Skip to content

Oakland Athletics

  1. Bartolo Colon suspended 50 games for testosterone

    Aug 22, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics' Colon returns to dugout during their MLB baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Oakland

    Melky Cabrera has company. MLB just announced that A’s right-hander and former Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. Last week Cabrera was suspended for 50 games following a positive test for testosterone in the middle of a career-best season in which he hit .346 with a…

  2. Watch the A’s turn a triple play (you know you want to)

    Aug 22, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    buy1get2free

    Last night the A’s turned their first triple play since 2000. I was watching live and the victims were my beloved Twins, but I’ve still re-watched the video a few times: Adam Rosales did a helluva job catching the throw, standing strong, and getting off a good throw to first base.

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

    Aug 22, 2012, 6:13 AM EDT

    Nationals' Strasburg pitches in the rain during the second inning of their MLB game against Braves in Washington

    Nationals 4, Braves 1: I have been arguing against a Stephen Strasburg shutdown for a while now, but allow me to say that if those dudes are really gonna do that, I wish they would have done it before last night. Strasburg struck out ten in six innings, allowing a single run and winning his…

  4. A’s demote Jemile Weeks to Triple-A

    Aug 21, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT

    Jemile Weeks

    The Athletics made room for J.D. Drew‘s little brother by shipping Rickie Weeks‘ little brother back to the minors. Jemile Weeks, who has struggled all year as Oakland’s starting second baseman, was sent down to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday to open up a roster spot for the newly acquired Stephen Drew. Weeks was an impressive…

  5. Athletics acquire Stephen Drew from Diamondbacks

    Aug 21, 2012, 12:57 AM EDT

    Stephen Drew

    The Athletics finally addressed their weakness at shortstop late tonight, acquiring Stephen Drew from the Diamondbacks for minor league infielder Sean Jamieson. John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR in Phoenix reports that the trade was made after Oakland claimed Drew off waivers from Arizona two days ago. The Diamondbacks will save a little over $3 million…

  6. Brett Anderson to start Tuesday for first time in 14 months

    Aug 20, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brett Anderson Getty

    Brett Anderson has been out since undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery in July of last year, but Kate Longworth of CSNBayArea.com reports that the A’s left-hander is scheduled to start Tuesday for the first time in 14 months. Anderson has an 18/3 K/BB ratio in 25 innings while rehabbing in the minors and threw a…

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

    Aug 20, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Pirates Cardinals Baseball

    Pirates 6, Cardinals 3: For the second straight year the Pirates play a nineteen inning game. This time, unlike the game against the Braves in which they were royally screwed, the Pirates won. Thank you Pedro Alvarez and Andrew McCutchen who drove in runs in the 19th, Alvarez with a homer. They had to burn…

  8. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 17, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Braves 6, Padres 0: Chipper Jones with two mammo yicketties on Chipper Jones bobblehead night. One of his homers was his 2,700th career hit. Say what you want about the guy, but he has always had a flair for the dramatic and has always risen to the occasion. Even kinda lame occasions like bobblehead nights.…

  9. Slumping Josh Reddick sits out game after tooth extraction

    Aug 16, 2012, 10:16 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Chicago White Sox

    Josh Reddick has slumped of late, hitting .134 in his last 15 games, and the A’s outfielder missed yesterday’s game after having a tooth extracted earlier this week. Vinnie Duber of MLB.com notes that Reddick “has been dealing with the oral issue all season, which has forced him to wear a mouthguard.” And finally this…

  10. Felix Hernandez is about as perfect as any pitcher ever

    Aug 15, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    There wasn’t even a near-miss in this one. Felix Hernandez dominated the Rays from top to bottom on Wednesday, striking out 12 in a perfect game to beat Tampa Bay 1-0. It was his first career no-hitter and the first perfect game in Mariners history. As for the Rays, this is becoming old hat for…

  11. Ben Sheets admits he’s a zombie

    Aug 15, 2012, 10:17 AM EDT

    Ben Sheets

    After a series of injuries and surgeries that made everyone this side of Rich Harden say “damn!” Ben Sheets has been pretty effective since his comeback with the Braves began.  But he did get beat up on Sunday, and it was suggested that perhaps he had dead arm. Dave O’Brien of the AJC reports, however,…

  12. Miguel Cabrera is first this year to reach 100 RBI

    Aug 15, 2012, 12:20 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Tied with Josh Hamilton for the major league lead at 99 before tonight’s action, Miguel Cabrera struck first Tuesday, knocking in two runs in the Tigers’ 8-4 defeat of the Twins. Hamilton was held without an RBI as the Rangers were shutout by the Yankees. Still just 29 years old, Cabrera now has nine 100-RBI…

  13. Dallas Braden to undergo another shoulder surgery

    Aug 14, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

    dallas braden ap

    Dallas Braden hasn’t pitched in a major league game since April 16, 2011. And now his absence will stretch into the 2013 campaign. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said this afternoon that Braden will undergo a second surgery on his left shoulder. Braden has been sidelined all…

