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Spring Game #27: Poor Pitching Hands A’s Defeat

Spring Game #27: Poor Pitching Hands A’s Defeat

You’ve really got to hand it to the offense for hanging in there on a day where the team appeared buried early to make this game interesting until the very end, but ultimately the Reds would emerge victorious in this Spring affair, 11-6. ***Click Here to Revisit Today’s Game Thread*** Sean Manaea didn’t have his best game today. Spring Training is at the stage where starting pitchers are expected to throw at least five innings, and be fully stretched out for the season right around the corner, but against the Reds Manaea could only get through three innings pitched, with six runs...
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A’s Ross Detwiler Likely To Opt Out Of Contract

With little chance to make the Athletics’ season-opening roster, left-hander Ross Detwiler is likely to opt out of his minor league contract Sunday, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s unclear whether other teams will have interest in Detwiler if he becomes a free agent, per Slusser, but it seems he’d rather test…

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CSN Bay Area Mar 21, 2017

A's ace Gray cleared to throw, but return date unknown

MESA, Ariz. -- Sonny Gray underwent a follow-up MRI that came back clean on his strained lat muscle, and the A's right-hander will resume throwing
CSN Bay Area Mar 21, 2017

A's spring training Day 35: Canha hoping to get tested in center field

MESA, Ariz. The As are running Mark Canha out to center field in exhibitions, but they cant control how busy that keeps him.The last two times Ive started out there, Ive gotten like two balls in two games, Canha said.Manager Bob Melvin hopes that changes Tuesday night, when hell pencil Canha in as his center fielder again versus the Seattle Mariners in Peoria. The As are trying to decipher whether Canha can be a capable backup center fielder, which would potentially allow them to go with four outfielders and an extra reliever when they begin the regular season.
Arizona Republic Mar 21, 2017
Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker struggles with command vs. Athletics

Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker struggles with command vs. Athletics

The Oakland Athletics roughed up Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker on Monday night         
CSN Bay Area Mar 20, 2017

Healy fired up to receive his Texas League championship ring

MESA, Ariz. He may be firmly entrenched with the As now, but Ryon Healy doesnt forget his roots.No one will wear a bigger smile Monday night than Healy, when the As 2016 Double-A Midland squad will be honored with rings for winning last years Texas League championship. The corner infielder spent just 36 games with the Rockhounds before being promoted to Triple-A and, by the All-Star break, to the majors. But getting reunited with his Midland teammates and receiving the honor means a lot to him.
CSN Bay Area Mar 19, 2017

A's star prospect 'Lazarito' adjusting to American baseball, culture

MESA, Ariz. Someday he may be starring in green and gold, his memorable one-word nickname burned into the minds of Bay Area fans.Right now the days are long for Lazaro Armenteros, and theyre anything but glamorous.The 17-year-old outfielder from Cuba, known simply as Lazarito, wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning to get to the As minor league facility. He doesnt get home until well into the evening, after his English language classes that run Monday through Friday.
CSN Bay Area Mar 19, 2017

Daniel Gossett positions himself as rotation option for A's

MESA, Ariz. The As sent right-hander Daniel Gossett down to the minors Sunday morning, but he continued boosting his stock while participating in his first major league camp.Manager Bob Melvin went so far as to say Gossett appears first in line should the As need to dip into their Triple-A rotation to bring a starter up.
CSN Bay Area Mar 18, 2017

A's spring training Day 33: Melvin considers Barreto 'big league ready'

The A's optioned Franklin Barreto on Friday, but Bob Melvin believes it's only a matter of time before the top prospect is playing in Oakland.
CSN Bay Area Mar 18, 2017

Graveman makes quick work of Padres in A's 2-1 victory

MESA, Ariz. As good as Kendall Graveman was on the mound Saturday, the best evidence of how much hes developed came in his postgame comments.The As right-hander talked matter-of-factly about his sterling outing in a 2-1 victory against the San Diego Padres. Graveman retired 17 of 19 batters he faced over six innings, and it wasnt until the sixth that he was forced to throw a pitch from the stretch.

Adaptable, affable Trevor Plouffe finds new home with A’s

The A’s new third baseman had no choice but to become proficient at baseball as a child growing up in Castaic (Los Angeles County), because he played up three years to be on a team with his older brother, Marshall. When I was 9, I played on my brother’s 12 year-old team because it was easier for my dad: ‘I’m not going to go to two different practices! Plouffe, now 30, played all over the place his first few seasons with the Twins: shortstop, second base, some outfield. Gardenhire, now Arizona’s bench coach, credited Plouffe with making himself into a good third baseman,...
CSN Bay Area Mar 18, 2017

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf joins A's in team's 2017 commercials

MESA, Ariz. The As gave the media a sneak peek at their 2017 commercials, with all the spots shot in and around downtown Oakland.It goes hand-in-hand with the As new Rooted In Oakland theme, and blends with the teams effort to embrace the city that it plans to build its new ballpark in.Among some of the highlights from the commercials that will be unveiled bit by bit over the course of the season:

A’s Joey Wendle out with shoulder soreness

Joey Wendle, who came up last September and played well for Oakland, told The Chronicle on Saturday that he has been shut down the past week by a sore right shoulder. Wendle said an MRI did not show any structural damage, just inflammation. There is no timetable for Wendle’s return to the field but he said he was feeling much better Saturday after treatment. Wendle has never had a shoulder issue before; he said it began to hurt about two weeks ago and he tried to play through it for a week. The 26-year-old hit .260 in his monthlong callup last year, including .333 against left-handed...
CSN Bay Area Mar 17, 2017

A's spring training Day 32: Bigger crowds could mean no tarps at Coliseum

MESA, Ariz. Removing the tarps from the third deck of the Coliseum is an idea the As have at least explored, according to team president Dave Kaval.Dont expect them to be leaving anytime soon however. Any thoughts of taking the tarps off will be a direct result of increased fan interest and ticket sales, and thus a need for third-deck seating, Kaval said.
CSN Bay Area Mar 17, 2017

Beane says A's won't add pitching to cover for Gray's injury

MESA, Ariz. As tough as it was for the As to lose Sonny Gray for the start of the season, the team has no plans right now to seek rotation help from outside the organization.Billy Beane made that clear Friday afternoon, as Oaklands top baseball official said he was confident in the internal depth to cover for Gray, whos expected to miss the first month of the season with a strained lat muscle.

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