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Sunday, July 27th: Hiro Nakajima Homers to Help Hounds Win while Drew Pomeranz Is Solid in Sacramento’s Extra-Innings Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Hiro Nakajima (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  11 Corpus Christi Hooks        3 WP – Granier 6-4 / 3.67 HR – Matthes (8), Nakajima (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Third Baseman Hiro Nakajima (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs) Hitting in the cleanup spot, third baseman Hiro Nakajima...
Via Athletics Farm
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp out, will have sore neck examined

Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp has left his team in Texas to travel back to Oakland to have his sore neck examined. He sat out Sunday for the second time in the last three games. MLB.com's Athletics beat writer Jane Lee reported the news after the Athletics' 5-2 victory over the Rangers on Sunday.http://t.co/pI4nnP8owG has learned Crisp will not travel w/ team...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, July 26th: Kent Matthes Has Huge Night in Hounds Win while A’s Infielder Alberto Callaspo Makes Rehab Appearance for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (2 Home Runs / 9 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  10 Corpus Christi Hooks        4 WP – Long 9-6 / 3.36 HR – Matthes 2 (7) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Kent Matthes (2 Home Runs / 9 RBIs) Outfielder Kent Matthes had a huge night for the Hounds, hitting a 3-run homer in the 2nd...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: John Jaso pulled with knee irritation

After crushing a two-run homer in the sixth inning of the Oakland A's 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers, catcher John Jaso left in the eighth inning with a "twinge" in his left knee, according to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group (video here and below). Jaso, who is hitting .285/.362/.459 (OPS+ 131) with seven homers and 33 RBI, could play Sunday. He was replaced...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Are the A’s done?

The Oakland A’s made one of the biggest trades so far this season when they exchanged their top prospects for Chicago Cubs starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.  This trade strengthened an already strong starting rotation and many would think that the A’s would be done pursuing anymore trades this season. However, the A’s are not done. With less than a week left...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Yoenis Cespedes, Kyle Blanks, Stephen Vogt

Oakland Athletics slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is recovering from injury and made his return on Friday. Key role players Kyle Blanks and Stephen Vogt are also recovering from injuries as reported by Jane Lee from MLB.com.#452687498 / gettyimages.comYoenis CespedesThe Cuban slugger's right thumb sprain kept him out of the lineup on Thursday. On Friday, the team welcomed...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Trade: Oakland acquires Blue Jays' former first round pick Deck McGuire

The Oakland Athletics acquired starting pitcher Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays today.  Shi Davidi of Sportsnet had the news:#BlueJays trade Deck McGuire to #Athletics for cash considerations. Brad Mills clears waivers and will report to Buffalo— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 25, 2014#470670857 / gettyimages.comMcGuire was the Blue Jays' first round pick & eleventh...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire-Jose Canseco Beef is Very Much Alive, Heated and Not Ending Anytime Soon

Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco will not be vacationing in Cabo together anytime soon, or probably ever. The much-publicized non-relationship between the two former Oakland Athletics teammates is not repairing itself despite repeated attempts at reconciliation by Canseco. Unless you’re living under a rock, McGwire is still fussy after Canseco released his tell-all book in 2005,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Designate Jim Johnson For Assignment

As expected, the A’s made a move prior to the game on Wednesday to bolster their recently taxed bullpen. The Athletics recalled Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento and designated former closer Jim Johnson for assignment. Scribner, 29, is 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA and .243 opponents batting average in 31 games with Sacramento this season. He pitched 1.1 innings with the A’s on the...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Skipper Ryan Christenson Gives the Lowdown on the A’s Top Prospects at Stockton

Many A’s fans might remember Ryan Christenson from his days patrolling the Oakland outfield from 1998 through 2001. But he may have an even more important job now, as he’s been entrusted with overseeing some of the A’s top prospects currently playing for the Ports in Stockton. Four of the A’s top five picks from the 2012 draft and three of the team’s top four picks from...
Via Athletics Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Biz Markie throws out first pitch at A's game

Nobody beats the Biz, except at throwing.
Via Beer Mug Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes day to day with sprained thumb

Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high five RBIs before leaving with a sprained thumb during Wednesday night’s 9-7 victory over the Houston Astros. X-rays were negative and Cespedes is considered day to day. The left fielder went down as he hit a check-swing groundout in the fifth inning.  Manager Bob Melvin said that Cespedes hurt his...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire Done With Jose Canseco, Drives Canseco To Twitter Meltdown

There once was a time when Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco were close friends. In fact, they were like brothers — or “Bash Brothers” as they were called in their days with the Oakland Athletics. Canseco then infamously accused McGwire of being a steroid user in Canseco’s 2005 book, allegations that helped bring  McGwire’s baseball world crashing down. McGwire eventually...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire wants nothing to do with Jose Canseco

Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco attempted to make good with his old team this past weekend. Canseco was on hand for the 25th anniversary of the A’s 1989 World Series team at O.co in Oakland on Saturday.  Mark McGwire, who couldn’t make it to the event because he is currently a coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers, isn’t having any of it. The one-time single-season...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  1 Comment

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Nick Franklin edition

The red-hot Oakland A’s are still searching for a second baseman to help them sail into the postseason. The Athletics typical second basemen, Eric Sogard and Nick Punto, are just not cutting it. Sogard is rarely starting these days due to .194 batting average and Punto is not doing much better with only a .209 AVG and 2 home runs. Additionally, Sogard’s strength is his defense...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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