Weird interference play helps A’s, but not enough

  Stephen Vogt was one of the A’s left a little confused by an odd interference play in the fifth inning Friday. One of the oldest sayings about baseball is that on any given day you can see something you’ve never seen before. Friday’s Oakland-Detroit game was one of those given days. The Tigers thought they’d scored in the fifth inning when Ian Kinsler tagged up and tried...
Via Inside the A's
4 hours ago

Oakland Athletics Recap 5/27: A’s Defeated By Tigers

The Oakland Athletics lose another game, taking their losing streak to three. The Oakland Athletics dropped another game, this time to the Detroit Tigers. The final score was 4-1 as Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer confounded the A’s, limiting them to three hits and no runs during his 7 2/3 innings. Sean Manaea pitched for the […] Oakland Athletics Recap 5/27: A’s Defeated By...
Via Swingin' A's
5 hours ago

Josh Phegley gets welcomed back into Oakland clubhouse; Sonny Gray may be the next off the DL for beleaguered A’s

Catcher Josh Phegley is the latest player to come off DL for the A’s. The A’s welcomed Josh Phegley back from the disabled list Friday, the second time in three days the A’s have subtracted from the DL rather an adding to it, which the club had been doing for most of April and May. There’s no telling who could be the next name off the list, but it’s possible it will be...
Via Inside the A's
9 hours ago

Gray set to throw from mound in injury rehab

A's ace Sonny Gray is making strides in his rehab from a right trapezius strain and is slated to throw off the mound for the first time since suffering the injury on Saturday.
9 hours ago

Athletics reinstate catcher Josh Phegley from DL

The Oakland Athletics have reinstated catcher Josh Phegley from the 15-day disabled list and sent catcher Matt McBride to Triple-A Nashville. Phegley, 28, was hitting .270 in 12 major league games before right knee inflammation forced him to the disabled list a couple of weeks back. .@Athletics reinstate catcher Josh Phegley from 15-day DL; option catcher Matt McBride to Triple...
Via Today's Knuckleball
13 hours ago

Oakland A's happy thoughts by Fatrolf

One thing is for sure, you never know what to expect from the A's. Be it good or bad, A's baseball surely isn't boring. When it's good, everything clicks. It's a work of baseball art. When it's bad, we try to forget it. They'll be swept and demolished, then come back and look like World Series contenders. Baseball as a whole is a strange sport, long and with so much ebb and flow...
Via Athletics Nation
16 hours ago

Injury-plagued Oakland A’s not necessarily sellers at this point

It’s been a rough go of things for the Oakland A’s through the first two months of the season. Sitting at 20-28 and nine games out of first place, it’s not exactly the way general manager Billy Beane had hoped the season would start. However, the Athletics have been plagued by injuries up and down the depth chart – both on the hitting and pitching side. Four starters are...
Via Today's Knuckleball
17 hours ago

First Mascot – Charlie O the Mule

Thursday Throwback: Before the Oakland Athletics’ Stomper, there was Charlie O Readers who were around during the A’s initial years in Oakland in the late 60s and early 70s, will remember a white Oakland A’s crested Ford Country Squire station wagon pulling an air-conditioned horse trailer, driving out into center field of the Oakland Coliseum […] Oakland Athletics: First...
Via Swingin' A's
1 day ago

Oakland Athletics Pitching Crushed, Again

The Oakland Athletics suffered another blowout loss, as they fell to the Mariners 13-3 behind rookie Zach Neal. Oakland Athletics fans already knew this was not going to be a good night. Comcast announcers Ray Fosse and Glen Kuiper confirmed it when they began musing on which position player might get to pitch, and it […] Oakland Athletics Pitching Crushed, Again - Swingin' A's...
Via Swingin' A's
1 day ago

Madson's comeback inspired by teen righty

After Ryan Madson was introduced to 18-year-old right-hander Johnny Morell, they began working out together. The ball began exploding out of Madson's right hand again. And with Morell's encouragement, the competitive fire returned.
1 day ago

Fernando Rodriguez is a major Tommy John success story, throwing harder and sharper than ever out of A’s bullpen

Fernando Rodriguez is three years’ removed from Tommy John surgery, and his is a complete success story.. Much has been made of the A’s issues with pitchers having to undergo ligament replacement in the pitching elbow, or as it’s better known, Tommy John surgery. Jarrod Parker has not pitched since 2013, twice having undergone Tommy John surgery. This year alone, Felix Doubront...
Via Inside the A's
1 day ago

