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Daric Barton: stretch-run difference maker?
It would be an unlikely turn of events but the once-fallen-from-favor A's first baseman was recalled Monday and helped fuel Oakland's 8-6 victory over the American League's top team the Tigers. The A's remain 2 1/2 games behind Texas in the AL West and moved 1 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay for the top AL wild-card spot. Cleveland is two games behind the A's for the second wild-card spot.
"For me to be back here shows that anything can happen" Barton said. "The odds weren't in my favor but I gave myself an opportunity and I'm happy to be here happy to be in the race and I'm hoping to help this team win."
"A big night for him - and much needed for us to get that kind of contribution" A's manager Bob Melvin said after the win.
In his first game with the A's since May 17 the twice-outrighted Barton had two RBI singles and Coco Crisp continued his roll - the A's center f...
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The Oakland Athletics placed right fielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a sprained right wrist.
He injured the wrist on Sunday and was hitting .213 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 97 games.
Oakland selected first baseman Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento to take Reddick's place on the roster. Brandon Moss will start in right field in Monday night...
As the Oakland Athletics continue to battle for first place into the final month of the season, they will need every weapon in their arsenal. That includes Bartolo Colon. The injured veteran has been making good progress in his rehab, and the team hopes he can be activated for a start Thursday against the Detroit Tigers.
Colon threw a 38-pitch bullpen session and all went...
The Oakland A's began a critical four-game series against the Tigers in Detroit on Monday without the services of Josh Reddick, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist.
As reported by Jane Lee of MLB.com, Reddick was on the DL for 24 days in May and last week initially reinjured the same wrist last week on a diving play in the outfield. ...
Oakland's pitching plans are starting to take shape.
All-Star Bartolo Colon (groin) threw a 38-pitch bullpen session Monday and appears a likely option to start Thursday's game; the A's first want to see how he comes out of the Monday throwing session.
Manager Bob Melvin said Colon geared up slowly but during the second half of the session he was throwing harder and...
Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick reinjured his right wrist in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles and may be headed back to the disabled list.
As reported by Todd Karpovich of MLB.com, Reddick was injured Wednesday against Seattle diving for a ball. An
MRI did not reveal any structural damage, so he was able to take
With the Oakland offense struggling, the Athletics have leaned on young right-hander Jarrod Parker to steady the ship, and he's answered the bell.
Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Justin Verlander, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in a game cut short by rain on Tuesday night.
Seth Smith hit a leadoff homer in the sixth, and Oakland had the bases loaded with no one out when the tarp was pulled on the field due to the weather. It was called after an 80-minute delay.
Oakland starter Tommy...
DETROIT (AP) -- Coco Crisp and Daric Barton each drove in two runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers 8-6 on Monday night.
Cabrera hit his 43rd homer, bolstering his pursuit of another Triple Crown, but Barton had a tiebreaking RBI single in Oakland's two-run sixth inning. Crisp also had a solo homer during his three-hit performance.