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CSN Washington Mar 27, 2015

Former Nats All-Star wins closer job with Oakland Athletics

Tyler Clippard, who was traded from the Nationals to the Athletics this winter, has earned the closer job in Oakland.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 27, 2015

Clippard will begin season as A's closer

Tyler Clippard will begin the season as the A's closer, manager Bob Melvin said Friday.
New dad Chavez happy with quality of spring work overall

New dad Chavez happy with quality of spring work overall

Almost everything has changed for A’s pitcher Jesse Chavez in the last couple of days. On Tuesday, his wife, Crystal, gave birth to their daughter, Dannie Rae. “It’s been kind of a whirlwind; it’s just a different feeling,’’ Chavez said.… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Mar 27, 2015

Sogard leads A's past Giants 6-4

Eric Sogard drove in three runs with a sacrifice fly and a two-run triple Thursday night in leading the Oakland A's to a 6-4 win over the San Francisco Giants.
Melvin has the middle of the A’s lineup all plotted out

Melvin has the middle of the A’s lineup all plotted out

Ask Bob Melvin, and the A’s manager will tell you that he hasn’t announced the makeup of the middle part of his lineup. He hasn’t, not in so many words. But Ben Zobrist has made 14 starts, including Thursday against… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Mar 26, 2015

A's: Billy Beane introduces Oakland players to former teammate Billy Bean, who talks about MLB's outreach to the LGBT community

Bean, who played with Beane in the same outfield for Triple-A Toledo in 1988, says players and others have been reaching out to him individually

Billy Bean (not Beane) talks with A’s about inclusion

Billy Beane introduced Billy Bean to the A’s Thursday afternoon, and Major League Baseball’s first-ever Ambassador of Inclusion said the players might not have known who he was or what he was going to speak about. Bean and A’s general… Continue Reading →

A’s making strides: Sean Doolittle, Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium and later Scottsdale StadiumJosh ReddickJosh Reddick (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Closer Sean Doolittle told me this afternoon that he’ll play catch tomorrow for the first time since being shut down with a sore left shoulder in January, so that’s a major development for Doolittle. But never fear, “I’ll still be throwing laundry, too,” he said, referring to the lower-impact sock tosses he’s been doing since Monday. Manager Bob Melvin still hasn’t announced a fill-in closer, but everyone, including all the other relievers,...

Scribner finding some freedom without any options left

Evan Scribner is finding there’s a certain freedom in being able to focus not on the where of baseball but on the how. Scribner is out of options, meaning the right-handed reliever either makes the A’s bullpen or the A’s… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Mar 25, 2015

A's notebook: Barry Zito should stick with A's, scout says

The veteran pitcher could generate outside interest, but he might be a great fit for the A's
Davis out to prove he’s not just a pull hitter anymore

Davis out to prove he’s not just a pull hitter anymore

Ike Davis is hitting .520 after having an RBI single and a two-run homer Wednesday but he says he knows one thing about his future. “I won’t hit .700 this year,’’ Davis said after concluding his portion of the A’s… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Mar 25, 2015

A's Sonny Gray hit hard by the Brewers

Gray, the A's opening-day starter, didn't make it out of third inning in game that ended 9-9.
Oakland Tribune Mar 25, 2015

Cubs' Edwin Jackson drives to wrong stadium

Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson misses his start after initially driving to the wrong stadium, then finds right ballpark and gets pounded
San Jose Mercury News Mar 25, 2015

Corey Busch says San Jose made mistake by suing MLB

Corey Busch, member of committee that studied Oakland A's stadium situation, says San Jose made a mistake by filing antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball
Absence of Doolittle, Cook make gives A’s bullpen new look

Absence of Doolittle, Cook make gives A’s bullpen new look

The A’s came into the spring with a surplus of bullpen arms, but February and March have whittled down at the A’s excess, although not to the point where manager Bob Melvin is particularly worried. First the A’s learned that… Continue Reading →

Athletics Player News

  • 2 Kendall Graveman

    Kendall Graveman

    Kendall Graveman impressive again for Oakland A's

  • 1 Josh Reddick

    Josh Reddick

    Reddick can’t talk way into opener; he’ll start with Stockton

  • 1 Stephen Vogt

    Stephen Vogt

    A's Giants describe what they love about their glove

  • 1 Ike Davis

    Ike Davis

    Lucas Duda in talks with Mets for extension

  • 1 Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir

    Kazmir seems ready for season to start after dominating Sox

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