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Oakland Athletics, Sean Doolittle reach agreement on 4-year extension

The Oakland Athletics have formally publicize that they have extended Sean Doolittle‘s contract on a five-year contract which runs through the 2018 season and includes two club options for 2019 and 2020. However the contract begins this season, so basically it’s a four-year extension. The monetary part of the deal has yet to be announced.The #Athletics agree to terms with Sean...
Via The MLB Nation
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Athletics sign Sean Doolittle to five-year contract

getty images The Oakland Athletics have signed pitcher Sean Doolittle to a four-year extension. Officially the deal was listed as a five-year contract but it includes the current season which figure to come with a raise. It also include options for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Your browser does not support iframes. Initially Doolittle was a first baseman but he converted to a relief...
Via Tireball.com
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Athletics Sign Sean Doolittle to 5-Year Extension with Options for 2019 & 2020

The Oakland A’s announced Friday afternoon that they have reached an agreement on a five-year contract extension with left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle, keeping him with the Athletics through 2018. The contract also includes club options for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Doolittle began his pro career as a first baseman but switched to pitching during the 2011 season. He was the...
Via BaySportsNet
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Oakland A’s: Josh Reddick’s perpetual slump

Josh Reddick To say that Oakland A’s right fielder Josh Reddick is off to a bad start this season would be an understatement. With a .098 AVG and a 33% strikeout percentage, he has the second lowest batting average in the major leagues. This is quite a surprise for A’s fans and critics after Reddick had such a great spring. Reddick had a .333 batting average during spring training...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Melvin not ready to give closer job back to Johnson

Jim Johnson came up big for the A’s in Tuesday’s victory, but Oakland’s closer situation remains a day-to-day proposition. Manager Bob Melvin wasn’t ready to re-anoint Johnson as his ninth-inning man before Wednesday’s road trip finale against the Angels. It was unclear before the game if Johnson would even be available after throwing two innings and getting the victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Smart, Talented Jed Lowrie Turns 30 Today

Lowrie With SoxI once had the opportunity to speak with Jed Lowrie and ask him if it was true that he hit the first home run ever at New York's Citi Field. With a smile, he corrected me on two counts: first, it was pre-season (April 4, 2009) and second, it was a grand slam. Lowrie is one of those players who brings dignity and class to a major league uniform. A graduate of Stanford...
Via FenwayNation
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The Startlingly Effective Jesse Chavez’s Repertoire, Illustrated

On April 9th at Minnesota, Oakland right-hander Jesse Chavez recorded a 9:0 strikeout-to-walk ratio against 26 batters over 7.0 innings, en route to a single-game 1.79 xFIP (box). Yesterday (Monday), Oakland right-hander Jesse Chavez — in this case, away at Anaheim — recorded a 9:0 strikeout-to-walk ratio against 26 batters over 7.0 innings, en route […]
Via Fangraphs
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Jaso Pinch-Hit Homers A’s To Come From Behind Victory Over Halos

It was a night for the Southern California local guys wearing green and gold to shine for the A’s. Jesse Chavez, from Fontana, about a  45 minute drive from Anaheim, turned in another brilliant pitching performance, lasting seven innings of two run (one earned run) ball. Chavez allowed four hits and struck out nine Angels’ batters without allowing a walk. The only earned run...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics' Coco Crisp has hamstring tightness

Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp has experienced a good start in 2014 when he's on the field, but various injuries have been preventing him from getting into any kind of groove. He returned to action on April 11 after missing three games with a wrist injury, but is now dealing with hamstring tightness.         Earl Bloom of MLB.com reported that Craig Gentry...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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MLB News: Joe Blanton retires

Veteran right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton has decided to retire, according to the Sacramento RiverCats Twitter feed.It's official. Joe Blanton has retired.— River Cats (@RiverCats) April 14, 2014 Blanton was drafted by the Oaklan Athletics in the first round of the 2002 draft. He shot through the minor leagues and debuted with Oakland as a September call-up in 2004. The Kentucky...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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A’s: Scott Kazmir to make next scheduled start

Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir expects to make his next scheduled start. On Sunday Kazmir left his start against Seattle with a sore triceps. He experienced similar issues during spring training. Kazmir will take Monday off but sohuld resume throwing shortly. Scott Kazmir says he feels great today. He's taking today off from throwing but still very much anticipates...
Via Tireball.com
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2 Roster Moves I Actually Made: Week 2

Crisp’s hair, for your amusement (Photo: http://latenightdebates.wordpress.com/) Week 2 — how fast it has come and gone. Even though you really shouldn’t be holding a magnifying glass to your team this early in the season, you most unavoidably are. It is basically impossible not to. Just remember how young this season is, and that as good as you think your team is right now...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should be the closer for the Oakland A’s?

Now that Jim Johnson is no longer the closer for the Oakland A’s, manager Bob Melvin is going to use a slew of relievers to close each game depending on the matchup. This will include Dan Otero, Luke Gregerson, Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle. These relievers are all reliable and consistent – something Johnson was not. But who should be the permanent closer for the Oakland A’s...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A's notes: Coco Crisp, Addison Russell, Craig Gentry, Stephen Vogt

Plenty of injury news has already come out of Oakland this season, from Jarrod Parker's season-ending surgery to A.J. Griffin's arm trouble. Here are updates on four more Athletics players who are dealing with injury issues:Coco CrispCrisp has been dealing with wrist inflammation, a problem he struggled with last year. On Monday he received a cortisone shot and he sat...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

$10 million should buy Jim Johnson some time, but Ryan Cook should be on your radar

New A’s closer Jim Johnson was yanked from a save opportunity on Wednesday afternoon after another ugly outing. It wasn’t pretty for Johnson in his most recent outing, nor has it been for much of his tenure with Oakland. Picking up one out along the way, Johnson yielded two runs on two hits and a pair of walks and the Twins were able to tie the game after his departure. Oakland...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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