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  1. After sacrificing two top prospects, the A’s are now all in for 2014

    Jul 4, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

    Billy Beane

    Billy Beane gets a jump on the trade market by parting with Addison Russell, Billy McKinney.

  2. Rick Porcello’s 0-walk, 0-strikeout shutout was miraculous

    Jul 2, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Rick Porcello

    It had been almost 25 years since a pitcher had thrown a shutout without walking anyone or striking out anyone. Then Rick Porcello did it and showed what the game could look like.

  3. 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.

  4. “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.

  5. 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.

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

    Jun 9, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Jordan Zimmermann was on point and the Nationals have won seven of their past nine and are now tied for first place.

  7. Tanaka tames the A’s

    Jun 5, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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    And Alfonso Soriano finally got a hit.

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

    May 3, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    dan straily getty

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

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

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    The Braves-Phillies game was GONZO with a capital X. In no small part because Dan Uggla was the hero.

  10. 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…

  11. John Jaso is “a long shot” to rejoin the A’s for the playoffs

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    John Jaso AP

    John Jaso has been on the disabled list since July with a concussion, but the A’s catcher is playing instructional league games this week to see if returning for the playoffs is possible. However, according to Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com it’s “a long shot” and if Jaso does return for the postseason he’d be used…

  12. 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,…

  13. Catchers are suffering concussions at an alarming rate

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    Twins catcher Joe Mauer was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list yesterday after taking multiple foul tips off his mask in Monday’s game led to dizziness 24 hours later and as LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes Mauer is the fifth catcher currently on the concussion DL. Mauer joins Alex…

  14. Athletics remove Hiroyuki Nakajima from 40-man roster

    Aug 17, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    beane and nakajima getty

    When the Athletics signed Hiroyuki Nakajima to a two-year, $6.5 million contract over the winter, they were hoping that he would serve as the Opening Day shortstop. However, the 31-year-old has become an afterthought in less than nine months. Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com notes that the Athletics have outrighted Nakajima to Triple-A Sacramento, thus removing…

  15. John Jaso could miss rest of season with concussion

    Aug 17, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    John Jaso Getty

    John Jaso has already missed nearly a month with a concussion and the Athletics aren’t counting on getting him back anytime soon. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Jaso met with concussion specialist Dr. Michael Collins earlier this week and was told that he should make a full recovery. While that’s great news, the best-case…

  16. John Jaso still dealing with ringing in ears following concussion

    Aug 3, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

    John Jaso AP

    Athletics catcher John Jaso was placed on the 7-day disabled list last Thursday after he suffered a concussion from taking foul tips off the mask in back-to-back games. Nine days later, he isn’t making much progress. Jaso told Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com that he’s still experiencing ringing in his ears when he wakes up, as…

  17. Athletics place catcher John Jaso on 7-day concussion disabled list

    Jul 25, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

    John Jaso Getty

    After taking foul balls off the mask in back-to-back games, Athletics catcher John Jaso has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Stephen Vogt has replaced him on the active roster and should serve as Derek Norris‘ backup until Jaso is ready to return. Jane Lee of MLB.com reported this afternoon that vision tests…

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

    Jun 19, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    Mets 4, Braves 3; Mets 6, Braves 1: New York Mets fans are hoping this is a glimpse of the future. Matt Harvey dominating in one game, Zack Wheeler dominating in the next. And, worth noting, Dillion Gee dominating in the game before those even if they did lose in the end. There’s so much…

  19. Athletics defeat Yankees in 18 innings, sweep three-game series

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:09 PM EDT

    Nate Freiman Getty

    It took five hours and 34 minutes, but the Athletics finished off a three-game sweep of the Yankees with a 3-2 win in 18 innings this evening at O.Co Coliseum. Nate Freiman played hero for the Athletics, as he dropped a one-out single into left field off Mariano Rivera to drive in John Jaso for…

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

    Apr 10, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano, Yan Gomes

    Yankees 14, Indians 1: “Man, where are the Yankees going to get any offense with all of their big hitters on the DL?” no one is asking today like they asked so much last week. I guess nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say, but nothin’ comes out when they move their…

  21. Felix Hernandez gives John Jaso a Rolex

    Apr 2, 2013, 1:28 AM EDT

    John Jaso

    Wanting to reward the guy who caught his perfect game against the Rays last year, Mariners starter Felix Hernandez sent A’s catcher John Jaso a Rolex before the two squared off Monday. Hernandez had “Perfect Game ” and “8/15/12″ inscribed on the watch, which was delivered via a clubhouse employee about 90 minutes before first…

  22. 2013 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 22, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Chris Young, Yoenis Cespedes

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Oakland Athletics. The Big Question: How in the heck did the A’s do it in 2012, and can they…

  23. And this is why Team USA won’t ever win a WBC

    Mar 8, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    J.P. Arencibia

    Of the 223 players with at least 350 plate appearances in 2012, J.P. Arencibia ranked 169th in wOBA. Among those players born in the United States, he’s not one of the top 100 hitters. Maybe he’s in the 100-150 range. Yet there was Arencibia getting what may well have been the biggest at-bat for Joe…

  24. Royals claim catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Athletics

    Jan 25, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

    George Kottaras Getty

    The Royals announced this afternoon that they have claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Athletics. Kottaras was designated for assignment last week after Oakland acquired John Jaso from the Mariners in the three-team Michael Morse deal. Some speculated that the catching-starved Yankees should have put in a claim, but because the Royals finished…

  25. Mariners sign catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract

    Jan 24, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

    Ronny Paulino Getty

    According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mariners have signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract. This confirms a report by Alexander Azuaje from earlier this week. Paulino, who turns 32 in April, batted .254 (16-for-63) with three doubles, five RBI and a .567 OPS in 20 games with the Orioles last season.…

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