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Schrock plays key part in big AFL win

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:07:08 EDT

Max Schrock was in the middle of a lot of the action as his Mesa Solar Sox defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs, 10-7, on Thursday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.

A's in AFL: Barreto, Schrock represent future double-play tandem

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:17:27 EDT

Franklin Barreto and Max Schrock highlight a talented crop of Oakland Athletics prospects participating in this year's Arizona Fall League, a group that includes seven players overall and five Top 30 prospects.

Gold Glove Award finalists revealed

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:27:19 EDT

The finalists were revealed for the 2016 Gold Glove Awards for the American and National League.

A's Montas dealing, making up innings in Fall League action

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:22:53 EDT

Frankie Montas recorded a pair of scoreless three-inning outings for the Mesa Solar Sox, the latest coming Thursday afternoon in a 3-2 loss to the Glendale Desert Dogs.

A's hire Hale to be third-base coach

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:42:13 EDT

The Oakland A's named Chip Hale as third-base coach on Bob Melvin's coaching staff for the 2017 season, the club announced today.

A's top prospect Barreto rakes in Fall League win

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:59:42 EDT

There were some serious middle-infield prospects on display at Sloan Park on Tuesday, and while the Yankees' Gleyber Torres might out-rank the A's Franklin Barreto, 17 to 42, on MLB's Top 100 list, it was Barreto and his Mesa Solar Sox who came out on top with a 6-3 victory.

Washington leaves A's to join Braves' staff

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:33:14 EDT

The A's have lost Ron Washington to the Braves, who hired the esteemed infield instructor as their third base coach under newly appointed manager Brian Snitker on Tuesday.

Pair of A's prospects impress in return to mound

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:01:20 EDT

A pair of Oakland Athletics pitching prospects impressed in their respective returns to the mound on Friday in Arizona Fall League action, as right-handers Dylan Covey and Frankie Montas combined to toss seven strong innings to help Mesa defeat Surprise, 10-4.

A's Top 30 prospects list

Sat, 3 Sep 2016 20:30:34 EDT

Who do the Athletics have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Oakland's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Healy, Gossett named A's MLB Pipeline Prospects of the Year

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:37:34 EDT

Ryon Healy was named one of Oakland's Prospects of the Year and Daniel Gossett was selected as MLBPipeline's Athletics Pitcher of the Year.

A's prospects in action as Fall League gets under way

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDT

The spotlight may shine on the Arizona Fall League more than ever in the prospect circuit's 25th season. Usually packed with phenoms, the league has even more blue-chip prospects than usual. And, as you may have heard, a certain Heisman Trophy winner will take the next step in his baseball development with the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Progress on new A's park has Manfred hopeful

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:32:38 EDT

Speaking with reporters before Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday night, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said that he has spent more time working on the A's stadium situation that any other issue related to one franchise in his nearly two years as Commissioner.

Armenteros, Puk among those using instructs to settle in

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:19:17 EDT

Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros is in Arizona, but the A's are taking their time getting him up to speed. The clubs' No. 11 prospect hasn't done any baseball activities in a month, so the A's are taking it slow, but first impressions have been positive.

A's remove 9 from 40-man, lose Alcantara to Reds

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 20:18:24 EDT

The A's have removed nine players from their 40-man roster in 24 hours, outrighting eight of them to Triple-A Nashville, while letting infielder/outfielder Arismendy Alcantara go on waivers to the Reds.

A's Healy takes top AL rookie honor for month

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 17:24:39 EDT

With a torrid offensive performance for the A's over the final month of the season, third baseman Ryon Healy has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for September/October.

Washington being considered for Braves job

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 17:01:35 EDT

A's third-base coach and defense-mentoring extraordinaire Ron Washington will interview this week for Atlanta's managerial opening, club officials confirmed Monday.

