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The Oakland Athletics have optioned right-hander Tyson Ross to Triple-A Sacramento.
The team made the move on Thursday's off-day. Oakland is expected to activate outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on Friday in Kansas City to take Ross' place on the 25-man roster.
Ross was 2-6 with a 6.51 ERA in nine starts with the A's. He was 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA in his first two starts but went 1-6 with an 8.13 ERA over his past seven.
Ross got charged with three additional earned runs on Thursday because of a scoring change from his start last Friday against the New York Yankees. A ball originally ruled a two-base error on Coco Crisp was changed to a double for Robinson Cano by MLB executive vice president Joe Torre.
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The Oakland A's have activated center fielder Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list, the team announced Friday. Cespedes will take the roster spot left open when pitcher Tyson Ross was optioned to Class AAA Sacramento on Thursday. The Cuban slugger, who signed a four-year, $36 million free-agent contract with the A's during the offseason, suffered a strained muscle on...
The Oakland A's will have an interesting to decision to make Friday when outfielder Yoenis Cespedes comes off the disabled list. The logical player to come off the roster to make room for Cespedes is another outfielder, Collin Cowgill, who has options left and who already has spent time at Class AAA Sacramento this season. Cowgill, however, has been batting second for the...
Manager Bob Melvin had a brief talk with his club after Wednesday's loss to the Twins, and he made it clear that the club needs to find the grit that they had earlier in the season, when Oakland was exceeding expectations. "We've got to continue to play hard," Melvin said after his team was swept at Minnesota. "We play hard, but we have to fight hard. There...
Mired in a season-worst losing streak, the Oakland Athletics hope to receive a lift from the return of Yoenis Cespedes. It doesn't appear that Manny Ramirez will be joining him, however.
The Athletics will try to avoid a ninth straight loss Friday night when they open a three-game road series against the Kansas City Royals.
Oakland was shut out for the third time during its...