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Athletics Nation 8 hours ago
Pitchers and catchers report in 111 days: Athletics announce 2015 spring training schedule

Pitchers and catchers report in 111 days: Athletics announce 2015 spring training schedule

The Athletics will open their spring schedule at Hohokam Stadium on March 3 against the San Francisco Giants. Pitchers and catchers will report for spring training on February 19, with other players reporting on February 24. The Athletics open the spring schedule against the San Francisco Giants on March 3 at 12:05 PM Pacific Standard Time/1:05 PM Mountain Standard Time at their new home in Mesa, Arizona, a renovated 10,000-seat Hohokam Stadium. The A's signed a 20-year agreement with the City of Mesa to train there beginning in 2015. Ticket prices for spring games will be dynamically...

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Oakland Tribune 7 hours ago

A's, Giants to open Cactus League schedule with two games

Oakland A's announce their spring training schedule, and besides moving to a new facility in Mesa, they will play seven games against the San Francisco Giants, including the first two of the Cactus League season.
San Francisco Chronicle 7 hours ago

A’s spring schedule in new home opens with Giants

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser The A’s released their spring-training schedule this morning, and they’ll open their new spring home at the renovated Hohokam Stadium in Mesa against the world champion Giants on March. 3. In addition, the team will hold an open house for fans at the stadium on Feb. 21, with a team workout scheduled for the same day. The A’s spent the previous 23 seasons training in Phoenix but the team held spring training in Mesa from 1969-78. Oakland’s pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 19, and position players on Feb. 24, with the first full-squad...

A’s promote Darren Bush to hitting coach, name full staff

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser With Dave Hansen deciding to remain close to his Southern California home with the Angels, the A’s turned to options from within their own organization and on Thursday, promoting three internal candidates. Darren Bush, who had been Oakland’s bullpen coach and before that managed Triple-A Sacramento, was named hitting coach, replacing Chili Davis, who left for Boston. Roving minor-league pitching instructor Scott Emerson will take over as the A’s bullpen coach, and roving minor-league hitting instructor Marcus Jensen will be the A’s assistant...
San Jose Mercury News Oct 30, 2014

Oakland A's announce several coaching hires

A's name Darren Bush as manager Bob Melvin's new hitting coach; also promote Marcus Jensen to the major league staff.
Oakland Tribune Oct 28, 2014

Sports digest: Jose Canseco shoots himself in accident

Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Mike Aldrete named A’s bench coach

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser As I reported last night, the A’s have hired Mike Aldrete, a former A’s and Giants first baseman, to be their new bench coach. The team made it official this morning. Along with playing for both local clubs, Aldrete is a Stanford graduate and he is from Monterey and still lives there. “I’d have to say the main reason for this decision is coming home and being near the family – right there neck and neck with the chance to work with Bob Melvin and Billy Beane,” Aldrete told me by phone this morning.
Oakland Tribune Oct 27, 2014

Oakland A's name Mike Aldrete as bench coach for manager Bob Melvin

Aldrete, a graduate of Stanford and Monterey High, had spent the last three seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals as bench coach
San Jose Mercury News Oct 24, 2014
Kirk Gibson not coming to A's as bench coach

Kirk Gibson not coming to A's as bench coach

Oakland A's have openings for a bench coach and hitting coach; Mike Aldrete or Alan Trammell could be two of the leading candidates for manager Bob Melvin's staff.

Gibson won’t be A’s bench coach; Hansen could be bat coach

Kirk Gibson, who had been thought to be on the short list as the next bench coach of the Oakland A’s, will not be heading to Oakland, sources told this newspaper Friday. Gibson, a longtime friend of A’s manager Bob… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Oct 23, 2014

A's slugger Brandon Moss has hip surgery

Oakland A's first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss won't need the more extensive microfracture surgery and could be ready for the start of spring training.
Moss on crutches now; should be ready for spring training

Moss on crutches now; should be ready for spring training

Brandon Moss will need about three months before he can start running again after having surgery on his right hip Tuesday. He’ll spend the next month on partial weight-bearing crutches after Dr. Thomas Byrd repaired a torn labrum as well… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Oct 23, 2014

A's and San Jose agree on seven-year deal -- new ballpark hopes not dead yet

The Oakland baseball club and its long-time Silicon Valley suitor have agreed on a deal that will extend negotiations on a new ballpark for up to another seven years as San Jose tries to win approval from the courts or the MLB for the A's move south.

Add Hansen to the list of A’s batting coach possibilities

The A’s have been able to add another strong candidate for the club’s open batting coach position. When Chili Davis took off to be the batting coach with the Boston Red Sox, Oakland thought about trying to hire Dave Hansen,… Continue Reading →

Blanco’s HR opens game; Royals take 2-1 lead

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Gregor Blanco homered to lead off Game 2 – the 19th leadoff homer in World Series history, and the first by a Giants player.  It came on a 3-2 pitch from Yordano Ventura, a 98 mph fastball. Ventura settled down after that, retiring the next three batters, and the Royals evened the score in the bottom of the inning. Lorenzo Cain doubled to left center with one out, Jake Peavy walked Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler delivered an RBI single to left center. In the second, Omar Infante doubled with one out, and with two outs, Alcides...

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