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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Melvin: 'Uncomfortable' infield dynamic led to A's replacing Gallego with Washington

On Monday, the Oakland Athletics grabbed the headlines by relieving third base coach Mike Gallego of his duties and replacing him with Ron Washington, who had been hired by the club in May as a special infield instructor.  The news was a moderate surprise to those that follow the club, though some had their suspicions something would happen with both coaches around the club for...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Feast on Rays ‘Pen, Route Tampa Bay 8-2

The A’s clung to a 1-0 lead after six innings Sunday afternoon when the game turned into a battle of the bullpens, a painful phrase for Athletics fans to hear this season. All too familiarly, Oakland coughed up the lead in the top of the seventh, however the resilient A’s lineup bounced back in the bottom of the inning with seven unanswered runs to salvage the series against...
Via BaySportsNet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Fall to Rays 5-4 in Familiar Fashion

A’s losses in 2015 generally fall into at least one of three categories: poor offense, miserable defense, or bullpen disaster. The Rays and A’s combined to go yard five times during Saturday’s lively match-up, and the A’s even flashed some nifty glove-work, but in what has become the most familiar of the three scenarios, the Oakland bullpen surrendered late inning runs to...
Via BaySportsNet
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin: One or two more rehab appearances for Doolittle before A's return

The Oakland Athletics are proceeding very carefully with 2014 All-Star reliever Sean Doolittle. Though the lefty is close to returning to the A's after missing almost three months with a shoulder strain, they aren't in a hurry to get him back on the mound. This makes sense given the A's tremendous difficulties this season and their last-place stance in the AL West. On Monday, manager...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

If Bob Melvin thought that yesterday’s error-laden second inning was the worst the A’s had seen all year, it had nothing on the the demoralizing ugliness of today’s seven-run second frame. The Blue Jays batters were once again on fire, effortlessly trouncing the Athletics 10-3 for their 10th win in a row. Coming into Wednesday’s game, A’s right-hander Aaron Brooks...
Via BaySportsNet
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Left fielder Crisp returns from neck injury for Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics left fielder Coco Crisp has been activated from the 60-day disabled list after being sidelined with a strained neck since May 20. Crisp was in the lineup and batting second for his return Monday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Bob Melvin said he expects Crisp to play a couple of games then get...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Doolittle, Melvin upbeat after strong bullpen session

Sean Doolittle recently vowed to make it back to the pitching mound for the Oakland Athletics in 2015, despite shoulder issues that have limited him to just one inning of work this season. It would appear that his proclamation may have a chance of happening, especially after his 'impressive' bullpen session on Thursday at Coliseum. Considering he's passed the time away from...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Crisp to start rehab with A's Single-A affiliate Stockton Ports

Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp, who has been limited to just 13 games with the A's in 2015 due to elbow surgery and a cervical strain in his neck, will begin a rehab stint with the Single-A Stockton Ports on Monday. CSN Bay Area's Joe Stiglich added that manager Bob Melvin informed the media that Crisp will play four games with the Ports before the club 'extends the schedule...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Melvin now alongside Howe, La Russa in A's all-time wins list

With the Oakland Athletics' extra-innings win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night, manager Bob Melvin took over sole possession of third place in the A's all-time wins list. It was Melvin's 369th win as A's skipper, passing Ken Macha and putting him in the Top 3 of the A's all-time managerial rankings. If he wants to reach the next two, however, he'll have to stick around...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

A's shutting Hahn down for two weeks with forearm strain

The news on Oakland Athletics right-hander Jesse Hahn is in regarding the elbow tightness he's felt over the past couple of days.  Manager Bob Melvin informed the gathered media Friday afternoon at Cleveland's Progressive Field (where the A's will play the Indians this weekend) that Hahn was diagnosed with a forearm strain. Per John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group:  At this point...
Via Fox Sports
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: M’s display Fireworks on Friday, but still struggle to get the offense going splitting 2 games vs. Oakland

Games Recap This Fourth of July weekend, the M’s faced the hapless Athletics, pulling a 2-2 record in the four game series. Game 1 was an exercise in futility.  Oakland ‘s Scott Kazmir retired 21 of his first 22 players.  The Mariners mustered a paltry 2 hits in the slaughter. ”He’s become a leader here the last couple years, by performance and in the clubhouse,” Melvin...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s Outdueled by M’s, Fall 2-1

The A’s offense sputtered Sunday afternoon, continually failing to capitalize in key scoring situations as they fell to division rival Seattle. Oakland could have swapped positions in the cellar of the AL west with a win, but instead dropped back to nine games under .500 in the low scoring pitcher’s duel. “Our overall numbers are pretty good. We go on streaks where we’re...
Via BaySportsNet
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

