2:02 PM EST, Mon March 02, 2015

A’s may have caught a break with Rodriguez’s return

No one came calling when the A’s put reliever Fernando Rodriguez on the designated for assignment list on Dec. 18. The A’s put him up for grabs one year into his recovery from Tommy John surgery. They had the choice… Continue Reading →
Athletics Nation Feb 22, 2015

Oakland A's spring training: Sean Nolin surgery recovery rules out rotation spot

More Barry Zito and Pat Venditte mania, and notes on Fernando Rodriguez, Bryan Anderson, Taylor Thompson, Arnold Leon, and Sam Fuld. Plus, happy birthday Chris Bassitt. There was hope on Saturday that Sean Nolin, recovering from offseason sports hernia surgery, just needed to be eased into throwing from the mound by beginning on flat ground. Those hopes disappeared when Bob Melvin said the session did not go well, according to the Bay Area News Group's John Hickey. Hickey writes, "Melvin said Nolin has gone from being behind the other candidates - Drew Pomeranz, Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn,...

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