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Meet the Oakland A's spring training roster: Position players

The Athletics have 64 players at the start of major league camp this year, 42 of which are on the 40-man roster. Who are all these guys, and what are their hopes for making the opening day roster? I have drawn up brief notes on each player invited to A's major league spring camp, beginning today with the position players, and rated their chances of getting on the "25-man" as "Definite", "Probable", "In the mix", "Questionable", or "Doubtful." A player is Doubtful if there is practically no chance that player makes the opening day roster. I would guess the team would make a trade to acquire...

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San Jose Mercury News Feb 26, 2015

Eric Chavez, A's former third baseman, returning to Oakland

Chavez, an Oakland A's infielder for 13 seasons and six-time Gold Glove winner at third base, will do color commentary on Comcast SportsNet California broadcasts; also, Ray Fosse returning, network announced.
Speaking from experience, Zito says ex-teammates Ellis, Hudson could find retirement tougher than they think

Speaking from experience, Zito says ex-teammates Ellis, Hudson could find retirement tougher than they think

Barry Zito hadn’t heard that Mark Ellis had announced his retirement. He also hadn’t heard that Tim Hudson has indicated this might be his last year in the game as well. After hearing the news on both longtime teammates, Zito… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Feb 26, 2015

Barry Zito admits retiring was a mistake

Oakland A's lefty Barry Zito said he should not have quit baseball after 2013 season with the San Francisco Giants
Oakland Tribune Feb 26, 2015

Oakland A's likely to lose out on Cuban second baseman

Hector Olivera, the Cuban second baseman whom seemed headed to the Oakland A's a month ago, now is receiving interest from huge budget team such as the Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox.

More A’s video: Barry Zito, Sonny Gray, Tyler Clippard

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Fitch Park It’s day two of pitchers throwing to hitters and there’s yes, more video. Yesterday was hitter-heavy, now it’s some of the pitchers. First up, Barry Zito, our old friend. He looked sharp and was throwing his fastball with authority: Next, it’s Opening Day starter (presumed, but come on, of course it is) Sonny Gray: And finally, new reliever Tyler Clippard, the projected closer while Sean Doolittle is out:
Grand Rapids Press Feb 26, 2015
Detroit Tigers lose right-hander Chad Smith to Oakland Athletics on waiver claim

Detroit Tigers lose right-hander Chad Smith to Oakland Athletics on waiver claim

Smith, 25, posted a 5.40 ERA in 10 appearances last season for the Tigers, who selected him in the 17th round of the 2011 draft. He went 11-9 with a 2.68 ERA and a 1.202 WHIP in three seasons in the minors. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The addition of right-hander Joba Chamberlain cost the Detroit Tigers right-hander Chad Smith. The Oakland Athletics claimed Smith off waivers, general manager Dave Dombrowski said Thursday afternoon. The Tigers designated Smith's contract for assignment Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for Chamberlain, who signed with the Tigers on...
San Jose Mercury News Feb 26, 2015

A's prioritize parking over development at Coliseum

In another potential blow for transforming the sprawling Oakland Coliseum complex into a bustling sports and entertainment district, A's owner Lew Wolff said that if his team were to build a new ballpark at the site he would want it surrounded by acres of surface parking spaces -- just like O. Co Coliseum is now.
Oakland Tribune Feb 25, 2015

Brett Lawrie's injury history

Oakland A's third basemen Brett Lawrie has been in the majors only four years -- all with the Toronto Blue Jays -- but already has had six trips to the disabled list.
Oakland Tribune Feb 25, 2015

Kawakami: A's and Oakland have only each other

If Raiders follow Warriors out of Oakland, a new ballpark for A's becomes a realistic vision
San Jose Mercury News Feb 25, 2015

Canadian-born big-leaguers who left Canadian teams for U.S.

A's third baseman Brett Lawrie among several Canadian-born major-leaguers who were traded or left the Toronto Blue Jays or Montreal Expos for teams in the U.S.

A’s hope Lawrie win over fans like he did this 6-year-old girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gSfriALPiA Brett Lawrie can’t sit still. Even during a sit-down interview, his legs are bouncing, his body is twitching, and his mouth is moving as if he has a train or a screaming line drive to catch. Lawrie is a… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Feb 25, 2015
A's loving Lawrie's manic energy

A's loving Lawrie's manic energy

Oakland A's third baseman Brett Lawrie sayd he isn't worried about replacing All-Star Josh Donaldson.
Oakland Tribune Feb 25, 2015

A's catcher Stephen Vogt uses new rule to imitate Chris Farley

Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt did a Chris Farley impersonation while going over baseball's new rules with teammate Josh Reddick and other A's players.
Vogt breaks up A’s meeting with Chris Farley impersonation

Vogt breaks up A’s meeting with Chris Farley impersonation

Catcher Stephen Vogt, who got some attention last year for his sendup of a basketball referee, broke out his best impression, Chris Farley, at the end of the A’s team meeting before Wednesday’s first full day of camp. The impression… Continue Reading →

Athletics Player News

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    Tyler Clippard

    Oakland A's spring training: Athletics win! A's 1, A's 0

  • Brett Lawrie

    Brett Lawrie

    Brett Lawrie won't be coaxed into a Jays forecast

  • Sean Nolin

    Sean Nolin

    Nolin disappointed by time spent off pitching mound

  • Coco Crisp

    Coco Crisp

    A’s lose Coco Crisp for the short term with case of pinkeye

  • Ike Davis

    Ike Davis

    Daily News: Ike Davis is still mad at the Mets for saying that he partied too hard

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