Manaea closes strong rookie season as A's edge M's

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:03:46 EDT

There were no postseason aspirations or playoff dramatics on the line, but Oakland rookie left-hander Sean Manaea put on a nice pitching performance as the A's and Mariners played out the string in Sunday's season finale at Safeco Field. Manaea pitched six innings of two-run ball in Oakland's 3-2 win, allowing five hits with five strikeouts.

Dull caps dazzling rookie campaign

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 14:22:39 EDT

A's second baseman Joey Wendle surely delivered the club's biggest hit in Saturday's wild affair that extinguished Seattle's postseason chances, but was it the biggest moment? Manager Bob Melvin believes Ryan Dull's doings trumped all.

McGwire among 10 up for HOF consideration

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:22:08 EDT

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced Monday that 10 individuals have been named to the Today's Game Era ballot, to be voted on during the Winter Meetings in December.

A's pivot during '16, usher in youth movement

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:00:00 EDT

Buried quickly after a sluggish start, the A's never found their groove. Armed with a pair of big trade chips, the A's dealt both -- sending longtime outfielder Josh Reddick and veteran starter Rich Hill to the Dodgers in exchange for three pitchers. The trade hurried along a youth movement that largely defined the A's second half and provided some of the brighter spots in an otherwise disappointing campaign -- including the rise of rookie third baseman Ryon Healy.

A's to pick sixth in 2017 Draft

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:46:51 EDT

With the 2016 regular-season standing final, the order for the 2017 MLB Draft is set. By finishing with the worst record in baseball, the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft. They'll be followed by the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves.

A's must decide how young they want to go in 2017

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:00:00 EDT

The A's offseason, never boring, should bring about plenty of intrigue following a second consecutive last-place finish in the American League West.

A's young players thrive in playoff atmosphere

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 02:20:37 EDT

In expelling the Mariners' postseason chances with a lively, 9-8 victory in 10 innings on Saturday night, a baby-faced A's team not only enjoyed an atmosphere unlike any other this year but learned it can thrive in such settings.

A's play spoiler, top Seattle in 10th

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 03:42:59 EDT

The Mariners pushed it to the 10th inning of their 161st game of the season, but there will be no playoffs in the Pacific Northwest for a 15th straight year after the A's pulled out a taut, 9-8 thriller Saturday night at Safeco Field.

A's to open 2017 Spring Training vs. Cubs

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:57:03 EDT

The A's, though still engaging in regular-season play, have already announced their Spring Training schedule for the 2017 season.

Healy homers, Neal dazzles in loss to Seattle

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:34:08 EDT

A Mariners team that has lived off the long ball all season stayed alive for another day by blasting four home runs in a 5-1 victory over the A's on Friday at Safeco Field, putting themselves just a game back of Toronto in the American League Wild Card chase with two games to go.

Graveman proud of his durability

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:01:33 EDT

A's pitcher Kendall Graveman provided stability to a rotation that had very little all year. Graveman never skipped a start, totaling a career-high 31 of them, and his performance only bettered with time, further magnifying his durability.

Pinder's first HR not enough as A's fall

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:56:01 EDT

Mike Zunino's home run in the seventh broke a tie and Seattle tacked on another run in the eighth in a victory over the A's on Thursday. Chad Pinder hit his first big league home run and the A's got one more run in the ninth before Edwin Diaz closed things out for Seattle.

Gray's return to mound short but sweet for A's

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:21:02 EDT

A's pitcher Sonny Gray, who spent nearly two months rehabbing a forearm injury, made his first appearances since Aug. 6 on Wednesday, as he tossed a scoreless first inning against the Angels.

Versatile Olson finding footing in A's outfield

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:03:41 EDT

A's rookie Matt Olson perfectly fits the mold of a prototypical first baseman, yet the A's power-hitting prospect, who stands 6-foot-5, has spent more time in right field than any other position in recent seasons.

