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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 said. ”It’s one thing if it’s a guy who might be a little bit of a bad guy, but his is a true gentleman, a great guy who just made a mistake. He’ll be embraced back here again. He was very important for us. Guys like that can kind of get lost in the shuffle when they’re not here and you get to the postseason, but he was a key guy for us, he really was.”
The Athletics signed Colon to a one-year, $3 million deal over the offseason with bonuses for relief appearances. But Melvin said that Colon would prepare to return to starting despite the surplus of rookie hurlers.
Before the suspension, Colon compiled a 10-9 record
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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...
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...
OAKLAND, Calif. — 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.
“Everything’s good,” McCarthy said by telephone Thursday. “This last month I have taken the rest part very seriously...
Amongst the first group of free agents who have signed, oddly enough, are two players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and suspended by MLB for 50 games during the 2012 season. Bartolo Colon re-signed with the Oakland Athletics for 1 year and $3 million. Melky Cabrera, banished from a San Francisco Giants team that ended up winning the World Series, signed...
The Oakland Athletics have traded right-hander Tyson Ross and minor league first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones to the San Diego Padres for infielder Andy Parrino and left-hander Andrew Werner.
The deal was announced Friday.
Ross was 2-11 with a 6.50 ERA in five stays with the A's last season. The 25-year-old made 13 starts during his first four stints and later had five relief appearances...
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’...
The Oakland A's have continued their work reshaping their roster for 2013, announcing on Friday their second trade of the offseason. Chris Biderman analyzes the deal, which sends Oakland native Tyson Ross to San Diego, inside...
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.
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...
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.