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A's call up former 1st-rounder Green

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Cespedes rounds out Derby field

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A’s Call Up Infielder Grant Green, Will Make MLB Debut Tonight vs. Pirates

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Athletics 10, Royals 4

Josh Reddick homered and drove in four runs to cap a big series for Oakland, Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard also went deep and the Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 10-4 on Sunday. A.J. Griffin (7-6) rebounded from a miserable start against the Cubs to go five innings for the A's. The only damage he allowed came on solo homers by George Kottaras and Alex Gordon. Jesse Chavez...

Colon, A's shut down Pirates

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RotoWire MLB Depth Charts Analysis

Another week, another trip around big league depth charts. Athletics 2B Starter: Grant Green Next: Eric Sogard, Jed Lowrie Minors: Jemile Weeks, Hiroyuki Nakajima Second base has been one of the major holes for the Athletics this season. The five players the A's have used there - Eric Sogard, Adam Rosales, Jed Lowrie, Andy Parrino, and Scott Sizemore - have combined...

A’s Yoenis Cespedes Added to American League Home Run Derby Squad

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Recap: Athletics score early in 10-4 rout of Royals

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Balfour Breaks Eckersley’s Saves Streak in A’s 2-1 Win Over Pirates

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Dan Straily, Brandon Moss Key A’s 2-1 Victory Over Pirates

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