Found May 18, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
The Athletics made a pair of roster moves Saturday afternoon, activating outfielder Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list and designating first baseman Daric Barton for assignment to make room on the 25-man roster. Prior to going on the disabled list on May 4 (retroactive to April 30), Young had been batting .172 with 15 RBI in 23 games with the A’s. Ten of his 15 hits are for extra bases, including five doubles, one triple and four home runs. Young went 1-for-1 with two walks, a run scored and a stolen base while starting in center field in his only rehab game with Sacramento against Oklahoma City on Thursday. He was with the A’s on Friday and put on an impressive power display during batting practice prior to being activated for Saturday’s game. Barton, batting .143 with a homer and three RBIs in eight games, was selected from Sacramento on May 8 and added to the 40-man roster as well as the 25-man roster. His designation opens a spot on the 40-man roster. He batted .287 with ...

A's activate Young from DL

The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list. A's manager Bob Melvin put Young into the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Young, who had been out with a strained left quad, batted seventh and was in right field. An offseason acquisition from Arizona, Young has struggled in his first season with the...

A's fan snags Coco Crisp line drive with glove (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. An Oakland A's fan in the right field stands displayed impressive skills with the glove he brought to the Coliseum when he snagged a foul liner by Coco Crisp in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Royals. Someone get that fan a contract. Video via MLB. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

Photo: Oakland Athletics affiliate gives away worst bobblehead ever

Sunday was Barry Zito bobblehead day for fans of the Sacramento River Cats.The first 2,500 fans through the gates at Raley Field received a complimentary replica of the San Francisco Giants southpaw, who spent part of 2000 pitching for the Triple-A squad as a member of the Oakland Athletics organization. Those fans who were lucky enough to get their hands on one of the miniature...

Athletics’ Brett Anderson out two months with stress fracture

Oakland Athletics left-handed starting pitcher Brett Anderson has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot, the team announced yesterday. The #Athletics announced that LHP Brett Anderson has a navicular stress fracture of his right foot. He will be reevaluated in four weeks. — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) May 17, 2013 Susan Slusser of The San Francisco...

Michael Choice – Learn To “Bernie Lean”

Start believing the hype on Oakland A’s top prospect center fielder, Michael Choice.  Currently batting .284, with 8 HRs, 34 RBIs, a .393 OBP, and a .872 OPS, he has the makings of being a really good Major League ballplayer.  He hits for power, as he is second in the Pacific Coast League in HRs, and possesses a good batters eye, having an almost 1:1 K/BB ratio this season at...

Oakland Athletics Recall Hideki Okajima, Designate Chris Resop

The Oakland Athletics have recalled Hideki Okajima from their Triple-A Sacramento minor league affiliate. The left-handed reliever is expected to be another arm in the bullpen. Reliever Chris Resop on the other hand didn’t have as good of a day, as he was designated for assignment by Oakland. He will have to clear waivers and accept an assignment to a farm club to remain in the...

Video: Athletics fan makes great catch on foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes.Is there anything more exciting than catching a foul ball?Okay, so there are probably many more exciting things in life than snagging a foul ball, but don't tell that to this Oakland A's fan, who made a great grab on a ball hit by Coco Crisp Saturday night.Watch as the sure-handed fellow snares Crisp's sharp line drive and draws plenty...

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Game preview: Royals look to avert sweep in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) -- After struggling during the first half of May, the Oakland Athletics might be ready to make a run in the positive direction. Coming off consecutive one-run victories, the A's try to complete their first three-game home sweep of the struggling Kansas City Royals in five years Sunday. One night after Oakland (22-22) rallied to score a run in both the seventh and...

Adam Rosales' go-ahead homer lifts A's past Royals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Friday night. Sean Doolittle (3-0) pitched the eighth for the win in relief of Jarrod Parker as the reigning AL West champions earned just their third victory in the last 11 games. Oakland finally got...

Athletics 2, Royals 1

No debating this home run by Adam Rosales. After being denied a game-tying homer last week in Cleveland that Major League Baseball said the umpiring crew should have reversed, Rosales hit a go-ahead shot leading off the eighth inning after Josh Donaldson connected one inning earlier in the Oakland Athletics' 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. ''...

Athletics 4, Royals 3

Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Cespedes hit his eighth homer, connecting against Kelvin Herrera (2-4). Jerry Blevins (3-0) pitched one scoreless inning. Ryan Cook worked the ninth for his first save of the season. Alex Gordon matched his career high...

Oakland Athletics fan makes great grab on foul ball

The Kansas City Royals were in town to take on the Oakland Athletics, but this A's fan stole the show. The dude makes a great catch on a foul ball.

Cespedes, Bullpen Power Sweep of Royals

The A’s fell behing early Sunday afternoon, just as they had the previous two games, and for the third time in a row came back to beat Kansas City by a single run. A.J. Griffin and a strong bullpen performance kept the A’s in the game, but it was a line-drive home run in the eighth inning off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes that was the deciding factor of the 4-3 victory. “Personally...
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