A's host first Pride Night, earn rave reviews for their efforts

On Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics held their very first Pride Night, a night of inclusion meant to show support for the LGBT community in the Bay Area.On-hand for the festivities were Sidney Burke, brother of former major leaguer Glenn Burke, the first MLB player to come out as gay, and Breanna Sinclair, a transgender singer who delivered a rendition of the National Anthem. Also...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics-Red Sox Preview

Manager Bob Melvin isn't fretting over the Oakland Athletics possessing the worst record in the AL, especially with his club in the midst of a hot stretch. The A's could find themselves out of the cellar soon if the starting rotation continues its solid pace. Oakland looks for a fifth straight victory when it sends Scott Kazmir to the mound in the opener of a three-game series with...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pomeranz returns to A's, but with a new role

Lefty Drew Pomeranz was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, but he'll have a new role for manager Bob Melvin. Pomeranz will slide into the bullpen and allow right-hander Kendall Graveman to retain his rotation spot, in part because of Graveman's impressive string of starts since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville. Pomeranz, out a few weeks with AC joint tightness...
Via Fox Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bay Area-born Bob Melvin enjoying Warriors' deep playoff run

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is a born-and-bred Bay Area guy, so he's currently enjoying the miraculous season by his next-door neighbor Golden State Warriors (like everybody else, pretty much). Though BoMel didn't attend the Warriors' Western Conference Finals-clinching win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night, a few A's players did.  Despite not being at the game...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

A's to take 'wait and see' approach with Kazmir after MRI results

Prior to the Oakland Athletics' game with the New York Yankees on Thursday night, manager Bob Melvin updated the situation involving starting pitcher Scott Kazmir. The lefty was removed after just three innings on Wednesday with shoulder tightness, and underwent an MRI after the game. By all accounts, it sounds as if the A's don't anticipate Kazmir to miss an extended period of time...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cespedes Provides Decisive Smash Against Former Team the Oakland Athletics

All it took was one blast off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes to send the Oakland Athletics (17-32) to a 3-2 loss on Wednesday afternoon at the O.Co Coliseum. After skipper manager Bob Melvin elected to intentionally walk Miguel Cabrera with one on and two outs in the fifth, Cespedes stepped to the plate and crushed a three-run bomb that clattered off the concrete steps beyond the wall...
Via BaySportsNet
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: A's to activate Sean Doolittle from D.L. on Tuesday

The Oakland A's have been without All-Star closer Sean Doolittle so far in 2015, but that will all end this week: the club is expected to activate Doolittle from the disabled list on Tuesday.Jane Lee of reported the news on Monday, as manager Bob Melvin informed the media of the team's plans prior to their Memorial Day contest against the Detroit Tigers.As expected, the A...
Via Fox Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reported Return of Ron Washington Leaves Bob Melvin in Dicey Spot

Bob Melvin is officially on the hot seat. According to Joe Stiglich of CSN California, Ron Washington is set to rejoin the Oakland Athletics coaching staff as a special instructor. Ostensibly, the 63-year-old is being brought in to shore up the club’s porous defense, which has committed a MLB-worst 43 errors. The return of the club’s former third base and infield coach, who managed the...
Via BaySportsNet
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Manager Bob Melvin confident A's will start winning soon

At 12-21, the Oakland A's aren't having a great time out there on the field right now. Despite that, manager Bob Melvin is confident in his squad's ability to turn things around soon. After the A's dropped Sunday's game 4-3 to Felix Hernandez, securing a sweep at the hands of the Seattle Mariners, Melvin held a postgame meeting with his players. Based on his quotes afterwards, Melvin...
Via Fox Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Orioles back in Baltimore, Gordon returns to LA

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Monday: --- BACK IN BALTIMORE The Orioles play at Camden Yards for the first time since April 29, when they held a game without fans because of civil unrest after the death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore hosts Toronto to begin a nine-game homestand. ''I think everybody's anxiously looking forward to getting back and getting on the...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

A's hoping for the best after Jarrod Parker leaves rehab start with elbow injury

Oakland A's right-hander Jarrod Parker is trying to come back from a second Tommy John operation, but his rehab might have hit a significant snag on Friday night.In a rehab outing with Triple-A Nashville, Parker suffered an injury that looked rather serious. As Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported, fans at the game said he looked to be in 'excruciating pain' and...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

With bullpen in flux, A's might give Rodriguez a bigger role after strong debut

The story of the 2015 Oakland A's so far is pitching - but it's not a pretty story.The 12-18 A's have stumbled on the mound, from the starting staff to the bullpen. The relief corps in particular has been especially ineffective, and it's become a big concern for Bob Melvin and his coaching staff.That's why the two scoreless innings from Fernando Rodriguez on Thursday afternoon left...
Via Fox Sports
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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