ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oakland A’s go shorthanded on infield to call up Jesse Hahn, option Arismendy Alcantara

The Oakland A’s have optioned utility player Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Nashville to activate Sunday’s starting pitcher, Jesse Hahn. The A’s will again play without an obvious backup in the middle infield to play behind second baseman Jed Lowrie and shortstop Marcus Semien. Hahn is starting in place of Rich Hill, who remains unavailable due to a blister. Hill last started...
Via Athletics Nation
2 hours ago

Kendall Graveman Earns his first Complete Game Win for the Athletics

Kendall Graveman tossed 9 complete innings to lead that Oakland Athletics to victory. Kendall Graveman is quickly turning into one of the better pitchers for the Oakland Athletics and is proving his worth at baseball's highest level of competition. Last night he had his first complete game victory of his career, his second complete game overall. Another note on Kendall Graveman’s...
Via For Whom the Cowbell Tolls
6 hours ago

Fireworks start early as Graveman, Smolinki, Healy deliver one of the most satisfying wins of 2016

It hasn’t been much more pulsating for the A’s all year than it was Saturday night at the Coliseum. Maybe it wasn’t just a thrilling aberration, either. All within about 10 minutes, Kendall Graveman finished off the A’s first complete game of the year, Jake Smolinski smacked a tying two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and rookie Ryon Healy followed...
Via Inside the A's
14 hours ago

Hahn returns to A's rotation vs. Snell, Rays

A's righty Jesse Hahn will make his first Major League start in nearly six weeks in Sunday's series finale against the Rays at the Coliseum.
Via Athletics.com
17 hours ago

Reddick scratched vs. Rays with sore back

A's outfielder Josh Reddick was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup with back soreness, the team announced.
Via Athletics.com
19 hours ago

Vogt goes on family leave; A's call up Maxwell

The A's placed catcher Stephen Vogt on the family medical leave list on Saturday and called up Bruce Maxwell from Triple-A Nashville.
Via Athletics.com
1 day ago

Oakland A's pitchers Sean Manaea and Kendall Graveman thriving with new pitch selections

Manaea changes his approach, while Graveman's ERA continues to sink. In 2016, Oakland A's starting pitchers have fit into one of three categories: injured, falling far short of expectations, or Rich Hill. There has been some slight overlap at times, with guys in the latter two categories also landing in the first one, but in general that's been the breakdown. There have been a bunch...
Via Athletics Nation
1 day ago

Crisp's single in the 13th lifts Athletics past Rays 1-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp singled home the winning in the 13th inning for his eighth career game-ending RBI, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Friday night. Ryon Healy doubled to start the rally against Dylan Floro (0-1), and both Healy and Crisp tossed their batting helmets in the air after the win that took 3 hours, 31 minutes. John Axford (4-3) pitched...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Semien’s starting streak clipped at 96 games

When the phone rang at about 11 a.m. and A’s shortstop Marcus Semien could see who was on the other end, he said he had a pretty good idea of what was going down, even before the conversation began. Semien had started all 96 games for Oakland this year, playing all but three innings at shortstop. But the at-bats in his last couple of games hadn’t been good – 0-for-8 with four...
Via Inside the A's
1 day ago

Despite everyday role, Marcus Semien says he’s good to go

Shortstop Marcus Semien has started all 96 of the A’s games this season, and isn’t looking for rest. Marcus Semien walked into the A’s clubhouse Thursday afternoon and followed the same protocol he does every day. He looked to see if his name was in the starting lineup. Well, he needn’t have bothered. He’s a perfect 96-for-96 as the A’s starting shortstop this season...
Via Inside the A's
2 days ago

Cubs reportedly interested in Josh Reddick

Slated to become a free agent this upcoming winter, Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick will likely find himself on another team between now and the August 1st trade deadline. As the longest-tenured member of the A’s, it’s not going to be easy for the team’s brass to move him. But picking up something of substance in a trade is better than the alternative of seeing him...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics rally from 3 down to beat Astros 4-3 in 10

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Marcus Semien scored from second base on Josh Reddick's two-out infield single in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The A's rallied from three runs down and trailed 3-2 before Coco Crisp's game-tying double off Astros closer Will Harris in the ninth. After the Astros stranded the bases loaded...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: where should Danny Valencia go?

With the Oakland Athletics calling up prospect 3B Ryon Healy to the big leagues, that all but spells out the end of days for Danny Valencia in Oakland. With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, it would be quite surprising to see Valencia in an Oakland uniform come August 1st. Valencia should be one of the better pieces on the trade market as he as posted a slash line of...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Second-half overview

The Oakland Athletics come into the second half with a record of 38 wins and 51 losses and are fourth in the American League West.  As of right now, it does not seem like the A’s will make the postseason, but they are not ready to call it quits yet.  A lot of baseball executives, however, see the A’s as sellers.  Players like Rich Hill, Josh Reddick, and more, could see their...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB focusing on new stadiums for A's, Rays before expansion

There will come a time down the line when Major League Baseball dives deep into potential expansion possibilities, a topic Commissioner Rob Manfred has not been shy about discussing since taking over the position from Bud Selig, who oversaw expansion projects in Colorado, Florida (twice), and Arizona to go with the relocation of the Expos to Washington D.C. Manfred will likely one...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: selling A’s pitchers

Oakland Athletics fans may now break the seal on their tissue boxes and sulk, since the A’s are sellers at this year’s trade deadline. Here is a trio of A’s pitchers the team may consider moving, before the Aug. 1 deadline. Oakland Athletics left-handed starter Rich Hill Ever since Rich Hill arrived in Oakland, the A’s have enjoyed Hill’s ability to eat innings and win...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals have strong interest in Josh Reddick

Josh Reddick is viewed as a player who will be a big factor on the trade market at the deadline period, and it sounds like the Kansas City Royals have particular interest in him. Reddick, who is batting .296 with a strong .371 OBP and .429 slugging percentage this season, will be a free agent after the year. Since his Oakland A’s are not contending, they are likely to deal him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp suspended a game for throwing bat at ump

Not surprisingly, Oakland A’s outfielder Coco Crisp has been suspended one game by MLB for throwing his bat at an ump on Thursday. Crisp was ejected after he lost his composure in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros. He struck out swinging, afterward arguing with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Then came the bat-throwing incident, which led to his ejection and suspension...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Coco Crisp ejected after throwing bat at umpire’s feet

Coco Crisp had one of the more weird ejections you will see on a Major League Baseball field. Crisp tossed his bat at the feet of home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn, along with his helmet, and then walked straight into the dugout. This came after Crisp was called out on strikes in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros and Doug Fister. Crisp didn’t look back at Reyburn once...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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