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Bartolo Colon will be welcomed back to the Oakland Athletics with no hard feelings - at least by newly crowned AL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin.
Melvin said Wednesday he is happy the right-hander will return to the club next year after his 2012 season ended with a 50-game suspension Aug. 22 for testing positive for testosterone.
Colon received a $3 million, one-year contract Nov. 3. While the new deal includes incentives for starts and innings, he also has potential bonuses for relief appearances - though Melvin said Colon would prepare as a starter and will be ''embraced'' by the reigning AL West champions.
The former Cy Young winner went 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA in 24 starts for Oakland last season, his 15th in the majors.
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The Athletics hold no ill will against Bartolo Colon.
Colon’s 2012 season ended prematurely –– and in the middle of the pennant race –– when he received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone. Despite the stain, Oakland skipper Bob Melvin said the club will embrace his return, according to the Washington Post.
“He’s gone through his penalty,” Melvin...
Manny Ramirez homered on his first pitch of the Dominican winter league season.
Thousands of cheering fans stood and cheered as Ramirez came to bat in the bright yellow jersey of the Eagles, a team from the northern region of Cibao. Ramirez then drove his first pitch over the right-field fence.
The Eagles went on to lose Wednesday night's game 3-2 to the Escogido Lions.
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy is ready for a normal offseason after being medically cleared this week to resume his regular routine, less than three months after being struck in the head by a line drive and undergoing emergency brain surgery.
McCarthy, a free agent right-hander who was Oakland's opening-day starter, spent Monday and Tuesday undergoing extensive evaluations by renowned...
There weren’t any expectations for the Athletics entering 2012.
After trading their top three players –– Andrew Bailey, Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez –– over the offseason for prospects, the organization appeared destined for a 100-loss season after going 74-88 in 2011.
At one point, a losing record looked like a reality. On June 13, the Athletics were trailing the Rangers...
Will Manny Ramirez attempt a return to the majors?
While we do not know the answer to that question yet we do know that Ramirez is playing in winter ball which means he has some interest in playing baseball.
Ramirez attempted to make it back to the major leagues last season with the Oakland Athletics but despite hitting .308 at Triple-A he was unable to hit for any power, finishing...
Earlier today, Brandon McCarthy had the following tweet to Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan.
@hanrahan52 in Pitt and just mentioned to a cop that I knew you and now the mayor’s here giving me the key to the city?!?
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) November 14, 2012
McCarthy mentioning that he was in Pittsburgh sparked the instant speculation that he might be on the Pirates’...
It was a two man race for the American League manager of the year as Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics and Baltimore’s own Buck Showalter were tabbed for the honor; however, only man could win.
This evening, it was announced that Melvin was selected as Manager of the Year. In all honesty, both men could have easily won, but in the end, the voters must have found the job...
Bob Melvin and Davey Johnson each won their second Manager of the Year award on Tuesday.
Melvin won in a close race over Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Melvin led the Oakland Athletics to a 94-68 record in 2012 — a drastic improvement over their 74-88 finish in 2011. Melvin narrowly beat Showalater by just eight points. Melvin earned 16 first-place votes and 12 second...
On Tuesday, Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin earned his second Manager of the Year award, becoming the sixth manager to win the award in both the American League and the National League.
Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the
Oakland Athletics have been chosen as managers of the year.
It was award week for Major League Baseball and the Oakland A's took home some hardware Bob Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year. Several other A's finished among the top-10 in votes for the major awards. The A's have had several award-winners since moving to Oakland. Chris Biderman looks back at those A's players who took home the AL's MVP, Cy...
Major League Baseball announced that Nationals manager Davey Johnson and A's manager Bob Melvin have been named NL and AL Managers of the Year, respectively.