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  1. A’s activate Nick Punto from the disabled list

    Sep 9, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

    Nick Punto

    Surely this will turn things around for the free-falling A’s.

  2. Injuries will test A’s in stretch run

    Aug 25, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    josh donaldson getty

    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.

  3. Athletics call up Nate Freiman from Triple-A

    Aug 3, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Oakland Athletics

    The Athletics called up first baseman Nate Freiman from Triple-A to take the roster spot of the injured Nick Punto.

  4. Athletics to place Nick Punto on the disabled list with a strained hamstring

    Aug 2, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

    Nick Punto

    Nick Punto strained his right hamstring running the bases on Saturday afternoon and will go on the disabled list as a result.

  5. Red Sox calling up Rubby De La Rosa to start Saturday

    May 29, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

    Rubby De La Rosa AP

    Rubby De La Rosa will take Clay Buchholz’s place in the Red Sox starting rotation.

  6. 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…

  7. Clayton Kershaw and the “New Girl” curse

    Mar 3, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    What else could it be? Clayton Kershaw walked three batters in the third and gave up five runs Monday against the A’s. Sam Fuld and Nick Punto, of all people, did the damage against him. Last week, he allowed three runs and five hits in two innings against the Diamondbacks, so after two spring outings,…

  8. Ryan Madson threw some 93 MPH fastballs in an audition

    Feb 7, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

    Ryan Madson

    Completing the next step in his attempt to revive his Major League career, reliever Ryan Madson threw some baseballs in an open audition for about 15 teams today in Phoenix, Arizona. As ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports, the 33-year-old right-hander was able to get his fastball up to 93 MPH, which impressed the representatives of some…

  9. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  10. Mariners close to a reunion with Willie Bloomquist

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

    Willie Bloomquist Getty

    Willie Bloomquist, who played for the Mariners from 2002-2008, is close to returning to Seattle, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Bloomquist has hit over .300 in each of the past two seasons as a part-timer for the Diamondbacks, but he totaled zero homers and a modest .725 OPS in 128 games. Defensive versatility makes…

  11. Skip Schumaker’s two-year deal with Reds worth $5 million

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres

    Yesterday the Reds signed Skip Schumaker to a two-year contract and now Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com passes along the monetary details: He’ll get $5 million. Nick Punto‘s deal with the A’s pays him $3 million, with a $2.75 million option for 2015, so it appears as though the going rate for a veteran utility man…

  12. The Rangers and Adam Rosales avoid arbitration, sign a one-year, $750K deal

    Nov 14, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    adam rosales getty

    Well, the headline kind of says it all, but: #Rangers have agreed to terms with INF Adam Rosales on a 2014 big league contract worth $750,000. He had been arb eligible. — Richard Durrett (@espn_durrett) November 14, 2013   I’d like to think that this represents some stability in Rosales’ life after a year in…

  13. Jamey Carroll drawing “significant interest”

    Nov 14, 2013, 8:33 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Milwaukee Brewers

    A day after Nick Punto signed with the A’s, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Jamey Carroll is drawing “significant interest” on the free agent market. Guess it’s good to be a gamer/utility guy. Carroll hit .211/.267/.251 last year between the Twins and Royals and he’s 39, so the definition of “significant”…

  14. A’s sign Nick Punto

    Nov 13, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    NLCS - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Nick Punto has agreed to a one-year deal with the A’s, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. Lee reports that the contract also includes an option for 2015, so the 36-year-old might stick around in Oakland for a couple seasons. Punto has played for four teams in the past four seasons, hitting .247 with a…

  15. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  16. Hanley Ramirez will start Game 6 of the NLCS after all

    Oct 18, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

    NLCS - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    In the words of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, shortstop Hanley Ramirez is “worse today”, tweets Jayson Stark. Ramirez has been playing with a cracked rib caused by a 95 MPH Joe Kelly fastball in the first inning of the first game of the NLCS. Ramirez has just two hits (both singles) in 16 trips to…

  17. NLCS, Game 6: Dodgers-Cardinals lineup

    Oct 18, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

    NLCS Cardinals Dodgers Baseball

    Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford 2B Mark Ellis 1B Adrian Gonzalez RF Yasiel Puig CF Andre Ethier 3B Juan Uribe C A.J. Ellis SS Nick Punto SP Clayton Kershaw Hanley Ramirez has tried to play through a cracked rib, but was in obvious pain and is now out of the Dodgers’ lineup. Nick Punto is starting…

  18. Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford providing the pop for Dodgers

    Oct 16, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    NLCS - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Adrian Gonzalez has averaged a homer every 25.1 at-bats in his year and a quarter with the Dodgers.  In Wednesday’s Game 5 victory, he hit his second and third in 35 postseason at-bats. Carl Crawford hit a total of six homers in 435 at-bats in his first year with the Dodgers. On Wednesday, he hit…

  19. Hanley Ramirez lifted early from NLCS Game 4

    Oct 15, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    hanley ramirez getty

    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez had no major issues with his cracked rib in Monday evening’s NLCS Game 4 victory over the Cardinals, but he looked like a different person in NLCS Game 4. Ramirez struck out in all three of his at-bats Tuesday before getting yanked prior to the top of the seventh inning. Hanley…

  20. The scariest tweet Dodgers fans will ever see

    Oct 14, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    It’s bad that Hanley Ramirez has broken ribs. But it could be worse. And, depending on his health and the health of Nick Punto, it may actually get worse: Michael Young taking grounders at shortstop — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) October 14, 2013   Lots of teams have come back from an 0-2 deficit. Lots of…

  21. Hanley Ramirez has a fractured rib, will try to play

    Oct 14, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    UPDATE: Apparently the Dodgers were just waiting a while to release the CT scan results, because they’ve now announced that Ramirez has a “small fracture” in his rib. He plans to play through it, or at least will give it a try. ========== Hanley Ramirez underwent a CT scan after taking a Joe Kelly fastball…

  22. Hanley Ramirez says he will play in NLCS Game 3 if he can withstand the pain

    Oct 13, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez sat out Game 2 of the NLCS after taking a 95 MPH Joe Kelly fastball to the ribs in the first inning of Game 1. X-rays were negative and he is still awaiting the results of a CT scan taken today, but he told the media that he will play in…

  23. Hanley Ramirez is worried his CT scan will reveal a serious injury

    Oct 12, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was hit in the ribs by a 95 MPH Joe Kelly fastball in the first inning of Game 1. He gingerly took his spot at first place after being attended to by the team trainer and was able to complete the game, going 0-for-2 with the HBP and three walks. He…

  24. Michael Wacha hands 1-0 lead over to Cardinals’ bullpen after stellar start in Game 2 of NLCS

    Oct 12, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two

    Cardinals starter Michael Wacha dazzled, shutting the Dodgers out over six and two-thirds innings. He allowed just five hits and a walk while striking out eight, escaping jams in the fifth and sixth innings before giving way to the bullpen with two outs in the seventh. Wacha retired the first two batters he faced, but…

  25. Hanley Ramirez scratched from lineup with bruised ribs

    Oct 12, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    UPDATE: Craig Sager just said on the TBS broadcast that Ramirez attempted to swing a bat and still felt discomfort in his ribs. He has left the stadium in order to undergo X-rays. 3:20 p.m. ET: Bad news for the Dodgers. The team just announced that Ramirez has been scratched from the lineup. Nick Punto…

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