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Pinder better conditioned to serve utility role

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:25:40 EDT

Chad Pinder has the versatility to play at nearly every position. To keep it that way, he's been working on leg conditioning.



A's exciting young core eyes big leap in '18

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:08:43 EDT

Though it's been said that the A's are in rebuilding mode, they proved in the second half last year that they already have many pieces in place that could help them contend sooner than expected.



Nunez sidelined by hamstring injury

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:53:18 EDT

Renato Nunez, who is already facing an uphill battle in A's camp this spring, will be slowed by a left hamstring injury, incurred during Saturday's game.



Barreto among top prospect performers

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:12:36 EDT

Shohei Ohtani covered the headlines on Saturday, but the No. 1 overall prospect wasn't the only one to impress on the second full day of Spring Training.



Maxwell struck by bat, escapes concussion

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:49:07 EDT

A's catcher Bruce Maxwell was OK after being struck in the head by Angels hitter Jefry Marte's backswing in the second inning of Friday's 9-8 A's win at Hohokam Stadium.



Chapman's sore right hand OK after MRI

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:53:37 EDT

Third baseman Matt Chapman rejoined the A's on Friday bearing good news.



Cy Young winner Blue was Bay Area workhorse

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:00:00 EDT

A durable pitcher, Blue finished his career going 209-161 with a 3.27 ERA. He tossed over 200 innings in nine separate seasons, including eight straight from '73-'80, and had double-digit wins in 11 seasons.



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.



Piscotty raising funds for ALS in mom's honor

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:13:59 EDT

A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty is rallying around his mom, Gretchen, and the entire ALS community through a donation page to raise funds that will help fight the debilitating disease.



Puk among trio of A's dark-horse candidates

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:23:13 EDT

Only a few roster spots are up for grabs in A's camp, and the competition is almost exclusively limited to pitchers, save for a possible extra outfielder.



Lowrie helps youth baseball grow in Nicaragua

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:06:24 EDT

A's second baseman Jed Lowrie got a first-hand look at Nicaragua's baseball-mad scene in January while conducting three clinics in four days with help from Nicaragua native and Angels pitcher J.C. Ramirez and former big leaguer John Mayberry Jr., who roomed with Lowrie at Stanford.



Manfred supports finding Oakland park for A's

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:25:31 EDT

As the A's continue to evaluate options for a new ballpark site, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred remains confident that a solution exists in Oakland. Speaking from a news conference in Glendale, Ariz., on Tuesday, Manfred said he's still "optimistic that we can make baseball work in Oakland."



A's playing it safe with Mateo's left knee injury

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:03:21 EDT

Speedy A's prospect Jorge Mateo has been slowed down by a lingering left knee issue, which will prevent him from game action when the Cactus League season opens Friday.



Melvin gets assist from Rickey, Stewart

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:51:03 EDT

The A's reconvened at Hohokam Stadium on Monday afternoon, uniting for a message from manager Bob Melvin.



'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:42:18 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.



MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:41:47 EDT

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.



Fowler feeling healthy as his A's chapter begins

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:41:47 EDT

All 59 players in A's camp took to the field for Monday's first full-squad workout injury-free, a group that included outfielder Dustin Fowler. The 23-year-old Fowler, who underwent surgery on an open rupture of his right patellar tendon just seven months ago, got through all of the day's activities without any issues.



Phegley out to prove worth as healthy catcher

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:32:19 EDT

After spending much of the last two years languishing on the sidelines, Josh Phegley is itching for action. The A's catcher wants back behind the plate on a regular basis, his time in Oakland too often spent behind the scenes, where he would occasionally pass team executives Billy Beane and David Forst between trips to the trainer's room last year.



Back from Parkland vigil, Luzardo sets up fund

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:36:26 EDT

At least three times a week for nearly two months, A's Minor Leaguer Jesus Luzardo returned to his alma mater to go through his offseason throwing routine. Wednesday wasn't supposed to be any different in Parkland, Fla. Except the pitcher was cautioned against showing up this time.



Graveman taking reins as A's rotation leader

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:27:15 EDT

Kendall Graveman hardly considers himself a savvy vet, but the A's pitcher is doing his part to act like one.



A's unveil stirrup sock cap for spring fans

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:45:54 EDT

A's unveil stirrup sock cap for spring fans



Prospect Puk reminds A's of Hall of Famer

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:26:16 EDT

The A's like what they've seen from 6-7 lefty A.J. Puk, who reminds some of Randy Johnson.



Wahl hoping to regain velocity after surgery

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:35:30 EDT

After undergoing a procedure to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome, Bobby Wahl is working to regain his velocity.



A's legend Stewart aims to leave impact on staff

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:49:22 EDT

Dave Stewart was one of the most fierce competitors during his 16-year playing career and wants to impart that mentality on the A's young staff.



A's see starter potential in fireballer Montas

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:46:07 EDT

Frankie Montas has electric stuff, and the A's hope the 24-year-old will eventually fill a role in the rotation.



Stewart blossomed into star for hometown A's

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:55:55 EDT

Dave Stewart was one of the most imposing pitchers in baseball during his 16-year Major League career, earning him the nickname "Smoke," and he was also one of the best.



Bassitt among arms seeking spot in A's rotation

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:05:35 EDT

A hodgepodge of arms will be in competition for three open rotation spots in A's camp this Spring Training.



Former A's righty Parker announces retirement

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:30:22 EDT

Parker told the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday that he has retired from baseball following two serious injuries to his pitching elbow. The righty is in the process of filing his official retirement papers.



Maxwell to stop kneeling during anthem

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:50:03 EDT

Upon his arrival at A's camp on Tuesday, catcher Bruce Maxwell announced he no longer will kneel for the national anthem.