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A's prospects set for spring opener vs. Cubs

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:31:10 EDT

The A's won't exactly be easing into spring game action, readying instead to face the defending World Series champion Cubs on the road on Saturday.



Detwiler begins spring audition with A's

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:28:23 EDT

Left-hander Ross Detwiler intends to sneak his way onto the A's roster with a strong spring showing. Otherwise, he's likely out the door.



A's young talent knocking at door

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:57:47 EDT

Another season, another math problem for the Athletics: How to be last in the division in spending and remain competitive over 162 games?



See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:28:53 EDT

MLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.



Breaking down the Athletics' Top 30 Prospects

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:04 EDT

The Athletics made the most of a tough situation in 2016, using the non-competitive year to audition a host of rookies in the big leagues, all the while furthering the development its top prospects.



Rosales ready to be mentor to young A's

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:52:40 EDT

Seven years later, Mark Ellis has resumed the role of mentor to Adam Rosales, one of his many students gathering in the infield each morning for early work this spring. Ellis, in A's camp as a guest instructor, is urging him to do some of his own tutoring.



Murphy makes impression on A's with arm

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:10:28 EDT

A's catcher Sean Murphy, the walk-on Wright State University catcher who blossomed into a third-round A's Draft pick, has a standout arm that's drawing attention in big league camp.



Canha among impressive hitters in intrasquad game

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:36:37 EDT

A's right-handers Sonny Gray and Kendall Graveman squared off Thursday in one of two intrasquad games, each dueling with a large handful of the team's better bats. Among the highlights was Mark Canha's two-out RBI double against Gray.



A's Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:13:40 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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



A's Graveman soaking in knowledge

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:28:38 EDT

Kendall Graveman is labelled a perfectionist by Oakland manager Bob Melvin as the right-hander soaks up as much information from some of the best pitchers in the game.



A's Melvin on board with rule change

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:30:57 EDT

A's manager Bob Melvin is OK with the new rule that will allow a dugout sign to move a batter to first base for an intentional walk instead of having pitchers toss four balls.



Spring into fresh look for A's new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:27:23 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite A's are wearing.



AL-inclusive: Everyone has eyes on West title

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:28:34 EDT

Jerry Dipoto knows that the Astros are favored to win the American League West, and if baseball analysts aren't talking about Jose Altuve's budding powerhouse, they're focused on the Rangers. Why not? They've won the AL West two years in a row.



New A's reliever Casilla held up by visa process

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:36:48 EDT

Santiago Casilla is held up in the Dominican Republic by visa paperwork that was delayed because he was a late sign, only committing to a second tour with the A's -- via a two-year, $11 million deal -- in late January.



Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:27:43 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the A's depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.



Hahn to start A's Cactus League opener

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:01:14 EDT

Jesse Hahn was the A's No. 3 starter when the 2015 season opened, but he went down to injury after just 16 starts. He will get an early chance to showcase his talents Saturday.



Bassitt revamping mechanics while rehabbing

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:19:58 EDT

Rehabbing from Tommy John surgery is a long, arduous process that can be equal parts lonely and boring. Except A's right-hander Chris Bassitt has hardly been lonely, and only occasionally bored.



Doolittle easing into spring after injury-plagued '16

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:38:44 EDT

Sean Doolittle is easing into spring action, after admittedly overextending himself in the early going of camp last year.



Kaval out to improve Coliseum fan experience

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EDT

Dave Kaval is making good on his promise to better the current fan experience and embrace the club's history while waiting for a new stadium in Oakland to take shape.



K. Davis decides against playing in Classic

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:05:41 EDT

A's left fielder Khris Davis has bowed out of the World Baseball Classic, forgoing his invitation from Team Mexico to focus his energy on preparing for his second season in Oakland.



Rosales, A's celebrate Glove Day on Sunday

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:07:25 EDT

A's super-utility man Adam Rosales isn't so much attached to his gloves, but he still enjoys the day he receives his new ones from Wilson each spring, as he did Sunday morning.



Rested, recovered Lowrie joins A's camp

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:52:07 EDT

A's infielder Jed Lowrie was able to enjoy a fairly normal offseason and enters camp fully healthy with no restrictions, though A's manager Bob Melvin said he would probably ease Lowrie into Cactus League games.



The A's made a special baseball card for a young fan

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:00:15 EDT

The A's made a special baseball card for a young fan



A's Hahn hoping to find early-2015 form

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:47:45 EDT

Not long ago the A's No. 3 starter, right-hander Jesse Hahn is simply hoping to crack the team's rotation, and he'll seemingly need to put together a near-perfect spring to do so.



Prospect Puk adding curve to repertoire

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:12:05 EDT

A.J. Puk was nearly driving age by the time he learned how to throw a curveball, and it wasn't long after that his college coaches told him to stash it away for a future date.



R. Davis brings World Series experience to A's

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:42:04 EDT

New A's center fielder Rajai Davis couldn't put back on the uniform soon enough, reaching for the green and gold the moment he found his locker upon joining camp Thursday morning.



Joyce sees promise in 2017 A's upon arrival

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:08:07 EDT

Veteran Matt Joyce, signed by the A's to a two-year deal to play in a platoon in right field, descended upon A's camp Thursday morning following an adventurous travel day to the desert.



Opportunity abounds on A's mound

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:35:22 EDT

Recent history suggests the A's will call on a majority of pitchers who report to camp at some point during the season. Last year, a horde of injuries forced Oakland to use 27 pitchers,



Montas lighting up spring

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:11:34 EDT

Frankie Montas is ready to help the A's, be it as a starter or coming in relief. "I've done both before, so I feel comfortable doing both," he said.



A's living in luxury with multiple closers

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:48:20 EDT

With four closing options in tow, A's manager Bob Melvin isn't opposed to picking more than one ahead of Opening Day. "We might not have one particular closer," Melvin said Wednesday. "You saw the way bullpens were used in the postseason."



Gray eager for World Baseball Classic

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:48:29 EDT

There was already plenty reason for the A's to keep close watch on their ace this spring, and now even more so, with Sonny Gray electing to participate in the World Baseball Classic.



Phegley returning to full strength

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:15:39 EDT

A's catcher Josh Phegley, hardly seen on the field last year because of recurring right knee issues, is back to his regularly scheduled programming just in time for camp's christening.



Five iconic moments from Yo's first 5 years in the Majors

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:27:01 EDT

Five iconic moments from Yo's first five years in MLB