Found August 27, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
For the Oakland A’s, there have been a lot of misses. From 2003 to 2007, they drafted six players, one of whom made it to the majors. However, their prospects of late have actually looked rather promising. Here’s a look at the past ten years of first round drafting by the A’s. 2013: Billy McKinney, OF, 24th overall The A’s drafted McKinney out of Plano West High School with the 24th overall pick in the draft, their second consecutive first-rounder out of high school. In the minors, the young lefty outfielder hasn’t disappointed. After batting .415 throughout his four years of high school, McKinney is hitting .320 with a .383 OBP in 206 plate appearances with the A’s Rookie level team. 2012: Addison Russell, SS, 11th Russell was taken 11th overall straight out of high school, and he’s lived up to his draft spot thus far. He started off his minor league career by hitting a torrid .415 in Rookie ball, then finished the year hitting over .300 in single A. He finished 2012 with a .369 ba...

The Oakland Athletics take on the Tigers and win – twice

Daric Barton The Oakland Athletics hold the lead spot in the AL Wild Card race, but they are looking for a little more. Before Monday, the Athletics had only won one game out of the last five. Many think that since the Athletics did so well during the beginning and middle of the season, that this lull the Athletics’ are currently experience is a normal occurrence in the ups and...

A’s Wild Card Lead in Jeopardy

The A’s were dominated today in the rubber game against the Orioles 10-3 as they left six men in scoring position early in the game and never recovered.  Oakland rookie pitcher Sonny Gray was roughed up giving up 6 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings, and while it was his first bad start it doesn’t bode well for the struggling rotation the A’s have had as of late.  However even...

Athletics put Reddick on DL; designate Neshek

The Oakland Athletics placed right fielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a sprained right wrist. He injured the wrist on Sunday and was hitting .213 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 97 games. Oakland selected first baseman Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento to take Reddick's place on the roster. Brandon Moss will start in right field in Monday night...

Athletics' Josh Reddick placed on DL with sprained wrist

The Oakland A's began a critical four-game series against the Tigers in Detroit on Monday without the services of Josh Reddick, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist. As reported by Jane Lee of,  Reddick was on the DL for 24 days in May and last week initially reinjured the same wrist last week on a diving play in the outfield. ...

Athletics hope Bartolo Colon will be activated Thursday

As the Oakland Athletics continue to battle for first place into the final month of the season, they will need every weapon in their arsenal.  That includes Bartolo Colon.  The injured veteran has been making good progress in his rehab, and the team hopes he can be activated for a start Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. Colon threw a 38-pitch bullpen session and all went...

Barton's back and A's win

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Bartolo Colon might start for A's on Thursday

Oakland's pitching plans are starting to take shape. All-Star Bartolo Colon (groin) threw a 38-pitch bullpen session Monday and appears a likely option to start Thursday's game; the A's first want to see how he comes out of the Monday throwing session. Manager Bob Melvin said Colon geared up slowly but during the second half of the session he was throwing harder and...

Athletics' Josh Reddick may be headed back to DL with wrist injury

Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick reinjured his right wrist in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles and may be headed back to the disabled list. As reported by Todd Karpovich of, Reddick was injured Wednesday against Seattle diving for a ball.  An MRI did not reveal any structural damage, so he was able to take batting practice... Player of the Week: Jarrod Parker

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A's get rain-shortened 6-3 win over Tigers

Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Justin Verlander, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in a game cut short by rain on Tuesday night. Seth Smith hit a leadoff homer in the sixth, and Oakland had the bases loaded with no one out when the tarp was pulled on the field due to the weather. It was called after an 80-minute delay. Oakland starter Tommy...
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