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Friday, July 3rd: Barry Zito Impresses in Sounds Victory while Dillon Overton Wins Hounds Debut & Matt Chapman Hits 14th HR for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Colorado Springs Sky Sox  1 Nashville Sounds              2 WP – Otero 1-0 / 1.23 HR – Smolinski (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K) LHP Barry Zito delivered an impressive start for the Sounds on...
Via Athletics Farm
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics call up 'switch-pitcher' Venditte from minors

BOSTON -- The Oakland A's have called up ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Nashville, positioning him to become the first player since 1995 to pitch in an MLB game with both his right and left hands. Team officials announced the move Friday before Oakland played the Red Sox in Boston. The A's also optioned right-handed pitcher Dan Otero to Nashville and moved Coco Crisp...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

A's call up switch-handed pitcher Venditte from Triple-A

BOSTON (AP) The Oakland A's have called up ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Nashville, positioning him to become the first player since 1995 to pitch in an MLB game with both his right and left hands. Team officials announced the move Friday before Oakland played the Red Sox in Boston. The A's also optioned right-handed pitcher Dan Otero to Nashville and moved Coco...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cespedes homers in Tigers' 3-2 win over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Yoenis Cespedes homered with two outs in the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie against his former team and six Detroit pitchers combined on an six-hitter to lead the Tigers to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Cespedes hit a three-run home run off Oakland reliever Dan Otero (2-3) after Ian Kinsler doubled to end an 0-for-22 drought and Miguel...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gray leaves with right ankle bruise

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray has left his start early because of a bruised right ankle. Gray was replaced by Dan Otero after the fifth inning in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Gray was hit in the lower leg by James Loney's grounder in the fourth inning, but remained in the game after being looked at by a team trainer. Tampa Bay outfielder...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s new chant “Mayday, Mayday!”

As the saying goes, April showers brings May flowers. Oakland A’s fans were hoping that a shaky month of April baseball would bring a stronger month of May in terms of wins and stats. However, that is just not the case. Quite the opposite. In fact, the A’s have been struggling the entire season and now sit in last place in the AL West at 12-19. To emphasize how critical this...
Via isportsweb.com
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Logan’s (Home) Run

Logan Morrison performed some late night heroics yesterday as he went 2-for-5 with two RBI including a walk off home run off Dan Otero in the 11th inning to beat the A's. LoMo now has three home runs and is batting .364 in the past week, and yes, of course he's trending on twitter. Trending hard. His twitter feed is blowing up like a Michael Bay film and after struggling in April...
Via Razzball
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Morrison goes deep in 11th to give Seattle 4-3 win over A's

SEATTLE (AP) Logan Morrison homered on the first pitch of the 11th inning from Oakland reliever Dan Otero and the Seattle Mariners rallied to beat the Athletics 4-3 on Friday night. Otero (2-2) had just finished his warmup pitches and left a 91 mph pitch over the middle of the plate to open the inning. Morrison didn't miss, hitting his fifth homer of the season deep into the seats...
Via AP on Fox
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals beat Athletics in rematch of AL wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals and A's picked up right where they left off. In their first meeting since last September's dramatic wild-card game, Paulo Orlando delivered a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning Friday night to help Kansas City to a 6-4 win over Oakland in another back-and-forth affair. Omar Infante also drove in a pair of runs for the Royals, whose 12-inning victory...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals beat Athletics 6-4 in rematch of AL wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals and A's picked up right where they left off. In their first meeting since last September's dramatic wild-card game, Paulo Orlando delivered a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning Friday night to help Kansas City to a 6-4 win over Oakland in another back-and-forth affair. Omar Infante also drove in a pair of runs for the Royals, whose 12-inning victory...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Otero Stumbles As Oakland Athletics Fall 6-4 To Kansas City Royals

Another day, another bullpen collapse. The Oakalnd Athletics dropped the opening game of the club’s three-game series with the Kansas City Royals 6-4, as Dan Otero was tagged for two runs in the eighth inning. The starter Sonny Gray wasn’t exactly sharp either. The righ-hander ended up working six innings and allowing four runs on a career-high 11 hits. Gray struggled with an...
Via BaySportsNet
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland shuts out Astros 4-0

HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Kendall Graveman pitched into the sixth inning and four relievers completed the shutout to give the Oakland Athletics a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Graveman (1-1) yielded four hits in 5 1-3 innings for his first major league win to bounce back from his 2015 debut when he allowed eight runs in 3 1-3 innings. Eric O'Flaherty allowed one hit...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New-look A's play meet and greet at FanFest to learn faces

