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  1. A’s players don’t like the timing of Kila Ka’aihue’s DFA

    Jun 8, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    The Oakland Athletics designated Kila Ka’aihue for assignment before yesterday’s game and called up Brandon Moss.  Oakland A’s players told Susan Slusser, however, that they weren’t happy with the timing of the move. Why? Because Ka’aihue’s wife is due to give birth to twins any day: “Everyone is in shock,” one player said. “Total horse” manure, said…

  2. Athletics activate Brandon McCarthy, demote Daric Barton to Triple-A

    Jun 2, 2012, 12:45 PM EST

    brandon mccarthy

    The Athletics made a pair of roster moves this morning, activating right-hander Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list while demoting first baseman Daric Barton to Triple-A Sacramento. McCarthy hasn’t pitched since May 17 due to a strained right shoulder. The 28-year-old has battled shoulder problems at various points during his career, but he managed…

  3. Manny Ramirez will have to produce in minors before call-up

    May 24, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez is eligible to return from his 50-game suspension on May 30, but manager Bob Melvin indicated yesterday that the A’s aren’t committed to adding him then unless he actually starts hitting in the minors first. Ramirez is currently on a 10-game rehab stint at Triple-A, but so far the 39-year-old hasn’t shown many…

  4. Joel Peralta’s early entry for cheap save of the year

    May 4, 2012, 11:20 PM EST

    Joel Peralta

    Joel Peralta got one out as the Rays beat the A’s 7-2 on Friday. In this case, that was good enough to get him a save. Peralta qualified for the save since the tying run was on deck as he entered. Brandon Gomes gave up a leadoff homer to Cliff Pennington in a 7-1 game…

  5. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 26, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Royals celebration

    Royals 8, Indians 2: I keep hitting refresh on the scoreboard but nothing changes so, apparently, this is correct and the Royals actually won a game.  Billy Butler hit two homers as Kansas City beat up on Ubaldo Jimenez. Mets 5, Marlins 1: David Wright hit a two-run homer, giving him 735 RBI in his…

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