Controversial Call Leads to A’s Loss

The A’s celebrated the 1965 Kansas City Athletics on throwback day at the Coliseum by wearing the old school uniforms and having the celebratory first pitches thrown out by Blue Moon Odom and Bert Campaneris, however they ran out of time to the new occupants of Kansas City losing for the second consecutive day. Former mascot and fan favorite Charlie O the mule was escorted around...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals nine-game road trip continues in Oakland

Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics ML: Athletics -130 O/U: 7 The Kansas City Royals are in their second leg of a nine-game road trek. They won two games in Seattle and visit Oakland to play a weekend series at dilapidated Coliseum. The Athletics are inching back towards .500  after sweeping the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Oakland is 34-41 and Bob Melvin‘s group is playing...
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6 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics switch-pitcher Pat Venditte put on 15-day disabled list

The Oakland Athletics have placed switch-pitcher Pat Venditte on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, just a week after making his major league debut. After pitching in the minor leagues for seven years, Venditte finally got his chance to pitch in the big leagues last Friday, when he threw two scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 29-year...
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19 days ago  |  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...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

A's RHP Jarrod Parker moves ahead from latest elbow surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jarrod Parker is uncertain about the protocol for his recovery from a fractured elbow following two Tommy John surgeries, and that's probably because he might just be the new case study for a pitcher who has undergone all of those operations. The Oakland right-hander, who twice had the ulnar collateral ligament replaced in his pitching arm, was nearing his return...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez, Tigers try to avoid sixth straight loss Wednesday

Bob Melvin says it's the "same old story" every time Sonny Gray takes the mound, but that doesn't mean the Oakland Athletics manager will ever get tired of seeing the performance. The right-hander looks to continue his dominance as the A's go after an eighth win in 11 games Wednesday night against the reeling Detroit Tigers (6 p.m. pregame, 7:08 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Melvin extends Coliseum invite to Stephen Curry and the Warriors

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his family took in the San Francisco Giants game against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park on Friday night (the same night the Oakland Athletics hosted the New York Yankees in Oakland). A's manager/Bay Area product Bob Melvin is an unabashed and open Warriors fan whose enthusiasm dates back to attending playoff games in the 1970s -...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

A's closer Sean Doolittle returns to DL with another shoulder strain

  Two days after making his first appearance of the season, Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. ''It's another muscle, almost under the armpit, that he strained,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said before Saturday's game with the New York Yankees. ''It will be a couple of weeks of inactivity before he picks up a...
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May 31, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

A's gear up for Cespedes' return with Tigers in town this week

The Oakland A's will begin a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers on Monday afternoon, and the series has an added bit of significance: Detroit outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will be making his first appearance in Oakland since being traded from the A's to the Boston Red Sox at the trade deadline last season. As Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported, Cespedes remains...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

No immediate surgery for A's Coco Crisp

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have ruled out immediate neck surgery for outfielder Coco Crisp. The A's said Friday they expect to make a decision this weekend on Crisp's playing status. He had a similar injury last season, and hasn't played since leaving a game Tuesday in Houston with a stiff neck. ''If you talk about surgery, that probably means a bad outcome...
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May 22, 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...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Zobrist 'looks good', could go out on rehab stint soon

Oakland A's utility man/all-around versatile player Ben Zobrist is recovering well from surgery to repair a left medial meniscus tear in his knee.The A's have been without Zobrist for a few weeks now, after he injured the knee on a slide in Kansas City on April 19th. The surgery took place on April 28th and the A's had him pegged to miss around four to six weeks, but he seems to...
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May 15, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Drop Game, Series As ‘Awful’ Homestand Concludes

Just ask Bob Melvin. The Oakland Athletics are in a major funk. “It’s an awful homestand,” said the skipper after his club went 1-5 during a week of games at the Coliseum. “You know, we felt like we’d get some momentum come back here at home, win some games. We get swept and then lose two out of three here. We got to play better than that and we’ve got to do it...
Via BaySportsNet
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics-Rangers Preview

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin elected to give Scott Kazmir an extra day of rest, and given the lineup he'll now face, he still might not have to overexert himself. The in-form left-hander takes the mound Friday night as the Athletics open a three-game road series against the Texas Rangers. Kazmir (2-0, 0.99 ERA) has contributed once already to Texas' futile offense, limiting...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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