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Last one on the team bus from hotel to the ballpark, center fielder Coco Crisp made his way to a seat and did a quick count of the faces he played with last season. ''It was eight or nine,'' joked reliever Dan Otero, one of those on that list. The Oakland Athletics, like no other team in baseball, were in dire need of a meet-and-greet session before spring training...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar from Rays

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Athletics have reportedly acquired veterans Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Zobrist and Escobar are heading to Oakland for catcher John Jaso and Minor Leaguers Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell. The #Athletics are on the verge of acquiring Ben Zobrist...
Via Sports-Glory
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Oakland A’s Trade Candidates

Dan Otero #61 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the 12th inning against the Kansas City Royals during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Oakland A’s have experienced an unpredictable offseason. GM Billy Beane has completed a franchise overhaul in trading Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss, Jeff...
Via The Sports Journal
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets360 MLB Project: Washington Nationals

When first approached by email for this project, it seemed like an idea that I have dreamed of for years. As a teenager in high school and looking toward my future, my dream to become a General Manager. Unfortunately, for this project I got stuck with a team I despise – the Washington Nationals. However, as I dug into the project I realized my assignment was proving to be quite...
Via Mets360.com
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets360 MLB Project: Being Billy Beane

When the MLB Project was being discussed at Mets360, I agreed to do so immediately. The chance to actually GM a team was something that couldn’t be passed up. When I was assigned the Oakland Athletics as my franchise, I found that kind of serendipitous. As a lifelong Mets and Baseball fan, I’m well aware of Billy Beane’s past and present connections with the Mets and his status...
Via Mets360.com
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Lose 3-0 To Phillies, Watch Lead in Wild Card Continue to Slide Away

The Oakland Athletics entered the game Saturday afternoon with a full game lead over Mariners in the Wild Card Standings and a half game lead over the Royals. Thanks to a 3-2 loss that may wind up being protested by the Royals, the A’s saw their lead expand to a full game over both of their closest rivals during play, but they managed to throw away their opportunities to capitalize...
Via BaySportsNet
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams beats A's for third time with third team

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jerome Williams beat the Athletics for the third time this season with three different teams, and Oakland missed an opportunity to extend its lead in the AL wild-card race with a 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning against Dan Otero (8-2). Marlon Byrd added an RBI single in the eighth. The...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Play Game Under Protest After Controversial Obstruction Call (Video)

A pivotal four-game series between the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A’s got off to an odd start Thursday night. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar smacked a high-bouncing ball down the first base line. A’s pitcher Dan Otero and first baseman Brandon Moss both converged on the ball, with Otero grabbing it in time to tag Aybar...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday, August 24th: Chris Lamb K’s 17 in Stockton Loss while A’s Recall Dan Otero from Sacramento and Jack White Pays a Visit to the Coliseum

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports                       0 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  3 LP – Lamb 4-5 / 3.10 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K) Stockton starter Chris Lamb tied a California League record by striking out 10...
Via Athletics Farm
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s place Sean Doolittle on disabled list

getty images The Oakland Athletics have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list. Doolittle, an All-Star this season, lands on the DL with an intercostal strain. In 54 games this season the 27-year-old Doolittle had posted a 2.28 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP across 55 1/3 innings of work amassing 20 saves. Dan Otero has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take the roster...
Via Tireball.com
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A's put closer Sean Doolittle on DL with muscle strain

  Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list by Oakland about an hour before Sunday's game with the Los Angeles Angels with a strained right intercostal. Doolittle, who saved the last two games against the Angels, is 1-3 with 20 saves and a 2.28 ERA in 54 relief appearances. He has walked five and struck out 80 in 55-1/3 innings. Doolittle leads...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Doolittle goes on DL

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list by Oakland about an hour before Sunday's game with the Los Angeles Angels with a strained right intercostal. Doolittle, who saved the last two games against the Angels, is 1-3 with 20 saves and a 2.28 ERA in 54 relief appearances. He has walked five and struck out 80 in 55 1-3 innings. Doolittle...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Otero, Fredi, A New Manny, Leskanic’s Last Hurrah, Sox-Rays, Joba

Dan Otero is excelling out of the bullpen for the Oakland Athletics. The 29-year-old righthander has a 1.90 ERA in 56 games since hopping across the bay prior to last season. It was a hop with a twist, and the second time he changed venues in a roundabout way. Otero is a graduate of Duke […]
Via Fangraphs
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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