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Athletics Nation 4 hours ago
Transition Year: Plan Z Finally Paying Off

Transition Year: Plan Z Finally Paying Off

You may not have noticed, but I have leaned towards being a tad bit critical of the A’s front office these recent months. Fact is, though, much of what has transpired has been either beyond the A’s control and/or not the execution of plans A, B, C, or D. And in that context, the A’s may have done ok — especially if they have an 8-4 run in them to get them near .500 at the All-Star break and if they can leverage Sonny Gray, Jed Lowrie, maybe others, into more high quality young talent moving forward. Remember that plan A was to make a surprise splash by spending $25M/year on Edwin...
Newark Star-Ledger 9 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: Yankees, Red Sox battling for difference-making ace?

The Yankees and Red Sox are reportedly both in the mix for Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray.

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CSN Bay Area 19 hours ago

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from A's streak-extending win over Astros

Ryon Healy hit his first career grand slam in support of Sean Manea as the A's extended their winning streak to four games by beating the Astros...
CSN Bay Area 21 hours ago

A's rookie Chapman most likely sidelined until next week

The As arent expecting rookie third baseman Matt Chapman to return to the lineup until next week most likely.Manager Bob Melvin told reporters in Houston
San Francisco Chronicle 23 hours ago

Jed Lowrie back in A’s lineup, other injured players make progress

Jed Lowrie back in A’s lineup, other injured players make progress HOUSTON - For once, the A’s had a lot of positive news on the injury front, from Jed Lowrie bouncing back quickly from a knee sprain to Kendall Graveman and Ryan Dull pitching and Chris Bassitt on the verge of starting a rehab assignment. Bassitt, who had Tommy John surgery last year, had been blazing through his first rehab assignment when he was shut down in late May following a setback. Oakland is likely to proceed with extra caution with the starter this time around. Lowrie, who slightly twisted his right knee...
CSN Bay Area Jun 26, 2017

Vogt has that 'rejuvenation feeling' going from A's to first-place Brewers

After five years with the A's, Stephen Vogt is getting a fresh start with a team in contention and he believes this is the change he needed.

Brewers claim ex-A’s catcher Stephen Vogt on waivers

Brewers claim ex-A’s catcher Stephen Vogt on waivers CHICAGO - Stephen Vogt was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Sunday morning, putting the two-time All-Star right into the middle of a National League pennant race. The Brewers were the only team to put in a waiver claim for Vogt, and typically players only are placed on waivers once trade attempts prove unfruitful. By claiming Vogt, the Brewers are responsible for the remainder of his $2.965 million salary. The A’s designated the popular team leader and fan favorite Thursday when Bruce Maxwell was called up from Triple-A...
CSN Bay Area Jun 25, 2017

Former A's catcher Stephen Vogt claimed by NL Central team

A new team believes in Stephen Vogt.The former A's catcher, who was designated for assignment on Thursday, was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.The A's
CSN Bay Area Jun 25, 2017

A's hopeful Matt Chapman will be released from hospital Sunday

Matt Chapman has been in a hospital receiving treatment for a knee infection since last week, but the A's are hopeful he will be released soon.

Could Jed Lowrie land on A’s DL?

CHICAGO - Second baseman Jed Lowrie, who slightly strained his right knee on an awkward swing in his second at-bat Friday, is likely to see a doctor in Houston on Monday, manager Bob Melvin said. Lowrie had been hopeful he would be able to play in the series opener against the Astros on Tuesday, but that appears a little more up in the air Sunday. Should the A’s need to place Lowrie on the DL, they’d have four infielder out of action: third baseman Matt Chapman, shortstop Marcus Semien and utility player Chad Pinder are already on the DL. Once he gets out, they want to make sure there...

A’s Daniel Gossett earns first big-league win

Gossett also worked around a leadoff double and an A’s error in the sixth. “A special experience and to get out of there with my first win was just the icing on the cake,” Gossett said. “Most impressive thing were the jams he had to get out of,” manager Bob Melvin said. The A’s were already down three infielders going into Saturday’s game after Chad Pinder was placed on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain. Lowrie said he is likely to be out at least through Monday’s day off, while Pinder and manager Bob Melvin are hopeful that Pinder misses minimal...
CSN Bay Area Jun 24, 2017

A's lineup: Rosales, not Barreto, at shortstop vs White Sox

PROGRAMMING NOTE: A's-White Sox coverage begins at 10:30am with Pregame Live on NBC Sports California and streaming right here.The A's called up top prospect Franklin

A’s win on the road, shut out White Sox

Oakland then went out and beat the White Sox 3-0 behind a terrific performance by Jharel Cotton, but by the end of the game, both Cotton and utility player Chad Pinder had left with injuries. The A’s entered the night 22-17 at home but 9-25 away from the Coliseum, the worst road record in the league. The reason our record is what it is is because of our road record, so we have to play with a little more tenacity and try to get on it early on the road. Through the first five innings, the only hits Cotton allowed were plays that potentially could have been made by his infield. Yolmer...
CSN Bay Area Jun 23, 2017

A's begin road trip with shutout of White Sox

BOX SCOREThe Athletics snapped a four-game losing streak by taking down the White Sox, but may have lost some key starters in the process.

Jharel Cotton, Chad Pinder exit A’s game with injuries

Starting pitcher Jharel Cotton, who allowed only three hits in his five-plus innings, departed with one on and no outs in the sixth because of a blister on his right thumb. Shortstop Chad Pinder, who has proven to be a valuable utility player in recent weeks, came out after a strange play at the end of the fifth when he tried to make a play on a bouncer up the middle by Yolmer Sanchez. The ball knocked off his glove and while Pinder looked around as if angry with himself for failing to get to the ball, Sanchez tried to take second, but Jed Lowrie raced to the bag and Pinder made the flip...

Matt Olson back in A’s No. 2 spot after big day

Matt Olson back in A’s No. 2 spot after big day CHICAGO - After his big day Thursday, Matt Olson - fresh up from Triple-A Nashville - was in the second spot in the A’s lineup again Friday. Olson had two hits, two walks, a run and two RBIs Thursday despite traveling overnight to get to Oakland. Olson could find himself with more time in the No. 2 spot if he continues to produce. “On-base type guy, so we’re going to give him a look in the 2-hole,” Melvin said. Susan Slusser is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

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  • 1 Stephen Vogt

    Stephen Vogt

    Catcher Stephen Vogt eager to start his Brewers career

  • 1 Sonny Gray

    Sonny Gray

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  • 1 Matt Joyce

    Matt Joyce

    Healy's 1st slam lifts Athletics over Astros 6-4

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