  14. Brandon Inge is tougher than you, but still headed to the DL

    Aug 14, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    Riggs

    As expected the A’s have placed third baseman Brandon Inge on the disabled list with a dislocated shoulder suffered in Saturday’s game. Inge has been terrible offensively despite a hot start with the A’s, hitting just .224 with a .669 OPS in 73 games, although as usual his defense at third base has been solid.…

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

    Aug 14, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Derek Lowe pitches to Texas Rangers during their MLB American League baseball game in New York

    Yankees 8, Rangers 2: I suppose the critical mass of people mocking the Yankees’ pickup of Derek Lowe was just too delicious for God or Loki or Fate or whatever controls our world to pass up, because He/it/whatever decided to play it funny with us and allow Mr. Lowe to toss four scoreless innings in…

  16. Orioles’ Manny Machado homers his way to history in first four games

    Aug 13, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

    Manny Machado AP

    Based on his modest numbers in the minors it seemed like a questionable decision for the Orioles to promote Manny Machado from Double-A to the majors just a month after his 20th birthday, but there’s nothing questionable about his first taste of the big leagues. Machado went 2-for-4 with a triple in his MLB debut,…

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

    Aug 13, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Rajai Davis

    Blue Jays 10, Yankees 7: Holy frijole, did you see Rajai Davis’ catch, robbing Casey McGehee of a home run in the seventh? The guy is like 5”9″ and the wall is like ten feet and he went Spud Webb on that bad boy. Or Spiderman. Or something. Just wow. Otherwise, the Jays beat the tar out…

  18. A.J. Pierzynski scores on fielder’s indifference… wait, what?

    Aug 12, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    That’s the way Yahoo! wrote it up, obviously not knowing how else to describe it. The way I see it, A.J. Pierzynski was heads up, while the A’s had their heads up their you know whats. In the seventh inning Sunday of the game between the White Sox and A’s, Alexei Ramirez hit a grounder…

  19. Kevin Youkilis out Sunday with sore knee and forearm

    Aug 12, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

    kevin youkilis getty

    White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis has been dealing with soreness in his right knee for close to a week and was plunked in the left forearm by A’s reliever Grant Balfour on Saturday night. So, according to MLB.com’s Scott Merkin, the veteran Youkilis is getting the day off Sunday. Ray Olmedo will start at…

  20. Brandon McCarthy rejoining A’s after six weeks on DL

    Aug 10, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    mccarthy ap

    One of the many remarkable things about the A’s rise to playoff contention is that they’ve done most of their winning without Brandon McCarthy, who’s been on the disabled list since mid-June with a shoulder injury. Before going on the DL he was Oakland’s staff ace, throwing 78 innings with a 2.54 ERA and 52/19…

  21. Andrew Bailey “real close” to making Red Sox debut

    Aug 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Andrew Bailey has been on the disabled list all season following a spring training thumb injury, but the Red Sox reliever is on the verge of returning after making back-to-back Triple-A appearances Wednesday and Thursday. Overall on his minor-league rehab assignment Bailey has allowed one run in five innings with a 9/1 K/BB ratio and…

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

    Aug 9, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes

    Marlins 13, Mets 0: Well, that one got out of hand. Chris Young was beaten like a red headed stepchild (can we still say that?), allowing two homers and four RBI to Giancarlo Stanton and a mess of runs to everyone else. Jose Reyes extends his hitting streak to 26 games. Giants 15, Cardinals 0:…

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

    Aug 8, 2012, 6:14 AM EDT

    Rockford Files

    Tigers 6, Yankees 5: Miguel Cabrera homered for the third straight game. The dude is good. The Tigers have won six straight and, with the White Sox loss, pull to within a half game. Speaking of the Tigers, I found out last night that one of the people I hung out with at Comerica Park…

  24. Behold: The worst play of the season (sorry, Astros fans)

    Aug 7, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    last-place-ribbon

    Craig Calcaterra’s all-encompassing game recap post this morning mentioned the play briefly, but it really has to be seen to believe. First, a little context: Houston and Washington were tied at 4-4 in the 11th inning, with Nationals outfielder Roger Bernadina on first base as the go-ahead run with no outs. Kurt Suzuki laid down…

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

    Aug 7, 2012, 6:10 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers

    Tigers 7, Yankees 2: Justin Verlander was amazing, striking out 14. I’m not sure why Jim Leyland kept him in there for 132 pitches given that the Tigers had a five run lead by the sixth inning, but I guess the fans liked it. And heck, he was still throwing 100 miles per hour, so…

Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. J. Hamilton (4091)
  2. R. Castillo (3690)
  3. D. Travis (3458)
  4. Y. Puig (3238)
  5. J. Reyes (3213)
  1. D. Wright (3196)
  2. A. Pujols (3182)
  3. C. Crisp (3173)
  4. B. Harper (3088)
  5. H. Ryu (3049)