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A’s Treinen has flawless All-Star appearance

A’s Treinen has flawless All-Star appearance

There were a record 10 home runs in the American League's extra-inning All-Star win over the National League, but A's closer Blake Treinen was blast proof, recording the only 1-2-3 inning of the game.

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The Mercury News Jul 17, 2018
How Blake Treinen turned controversial A’s trade into a steal

How Blake Treinen turned controversial A’s trade into a steal

The A's trade of fan favorite Sean Doolittle came to the disbelief of many fans, but Blake Treinen emergence this year has made them forget about it.
Call to the Pen Jul 17, 2018

Oakland Athletics: Jose Canseco signs professional wrestling contract

Former Oakland Athletics star Jose Canseco is back doing Jose Canseco things. This time, he has signed a professional wrestling contract. There really is not much that former Oakland Athletics star Jose Canseco would not do for the right amount of money. His forays into independent baseball, and his time as a player/manager are one […] Oakland Athletics: Jose Canseco signs professional wrestling contract - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SFGate Jul 16, 2018

All-Star Jed Lowrie on possibly returning to A’s: ‘I enjoy playing with these guys’

WASHINGTON — All-Star second baseman Jed Lowrie knows the drill. He went through this before. At the end of the 2014 season, everyone seemed convinced — including Lowrie himself — he wouldn’t return to the A’s as a free agent. Four years later, he’s heading toward free agency again, but it’s different this time. There’s a chance he’ll stick around, and he’s encouraged by the possibility. “I can say definitively they didn’t express any interest the last time around,” Lowrie said, “and they’ve expressed interest...
SFGate Jul 16, 2018

A’s to open Mt. Davis for Saturday game vs. Giants

For the first time in 13 years, the A’s will open Mt. Davis for Saturday’s 6:05 p.m. game against the Giants - and the team hopes to set a Coliseum attendance record for a baseball game. Adding as many as 8,190 fans Saturday will bring the capacity to 56,782. The current baseball attendance record is 55,989, for game against the Giants on June 26, 2004. “By opening Mount Davis we have the chance to set the Athletics all-time attendance record at the Coliseum,” team president Dave Kaval said in a release. “I invite the Green and Gold faithful to...
The Mercury News Jul 16, 2018
A’s to do something at Coliseum that hasn’t been done in 13 years

A’s to do something at Coliseum that hasn’t been done in 13 years

For the first time in 13 years, the A’s will remove the tarps from Mount Davis at the Oakland Coliseum as they look to fill as many seats as they can when the Battle of the Bay resumes. Mount Davis will open for one night only, Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants. The opening […]
The Mercury News Jul 16, 2018
Blake Treinen returns to scene of the crime

Blake Treinen returns to scene of the crime

Nationals Park is where Blake Treinen showed no hint of becoming an All Star.
The Mercury News Jul 16, 2018
How A’s Jed Lowrie made himself into an All-Star at age 34

How A’s Jed Lowrie made himself into an All-Star at age 34

Former Stanford teammates recall skinny infielder who transformed into surprising power source.
The Mercury News Jul 16, 2018
Grading the A’s 25-man roster at the All-Star break

Grading the A’s 25-man roster at the All-Star break

A breakdown of how each player on the 25-man roster has performed over an impressive first half for the A's.
The Mercury News Jul 15, 2018

A’s top Giants to extend hot streak entering All-Star break

SAN FRANCISCO — The A’s head into the All-Star break looking forward to more than a mini-vacation. They have a reason to play the rest of the season. “Absolutely,” second baseman Jed Lowrie said. “We have our eyes on the prize and I think we have the talent to be a playoff contender.” The A’s […]
SFGate Jul 15, 2018

A’s Mark Canha: reactions to his theatrics mostly positive

Mark Canha has heard a lot about his pinch-hit homer Saturday, a two-run shot that turned out to be the winning blow in Oakland’s 4-3 win over the Giants. Well....not so much about the homer as the bat flip (more of an emphatic bat drop) and, especially, Canha’s exclaimation as he crossed home plate: “My house!” “It was kind of heat of the moment,” Canha said Sunday morning before the series finale. “This is a meaningful series for me, a kid from San Jose. Obviously, I came here a lot as a kid. I was very excited and having fun.” ...
The Mercury News Jul 15, 2018
Former-Giants fan earns bragging rights in A’s Bay Bridge Series win

Former-Giants fan earns bragging rights in A’s Bay Bridge Series win

Mark Canha rooted for the Giants growing up in San Jose.
SFGate Jul 14, 2018

Santiago Casilla designated for assignment by A’s

Reliever Santiago Casilla has pitched for a Bay Area team in each of the past 15 seasons, including this one. His tenure with the A’s apparently has come to an end. Amid several moves by Oakland on Saturday, the most significant was the team designating Casilla for assignment. Casilla, who turns 38 on July 25, has had two stints (2004-09, 2017-18) with the A’s, sandwiched around his time with the Giants (2010-16). The right-hander has a 3.16 ERA in 311/3 innings over 26 appearances this season. Not bad numbers, but these were problematic:...
The Mercury News Jul 14, 2018
Will A’s Lowrie’s be healthy enough to play in All-Star Game?

Will A’s Lowrie’s be healthy enough to play in All-Star Game?

Jed Lowrie suffered a lower-leg injury in Friday's game against the Giants.
The Mercury News Jul 14, 2018
A’s place Casilla on waivers, recall top-hitting prospect

A’s place Casilla on waivers, recall top-hitting prospect

Santiago Casilla's tenure in the Bay Area could be reaching its end.

Athletics Player News

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    Blake Treinen

    All-Star Eavesdrops: Blake Treinen’s homecoming a big relief

  • Jed Lowrie

    Jed Lowrie

    All-Star Jed Lowrie on possibly returning to A’s: ‘I enjoy playing with these guys’

  • Stephen Piscotty

    Stephen Piscotty

    A’s dodge bullet with Stephen Piscotty; Dustin Fowler gets a break

  • Matt Chapman

    Matt Chapman

    A’s Matt Chapman returns to lineup, Jed Lowrie goes back to 2nd base

  • Mark Canha

    Mark Canha

    A’s Mark Canha: reactions to his theatrics mostly positive

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