OAKLAND ATHLETICS NEWS

Saturday, May 23rd: Yairo Munoz’s 2 HRs Help Snappers Win while Dylan Covey Pitches Ports to Victory & R.J. Alvarez Takes Loss in 11th for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Shortstop Yairo Munoz (3 for 5 / 2 Home Runs)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Cedar Rapids Kernels  6 Beloit Snappers          7 WP – Torres 3-3 / 4.97 HR – Pimentel (6), Munoz 2 (4), Harris (2) Farmhand Of The Game: Shortstop Yairo Munoz (3 for 5 / 2 Home Runs) Shortstop Yairo Munoz had a big night for Beloit, collecting 3 hits...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Beloit Snappers Win 7-6 in Extra Innings

Photo Credit to: Kimberly Contreras/ Scout.com Coming into today’s contest versus the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the Beloit Snappers are not only coming off last night’s loss but also own an overall record of 17-25. They’re 15 games back of the Quad City River Bandits in the Western Division of the Midwest League.The Snappers, Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, put up...
Via Baseball Essential
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A's at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

A slumbering offense that hasn't done much to help ace Sonny Gray in recent outings finally showed some life as the major league-worst Oakland Athletics ended their latest losing streak. Now the visiting A's will try to provide some run support for their right-hander as they attempt to win consecutive games for the first time in almost six weeks Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays put to rest by Kendall Graveman, A's in third game of series

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Kendall Graveman gave up three hits over six innings in his return from the minors, Sam Fuld drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Saturday. Graveman (2-2), recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make the start, struck out six and walked two to help the A's win for just the third time in 17 games. Oakland broke through...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Graveman, Fuld lead A's to 5-0 win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Kendall Graveman gave up three hits over six innings in his return from the minors, Sam Fuld drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Saturday. Graveman (2-2), recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make the start, struck out six and walked two to help the A's win for just the third time in 17 games. Oakland broke through...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

A's Crisp hits D.L. for neck issue, will avoid surgery in hopes of returning again

If Coco Crisp has intentions of being able to continue playing everyday as a Major League outfielder, he'll have to wait a bit before that can happen.After meeting with a specialist to discuss his current bout with neck pain, the Oakland A's placed Crisp on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday morning. As expected, the move freed up a roster spot for pitcher Kendall Graveman, who...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics place Coco Crisp on DL with cervical strain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain and recalled right-hander Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville. The moves were announced before Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. Crisp hit .044 in 13 games this year. He began the season on the DL after having surgery on his right elbow and returned...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friday, May 22nd: Chad Pinder’s Grand Slam Highlights His 4-Hit Night for Hounds while Ben Zobrist & Sean Doolittle Make Successful Rehab Appearances for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / Grand Slam)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds   8 Corpus Christi Hooks    12 LP – Jensen 3-3 / 5.55 HR – Pinder (6), Walsh (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / Grand Slam) Despite falling to Corpus Christi 12-8 on Friday, the RockHounds got a huge night from...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays launch 3 HRs to beat slumping A's, spoil Scott Kazmir's return to Tampa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Longoria hit a three-run homer off Scott Kazmir and the Tampa Bay Rays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night. Steven Souza Jr. and Tim Beckham added solo home runs for the Rays, who won for the fourth time in five games and remained in first place in the AL East. Rays starter Chris Archer (5-4) and five relievers gave up nine hits...
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1 day ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kendall Graveman getting second chance with A's soon

Oakland A's right-hander Kendall Graveman struggled out of the gate in 2015, going 1-2 with an 8.27 ERA in four starts with his new club, but he'll get a second chance this weekend. Graveman, allowed 24 hits and 15 earned runs over 16 1/3 IP before being optioned to Triple-A to work on his mechanics. He's getting the call on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field...
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A's Mujica shows grit, makes tough play despite fractured thumb

Reliever Edward Mujica has been a much-needed reliable bullpen arm since joining the Oakland A's a few weeks back - but now they'll be without him for a bit. In a circumstance that more or less defines the unlucky 2015 A's, Mujica left Thursday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays with what would eventually be announced as a thumb fracture. Despite it all, however, Mujica showed some serious...
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Former Red Sox Reliever Edward Mujica Fractures Thumb, Headed To DL

The promising start to Edward Mujica’s tenure with the Oakland A’s hit a snag Thursday night. The right-handed reliever, whom the Boston Red Sox traded to the A’s earlier this month for cash considerations, was struck by a line drive during Oakland’s 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Mujica was able to corral the ball and fire to first for the out, but he was in obvious pain...
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To Trade Or Not TO Trade

