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  1. The Diamondbacks fire Kevin Towers

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

    Kevin Towers

    It was only a matter of time. And that time has come.

  2. Report: Tommy Milone has asked the Athletics to trade him

    Jul 21, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

    Tommy Milone Getty

    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.

  3. Justin Verlander thinks the Tigers influenced the Athletics’ recent pitching acquisitions

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Verlander reacts after leaving the game against Texas Rangers in their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    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.

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

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    cespedes getty

    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.

  5. Diamondbacks designate Trevor Cahill for assignment with $17 million left on contract

    Jun 9, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

    Trevor Cahill Getty

    The Diamondbacks designated right-hander Trevor Cahill for assignment Monday despite him still being guaranteed $17 million.

  6. The Athletics are killing it in the run differential department

    May 18, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie, Josh Reddick

    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.

  7. A.J. Griffin to undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday

    Apr 29, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT

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    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.

  8. Athletics assistant GM David Forst refutes report that A.J. Griffin will have Tommy John surgery

    Apr 25, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    A.J. Griffin AP

    A.J. Griffin is the latest in a long line of pitchers to undergo Tommy John surgery this season.

  9. A.J. Griffin still feeling discomfort in elbow, will go for second opinion next week

    Apr 24, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    A.J. Griffin AP

    A.J. Griffin was shut down during spring training with right flexor tendinitis and still isn’t feeling right.

  10. Ivan Nova diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

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    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.

  11. 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…

  12. Sonny Gray named Opening Day starter for A’s

    Mar 23, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

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    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…

  13. A’s Opening Day starter Jarrod Parker needs a second Tommy John surgery

    Mar 17, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    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…

  14. A.J. Griffin shut down for three weeks due to flexor tendinitis

    Mar 15, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT

    A.J. Griffin AP

    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…

  15. A’s send injured starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin to doctors

    Mar 14, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    jarrod parker getty

    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…

  16. Josh Reddick needs wrist surgery

    Oct 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    josh reddick getty

    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…

  17. Jarrod Parker’s arm fatigue has the A’s worried

    Oct 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Oakland Athletics

    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…

  18. The A’s use longball en route to 6-3 win, lead series 2-1

    Oct 7, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Division Series - Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers - Game Three

    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…

  19. ALDS, Game 3: A’s-Tigers lineups

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jim Leyland, Bob Melvin AP

    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…

  20. Athletics walk off victorious after hard-fought pitcher’s duel in Game 2 of ALDS

    Oct 6, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

    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…

  21. ALDS Preview: Tigers vs. Athletics

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    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…

  22. Elbow injury keeps A.J. Griffin off A’s roster for ALDS

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    A.J. Griffin Getty

    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…

  23. Athletics lose, clinching home field advantage for the Red Sox

    Sep 28, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    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…

  24. Sewage problems at O.co Coliseum no problem for the Athletics as they cut their magic number to one

    Sep 21, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

    Twins Athletics Baseball

    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…

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