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The Mercury News 7 hours ago
Franklin Barreto shows off power, speed in blowout win over Padres

Franklin Barreto shows off power, speed in blowout win over Padres

SAN DIEGO — Franklin Barreto reminded everyone why he’s still considered the top hitting prospect in the A’s system. Barreto’s flashy combination of speed and power was on display as he finished the day 2 for 5 with a three-run home run in Wednesday’s 12-4 victory over the Padres. It hasn’t been a pretty season […]
sandiegouniontribune.com 7 hours ago

Lucchesi's return brief as A's beat up Padres

A Bay Area-native, Joey Lucchesi grew up rooting for the “Moneyball” A’s, a team that first popularized pairing power and patience in a lineup. That precise formula undid the 25-year-old rookie in a hurry Wednesday. What was billed as Lucchesi’s much-anticipated return to the rotation devolved...
Friars on Base 12 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Joey Fuego Back on the Hill, Mitchell to DL

The San Diego Padres made two roster moves ahead of their matchup with the Oakland Athletics today, as per the team’s Twitter account. After spending over a month on the disabled list with a strained right hip, the San Diego Padres will welcome their rookie left-hander back to the mound for an afternoon...

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SFGate Jun 14, 2018

Even Chapman’s defense suffers in another A’s loss to Astros

Oakland’s inability to beat the Astros is now even affecting Matt Chapman’s usually sensational play at third base. Chapman, who is among the top defensive players in baseball, made two errors in the sixth Thursday and had trouble with another play that inning in the A’s 7-3 loss, the team’s eighth in a row at Houston’s hands. Oakland dropped below .500, at 34-35, for the first time since May 16. Chapman was replaced by Chad Pinder in the seventh inning; Chapman took a fastball off his left hand in the opening game of the series but had started...
SFGate Jun 14, 2018

Trevor Cahill to A’s DL, Chris Bassitt to start Friday

As anticipated, Trevor Cahill was placed on the disabled list with a right Achilles tendon strain Thursday and Chris Bassitt recalled to take his place. Bassitt will start Friday against the Angels, filling in for Cahill for the second time in a week. Cahill, who said the injury is right where the calf meets the tendon, is in a walking boot and he is unsure how long his recovery will take. It’s been a strange year or more for Bassitt, who was part of Oakland’s rotation in 2015 and part of 2016 before injuries derailed him. He had Tommy John surgery in...
Diehards Jun 14, 2018
Report: Kyler Murray will sign with Oakland Athletics, forgo senior season

Report: Kyler Murray will sign with Oakland Athletics, forgo senior season

The Kyler Murray-era at Oklahoma will only last a season if the junior is named the Sooners’ starting quarterback. Murray will reportedly sign with the Oakland Athletics, who selected the Oklahoma two-sport athlete with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. The team will make the announcement on Friday, according to San […] The post Report: Kyler Murray will sign with Oakland Athletics, forgo senior season appeared first on Diehards.
The Mercury News Jun 14, 2018
A’s Paul Blackburn roughed up in loss to Astros

A’s Paul Blackburn roughed up in loss to Astros

It was a bad night for the A's, but the low amount of remaining fans got to witness some cool history at the Coliseum.
SFGate Jun 13, 2018

A’s starters Brett Anderson, Andrew Triggs making strides in rehab

Wednesday was a good day for some rehabbing A’s players, but there was no news about starter Trevor Cahill, who remains likely to go on the disabled list with an Achilles tendon problem. “Again, it does not look good,” manager Bob Melvin said of Cahill, whose ankle was immobilized in a boot Wednesday. “We just have not officially made that decision.” Starter Brett Anderson threw his first bullpen session since going on the DL with shoulder soreness on May 19, and he said everything felt great. He threw 20 pitches, all fastballs, and he said he’ll...
The Mercury News Jun 13, 2018
How film room helped Matt Chapman get on hot streak at the plate

How film room helped Matt Chapman get on hot streak at the plate

Matt Chapman is swinging the bat as well as he has all season, and it all comes down going back to the tape.
The Mercury News Jun 13, 2018
Daniel Mengden, A’s continue to struggle against the Astros

Daniel Mengden, A’s continue to struggle against the Astros

The A's are now 1-6 vs the Astros this season and 10-22 against the AL West.
The Mercury News Jun 12, 2018
Trevor Cahill likely to go on DL, other injured A’s pitchers progressing

Trevor Cahill likely to go on DL, other injured A’s pitchers progressing

Trevor Cahill's injury woes may open up an opportunity for another A's pitcher who impressed in his last appearance for the A's.
SFGate Jun 12, 2018

Trevor Cahill looks DL-bound with Achilles issue, Chris Bassitt to return

Trevor Cahill is likely to land on the disabled list Wednesday, manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday afternoon, and Chris Bassitt will be back yet again to start in his place. Cahill’s Achilles tendon discomfort has not diminished as quickly as hoped, according to Melvin. Just walking around may have aggravated the problem. “Cahill is not great,” Melvin said. “He’s not responding in the fashion we had hoped.” Bassitt has been recalled three times before this season, but the only time he got on the mound was Saturday, when he worked...
The Mercury News Jun 12, 2018
How minor league stint helped A’s Emilio Pagan regain his stuff

How minor league stint helped A’s Emilio Pagan regain his stuff

Emilio Pagan seems to have found his groove now back with the A's after a recent demotion to the minors.
The Mercury News Jun 10, 2018
Matt Chapman’s late blast lifts A’s past Royals

Matt Chapman’s late blast lifts A’s past Royals

Matt Chapman erased the A's frustrations with runners in scoring position on one swing of the bat.
The Mercury News Jun 10, 2018
Jake Smolinski returns to A’s after power surge in minors

Jake Smolinski returns to A’s after power surge in minors

Jake Smolinski seems to have taken advantage of his opportunity to play every day in Nashville.
The Mercury News Jun 9, 2018
Athletics’ bats fall silent against struggling Royals

Athletics’ bats fall silent against struggling Royals

The A's conclude a four-game series against the Royals Sunday with left-hander Sean Manaea (5-6) facing Brad Keller (1-2).
The Mercury News Jun 9, 2018
Cahill’s aching Achilles’ leaves Athletics short-handed on bench

Cahill’s aching Achilles’ leaves Athletics short-handed on bench

The Athletics face the Royals Saturday with just two eligible bench player s-- outfielder Dustin Fowler and catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

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