In the second installment of To Trade Or Not To Trade we look at some long shots that teams may consider trading to improve their clubs or dump salary. Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH Toronto Blue Jays Contract: Club option of $10 Million in 2016 $2 Million Buyout UFA 2017 2015: 10 HR 28 RBI .231 AVG .315 OBP Salary is not the issue here. The club needs pitching and trading Edwin before...
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Thursday, May 21st: Jose Brizuela & Ryon Healy Homer to Help Snappers & Hounds Win while Barry Zito Takes 4th Loss for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Third Baseman Jose Brizuela (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Kane County Cougars  5 Beloit Snappers          6 WP – Gossett 2-4 / 4.50 HR – Pimentel (5), Brizuela (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Third Baseman Jose Brizuela (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs) With a man on and his team down by two runs in the bottom...
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A’s Could Lose Coco, Hire New Coach

The A’s can’t seem to catch a break at any turn. After his exit from Tuesday’s game due to neck soreness, we’ve learned this morning that left-fielder Coco Crisp faces a very uncertain future about his days left in his career. According to multiple media reports, Crisp is on his way to Dallas to see a specialist, while the rest of the team heads to Tampa to continue their...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday, May 20th: Tyler Marincov Has Big Night in Ports Win while Hounds & Snappers Fall and Arnold Leon, Zach Neal & Chris Lamb Are All on the Move

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (4 for 4 / Home Run)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports    8 Bakersfield Blaze  6 WP – Roberts 1-1 / 4.86 HR – Marincov (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Tyler Marincov (4 for 4 / Home Run) In his first at-bat of the night in the top of the 2nd, with Stockton down by a run, outfielder Tyler...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Crisp to see neck specialist on Thursday, prognosis uncertain

Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp will miss some more time after suffering a neck injury in the A's loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.  Crisp injured the neck diving for a ball in the outfield in the second inning and was removed from the game an inning later. He's had a rough go of things this season: due to off-season elbow surgery, he has only appeared in 15 games so...
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3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pomeranz hits disabled list, A's have options to replace him

The Oakland A's ongoing problems this season continued Wednesday morning as left-handed starter Drew Pomeranz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder issue.  Pomeranz experienced the pain during his start against the Houston Astros on Monday night, and awoke Tuesday with what he called 'normal' post-start soreness. Apparently, Pomeranz frequently experiences the issue...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday, May 19th: Chris Bassitt Helps Sounds Hang on to Win in 9th while Ben Zobrist & Sean Doolittle Make Rehab Appearances for Ports & Hounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Chris Bassitt (4 1/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) New Orleans Zephyrs  1 Nashville Sounds       2 WP – Alvarez 2-1 / 6.48 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Chris Bassitt (4 1/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K) LHP Sean Nolin made the start for the Sounds on Tuesday and allowed 1 run on 2 hits...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick discusses hot start, A's struggles on 'Intentional Talk'

Josh Reddick is off to a wonderful start for the Oakland A's in 2015. He's become one of their most consistent offensive performers, entering play Tuesday with a slash line of .317/.396/.545 with six home runs and a WAR of 1.7 (through 33 games).Reddick was a guest on MLB Network's Intentional Talk program on Tuesday afternoon before the A's took on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol 6: AL West Weekly Wrapup

A weekly installment here at Baseball Hot Corner, here are some of the happenings from around the AL West from the fifth week of the season Houston Astros After a disappointing previous week, the Houston Astros got back into their winning ways last week. Currently holding the best record in the American League, the Astros split a short two game series with the Giants before sweeping...
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Sam Fuld conquers Tal's Hill with amazing catch in A's win over Astros

Oakland A's outfielder Sam Fuld has a bit of a reputation - and it's one he definitely reinforced in the A's 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. You see, Fuld is known for crashing around in the outfield, giving 100 percent (or more) on effort in his attempts to catch anything in the vicinity of where he's playing - and it paid off in the eighth inning. With Oakland...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Scouting Lance McCullers’ Debut

With a short slate of games, the most intriguing matchup was the Athletics-Astros game because it was Lance McCullers’ Major League debut. Unlike Noah Syndergaard, McCullers didn’t have the hype or fantasy fanfare, but he’s going to have a chance to stay in the Astros rotation (he’ll at least get one more start), which means he’s going to have fantasy value. The biggest...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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