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A's bring reliever Casilla back across the Bay

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:57:13 EDT

The A's and free-agent reliever Santiago Casilla have agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal. Casilla can also earn up to $3 million more in performance bonuses.



Familiar Plouffe fits well within A's plans

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:16:18 EDT

The A's finalized a one-year pact with Trevor Plouffe on Wednesday, anointing him as their everyday third baseman, with plans to shift Ryon Healy into a shared role at first base and designated hitter.



Chapman enters 2017 with momentum from healthy year

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:04:37 EDT

A's prospect Matt Chapman was the talk of Spring Training last year, and for good reason. The slugging third baseman showed off his power, leading the club with six home runs and 14 RBIs in Cactus League play.



Puk No. 7 on MLB Pipeline's Top 10 LHP Prospects list

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:42:53 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 southpaw pitching prospects.



Chapman named Pipeline's top defender at third

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:27:15 EDT

These days, there may be more value placed on defense and certainly more time spent on evaluating and quantifying it than ever before. When MLBPipeline.com surveyed front-officials as to which prospects stood out most for their glovework, there was no shortage of candidates for out 2017 All-Defense Team.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



A's avoid arbitration with Gray, Vogt, Hendriks

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:00:57 EDT

The A's announced on Friday that they've avoided arbitration and settled on one-year agreements with starter Sonny Gray, All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt and reliever Liam Hendriks. Each were first-year arbitration-eligibile players.



A's send Muncy to Triple-A

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:24:42 EDT

The A's outrighted infielder/outfielder Max Muncy to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday after previously designating him for assignment following the signing Rajai Davis. Muncy will be a non-roster invitee to big league Spring Training.



A's Top 30 prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:30:00 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.



Fowler, Rajai catch up at MLBPA charity event

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 03:27:00 EDT

The last time the two of them were in the same building, they were playing in and witnessing one of the great games of all time.



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.



Around the Horn: Semien brings pop to shortstop

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:10:14 EDT

The multipart Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland's projected starters and backup options heading into the season, turns its focus to shortstop.



Familiarity makes A's, veteran Davis good fit

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 16:28:57 EDT

The opportunity to return to an organization in which he has some comfort and a chance to bring some veteran leadership to the young Oakland A's was enough to convince veteran outfielder Rajai Davis to sign a one-year contract for the 2017 season.



A's brought back their last player to steal 50 bases

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 16:01:25 EDT

A's brought back their last player to steal 50 bases



Around the Horn: Second thoughts for A's

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 17:20:00 EDT

The multipart Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland's projected starters and backup options heading into the season, turns its focus to second base.



Schulze returns to Midland as pitching coach

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:55:00 EDT

The Athletics have tabbed Don Schulze as the new pitching coach for Double-A Midland, the club announced Wednesday. The 2017 season will be Schulze's 12th as a coach in the A's farm system and his second stint with Midland.



Around the Horn: Who's on first for A's?

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 11:29:19 EDT

The multipart Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland's projected starters and backup options heading into the season, begins at first base.



Davis returns to Oakland on one-year deal

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 22:14:47 EDT

The A's have reached a one-year, $6 million deal with free-agent outfielder Rajai Davis to return to the Bay Area, according to a report by Yahoo Sports.



Heat '16! Swing into '17 with fastest-pitch HRs

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 23:37:10 EDT

There's a reason high velocity is prized in pitchers. It's not easy to square up heat that approaches or reaches triple digits.



Khrushed it: Davis a bright spot for A's in 2016

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:38:57 EDT

The A's endured more difficulties in 2016, sustaining their second consecutive last-place American League West finish in a season marred by injuries and inconsistencies, with few bright spots chronicled along the way.



A's Nunez among top winter league performers

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:48:25 EDT

There were high expectations for Stone Garrett ahead of his 2016 full-season debut with Class A Greensboro. However, the Marlins' No. 7 prospect would appear in only 35 games before a practical joke by then-teammate Josh Naylor resulted in right thumb laceration and subsequent surgery that kept the 21-year-old outfielder out of action until mid-August.



Around the Horn: Catcher

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:06:01 EDT

A multipart Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland's projected starters and backup options heading into the 2017 season, begins at catcher.



Doolittle does Christmas right with movies, treats

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:50:30 EDT

A's reliever Sean Doolittle has had no trouble filling his days since the season ended. He and his girlfriend, Eireann, have spent time traveling to see their families and are now prepared to enjoy the Christmas season at their home in Arizona.



A's, Cuban righty Ruiz agree to Minors deal

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:54:31 EDT

The A's agreed to a Minor League deal with Cuban international free agent Norge Ruiz on Friday, the team announced.



Doolittle reviews 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:13:19 EDT

Sean Doolittle reviews 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'



Henderson shines through 'School of Rickey'

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:44:36 EDT

"School of Rickey" opens with an Oakland graffiti artist named Vogue spray-painting a mural of Rickey Henderson: the young Man of Steal in his A's uniform, grinning as the city glints in the reflection of his sunglasses. The documentary, presented by MLB Network, aired Tuesday night.



Chapman, Puk among A's non-roster spring invites

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:59:54 EDT

The A's have extended Spring Training invites to 26 non-roster players, a group that includes several of their top prospects, as well as a slew of new faces hoping to make a home in the organization. Notable names on this list include:



Photo: Doolittle is ready for 'Rogue One'

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:10:08 EDT

Photo: Doolittle is ready for 'Rogue One'



A's shifting FanFest to Jack London Square

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:30:41 EDT

A's FanFest will be staged on different grounds in 2017, with the team shifting the annual event, scheduled for Jan. 28, to Jack London Square.



Greene, 2-way talent highlight Top 50 Draft Prospects list

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:16:08 EDT

For the second year in a row, MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is topped by a high school pitcher. There's still a long way to go between now and June -- last year's early No. 1 Jason Groome went No. 12 overall to the Red Sox -- but there is no question that Hunter Greene is the best overall talent in the Class of 2017.