Found August 12, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Athletics 5, Blue Jays 1. Updates. By IAN HARRISON Associated Press Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Monday. Callaspo, who had a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning of Sunday's 6-4 win, broke a 1-all deadlock with a bases loaded double off Toronto closer Casey Janssen (4-1). The decisive hit redeemed Callaspo for an error he'd made in the bottom of the seventh that allowed the Blue Jays to score the tying run. The Athletics had lost six of seven before arriving in Toronto, but took three of four from the last-place Blue Jays. Oakland entered play Monday one game behind AL West leaders Texas. Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick, who hit five home runs in the first two games of the series, failed to go deep for the second straight game. Reddick walked in the second, flied out in his next two at bats and was intentionally walked in the ninth. Josh Donaldson singled off Janssen...

Athletics’ Coco Crisp exits with sore wrist

The Oakland Athletics lifted Coco Crisp from yesterday’s game in the eighth inning for a pinch-hitter, as the center fielder was dealing with a sore left wrist. Manager Bob Melvin told reporters – including Jane Lee of – that the injury has been hampering Crisp for some time, adding that he could rest the veteran for today’s finale against the Blue Jays. ...

Oakland Athletics Must Sweep Houston Astros

  The Oakland Athletics are once again in a dogfight with the Texas Rangers in the AL West. It looks like the chase to win the AL West will come down to the finals days. The A’s can’t count on a Josh Hamilton dropped ball to win it this year though. Every game should be treated like a must win over the next month-and-a-half, especially the games against the lowly Houston Astros...

You’ll never guess who just claimed Adam Rosales off waivers

#Athletics IF Adam Rosales has been claimed off waivers by the #Rangers. — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) August 12, 2013 This is just getting ridiculous now. That now makes three times in the last 13 days that Rosales has been claimed by the A’s and Rangers. It’s like two divorced parents sharing custody over their kid. Except either parent ends up not wanting to keep him...

Rangers, Athletics play ping pong with Rosales

Adam Rosales now knows what it's like to be a middle schooler at a Friday dance. Rosales has been picked up and dumped four times in the last 10 days, with the Texas Rangers being his current employer. The strange Rosales odyssey when he was designated for assignment by Oakland two weeks ago after being with the Athletics since 2010. The infielder, who is batting just .191...

Blue Jays put RHP Josh Johnson on DL

Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a sore forearm and right-hander Thad Weber has been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. Johnson's scheduled start Monday had been pushed back to Wednesday because of the pain. The decision to put him on the DL came after he felt sore while playing catch during batting practice Tuesday. ''I...

How to fix MLB's waiver system

On July 31st, in need of a roster spot for newly acquired Alberto Callaspo, the A’s designated Adam Rosales for assignment. Two days later, he was claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers, as they were scrambling for depth with the uncertainty surrounding Nelson Cruz‘s suspension and appeal situation. After a brief weekend on the […]

Dustin McGowan has not started throwing during rehab process

Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Dustin McGowan, who injured his oblique on July 29th against the Oakland As' and was put on the DL August 1, has yet to begin a throwing program during his rehab. As reported by Evan Peaslee of,  manager John Gibbons said that although McGowan has yet to throw, he was "close" to throwing.  The problem with the sensitivity...

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis August 12: Reddick-ulousness and a Lesson Learned

This paragraph pains me to type. Josh Reddick, after months of injuries and lackluster fantasy numbers, ended up as a cast-off on my fantasy bench this past week. I traded for him weeks ago hoping he would come alive, and as of last Monday when rosters locked, he had not yet done so, and the [...]

Announcers chuckle as Grant Balfour lets loose with f-bomb

Oakland A’s Take Down Tornoto Blue Jays 5-1 to Finish Road Trip .500

With the bases loaded and the score tied 1-1 in the ninth inning, Alberto Callaspo came to the plate. Just moments earlier the third baseman, who was filling in for Josh Donaldson, clanked a potential double-play ball that allowed the Toronto Blue Jays to tie the game. A day after driving the go-ahead two-run double to left field as a right-handed batter, the switch-hitting infielder...

A's have no timetable for Brett Anderson's return

There's still no return date on the horizon for Oakland Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson. Jane Lee of reports that Anderson has been making progress in his recovery from a fractured foot, including throwing a 31-pitch simulated game, but the A's won't set a timetable or even plan a rehab assignment at present. Manager Bob Melvin said that they were being...

A's rally in ninth inning to beat Toronto Blue Jays 5-1

Unable to muster much offense for starter Dan Straily the A's broke free in the ninth inning to score four times and claim a 5-1 win over Toronto in the finale of a four-game series. The A's opened the game with a Chris Young homer then spent eight innings getting nothing off J.A. Happ and fellow Toronto lefty Aaron Loup. Once the Jays went to closer Casey Janssen a right...

Bisons Scrap out Split in Monday Night Doubleheader

Bisons Pitcher Ricky Romero battled back from a shaky first inning to pitch a seven-inning complete game in the Bisons game one loss (photo courtesy of BUFFALO, NY - In the middle of a playoff battle, the last thing the Bisons can afford are mental errors. Down 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, which was the final inning of the first game of the doubleheader, Moises...

Astros-Athletics Preview

The Oakland Athletics lost sole possession of the AL West lead last week after one of Bartolo Colon's worst outings. Now sitting in second place, the A's will try to regain the advantage with a series at home against a woeful Houston Astros team they've dominated. A healthier Colon might have a good chance to help Tuesday night, given his recent performances against...

MLB News: Indians sign former first-round pick David Cooper

The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have signed first baseman David Cooper to a minor league contract. Cooper, 26, split the 2012 season between Triple-A Las Vegas and the Toronto Blue Jays. He began the year in Las Vegas where he hit .314 (82-261) with 27  doubles, 10 home runs and 52 runs batted in in 62 games before being promoted to Toronto in May. With the Blue...
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