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  1. Examining the DH market

    Nov 11, 2014, 8:26 PM EST

    Victor Martinez

    Who might want a designated hitter this winter?

  2. Geovany Soto leaves Wild Card game with thumb injury

    Sep 30, 2014, 9:06 PM EST

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    Derek Norris came off the bench to replace him.

  3. Concussion ends John Jaso’s season for second straight year

    Sep 17, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

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    This year he hit .264 with nine homers and a .767 OPS in 99 games, including 47 starts at catcher.

  4. John Jaso not cleared to return from concussion

    Sep 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    John Jaso AP

    Earlier this week A’s catcher/designated hitter John Jaso was believed to be on the verge of returning from an August concussion, albeit in a limited bench role, but now those plans have been scrapped.

  5. John Jaso will be limited to pinch-hitting after returning from concussion

    Sep 8, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    John Jaso AP

    He’s hoping to come off the concussion disabled list later this week.

  6. Injuries will test A’s in stretch run

    Aug 25, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

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    Depth has been a major key to the A’s success this year, and it’s going to play a huge factor over the final five weeks of the regular season.

  7. John Jaso is placed on the concussion disabled list

    Aug 25, 2014, 9:28 AM EST

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    Jaso missed the playoffs last year due to a severe concussion. He’s out with brain trauma once again.

  8. A’s acquire catcher Geovany Soto from Rangers

    Aug 24, 2014, 5:05 PM EST

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    As first reported by Chris Cotillo at MLB Daily Dish, the A’s have acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Rangers for future cash considerations.

  9. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EST

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

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

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EST

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    The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.

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

    Jul 4, 2014, 11:38 PM EST

    Billy Beane

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

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

    Jul 2, 2014, 7:46 PM EST

    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.

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

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

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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.

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

    Jun 18, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

    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.

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

    Jun 9, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    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.

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

    Jun 9, 2014, 6:47 AM EST

    Jordan Zimmermann

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

  17. Tanaka tames the A’s

    Jun 5, 2014, 5:03 PM EST

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    And Alfonso Soriano finally got a hit.

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

    May 3, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

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

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

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:34 AM EST

    Dan Uggla

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

  20. John Jaso “all good” after severe concussion

    Feb 9, 2014, 9:08 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    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…

  22. UPDATE: Athletics reacquire catcher Kurt Suzuki from Nationals

    Aug 23, 2013, 11:48 AM EST

    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,…

  23. Catchers are suffering concussions at an alarming rate

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    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…

  24. Athletics remove Hiroyuki Nakajima from 40-man roster

    Aug 17, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

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    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…

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