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A's could tweak 40-man roster for Rule 5 Draft

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:10:33 EDT

The A's will be tasked with more 40-man roster housekeeping in the coming days should they want to protect any players from next month's Rule 5 Draft.



Williams joins A's staff as third-base coach

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:45:18 EDT

Longtime Major Leaguer Matt Williams, who enjoyed a managerial stint with the Nationals from 2014-15, has signed on to join the A's staff as the third-base coach.



Watch A's prospects in AFL championship

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:12:10 EDT

The two Arizona Fall League teams with the most prospect talent will meet Saturday for the championship when the Peoria Javelinas face the Mesa Solar Sox.



A's acquire Pagan from Seattle for Healy

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:36:55 EDT

The A's traded designated hitter/infielder Ryon Healy to the Mariners for right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagan and Minor League shortstop Alexander Campos on Wednesday.



A's in search of right-handed outfield bat

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:58:09 EDT

The A's are dreaming up a roster that allows Khris Davis to occupy the designated hitter slot on a near-everyday basis, creating the need for a right-handed bat who can handle left-field duties in his stead.



Olson finishes 4th in AL Rookie of Year voting

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:51:49 EDT

Matt Olson's historic second-half home run tear helped the A's first baseman pick up some American League Rookie of the Year votes.



A's get Competitive Balance pick in 2018 Draft

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:26:53 EDT

The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.



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 look to bolster 'pen as GM Meetings open

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:33:50 EDT

Relief help remains a priority for the up-and-coming A's, who plan to spend the winter augmenting a young roster that's shaping into a future contender.



Prospect Mateo's 'high ceiling' a boon to A's

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 12:22:30 EDT

Athleticism has been lacking in the A's organization, an attribute that is often associated with the majority of successful ballclubs. To that end, Oakland has carefully curated trades to address these needs.



San Jose Sharks wear A's-themed jerseys

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 20:54:36 EDT

San Jose Sharks wear A's-themed jerseys



Canha has wrist surgery, should be ready by ST

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 18:24:14 EDT

Outfielder Mark Canha underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist on Tuesday, the Athletics announced, and he is expected to be ready to fully participate in Spring Training.



A's exec Fuson wins player development award

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 15:05:51 EDT

Each year, the Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award is given the person in professional baseball with distinguished service that has been instrumental in player development. This year, that is Athletics special assistant to the general manager Grady Fuson.



A's to seek complements to young core

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 16:00:04 EDT

The A's are readying themselves for the future, collecting young talent that can help them bring winning baseball back to Oakland. That process, of course, is already underway, the A's equipped with many pieces they believe to be at the center of this core. Identifying the missing parts is the next step, a measure that will keep them plenty busy this offseason.



Oakland sends 3 to Triple-A; 4 return from DL

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 18:22:47 EDT

The A's outrighted right-handers Michael Brady, Simon Castro and Josh Smith to Triple-A Nashville on Monday. Oakland also reinstated right-handers Paul Blackburn (wrist), Andrew Triggs (hip) and Bobby Wahl (shoulder), as well as outfielder Dustin Fowler (knee), from the 60-day disabled list.



Neuse keeps rolling in Fall League

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 22:55:05 EDT

Sheldon Neuse, Oakland's No. 14 prospect, continued his hot-hitting ways in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run double to lead the Solar Sox to a 5-1 victory over Peoria at Sloan Park.



A's lineup stable heading into offseason

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 13:47:25 EDT

Even after a third consecutive last-place finish, the A's don't expect to make any sweeping changes this offseason. Rather, their to-do list appears short.



A's exercise Lowrie's $6 million club option

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 16:16:19 EDT

After strongly hinting they would do so at season's end, the A's officially exercised Jed Lowrie's $6 million club option for 2018 on Thursday.



Fall Stars wrap: How top prospects performed

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 01:30:20 EDT

Here's a look at how top prospects performed in the 2017 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game on Saturday night at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, a 4-2 win for the East Fall Stars:



A's help replace 9-year-old fan's memorabilia

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:38:05 EDT

In a touching moment on Friday, the Athletics helped replace memorabilia for a 9-year-old fan whose house was destroyed by Northern California wildfires.



Inbox: How will A's best find balance on roster?

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 21:05:33 EDT

How can the A's best combine youth and experience on the roster in 2018? Will Jed Lowrie be around after the Trade Deadline? Whatever happened to Jaycob Brugman? A's beat reporter Jane Lee answers these questions and more in the latest edition of her Inbox.



A's seek bullpen coach after Alston's departure

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:08:46 EDT

The A's have a vacancy on their Major League coaching staff following Garvin Alston's departure Thursday to join the Twins as pitching coach.



Athletics' Arizona Fall League overview

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:18:38 EDT

William Boor checks in on the Athletics' Arizona Fall League participants, led by No. 8 prospect Logan Shore.



A's issue statement after Maxwell incident

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 16:19:43 EDT

The A's issued a statement on Sunday regarding catcher Bruce Maxwell, who was reportedly arrested Saturday night at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a food delivery person alleged he pulled a gun on her.



Christenson joins A's staff as bench coach

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:07:52 EDT

The Oakland A's named Ryan Christenson as bench coach on Bob Melvin's coaching staff for the 2018 season, the club announced Thursday. Chip Hale, who moved from third base to bench coach in mid-June, will return to third base. The remainder of the A's coaching staff will return in the same roles.



Chapman wows A's with top-notch defense

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:50:38 EDT

Ryon Healy calls him "a living highlight reel." Jharel Cotton couldn't decide on just one play that was his favorite.



Youth movement to continue for A's this winter

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:53:28 EDT

The A's offseason is predominantly expected to be a continuation of a youth movement that started at midseason.



A's Neuse blasts grand slam in AFL victory

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:49:41 EDT

After being dealt to the A's by the Nationals in early 2017, Sheldon Neuse put his raw power on display at Class A and Double-A. He did more of the same on Wednesday afternoon. Neuse, Oakland's No. 14 prospect, went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and four RBIs as he led Mesa to a 9-4 win over Scottsdale.



Treinen has surgery to remove cyst from finger

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 18:38:56 EDT

Blake Treinen has undergone surgery to remove a cyst on the middle finger of his pitching hand, the A's announced Monday. Treinen, who is expected to make a full recovery in six weeks, underwent the procedure by Dr. McPherson Bell on Friday in Portland, Ore.



Olson, Puk named Prospects of the Year

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 10:27:49 EDT

Matt Olson and A.J. Puk were named the A's Hitting and Pitching Prospects of the Year by MLBPipeline.com.



A's spent 2017 rebuilding on, off field

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 14:07:26 EDT

The A's ushered in a youth movement in 2017, pivoting from plans to compete when it became clear that doing so would not be their reality. Consequently, several veterans exited via trade, allowing the club to prioritize playing time for many prospects.



Optimistic A's target bullpen help in offseason

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 19:43:57 EDT

Buoyed by an encouraging second half, the A's are heading into the offseason optimistic as ever.



Mengden a rotation candidate after strong finish

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 19:30:59 EDT

A slew of contenders will be in play for next year's A's rotation as questions abound ahead of the spring season.