Oakland Athletics: evaluating Coco Crisp’s season

Watching the Oakland Athletics record the final out in game 162 of the 2012 regular season, fans at the O.Co witnessed the A’s improbable victory over their division rivals, while claiming the club’s 15th division title. A routine pop-up, prophetically hit to center field and caught by Coco Crisp, set the stage toward future success for the Oakland Athletics, during a magical...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Going on the DL is best for Sonny Gray

After another disappointing start, the Oakland Athletics placed Sonny Gray of the 15-day disabled list with a strained right trapezius. Although Gray may actually be hurt, taking a couple weeks off is what is best for the A’s and for Gray at this time. Gray has allowed at least four runs in each of his last five starts, so clearly something is wrong. Meanwhile, Oakland has lost...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bad day gets worse for Athletics in 5-4 loss to Yankees

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A day that began with ace Sonny Gray being placed on the disabled list didn't get much better for Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin. There was another shaky outing by an Oakland starting pitcher, a defense that committed its AL-leading 36th error and numerous missed opportunities at the plate. Michael Pineda won for the first time since his opening start...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire takes foul tip by Joc Pederson to the bad place

Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has such brute strength that even his bunt attempts have the power to inflict maximum pain. Home plate umpire David Rackley learned that lesson the hard way on Sunday. Rackley was working behind the dish in the fifth inning of the series finale between the Dodgers and the Padres when he caught a rogue foul bunt attempt by Pederson right in the oysters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A's place Sonny Gray on 15-day DL

The hits keep coming for the struggling Oakland Athletics. Just a few days after losing their top hitter from the early part of the season in Josh Reddick, the team placed ace starting pitcher Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list. #Athletics place RHP Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list (strained right trapezius); recall LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Nashville — #VoteGreenCollar...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Coliseum plumbing leaks into dugout

There's a little issue with the restroom in the visiting dugout... — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 21, 2016 The Oakland Athletics have a unique home field advantage at the Oakland Coliseum. Occasionally, the plumbing backs up. It happened again Saturday, when the visiting dugout – currently occupied by the New York Yankees – was filled with rather...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rich Hill: Oakland Athletics most valuable starter?

If you predicted the Oakland Athletics would acquire the starting rotation’s ace in the winter, give yourself a rewarding pat on the back. In November, the A’s signed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill to a one-year contract. Hill, a player swapped around the league from six Major League Baseball cities, joined the the A’s rotation, consisting of a menagerie of 20-something-year...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Khris Davis has great celebration after walk-off grand slam (VIDEO)

Khris Davis became the second Oakland A’s player to hit three home runs in a game on Tuesday, and the last dinger he hit against the Rangers lifted them to a 8-5 victory in exciting fashion. Oakland trailed Texas 5-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, and with men on second and third, elected to intentionally walk Josh Reddick. This forced them to pitch to Davis, who...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adrian Beltre crushes home run off one knee

The Texas Rangers got off to a bad start in their visit to Oakland against the Athletics on Tuesday night. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Danny Valencia and Khris Davis hit back-to-back solo home runs to get the A’s up 2-0 early. That turned out to be just fine for the Rangers. In the top of the 4th, Nomar Mazara hit a solo shot to center field and was followed up by Adrian...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hahn, Muncy recalled; Surkamp optioned, Phegley to DL

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics righthander Jesse Hahn was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start Tuesday night's game against the Texas Rangers. He replaces scheduled starter lefthander Erik Surkamp, who was optioned to Nashville. The A's also recalled catcher Max Muncy, to replace catcher Josh Phegley, who went on the disabled list, retroactive to May 10, with a strained...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics’ Danny Valencia hits three homers

Danny Valencia may not be anyone’s idea of a big power hitter, but he sure played the part on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Oakland Athletics’ third baseman slugged three homers, the last of which a two-run bomb in the ninth that stood as the game winner. .@dannyvalencia19's THIRD homer today was also his biggest: —...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla was furious Bruce Bochy pulled him in 9th

San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla has blown three saves already this season, and manager Bruce Bochy was not about to give him a chance to blow a fourth on Thursday night. When Casilla got himself into another 9th-inning jam, Bochy pulled him. You can imagine how the right-hander felt about it. With the bases loaded and the Giants leading 4-2, Bochy turned to left-handed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brain Machine That (Maybe) Brought Ryan Madson Back

Deep in the bowels of Oakland’s Coliseum, you’ll see Ryan Madson working out with wires strapped to his body. The wires head to a little pack he carries with him, and in that pack is a machine that has helped him recover his career. The device, pictured here, is the Accelerated Recovery Performance machine, which was administered to Madson by the EVO Ultrafit group in Arizona...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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