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Nearly every position player on the A's roster can handle more than one spot on the field, a trend that extends to the organization's Minor League affiliates.
Dan Straily tuned in to the MLB Network in his hotel room Tuesday to hear all the hype about Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish's upcoming start that night.
The Oakland Athletics started their swing through the state of Texas in exactly the fashion they needed to tonight with their 9-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.
Adam Rosales scorched a leadoff homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the opener of a three-game set at the Coliseum.
Since their hot start, the A's have had a rough few weeks. They were 12-4, and ended up falling as far as two games under the .500 mark.
There have been an awful lot of comings and goings in the A's system over the past week or so, as always seems to be the case about this time of year.
After ending their recent struggles in Oakland, the Texas Rangers try to secure their MLB-leading 30th victory of the season on Monday night when they host a rematch with the A's. The Rangers begin this three-game series with the best record in baseball at 29-15. They have won 12 of their last 16 games, taking two of three in Oakland from May ... (more)
I had the opportunity to see Sacramento righty Sonny Gray on Thursday night. What did I see, and when could he arrive in Oakland? Throughout the minor league season, I will be writing about a prospect every Monday who has reached the AA level or higher that could be on your fantasy roster by season's end, and what you should know about them.
Short answer: No. But remember in 2001 when the A's tanked out of the gate with Johnny Damon in LF and Terrence Long in CF, and then finally, in May, switched them -- and the team just took off and never looked back? In 2013, Oakland went with Jed Lowrie at SS for 6 weeks as Lowrie accumulated 5 errors and defensive zone ratings ranking somewhere ... (more)
Yoenis Cespedes has been playing in the big leagues for less than a season and a half, but his eight years' worth of experience playing in Cuba before that helped engineer the A's 4-3 win Sunday over Kansas City, completing a three-game sweep of the Royals.
Daric Barton has been DFA's by the A's for the second time this season. This time to make room for Chris Young.
For the second night in a row, the A's collect a 2-1 win behind a strong starting pitching performance and timely hitting.
On an evening in which a sellout crowd at the O.co Coliseum was treated to post-game fireworks, the Oakland A's treated their fans to even more reason to celebrate by defeating the Kansas City Royals 2-1 for the second consecutive night.
Short trip for Barton, as scarcely 8 games later, Daric is DFA'd for the second time by the A's. Barton played 8 games for the A's, filling in at 1B and allowing the A's to shift Brandon Moss to the OF.
Barry Zito was compared to Bill "Spaceman" Lee, it took a lot of money to sign Mark McGwire because his dad was a dentist, Eric Chavez was only a fair student in high school ... and other insights gleaned from old scouting reports.