Jul 21, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT
After a demotion to Triple-A earlier this month, Tommy Milone has asked the Athletics to trade him. He appears unlikely to get his wish.
Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT
The Tigers — Justin Verlander specifically — have booted the Athletics out of the ALDS in each of the last two seasons in heart-breaking Game Fives. That’s why Verlander thinks that the A’s had them in mind when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on Friday.
Jun 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
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.
Jun 9, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT
The Diamondbacks designated right-hander Trevor Cahill for assignment Monday despite him still being guaranteed $17 million.
May 18, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT
The Athletics have a +95 run differential after Sunday’s 13-3 victory over the Indians. There’s no other team in baseball even close to them in that department.
May 13, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
The worst fears are realized.
Apr 29, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT
Athletics assistant general manager David Forst refuted a report last week that right-handed starter A.J. Griffin was headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery. But there’s no more refuting it now. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman confirmed Tuesday that Griffin will indeed undergo the reconstructive elbow procedure.
Apr 25, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT
A.J. Griffin is the latest in a long line of pitchers to undergo Tommy John surgery this season.
Apr 24, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT
A.J. Griffin was shut down during spring training with right flexor tendinitis and still isn’t feeling right.
Apr 20, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT
Yankees starter Ivan Nova has been diagnosed with a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow — an injury that almost always leads to Tommy John surgery.
Mar 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
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…
Mar 23, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT
The A’s announced Sunday, via MLB.com’s Jane Lee, that right-hander Sonny Gray will start on Opening Day, March 31, against the Indians. He will be followed in the Oakland starting rotation by Scott Kazmir, Jesse Chavez, Dan Straily, and Tommy Milone — in that exact order. Gray, 24, had a 2.67 ERA (140 ERA+), 1.019…
Mar 17, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
Another day, another young pitcher lost to Tommy John elbow surgery. This time it’s A’s right-hander Jarrod Parker, who was slated to start on Opening Day and will instead be undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time at age 25. Parker had the first surgery while in the Diamondbacks’ farm system and bounced back…
Mar 15, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT
It was easy to think the worst when right-hander A.J. Griffin was sent to a doctor yesterday due to elbow soreness, but the Athletics received some favorable news today. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Griffin was diagnosed with right flexor tendinitis and will be shut down for three weeks. This is…
Mar 14, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
It’s been a rough day for the A’s starting rotation, as expected Opening Day starter Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin are both headed for the disabled list to begin the season. Parker has a forearm injury and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that he’s traveling to Alabama on Monday to be examined…
Oct 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT
Josh Reddick struggled with wrist problems for much the season and now Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the A’s outfielder is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery soon. Reddick was limited to just 114 games this season and saw his OPS drop 80 points compared to a strong 2012 campaign, hitting just .226 with 12…
Oct 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT
If the A’s advance past the Tigers they might have to play the ALCS without Jarrod Parker, as Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports that the right-hander is showing signs of fatigue that has manager Bob Melvin worried. Melvin removed Parker early from his Game 3 start because “it just didn’t look 100 percent right” and…
Oct 7, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT
The Tigers’ backs are up against the wall. They fell to the A’s 6-3 this afternoon, and now find themselves in a 2-1 hole in their best of five series vs. Oakland. A team with a reputation for bashing the ball had to scratch and claw for runs the past two games and, with the…
Oct 7, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT
Lineups for the first of four games (!) today … Athletics: CF Coco Crisp 3B Josh Donaldson SS Jed Lowrie 1B Brandon Moss LF Yoenis Cespedes DH Seth Smith RF Josh Reddick C Stephen Vogt 2B Eric Sogard SP Jarrod Parker Oakland manager Bob Melvin is going with the same lineup he used in Game…
Oct 6, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT
The Tigers and Athletics played what could very well end up being the best game of the entire post-season tonight as starters Justin Verlander and Sonny Gray took the hill in opposition. The two right-handers traded zeroes through seven innings, each allowing just four hits, each walking two or fewer, each striking out at least…
Oct 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT
You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Athletics have in store for us in the American League Division Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers (93-69) vs. Oakland Athletics (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Friday in Oakland: Max Scherzer vs. Bartolo…
Oct 1, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT
A.J. Griffin led the A’s in innings this season and ranked second in ERA behind Bartolo Colon, but the 25-year-old right-hander won’t be in the ALDS rotation because of an elbow injury. A’s manager Bob Melvin told Jane Lee of MLB.com that Griffin has been dealing with elbow tendinitis for a while now and it’s…
Sep 28, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT
Despite a valiant effort at a comeback this afternoon, the Athletics lost to the Mariners 7-5. The loss drops them to 95-66 and, with one game remaining, locks up home field advantage throughout the playoffs for the 97-63 Red Sox. The Sox will play the winner of the one-game AL Wild Card playoff, be it…
Sep 21, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT
D.J. Short posted earlier about the O.co Coliseum’s latest sewage issue as a result of rain in the Oakland area. The showers caused a two-hour delay while players, coaches, and clubhouse personnel dealt with the primitive conditions indoors. Once play resumed, the A’s wasted no time getting on the board. Alberto Callaspo contributed an RBI…
Sep 17, 2013, 6:23 AM EDT
Rays 6, Rangers 2: A homer and three RBI for Wil Myers as the Rays send the Rangers spiraling ever further into despair. Because the Indians lost too the Rangers didn’t fall out of the wild card slot, but they did fall out of the top spot, meaning that they’re now closer to falling out…
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