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Orange County Register 2 hours ago
A new injury for Josh Hamilton

A new injury for Josh Hamilton

ANAHEIM – On the day after the Angels clinched the American League West title, a new issue emerged with embattled Josh Hamilton, once again calling his playoff availability into question. Hamilton, who had just missed 11 straight games with a right...
KFFL 4 hours ago

Angels | Josh Hamilton unsure about playoff status

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) said he dealt with stabbing pains ...
Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Hamilton dealing with more shoulder soreness - Josh Hamilton (OF) Los Angeles Angels

Josh Hamilton is dealing with tightness and soreness in the front part of his right shoulder.
Athletics Nation 7 hours ago
Athletics injury update: Josh Reddick out with ankle and neck injuries

Athletics injury update: Josh Reddick out with ankle and neck injuries

The right fielder is unavailable for today's game, and is day-to-day. In Wednesday night's game, Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick sustained ankle and neck injuries while tripping over first base beating out an infield check swing single, according to reports from the A's beat writers. While he remained in the game in right field (and squeezed two of the three outs in the top of the ninth), Reddick is not available to play today. Brandon Moss will play in the outfield. Stephen Vogt made an appearance pinch hitting for designated hitter Derek Norris last night, and reached on an...

Pained Ron Washington trying to move on

IRVING, Texas -- This isn't the Ron Washington we're used to seeing. Normally the baseball lifer speaks in a rapid-fire tone with a carton of smokes sitting nearby. You see a can of air freshener behind him to cover the smell of cigarettes in a stadium that is supposed to be smoke-free. Washington was everything the media and players loved: He was honest, carefree and educational about the game of baseball. Thursday afternoon was different. Washington said he violated the trust of his wife, Gerry, after 42 years of marriage.

A’s sign deal with Triple-A Nashville

The A’s have found a new Triple-A home after the Sacramento RiverCats ended its 15-year affiliation with the team this week. Oakland announced a four-year deal with Triple-A Nashville of the Pacific Coast League.  The A’s are the seventh Major League team to have an affiliation with the Nashville Sounds since the franchise was established […]
Seattle Times 19 mins ago
Game thread: Mariners at Angels -- September 18, 2014

Game thread: Mariners at Angels -- September 18, 2014

And so we do it again for the last time at Angels Stadium this season ... or is it? The Mariners will try and move within a game of the Royals and A's in the wild card standings with a win tonight over the Salt Lake Bees, er, the Los Angeles Angels.
Plain Dealer 47 mins ago
Live updates: Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros, Game 152 (chat)

Live updates: Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros, Game 152 (chat)

HOUSTON, Texas -- Get scoring updates and chat with other fans in the comments as the Indians travel to Minute Maid Park to face the Houston Astros. Game 152: Indians (78-73) vs. Astros (67-85) First pitch: 8:10 p.m. at Minute Maid...

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Fort-Worth Star Telegram 17 mins ago
Rangers put countdown to 100 losses on hold

Rangers put countdown to 100 losses on hold

After winning six straight games, Texas has to win only three of its final 10 to avoid baseball infamy.
A’s need to loosen up at the plate and work pitchers over

A’s need to loosen up at the plate and work pitchers over

There are no simple answers for the Oakland A’s. There are some simple truths, however. One is that they need to loosen up at the plate. Oakland hitters spent four months working the count, forcing pitchers into untenable situations, then… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago
Young Rangers make impression in winning September

Young Rangers make impression in winning September

Tim Bogar is winning his September call-up, right alongside the rookies who are making big impressions on the Texas Rangers in the final month. Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray, left, is visited by pitching coach Curt Young, center, and catcher Derek Norris in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Texas Rangers' Adam Rosales celebrates after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Rosales scored on a double by Leonys Martin. Texas...
Sacramento Bee 2 hours ago
Athletics out of top wild-card spot, Texas sweeps

Athletics out of top wild-card spot, Texas sweeps

Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics kept sliding, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep. Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray, left, is visited by pitching coach Curt Young, center, and catcher Derek Norris in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus (1) is out as he breaks up a double play against Oakland Athletics' Eric Sogard in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif....
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

Oakland A's drop third game in a row to lowly Texas Rangers

A's fall into the second wild-card spot after their latest defeat, as Sonny Gray gives up four first-inning runs
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

More of the same — A’s lose to Rangers, swept by worst team in baseball

Two days after a defensive meltdown and one day after a bullpen collapse, a starting pitcher took his turn costing the A’s. What’s next: the running game? Not long after manager Bob Melvin said, “The most important thing for us is trying to create a good feeling here, trying to win some ballgames, trying to get this very tough period past us,” Sonny Gray coughed up four runs. These days, that’s too much to overcome for the A’s, who fell 7-2 to the Rangers on Thursday and lost more ground in the standings. They’re a half-game behind the idle Royals, the new sole leaders in the...

Pregame notes and lineups - Mariners vs. the ... ahem ... Angels

  As expected, the Angels the bulk of their regular starters tonight after I'm sure they celebrated deep into the night following their clinching of the AL West title.  That means even Jered Weaver has been bumped from his start and Wade LeBlanc will making the spot start. So surely, the Mariners should win, right? Well, the Braves almost lost to the Nats throw away lineup last night. And let's not forget, the Tigers lost this juggernaut lineup from the Mariners back in May.  If I recall that day, many people exclaimed it was the worst Mariners' lineup they've ever seen, which of course,...

Texas Rangers open to discussing managerial post with Michael Young

OAKLAND, Calif. – Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels on Thursday left open the possibility of including recently retired Michael Young in the club’s managerial search. Whether or not Young is ready to come out of retirement so quickly is …
Baltimore Sun 5 hours ago

Ex-Rangers skipper Washington admits to cheating on wife

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington resigned because “I was not true to my wife after 42 years,” he said Thursday.

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