Davis, Semien go deep, but A's fall in finale

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:03:46 EDT

The Angels got a two-run home run from Kole Calhoun as part of a eight-run fourth inning Wednesday, as they coasted to a victory over the A's. Andrelton Simmons and Shane Robinson each knocked in two runs. Khris Davis hit his 41st home run of the season for the A's and Marcus Semien added a three-run shot.

Mengden roughed up in loss to Angels

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:34:47 EDT

Jefry Marte's grand slam was the decisive blow in the Angels victory over the A's on Tuesday, though Kole Calhoun added two doubles and a triple to back Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco allowed one unearned run over eight innings. Ryon Healy had an RBI double the A's lone run.

Manaea solid over 7, but A's fall to Angels

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:43:22 EDT

Albert Pujols knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Mike Trout had two hits, including his 29th home run. Pitcher Jered Weaver retired the first 14 hitters he faced before departing with lower back tightness. Oakland pitcher Sean Manaea allowed one run in seven innings. Stephen Vogt backed him with home run.

Cancer-free, Lambo returns to A's

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:50:01 EDT

A's outfielder Andrew Lambo, cancer-free, reunited with the team in Anaheim on Monday and took part in batting practice.

Cotton keeps making it look easy as A's rout Texas

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:06:38 EDT

Athletics rookie right-hander Jharel Cotton continued the terrific start to his Major League career and the Rangers were the latest team to be impressed. Cotton sent the Rangers back into a tie with the Red Sox for the best record in the American League by pitching the Athletics to a 7-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum.

Neal, Alonso mourn their friend Fernandez

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:15:20 EDT

A's pitcher Zach Neal vividly recalls watching Minor League teammate Jose Fernandez and telling his dad of the young phenom, still just 19 years old at the time, "This guy is the real deal." Neal marveled at him; then, and especially now, speaking in the past tense in the A's clubhouse Sunday morning following the shocking news of Fernandez's death.

Alcantara's consistency, command improving

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:01:51 EDT

About three weeks after appearing like he may not even last a full inning, Raul Alcantara pitched six solid frames, the longest outing of his career, in Oakland's 5-0 loss to the Rangers Saturday.

A's bats silenced as offensive woes continue

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:17:36 EDT

The Rangers went with a makeshift lineup on Saturday, the day after clinching the American League West title, but not every regular could get the afternoon off.

Q&A: Howe reflects on his 7 trips to the postseason

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:15:00 EDT

Art Howe spent 33 years as a player, scout, coach and manager in the Major Leagues, and was able to take part in the postseason seven times. He reflects on those experiences in this week's Q&A.

A's fall short in bid to delay Rangers' clinch

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:48:04 EDT

The Rangers, after avoiding a perfect game being thrown against them by A's starter Kendall Graveman, have wrapped up their fourth American League West title in seven years.

Graveman validates excitement with no-no bid

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:47:31 EDT

The contingent of young arms inside the A's clubhouse has sparked a lot optimism about the starting rotation's future lately. Kendall Graveman displayed why he has the potential to be an anchor of that unit Friday night, flawlessly cruising through the first six innings while not surrendering a single hit.

Arismendy done for season with sprained thumb

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:40:44 EDT

A's infielder Arismendy Alcantara has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a sprained thumb.

A's Inbox: Could Reddick return next year?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:20:50 EDT

Could Josh Reddick or Rich Hill return to Oakland next year? Will Danny Valencia be with the team in 2017? Jane Lee answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

Statcast tracks Alcantara's risk on bases

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:34:31 EDT

As they try to rally for a spot in the postseason, the Astros need players to rise to the occasion in big moments. As Statcast™ helps demonstrate, that's exactly what reliever Luke Gregerson and catcher Jason Castro did to finish off Wednesday's 6-5 win at Oakland.

A's aggressive rally thwarted by Astros

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:25:06 EDT

The Astros were hoping to take advantage of a more favorable schedule down the stretch in their push for the playoffs. So far, so good.