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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:22:53 EDTFrankie 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.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:42:13 EDTThe Oakland A's named Chip Hale as third-base coach on Bob Melvin's coaching staff for the 2017 season, the club announced today.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:59:42 EDTThere 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 Pipeline.com's Top 100 list, it was Barreto and his Mesa Solar Sox who came out on top with a 6-3 victory.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:33:14 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:01:20 EDTA 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.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:37:34 EDTRyon Healy was named one of Oakland's Prospects of the Year and Daniel Gossett was selected as MLBPipeline's Athletics Pitcher of the Year.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDTThe 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.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:32:38 EDTSpeaking 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.
Sat, 3 Sep 2016 20:30:34 EDTWho 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.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:19:17 EDTLazaro "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.
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 20:18:24 EDTThe 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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 17:24:39 EDTWith 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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 17:01:35 EDTA's third-base coach and defense-mentoring extraordinaire Ron Washington will interview this week for Atlanta's managerial opening, club officials confirmed Monday.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:03:46 EDTThere 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 14:22:39 EDTA'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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:22:08 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:00:00 EDTBuried 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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:46:51 EDTWith 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:00:00 EDTThe A's offseason, never boring, should bring about plenty of intrigue following a second consecutive last-place finish in the American League West.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 02:20:37 EDTIn 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 03:42:59 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:57:03 EDTThe A's, though still engaging in regular-season play, have already announced their Spring Training schedule for the 2017 season.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:34:08 EDTA 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:01:33 EDTA'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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:56:01 EDTMike 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:21:02 EDTA'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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:03:41 EDTA'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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:03:46 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:34:47 EDTJefry 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:43:22 EDTAlbert 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:50:01 EDTA's outfielder Andrew Lambo, cancer-free, reunited with the team in Anaheim on Monday and took part in batting practice.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:06:38 EDTAthletics 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:15:20 EDTA'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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:01:51 EDTAbout 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:17:36 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:15:00 EDTArt 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:48:04 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:47:31 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:40:44 EDTA's infielder Arismendy Alcantara has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a sprained thumb.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:20:50 EDTCould 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:34:31 EDTAs 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:25:06 EDTThe Astros were hoping to take advantage of a more favorable schedule down the stretch in their push for the playoffs. So far, so good.