Posted March 19, 2012 on
PHOENIX - Josh Donaldson hasn’t put up great numbers this spring, but it appears the third base job will remain his unless the Oakland A’s look for an option outside the organization.

New-look A's gear up and wait for Ramirez to play

Manny Ramirez vows to be ready to return as his former sluggin' self. Coco Crisp can already envision a little more than two months from now when the dreadlocked star might be swinging for the fences in the heart of Oakland's batting order. Catcher Kurt Suzuki thinks about it. So does pitcher Dallas Braden and all the others, including Ramirez himself, of course. For all...

D-backs notebook: Parker beat up, sent down

PHOENIX -- Former Diamondbacks pitcher Jarrod Parker was playing Xbox back home in Indiana last winter when he learned he had been traded to Oakland. After facing the D-backs in an exhibition game Monday, Parker admitted to some nerves but said he has no hard feelings. Parker gave up two runs on one hit and seven walks in 3 23 innings of a 6-5 victory, and the day got worse when...

Reliever Ranks Update: Balfour Breaks Top 30

With the news that Grant Balfour has been officially named the A’s closer to start the season, we decided to take a look at our top 30 fantasy baseball relievers for 2012 and make sure he is included. Balfour breaks our top 30 at no. 28, which means you can probably still get him on the wire AFTER your draft. Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard falls out of our top 30 because Balfour...

Cubs 5, Athletics 5(10)

Jonny Gomes homered to start a three-run rally in the ninth, and the Oakland Athletics tied a Chicago Cubs' split squad 5-5 in 10 innings Tuesday. Kila Ka'ahilue homered and doubled for the A's, playing their final spring training home game before heading to Japan for a season-opening, two-game series against Seattle in Tokyo next week. Tony Campana doubled and scored...

Athletics 6, Diamondbacks 5

APNewsNow. Athletics 6, Diamondbacks 5. With AP Photos. Manny Ramirez hit one of Oakland's three homers and the Athletics beat Arizona 6-5 on Monday even though pitching prospect Jarrod Parker walked seven of his former Diamondbacks teammates. Parker, acquired by Oakland in the trade for starter Trevor Cahill, was reassigned to minor league camp after the game. The right-hander...

A's Roster Starting To Take Shape

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