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Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder and outfielder Michael Taylor was optioned to Triple-A before Sunday's game with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The A's recalled left-hander Pedro Figueroa and right-hander Evan Scribner from Sacramento.
Griffin complained of some tightness in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays and was eventually removed from the game with two outs in the second inning.
Taylor appeared in two games with Oakland, going hitless in five at bats.
Figueroa joins the team for a fourth time and Scribner returns for a third time.
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The Oakland Athletics placed right-hander A.J. Griffin on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tightness, CSN Bay Area reported Sunday. Griffin left Saturday night's game in the second inning when he started experiencing the tightness in his throwing shoulder. An MRI came back negative, but the A's reportedly want to be cautious with him. The A's recalled...
Athletics rookie right-hander A.J. Griffin left Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays with tightness in his pitching shoulder.
Griffin left with two outs in the second inning.
Although nothing appeared out of the ordinary, the A's trainer bolted from the dugout after Yan Gomes flied out. Griffin was immediately pulled from the game and replaced by Jordan Norberto...
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The Oakland A’s have made a habit of coming away with walk-off wins this season. On Friday night, Jamie Weeks hit a lead-off triple and Coco Crisp followed with a sacrifice fly to give the A’s a 5-4 victory in the 15th inning. It was their second win in 15 innings this week, as they also needed six extra frames to beat the Rays on Monday...
After the Oakland A's got a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night, A's outfielder Josh Reddick got dressed up as Spider-Man before giving teammate Coco Crisp two whip cream pies in the face as a reward for hitting a sacrifice fly that scored the winning run.
Crisp was also showered with orange Gatorade and cold water before getting pied.
When it comes to pies in the face...I'm not a big fan.When it comes to Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick dressing up as Spiderman and delivering not one, but TWO pies in the face? Count. Me. In.I mean, what else would you expect from the guy who proudly displays this hardware?
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Oakland A's ace Brandon McCarthy made his second rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento since his re-injured throwing shoulder landed him on the 15-day disabled list last month. He dominated the lowly Memphis Redbirds in six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out nine.
Amid all the comings and goings on the Athletics' roster Friday, two things remained unchanged: Oakland's winning ways, and the team's penchant for walk-off dramatics. Jemile Weeks tripled to lead off the 15th inning, and Coco Crisp hit a sacrifice fly to lift the A's to a 5-4 win over Toronto. It was Oakland's second 15-inning home win in five days; the A&...
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The Oakland Athletics won in 15 innings for the second time this week, with Jemile Weeks hitting a leadoff triple and scoring on Coco Crisp's sacrifice fly to beat Toronto 5-4 Friday night.
Weeks was a star Monday night, too, when his sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 15th beat Tampa Bay.
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Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes is considered day-to-day after spraining his right wrist during Friday night's 15-inning, 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning after hurting the wrist sliding into third base in the sixth. Manager Bob Melvin told the Bay Area News Group after the game that Cespedes...
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