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  1. Jarrod Parker targeting June return to the A’s after second Tommy John surgery

    Apr 8, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    Parker had the surgery in March, but because it was his second Tommy John surgery the A’s figure to be especially cautious.

  2. 2015 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 23, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    They’ve reshuffled the deck for 2015. But that’s OK, they do that a lot and it always seems to work out OK.

  3. Jarrod Parker faces hitters for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Mar 14, 2015, 5:31 PM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    Parker missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery in March.

  4. Players go 6-for-14 in arbitration hearings

    Feb 21, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

    Josh Donaldson

    As usual, teams in general won at a slightly better rate than players in arbitration hearings. 2014 saw the most arbitration hearings since 2001.

  5. Athletics hoping to get Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin back in June

    Feb 8, 2015, 10:30 PM EDT

    Jarrod Parker

    Despite losing Jeff Samardzija, Jon Lester, and Jason Hammel, the Athletics do not have a deficit of starting pitching, and they figure to get two more back from the disabled list in June.

  6. Athletics win arbitration hearing against Jarrod Parker

    Feb 7, 2015, 11:41 AM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    Parker, 26, missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing the second Tommy John surgery of his career.

  7. 54 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain

    Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

    Apr 29, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT

    a.j. griffin getty

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

    ivan nova yankees getty

    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.

  18. 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…

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

    Mar 23, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

    sonny gray getty

    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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

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