Found April 06, 2013 on
Bartolo Colon’s suspension for a positive PED test is over and the Oakland Athletics have activated the right handed pitcher. Colon missed the end of the 2012 season and the first five games of this season while serving the suspension. To add Colon to their active roster the Athletics have optioned right hander Dan Straily to the minors. Straily pitched 6 2/3 innings on Friday night allowing two runs and striking out 11. If Colon struggles the A’s do not figure to wait to recall Straily. Colon was signed to a one-year deal worth $3 million during the offseason. Prior to his suspension Colon had made 24 starts recording a 3.43 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.

A’s get good news on Josh Reddick, Brett Anderson injuries

The A’s were able to pull off the sweep on the Astros, who might actually go 1-161 this season, with a win on Sunday, but it didn’t come without two important players suffering injury scares that required X-rays. Outfielder and homeless-looking person Josh Reddick left the game after a frightening incident in the fifth inning in which he crashed into a wall in foul territory...

Oakland A’s: a season preview

This is the FIRST Oakland A’s post here at Seedspitters, and I’m happy to say there will be many more. Joe Davis is our newest A’s beat writer and this post marks his warmest welcome.  – Russell Preston by Joe Davis The same old franchise with the same old uniforms is back with an its invigorating brand a frat house baseball as the 2013 Oakland Athletics come into this...

Athletics demote Dan Straily after dominant performance

After dominating the Houston Astros on Friday night, A's starting pitcher Dan Straily got the typical pats on the back and fist pounds from his teammates, and then was demoted to AAA Sacramento to make room for veteran starter Bartolo Colon in the Oakland rotation. Straily knew the move was going to happen, but it's still a little surprising to see a pitcher get sent to the...

A's Reddick injured against Houston

Oakland right fielder Josh Reddick has been injured after colliding into a wall trying to chase down a foul ball against the Astros. Reddick appeared to injure his right wrist when he fell chasing down a foul ball hit by Marwin Gonzalez in the fifth inning. He remained on the ground and was looked at by trainers for a couple of minutes before getting up and walking to the dugout...

Athletics 9, Astros 3

Brett Anderson struck out 10 more Houston batters and the Oakland Athletics backed him with three home runs for a 9-3 win Sunday and a three-game sweep of the Astros. Coco Crisp homered for the third straight day, Jed Lowrie again connected against his former team and Chris Young homered in his hometown. The A's sent Houston to its fifth straight loss. The Astros, playing their...

Josh Reddick's WrestleMania 29 Picks

It's a pretty safe bet that immediately after the Oakland A's finish up with the Houston Astros Sunday, Josh Reddick is going to try and find the nearest television so he can watch some wrestling. You see, the outfielder is a huge fan (dude even carries around his own championship belt) and Sunday, well, Sunday is WrestleMania 29...the biggest night of the year for anyone...

Love Em & Hate em Game 4 vs. Athletics

Most Seattle fans would have accepted a 2-2 record for the opening trip to Oakland, but the bittersweet taste remains after winning the first two games without clinching the series. Mariners close series in Oakland with Brandon Maurer on the mound NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke reports on the fourth game of the season versus the Oakland...
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