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Athletics thrilled with new-look bullpen heading into season

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) As Sean Doolittle scoured the room and chatted up some of his new teammates, Oakland's bearded closer couldn't help but envision the potential of an experienced, new-look bullpen for the Athletics going into 2016. From offseason acquisitions John Axford and Ryan Madson to Marc Rzepczynski and Liam Hendriks, manager Bob Melvin has a long list of relievers to...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A's fired first base coach Waller in effort to go 'cutting edge'

After a dismal 2015 that saw them flounder in last place in the AL West, the Oakland Athletics began their offseason by giving Billy Beane and David Forst promotions. It was the first move of an expected many that will reshape the club for the 2016 season, something that's become a nearly annual ritual in Oakland. Earlier this week, first base coach Tye Waller was told by Bob Melvin...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito and Tim Hudson to pitch against each other

Time to party like it’s the early-to-mid 2000s! The Oakland Athletics announced on Tuesday that 37-year-old Barry Zito will be their starting pitcher this coming Saturday. That means he’ll face 40-year-old former teammate Tim Hudson when the A’s play the San Francisco Giants. It’s Happening: Bob Melvin announced that Barry Zito will start Saturday vs. Tim Hudson. http...
Via The Outside Corner
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Chavez out for season with non-displaced rib fracture

CHICAGO -- Oakland Athletics right-hander Jesse Chavez has a non-displaced rib fracture on the right side and will miss the remainder of the season. Athletics manager Bob Melvin said the club is not certain how the injury occurred. It's possible the injury happened when Chavez was trying to brace himself before being hit in the hip by a batted ball Sunday against the Texas Rangers...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite losing season, A's extend manager Melvin with 2-year deal

OAKLAND, Calif. — Bob Melvin knows new contracts are rare in losing seasons, so he is cherishing Oakland's commitment to him as a long-term leader of the organization. The Athletics manager received a two-year contract extension Wednesday that takes him through the 2018 season. ''It's not lost on me that during a year like this, these are things that don't typically happen,'' Melvin...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

A's reward manager Bob Melvin with 2-year contract extension

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin has received a two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2018 season. General manager Billy Beane made the announcement Wednesday with the A's sitting as the worst team in the American League this year following three straight playoff seasons. Oakland headed into Wednesday night's series finale against the AL...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: A's to give manager Bob Melvin contract extension

The Oakland Athletics may be having one of the toughest seasons they've had in quite some time, but that doesn't mean they're headed for a shakeup. Quite the contrary, actually: on Wednesday, the A's announced a press conference for 3:30 Pacific time, and Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle confirmed that manager Bob Melvin will be the recipient of a multi-year contract extension....
Via Fox Sports
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Doolittle was 'shaking' after picking up first save since 2014

Oakland Athletics reliever Sean Doolittle's long journey back to the pitching mound came full circle on Monday afternoon.After making his return from a left shoulder strain (and subsequent rehab stint) in late August, Doolittle showed some signs of returning to form last week, returning to the low-90s with his fastball and mixing in some developed off-speed pitches as well.On Monday...
Via Fox Sports
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Not such a Dull debut: A's rookie throws impressive scoreless inning

One of the young players the Oakland Athletics called up on September 1 was Ryan Dull, a 32nd-round pick by the A's in 2012 who dazzled in the minor leagues this season.  With the A's on the wrong end of a 6-1 score at the hands of the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, manager Bob Melvin inserted Dull into the game in the eighth inning, and the kid responded with a scoreless...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs vs. A's: Reunion day for Chip Hale and Bob Melvin, 6 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 28, 2015  |  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
August 25, 2015  |  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
August 18, 2015  |  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 O.co Coliseum. Considering he's passed the time away from...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s Split Series With Dodgers After Action-Packed 10-7 Loss

Prior to Tuesday night’s game, the first of two against the Dodgers, Bob Melvin gathered the A’s for a team meeting. “There’s still a lot to play for here,” the Oakland manager told his squad, and the Athletics went on to win thanks to a Sunny Gray shutout. It was their first victory since Scott Kazmir was traded last Thursday, setting off a string of A’s trades that...
Via BaySportsNet
July 30, 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...
Via Seattle Side Up!
July 06, 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

Reddick, miffed at Tuesday PH, gets last laugh with Thursday home run

On Tuesday, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin pinch-hit for outfielder Josh Reddick in the late innings of an eventual 2-1 loss. Melvin went with a right-handed hitter to face Texas Rangers lefty Ross Detwiler, and after the game Reddick vocalized his frustration to Melvin about the move.  As Josh told John Hickey of Inside the A's, "I wasn’t happy about it. Me and Bob talked...
Via Fox Sports
June 12, 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 MLB.com 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
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