AL Notes: Cobb not returning to the Rays, latest on Santana's injury

Even though right-hander Alex Cobb is still a free agent as the regular season closes in, there won’t be a reunion between him and the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes. Cobb’s not going to end up signing for a price the Rays deem palatable, Topkin suggests, even though he’s amid a highly disappointing trip to free agency after rejecting the team’s $17.4MM qualifying...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Views from Arizona: Mengden, Manaea, Luzardo, other pitchers

My analysis from a weekend of Cactus League baseball begins with a look at of some of Oakland’s brightest young hurlers. For those of you on the fence about it - come to spring training. Seriously. Whether you’re kicking it on the lawn with a mustache pretzel or sitting behind home plate listening to A’s assistant general manager and director of player personnel Billy Owens talking...
Via Athletics Nation
22 hours ago

Athletics Nation: Cahill Signing Serves To Prevent Past Mistakes, A’s Consider Sea Levels

A’s Coverage: Nico: Inside The Mind Of Pitching Coach Scott Emerson: Part I... Calcaterra: The A’s are considering rising sea levels in planning their future ballpark... Lee: Phegley out with two broken fingers... Gallegos: Why top prospect A.J. Puk was among the A’s roster cuts... Moriarity: Talking Top Prospects with A’s Assistant GM Dan Feinstein... Slusser: A’s Chris...
Via Athletics Nation
23 hours ago

Phegley out with two broken fingers

A's catcher Josh Phegley will be shut down for at least two weeks after suffering a fracture to both the pinkie and ring fingers on his right throwing hand when he was struck by a foul tip in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Mariners.
1 day ago

Puk among A's Sunday cuts

A's top pitching prospect A.J. Puk was among Sunday's roster cuts, putting to rest any conjecture about his chances of landing in the Opening Day rotation.
1 day ago

A’s second round of cuts leaves spring roster at 39

A.J. Puk will not be on the Opening Day roster. Every team enters spring training with way more players than it will end up needing. Between the 40-man roster and a slew of prospects and other non-roster invitees, the Oakland A’s began with 59 players, and they’ll have to cut that number down to 25 by Opening Day. Their first round of cuts last weekend (plus the addition of free...
Via Athletics Nation
1 day ago

Athletics Notes: what potentially adding Anderson means for the rotation, Lucroy and Maxwell

The latest on Oakland… The Athletics agreed to reunite with right-hander Trevor Cahill on Saturday, and they may not be done adding old friends to their pitching mix. The team is considering signing left-hander Brett Anderson, who’d likely receive a minor league contract, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Anderson debuted in the majors with the A’s in 2009 and...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athletics To Sign Trevor Cahill

The Athletics have agreed to a one-year, major league contract, pending a physical, with right-hander Trevor Cahill, Jane Lee of tweets. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier Saturday that Oakland could target Cahill, a client of John Boggs & Associates.With righty Jharel Cotton set to undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire season, the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A's RHP Cotton to have Tommy John surgery

Oakland Athletics RHP Jharel Cotton injured his elbow earlier this week against the San Francisco Giants. He was expected to be in Oakland's starting rotation this season.
2 days ago

A's lose Jharel Cotton to Tommy John surgery and may look to free agent market

Cotton will miss the entire 2018 season
2 days ago

Cotton to have Tommy John surgery

After he was diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament earlier this week, A's right-hander Jharel Cotton has decided to have Tommy John surgery.
2 days ago

Athletics troll Giants on Twitter with funny meme

The MLB season may still be a couple of weeks away, but the Oakland Athletics are already getting in some shots at their crosstown rivals.The meme du jour that has been lighting Twitter on fire this week has been (another) “SpongeBob SquarePants”-themed one. The basic meme template features a logo or likeness Photoshopped onto an image of the Krusty Krab, the town’s most popular...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquette King takes batting practice wearing A’s jersey, Raiders helmet

Raiders punter Marquette King joined his Bay Area-brethren at spring training in Arizona on Monday, and just like when he steps foot on the football field, it was quite the scene.King made his way to the batting cage so he could hit some balls, and did so while wearing a A’s jersey and Raiders helmet, which looked quite interesting. He also had a conversation with A’s manager Bob...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucroy, Athletics agree to 1-year deal

Another year, another new home for Jonathan Lucroy. On Friday, Oakland and the catcher would come to terms on a one-year deal. Last season, the Athletics would finish 75-87. That’s not terrible, but they still need plenty of help. Here’s the thing, though: how much help does Lucroy provide?He would slash .265/.345/.371 between the Rangers and Rockies. But its his numbers with the...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

These Three MLB Free Agents Had a Tough Week

Hypothetically, most MLB players look forward to free agency. After years of being under team control and not having much control over their immediate future, they finally have the chance to do what they wish with their respective careers.Sometimes that experience is a good one, and sometimes, it’s not so good. We wouldn’t be going out on much of a limb by saying this past winter...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy, A’s agree on one-year deal

Now that spring training is in full swing, previously unsigned free agents are now beginning to accept deals. Jonathan Lucroy is the latest.Lucroy and the Oakland A’s agreed to a one-year deal,’s Jane Lee reported Friday.The A’s will be hoping Lucroy can have a bounce-back season after batting .265 with just six home runs last season. Perhaps they were encouraged by Lucroy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A's hit back at Jon Gruden for comments about Raiders leaving Oakland

Jon Gruden feels bad about the Raiders’ pending move out of Oakland. He really does. But the city’s baseball team isn’t exactly looking for his sympathy.The Oakland Raiders new coach mentioned that the move is “kind of sad,” asking “What will they have once we go?”The Oakland Athletics noticed the comment. The team’s official Twitter page clarified exactly what Oakland will have...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

A's prospect starts fund to help family of shooting victim

A third-round pick of the Washington Nationals back in 2016, Jesus Luzardo is now attempting to make a name for himself in the Oakland Athletics’ organization. According to, the left-handed pitcher is the A’s fifth-best prospect heading into the 2018 season.But it was less than two years ago that Luzardo was walking the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida...
Via Sportsnaut
February 17, 2018  |  Discuss

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