Jan 5, 2015, 10:37 PM EST
After missing the entire 2013 season following Tommy John surgery, Oviedo posted a 3.69 ERA and 26/16 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings with the Rays last season before being released in August.
Jan 5, 2015, 6:30 PM EST
Rosales was non-tendered by Texas in December after batting .262/.328/.378 with four home runs, 19 RBI, and four stolen bases across 181 plate appearances last season, but the two sides have agreed to a new deal.
Dec 3, 2014, 12:22 AM EST
A list of all of the new free agents in advance of Tuesday’s midnight deadline.
Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EST
An ump show in Detroit couldn’t stop the Mariners’ momentum.
Aug 13, 2014, 7:16 AM EST
In the future, every pitcher will toss seven shutout innings for fifteen minutes — Andy Warhol.
Aug 10, 2014, 10:30 PM EST
Alex Rios reaggravated his right ankle injury on a play at the plate in Sunday’s game against the Astros. He’ll be reevaluated on Monday.
Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EST
Joe Kelly gave his old mates fits. Well, maybe he gave them fits before too. Maybe they weren’t his mates. Maybe there were long-simmering disputes between him and the Cardinals about politics and religion and things. We can’t know!
Nov 14, 2013, 5:18 PM EST
Well, the headline kind of says it all, but: #Rangers have agreed to terms with INF Adam Rosales on a 2014 big league contract worth $750,000. He had been arb eligible. — Richard Durrett (@espn_durrett) November 14, 2013 I’d like to think that this represents some stability in Rosales’ life after a year in…
Sep 29, 2013, 7:05 PM EST
At ESPN Sweet Spot, David Schoenfield reminds us of a controversial, and wrong, call made by umpire Angel Hernandez that we now know has had a tangible impact on the AL side of the post-season. On May 8, the Indians played host to the Athletics at Progressive Field. They led 4-3 with two outs in…
May 30, 2013, 2:00 PM EST
UPDATE: A pretty big correction is in order. Earlier today I was given a picture by a source who had access to a National League ballpark and who was told by a ballpark employee that the photo below was, in fact, the replay machine used at the park. I have been told by Major League…
May 10, 2013, 12:30 PM EST
From the Dan Patrick show today, a suggestion by Peter Gammons that Angel Hernandez may have refused to credit Adam Rosales of the A’s with a home run rather than a double even after instant replay showed it was clearly a homer because he doesn’t believe in instant replay. If so … wow. Of course, if…
May 9, 2013, 11:32 AM EST
The overwhelming weight of opinion among baseball commentators this morning is that Bud Selig should step in, overturn Angel Hernandez’s bad call of the Adam Rosales non-home-run and force the Indians and A’s to reply the remainder of that game from that point, with the game tied. Buster Olney, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi,…
May 9, 2013, 6:56 AM EST
Indians 4, Athletics 3: Angel Hernandez said there was not enough evidence with which to overturn the original call of double on Adam Rosales‘ would-be game-tying home run. Of course, the replay clearly shows that it was a home run, with the ball hitting off the railing above the wall. This is pretty simple: If…
May 8, 2013, 10:20 PM EST
A’s infielder Adam Rosales hit a heroic game-tying solo home run in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday against Indians closer Chris Perez, stunning the crowd at Cleveland’s Progressive Field and injecting new life into an Oakland club that has hit a few road bumps since the calendar flipped to May. Except Angel Hernandez and…
Mar 25, 2013, 11:35 PM EST
When the Athletics signed Hiroyuki Nakajima to a two-year, $6.5 million contract over the winter, the assumption was that he would open the season as the team’s starting shortstop. However, after a rough introduction to the majors, it’s increasingly likely that it’s not going to happen. In fact, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle…
Feb 2, 2013, 2:20 PM EST
Jemile Weeks entered last season as the Athletics’ starting second baseman, but a sophomore slump resulted in a demotion in August and being left off the postseason roster. But he’ll have a chance at redemption in 2013. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Weeks and Scott Sizemore will be part of what Athletics manager Bob…
Oct 6, 2012, 9:35 PM EST
The A’s set out to make Justin Verlander work in Game 1 and were partly successful, boosting his pitch count early on. Verlander improved as the outing went on, but those early pitches resulted in his departure after seven, and once the A’s got into the bullpen, they came up just a couple of feet…
Aug 22, 2012, 12:48 PM EST
Last night the A’s turned their first triple play since 2000. I was watching live and the victims were my beloved Twins, but I’ve still re-watched the video a few times: Adam Rosales did a helluva job catching the throw, standing strong, and getting off a good throw to first base.
Feb 27, 2012, 8:53 PM EST
Scott Sizemore injured his left knee during a fielding drill on Saturday and the Athletics just announced that he’ll miss the entire 2012 season due to a torn ACL. Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the 27-year-old will be reevaluated in two weeks before surgery is scheduled. This is just awful news for Sizemore, who…
Feb 25, 2012, 4:55 PM EST
UPDATE: Joe Stiglich of the Contra Costa Times reports that the preliminary diagnosis is a left knee sprain, though we’ll learn more once the MRI results are known. 4:26 PM: Slusser reports that Sizemore is set to undergo an MRI today on his left knee. She was also told that Wes Timmons and Josh Donaldson…
Feb 9, 2012, 6:12 PM EST
At least to the outside eye, it seems like the A’s have lacked a plan since they shipped off Matt Holliday after 93 games in 2009. It finally appeared that they were going for a full rebuild this winter, but after trading Trevor Cahill, Andrew Bailey and Gio Gonzalez, they re-signed Coco Crisp for $14…
Dec 13, 2011, 12:54 AM EST
Here’s the official list of players non-tendered prior to the Monday midnight deadline: American League Baltimore: OF/DH Luke Scott, LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, RHP Willie Eyre Scott went from hitting .284/.368/.535 during an excellent 2010 season to .220/.301/.402 in 209 at-bats during a 2011 season shortened by shoulder surgery. The Orioles could re-sign him for significantly less…
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