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  1. After skipping a start with tired shoulder, Tommy Milone now has neck soreness

    Sep 13, 2014, 2:57 PM EST

    Tommy Milone Getty

    Milone has struggled to the tune of a 7.40 ERA and 12/11 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings over his first five starts with Minnesota.

  2. Tommy Milone scratched from Sunday start with “tired arm”

    Sep 4, 2014, 5:40 PM EST

    Tommy Milone Twins

    Milone has allowed 21 runs in 21 innings for the Twins spread over five starts, including a 12/11 K/BB ratio.

  3. Domingo Santana is 0-for-17 with 14 strikeouts and “just panicked” defensively

    Aug 12, 2014, 10:16 AM EST

    Domingo Santana Astros

    Astros prospect Domingo Santana hit .292 with 14 homers and an .844 OPS in 104 games at Triple-A to earn his first call-up to the big leagues, but the 21-year-old outfielder has been an absolute mess so far in Houston.

  4. Justin Verlander thinks the Tigers influenced the Athletics’ recent pitching acquisitions

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers' Verlander reacts after leaving the game against Texas Rangers in their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    The Tigers — Justin Verlander specifically — have booted the Athletics out of the ALDS in each of the last two seasons in heart-breaking Game Fives. That’s why Verlander thinks that the A’s had them in mind when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on Friday.

  5. Athletics option Tommy Milone to Triple-A Sacramento

    Jul 5, 2014, 9:25 PM EST

    Tommy Milone

    The A’s did a bit of roster maneuvering in the wake of Friday’s Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade.

  6. 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.

  7. A’s acquire Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel from Cubs for Addison Russell

    Jul 4, 2014, 10:46 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v Chicago Cubs - Game Two

    Outfield prospect Billy McKinney and right-hander Dan Straily also on the move to the Cubs.

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

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    cespedes getty

    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.

  9. “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.

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

    May 3, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

    dan straily getty

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

  11. 2014 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 23, 2014, 1:32 PM EST

    sonny gray getty

    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…

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

    Mar 15, 2014, 1:18 PM EST

    A.J. Griffin AP

    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…

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

    Mar 14, 2014, 4:40 PM EST

    jarrod parker getty

    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…

  15. The AL West race may be over as the Athletics sweep the Rangers

    Sep 15, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

    The Athletics won for the 16th time in their last 20 games this afternoon, wrapping up a series sweep over the limping Rangers. The win pushes their lead to 6.5 games with 13 games left to play, effectively wrapping up the division. The Rangers lost their sixth consecutive game and haven’t won consecutive games since…

  16. Athletics option left-hander Tommy Milone to Triple-A

    Aug 3, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

    Tommy Milone Getty

    On the heels of being knocked around for six runs over 3 2/3 innings last night in a loss to the Rangers, Athletics left-hander Tommy Milone has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Milone surprised with a 3.74 ERA in 31 starts last season, but he has taken a step back his year, posting a 4.39…

  17. So, someone is going to have to be the AL Rookie of the Year, right?

    Jun 11, 2013, 6:11 PM EST

    Jose Iglesias

    The AL fired off all its rounds with a 2012 rookie class that featured Mike Trout, Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes, Jarrod Parker, Hisashi Iwakuma, Matt Moore, Tommy Milone and many others. This year, the strong rookie class is in the other league, with Shelby Miller, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Julio Teheran leading the way and Yasiel…

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

    Jun 4, 2013, 6:37 AM EST

    San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodgers 2, Padres 1: Welcome to the bigs Yasiel Puig. In his first game Puig had two hits and then in the ninth he made a catch at the wall and then a strong throw to first to double off Chris Donorfia to end the game. This guy has the chance to be something special.…

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

    Apr 16, 2013, 6:03 AM EST

    Dustin Pedroia, Joel Peralta, Jose Lobaton

    Red Sox 3, Rays 2: Mike Napoli‘s RBI double in the ninth sent everyone home happy. The happiness would last less than an hour after game time, sadly. The Red Sox are now in Cleveland, which all things considered is probably a good thing. Padres 6, Dodgers 3: No one threw at anyone, so that’s…

  20. Oakland’s Dan Straily strikes out 11, wins and then gets demoted

    Apr 6, 2013, 1:34 AM EST

    Dan Straily

    Dan Straily knew he was only a member of Oakland’s rotation because Bartolo Colon had a handful of games left on his 2012 PED suspension. So, it didn’t come as any surprise when he was optioned to Triple-A after striking out 11 Astros and picking up his third big-league victory Friday. Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com…

  21. 2013 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 22, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    Chris Young, Yoenis Cespedes

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Oakland Athletics. The Big Question: How in the heck did the A’s do it in 2012, and can they…

  22. A’s pick Brett Anderson as Opening Day starter

    Feb 28, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    Brett Anderson Getty

    In a move that signals just how well his comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery has gone, the A’s named Brett Anderson as their Opening Day starter. Anderson had elbow surgery in July of 2011 and returned in August of last season, throwing 35 innings with a 2.57 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio while looking…

  23. Mike Trout is unanimous AL Rookie of the Year winner

    Nov 12, 2012, 6:22 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    There’s plenty of room for debate when it comes to this year’s BBWAA awards, but there was one certainly; despite an historically awesome crop of competitors, Mike Trout would win American League Rookie of the Year honors in a landslide. The official announcement came Monday, with Trout claiming the top spot on all 28 ballots.…

  24. Athletics re-sign Bartolo Colon to one-year contract

    Nov 3, 2012, 4:37 PM EST

    Bartolo Colon

    UPDATE II: Slusser also hears that despite re-signing Colon, the A’s still have interest in bringing back Brandon McCarthy. UPDATE: Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Colon will receive a $3 million base salary and could earn more with incentives. 4:37 PM: Well, here’s a surprise. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com,…

  25. ALCS Game 1 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:34 PM EST

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Yankees, in New York: DETROIT TIGERS NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. Omar Infante, 2B 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B…

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