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A's lead effort to replace 9-year-old's memorabilia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:59:55 EDT

A 9-year-old A's fan whose home was destroyed in the Northern California wildfires has reached out to his hometown team in an effort to replace some of his most prized possessions. Loren Jade Smith, who lost his vast collection of A's memorabilia in the wreckage, penned a touching letter to the club. An outpouring of responses has followed.



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.



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.



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.



Davis' 43rd HR, Mengden's gem lift A's to win

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 20:32:20 EDT

Athletics outfielder Khris Davis had one more blast for the Rangers before the season was over.



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.



Draft order set; A's to pick 9th

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 19:37:02 EDT

Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn't work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.



Graveman helps out as clubhouse attendant

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 22:08:01 EDT

With Kendall Graveman's pitching services no longer needed this season, the A's right-hander picked up a part-time job.



Joyce, Semien homer, but Gossett struggles

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:33:06 EDT

Andrew Cashner earned his career-high 11th victory in helping pitch the Rangers to an 8-4 victory over the Athletics on Saturday night at Globe Life Park.



Nunez's first career HR not enough for A's

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:03:23 EDT

Shin-Soo Choo had a two-run homer and Nomar Mazara knocked in two runs, giving him 99 RBIs on the season, as the Rangers edged the A's. Jed Lowrie got his 48th double, the most for a player in Oakland A's history, and Renato Nunez connected for a three-run homer, the first of his career.



Davis steamrolling in right direction for A's

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:22:00 EDT

Khris Davis is becoming a more balanced hitter, as on Friday he earned his 72nd and 73rd walks of the season -- 31 more than he had a year ago. In the process, his on-base percentage has jumped from .306 in 2016 to .332.



A's, Melvin agree to extension through 2019

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:18:38 EDT

The Oakland A's agreed to terms with manager Bob Melvin on a one-year contract extension through the 2019 season, the club announced Thursday. His most recent extension was set to expire at the end of the 2018 season.



Chapman, Manaea push A's past Rangers

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:07:44 EDT

The A's continued their recent mastery against the Rangers with a 4-1 victory in the opener of a four-game, season-ending series at Globe Life Park on Thursday night. Texas lost its seventh game in a row.



Manaea ends erratic season with stellar outing

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:37:42 EDT

A's left-hander Sean Manaea capped an erratic season in steady fashion, tossing 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Rangers at Globe Life Park on Thursday night.



Yes he Canha! HR walks A's off in home finale

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:51:56 EDT

Mark Canha hit a solo homer in the ninth to give the A's their 11th walk-off win of the season, a 6-5 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum.



Joyce sets personal best with 3-double day

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:30:09 EDT

A's outfielder Matt Joyce capped off Oakland's home slate with a career day.



What do the Martian, Babe have in common?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:59:54 EDT

What do the Martian, Babe have in common?



Hendriks, Lowrie win A's team awards

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:47:10 EDT

The A's gave out their team awards this week during the final home series of the season. Reliever Liam Hendriks received the Dave Stewart Community Service Award, while infielder Jed Lowrie won the Catfish Hunter Award.



Rare air: A's set Coliseum mark with 128 HRs

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:54:38 EDT

Khris Davis continues to make the Coliseum look small, and his teammates have followed suit. Davis belted his 42nd homer of the season in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Mariners, matching the career mark he set last year. More than half -- 26 -- have been recorded within the confines of the cavernous Coliseum, helping the A's set a record.



A's fall short after Semien, Davis go deep

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 02:23:10 EDT

Two former A's -- Yonder Alonso and Danny Valencia -- provided big blasts to power the Mariners to a 6-3 win in Oakland on Tuesday night.



Cotton scratched from final start vs. Rangers

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:01:16 EDT

The A's won't see Jharel Cotton pitch again this season. Instead of starting against the Rangers on Friday, the rookie right-hander will be limited to an extended bullpen session before his offseason begins. Cotton underwent an MRI on his pitching elbow Monday that came back clean.



A's fan gets 2 foul balls on lucky bounce

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 01:08:17 EDT

A's fan gets 2 foul balls on lucky bounce



Gossett stung by HRs; A's streak ends vs. M's

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:07:45 EDT

The Mariners cruised to a 7-1 series-opening victory in Oakland on Monday night, slugging four home runs -- including two off the bat of Mitch Haniger -- to snap the A's seven-game winning streak.



Maxwell reflects on whirlwind weekend

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:18:55 EDT

Catcher Bruce Maxwell kneeled during the national anthem on Saturday, becoming the first Major League player to protest during the "Star Spangled Banner". He did so again before Sunday's finale against the Rangers.



This young A's fan made a nice catch

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:43:08 EDT

This young A's fan made a nice catch



Davis' 41st HR paces A's in sweep of Texas

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:52:03 EDT

Jharel Cotton tossed five scoreless innings and Khris Davis drilled his 41st home run as part of a five-run fifth inning as the A's topped the Rangers, who fell 5 1/2 games back of the Twins for the second AL Wild Card spot. The A's, who have won seven in a row, also got two RBIs from Matt Chapman and Jed Lowrie. Nomar Mazara hit his 20th home run of the season for the Rangers.



Pinder, Powell unlikely to play again this season

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:42:37 EDT

With seven games left in the regular season after Sunday's finale against the Rangers, two A's outfielders may have already seen their seasons come to an end. Oakland Bob Melvin said both Boog Powell (bruised left kneecap) and Chad Pinder (concussion) may not play again this season.



Surging A's top Rangers, win sixth straight

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:50:07 EDT

Five A's pitchers combined for a shutout and Khris Davis connected for his 40th home run of the season as Oakland topped the Rangers, who fell 4 1/2 games back of the Twins for the second AL Wild Card spot.