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  1. Jose Bautista isn’t impressed with Derek Norris and Sean Doolittle’s beards

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Bautista looks into the stands between innings during a MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    Jose Bautista isn’t a huge fan of the beards Athletics Derek Norris and Sean Doolittle are sporting.

  2. Pat Neshek’s soaring triumph tinged with sorrow

    Jul 15, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    MINNEAPOLIS — The most remarkable and wonderful part about the Pat Neshek story is that it isn’t one story. It is 10 different stories going over top of each other like different children’s hands working their way up the handle of a baseball bat in that game to decide who hits first. When Neshek starts crying…

  3. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  4. Jose Bautista calls MLB’s replay system “a joke”

    Jul 6, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera

    The umpires appeared to miss a call on Saturday night when the Blue Jays took on the Athletics, and they appeared to compound the problem by upholding their incorrect call after replay review. Jose Bautista wasn’t happy about it.

  5. Will the second half bring more of the same for the MLB-leading A’s?

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    The A’s reached the halfway mark of their season Sunday, and it’s tough to find too much fault with what took place over the first 81 games.

  6. Video: Yoenis Cespedes threw out another runner at home plate in spectacular fashion

    Jun 27, 2014, 8:28 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

    One of these days, players will learn not to test the arm of Yoenis Cespedes.

  7. American League All-Star voting update: The A’s may finally get a fan-elected starter

    Jun 23, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    Donaldson leads at his position and Norris and Cespedes are knocking on the door.

  8. “Clutch Norris” leads A’s three-headed catching monster

    Jun 18, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Derek Norris

    There is one lone sticker on the nameplates in the A’s locker room. It boasts the words “Clutch Norris” above Derek Norris’ stall.

  9. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 18, 2014, 6:41 AM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    Nine wins in a row and the shelling of a Tigers ace for the second straight night. And with that, the Royals are in first place.

  10. AL All-Star voting update: Derek Jeter still has a battle on his hands at shortstop

    Jun 16, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

    2014 All-Star Game logo

    There aren’t any significant changes in the American League All-Star balloting from last week, but tonight’s update shows that there are still quite a few positions up for grabs. Shortstop is one of them.

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    DJ LeMahieu

    Three days, three come-from-behind wins for the Rockies over the Giants.

  12. Yoenis Cespedes made perhaps the best throw you will ever see in your life

    Jun 11, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT

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    Cespedes’ throw had both the trajectory and the devastating effect of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

  13. Manny Machado apologizes for his actions during Sunday’s game

    Jun 9, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

    Machado AP

    Orioles third baseman issued an apology Monday for his actions during Sunday’s game against the Athletics.

  14. A’s take exception to Manny Machado’s antics

    Jun 9, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Manny Machado

    The A’s had strong words for Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado after he threw his bat during an eighth-inning incident Sunday that cleared the benches at Camden Yards.

  15. Manny Machado ejected after he intentionally tosses his bat

    Jun 8, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

    Machado AP

    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was ejected from today’s game against the Athletics after he intentionally tossed his bat. A suspension from MLB should be coming.

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 28, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes Jose Bautista

    Eight wins in a row have the Blue Jays jumping for joy.

  17. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 27, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    George Springer

    After a rough start to his big league career, George Springer has sprung.

  18. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT

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    Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude

  19. Athletics may look to bolster starting rotation through a trade

    May 3, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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    The back of the Athletics’ starting rotation has been unreliable, so they may deal from depth to address the situation.

  20. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 30, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter Robinson Cano

    The Yankees Bleacher Creatures chanted “You sold out!” at Robinson Cano. The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self-awareness.

  21. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes, Sam Fuld, Josh Reddick

    The A’s remind me of someone. And a couple of rainouts remind me of my favorite movie ever.

  22. 2014 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Nate Freiman, Josh Donaldson, Adam Rosales, Jed Lowrie

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Oakland Athletics. The Big Question: Is there life without Jarrod Parker? The A’s rotation has been a strength over…

  23. John Jaso “all good” after severe concussion

    Feb 9, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT

    john jaso getty

    A’s catcher John Jaso sat out the final two months of the 2013 regular season and the playoffs due to a severe concussion that he suffered in late July when he was struck in the mask on back-to-back nights with stray foul tips. He spoke to the Oakland media Saturday at the A’s annual FanFest…

  24. That did not work out as Jim Leyland hoped

    Oct 6, 2013, 1:11 AM EDT

    ALDS Tigers Athletics Baseball

    Presented with a tough first-and-third with no outs situation in the bottom of the ninth Saturday in a scoreless Game 2 against the A’s, Tigers manager Jim Leyland. 1. Chose to forgo using his best reliever 2. Chose to walk the bases loaded 3. Chose not to use a five-man infield Obviously, none of that…

  25. UPDATE: Athletics reacquire catcher Kurt Suzuki from Nationals

    Aug 23, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

    Kurt Suzuki

    Undoing a trade made a year ago, the A’s have acquired Kurt Suzuki from the Nationals for pitching prospect Dakota Bacus. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times was the first with the news Thursday night. With Oakland’s No. 1 (John Jaso), No. 2 (Derek Norris) and No. 4 (Luke Montz) catchers all on the shelf,…

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