson (opening day starter)
RHP Jarrod Parker
LHP Tommy Milone
RHP A.J. Griffin
RHP Dan Straily
RHP Grant Balfour (closer)
LHP Sean Doolittle
RHP Ryan Cook
LHP Jerry Blevins
RHP Pat Neshek
RHP Chris Resop
RHP Evan Scribner
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A’s pitcher and the world’s biggest I Killed the Prom Queen fan Travis Blackley was in the Coliseum on Saturday for the A’s spring finale against the Giants. The only weird thing about that is he was designated for assignment by the A’s on Friday. But Blackley, whose status remains in limbo as he goes through waivers, instead took in the game like any other baseball fan—from...
A long, long time ago. I can still remember how the sunshine made me feel inside. I used to play-ay baseball, at a high school in southern California, And two years behind me was this kid Daric Barton.OK, so I'm not much for making song parodies, but at least I speak da troof. The Oakland Athletics DFA'd a Jordan Norberto, Daric Barton and Travis Blackley yesterday from their...
The Oakland Athletics have designated for assignment infielder Daric Barton and left-handed pitcher Travis Blackley.
Barton was the longest-tenured player on the A's. The AL West champions needed the roster space Friday after claiming right-hander Danny Otero off waivers from the New York Yankees and righty Josh Stinson off waivers from Milwaukee.
A's manager Bob Melvin...
Hiroyuki Nakajima will start the season on the 15-day disabled list. As the Oakland A's finalized their roster moves, Nakajima was shifted from the 25-man roster to the DL. He injured his hamstring last Tuesday. While he could probably play, the A's want to be cautious.
According to Rick Eymer of MLB.com, the A's had to trim their roster down to 25. Do do...
The Oakland Athletics placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled fellow outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.
The team says Taylor took a redeye flight to New York and is available for Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Young was injured during Monday night's 19-inning victory over the Angels and was placed...
Lowrie’s .330 average against the Yankee is his highest average against any American League opponent.
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Oakland winning the AL West in 2012 is a classic example of David beating Goliath, except this David had to beat TWO Goliaths en route to the division crown. The A’s finished ahead of the Rangers and Angels, two teams that dwarf the A’s payroll, but payroll...
The Oakland Athletics begin defense of their American League West crown when they host the Seattle Mariners on Monday. 7:05pm from O.co Coliseum
TV: 10:05 p.m. ET, ROOT Sports (Seattle)
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Yoenis Cespedes' slow start to spring training is a distant memory. Now Oakland's slugging outfielder is hoping to carry his hot swing into the regular season.
Cespedes homered for the second time in three days, a three-run shot off San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong, and the Athletics held on to beat the Giants 4-3 on Saturday in the final tuneup for both teams.