Found May 22, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
Dan Straily has had trouble staying consistent in 2013, but he put it all together on Tuesday night. Thanks to a dazzling performance from the 24-year old Straily, Oakland shut out the Texas Rangers 1-0 at the Ballpark in Arlington. In the process, they dealt Yu Darvish just his third home loss of his career. Yoenis Cespedes mashed a deep home run off Darvish in the third inning, and it was all Straily and relievers Sean Doolittle and Grant Balfour would need, as the A’s rolled to their fifth consecutive victory. It was a career-best outing for Straily, as everything was working for him against a Rangers lineup that was without second baseman Ian Kinsler. He left after seven stellar innings, having only given up two base hits (to A.J. Pierzynski and Jurickson Profar) and zero walks – arguably the most dominant start of his short Major League career. Heading into the game, it looked like a mismatch in the Rangers’ favor. The pitching match up of Straily and Yu Darvish definitely did ...

Jose Canseco to play baseball again

When Jose Canseco is not on Twitter trolling Shaquille O’Neal, he is busy trying to get back into baseball. The former Major League star will act as a player/coach for the independent Fort Worth Cats for their first home series of the year. The series begins Thursday against Edinburg at LaGrave Field.  Edinburg is managed by Canseco’s brother Ozzie. “I am excited to come to...

Rangers DFA Lowe to make room for Lindblom

ARLINGTON, Texas Veteran Derek Lowe, who struggled this year for the Texas Rangers, was designated for assignment Monday to create room for Josh Lindblom. Lowe, who was signed in spring training to a 1.25 million deal, was 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA in nine appearances for Texas. He pitched Sunday, his first appearance in a week, and allowed two runs in 23 of an inning. The move means...

A's John Jaso still bothered by shin injury, returns to catcher

The Oakland Athletics would love to get John Jaso back into the everyday lineup, and it looks like that may finally happen.  Up until yesterday it has not been possible to get Jaso behind the plate since his injury.  Jaso suffered a shin injury a week ago, and he had yet to catch a game until last night.  With one game back at catcher under his belt, the team hopes Jaso can stay...

Canseco accused of sexual assault

Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's allegations that former baseball player Jose Canseco Jr. sexually assaulted her. Officer Bill Cassell said Wednesday that the 48-year-old Canseco was named as a suspect in the investigation. Cassell says the investigation isn't complete, no charges have been filed and no arrest has been made. The department spokesman wouldn...

Rangers can't crack Colon, A's in loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Monday night. Colon, who turns 40 on Friday, gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three. It was the first win for Colon (3-3) since April 23 at Boston. Coco Crisp got three...

Derek Lowe Clears Waivers, Can Either Accept Minor League Assignment or Become Free Agent

Derek Lowe has become quite the journeyman. He now faces another career decision. Lowe cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Rangers, according to reports. Lowe can either accept the assignment to Triple-A Round Rock or he can choose to become a free agent. Lowe could opt for free agency in the hopes of catching on with another major league team, but it’s...

Athletics' Jed Lowrie out with bruised foot

The Oakland Athletics held shortstop Jed Lowrie out of last night's starting lineup for their contest against the Texas Rangers due to a bruised right foot, according to Jane Lee of The foot contusion isn't viewed as severe, as A's manager Bob Melvin didn't rule out using Lowrie in case of emergency. "He won't be pinch-running today, let'...

Prospect Profile: Jurickson Profar | INF | TEX

As a rule, we fantasy owners love to own prospects before our fellow owners. There’s little as rewarding as grabbing a minor leaguer before he becomes a household name and then watching as he develops into a stud. But how do you sort the big-timers from part-timers? Prospect Profile is here to help. This week we examine Rangers uber-prospect, Jurickson Profar.Player Name: Jurickson...

Rangers option RHP Burns for Wolf's spot start

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have optioned right-handed reliever Cory Burns to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for Ross Wolf for a spot start Wednesday against Oakland. Wolf will be the second pitcher in three days to make his first major league start for the Rangers after previous stints with other teams as a reliever. Josh Lindblom lost to the A's on Monday...

Rangers top A's in Wolf's first big league start

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- David Murphy and Adrian Beltre homered in a three-run first inning, Ross Wolf was strong in his first major league start and the Texas Rangers avoided a sweep with a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Wolf was making his first big league appearance since Oct. 1, 2010, as a reliever with Oakland. He retired the first nine...

Rangers scratch Nick Tepesch with blister

The Texas Rangers have scratched right-handed starting pitcher Nick Tepesch from today's regularly-scheduled appearance against the Oakland Athletics due to a blister on his throwing hand, according to T.R. Sullivan of Tepesch developed a blister on the middle finger of his right hand during his last start Friday night against the Detroit Tigers. Texas doesn'...

Texas-Sized Challenge For A's Vs. Hot Rangers

The Oakland A's completed a well-pitched series sweep over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, but their pitching staff will face a stiff test against the Texas Rangers in Arlington over the next three days.

Gray Sets New High Mark

WEST SACRAMENTO - On the same night that the Oakland A's preseason top pitching prospect was dominating the Texas Rangers in the major leagues, the A's current top pitching prospect was putting together a notable performance of his own for Triple-A Sacramento.
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