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  1. Jose Fernandez, Sonny Gray named Pitchers of the Month for April

    May 5, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    No surprises here, as Fernandez and Gray were on point all April long. And a touch of March.

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

    May 3, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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

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

    Apr 29, 2014, 6:36 AM EDT

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    Sonny Gray, sweeping the clouds away.

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

    Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EDT

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    Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each went yard twice. And I contemplate the return of the game-winning RBI stat.

  5. Play of the Day: Sonny Gray fields a line drive that ricochets off of first base

    Apr 6, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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    Sonny Gray makes a play you don’t see every day.

  6. A’s lose 10th straight opener, set major league record

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:45 AM EDT

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    Billy Beane’s %*$@ doesn’t work on Opening Day.

  7. 2014 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    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…

  8. Sonny Gray named Opening Day starter for A’s

    Mar 23, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

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    The A’s announced Sunday, via MLB.com’s Jane Lee, that right-hander Sonny Gray will start on Opening Day, March 31, against the Indians. He will be followed in the Oakland starting rotation by Scott Kazmir, Jesse Chavez, Dan Straily, and Tommy Milone — in that exact order. Gray, 24, had a 2.67 ERA (140 ERA+), 1.019…

  9. A’s Opening Day starter Jarrod Parker needs a second Tommy John surgery

    Mar 17, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Another day, another young pitcher lost to Tommy John elbow surgery. This time it’s A’s right-hander Jarrod Parker, who was slated to start on Opening Day and will instead be undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time at age 25. Parker had the first surgery while in the Diamondbacks’ farm system and bounced back…

  10. A.J. Griffin shut down for three weeks due to flexor tendinitis

    Mar 15, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT

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    It was easy to think the worst when right-hander A.J. Griffin was sent to a doctor yesterday due to elbow soreness, but the Athletics received some favorable news today. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Griffin was diagnosed with right flexor tendinitis and will be shut down for three weeks. This is…

  11. A’s send injured starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin to doctors

    Mar 14, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    It’s been a rough day for the A’s starting rotation, as expected Opening Day starter Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin are both headed for the disabled list to begin the season. Parker has a forearm injury and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that he’s traveling to Alabama on Monday to be examined…

  12. Sonny Gray had thumb surgery, should be ready for spring training

    Oct 18, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Athletics starter Sonny Gray underwent thumb surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, per Susan Slusser. The right-hander had a screw inserted to stabilize the fracture, suffered in his Game 5 loss to the Tigers in the ALDS. Slusser says Gray should be ready to go when spring training arrives in February. Gray became one of the…

  13. Josh Reddick needs wrist surgery

    Oct 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Josh Reddick struggled with wrist problems for much the season and now Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the A’s outfielder is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery soon. Reddick was limited to just 114 games this season and saw his OPS drop 80 points compared to a strong 2012 campaign, hitting just .226 with 12…

  14. Bartolo Colon thinks he can pitch three more years

    Oct 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Susan Slusser spoke with the veteran A’s starter. He’s not ready to hang it up yet: Bartolo Colon tells me he would like to come back to the #Athletics if they give him the opportunity. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) October 11, 2013 Colon tells me he believes he can pitch three more years. Multi-year deal?…

  15. Sonny Gray broke his thumb last night

    Oct 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Not only did Sonny Gray take the loss against the Tigers last night, allowing three runs in five innings, the A’s rookie suffered a broken left thumb thanks to a Prince Fielder comebacker in the fifth inning. X-rays taken after Gray exited the game showed the break and Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports that he’s…

  16. Bob Melvin gets bailed out by overpowering Verlander

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:37 PM EDT

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    The A’s made the most impetuous decision of the postseason in starting Sonny Gray over Bartolo Colon in Wednesday’s Game 5, choosing a rookie over the guy who finished second in the AL in ERA based on one excellent performance. And how’d the follow that up? By treating Game 5 against a completely dominant Justin…

  17. Justin Verlander dominates as Tigers defeat Athletics to advance to ALCS

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have advanced to the ALCS for the third straight season. Justin Verlander threw eight scoreless innings in a dominant outing while Miguel Cabrera provided some thump as the Tigers defeated the Athletics 3-0 in Game 5 of the ALDS on Thursday at O.co Coliseum in Oakland. While the Tigers were held scoreless by…

  18. Tigers extend lead over Athletics in Game 5

    Oct 10, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Bad news for the Athletics: Justin Verlander has another run to work with. Sonny Gray was pulled from the game after he gave up back-to-back singles to Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta to begin the top of the sixth inning. He was relieved by Dan Otero, who got Victor Martinez to ground into a fielder’s…

  19. Video: Miguel Cabrera homers to put Tigers in front in Game 5 of ALDS

    Oct 10, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

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    Tigers’ slugger Miguel Cabrera picked a big moment for his first extra-base hit of the ALDS. Cabrera launched a two-run homer off A’s rookie right-hander Sonny Gray in the top of the fourth inning to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead in this decisive Game 5. It followed a one-out single by Torii Hunter and…

  20. ALDS, Game 5: Tigers-A’s lineups

    Oct 10, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

    Jim Leyland, Bob Melvin AP

    Lineups for Game 5 in Oakland … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez SS Jhonny Peralta C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Don Kelly SP Justin Verlander Tigers manager Jim Leyland has made a big change, benching slick-fielding rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias and shifting…

  21. Athletics choose Sonny Gray over Bartolo Colon for ALDS Game 5 start versus Tigers

    Oct 9, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

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    We finally have an answer to the question of who the A’s will start in their decisive ALDS Game 5 against the Tigers on Thursday evening at O.Co Coliseum. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that it will be 23-year-old Sonny Gray rather than veteran Bartolo Colon. Gray had a 2.67 ERA in…

  22. No announcement yet from A’s on Game 5 starter

    Oct 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Bartolo Colon finished second in the AL in wins and ERA this year, but there’s increasing speculation that the A’s may pick Sonny Gray over him to make the Game 5 start against the Tigers. Colon took the loss in Game 1 of the ALDS after giving up three runs in six innings, but it…

  23. Tigers force ALDS Game 5 with 8-6 victory over A’s

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

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    There will be a Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday. Tigers starter Doug Fister yielded seven hits, a walk and three earned runs over a shaky six-inning outing and the Detroit offense appeared lifeless in the early frames, but a three-run fifth, a two-run seventh and a three-run eighth gave the American League Central champions…

  24. Sonny Gray debunks need for playoff experience with stellar outing

    Oct 6, 2013, 12:42 AM EDT

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    The ALDS Game 2 narrative between the Tigers and Athletics involved the experienced ace in Justin Verlander and the rookie in Sonny Gray. Verlander, with over 70 post-season innings under his belt, would be calm, cool, and collected with all the TV cameras pointed in his direction. Gray, who spent most of the year with…

  25. Athletics walk off victorious after hard-fought pitcher’s duel in Game 2 of ALDS

    Oct 6, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

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    The Tigers and Athletics played what could very well end up being the best game of the entire post-season tonight as starters Justin Verlander and Sonny Gray took the hill in opposition. The two right-handers traded zeroes through seven innings, each allowing just four hits, each walking two or fewer, each striking out at least…

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