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ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oakland Walks Off an Extra Inning Winner; Athletics 2, Indians 1

The Indians split a four-game series with Oakland after dropping the finale, 2-1, in extra innings on Sunday. The Tribe reached A’s All-Star Sonny Gray for a run in the first on Jerry Sands’ sac fly, but the A’s tied it in the fifth as Trevor Bauer allowed a single by Billy Burns. Cleveland had a chance in the top of the 10th, putting two men aboard with one out, but Fernando...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, August 2nd: Joe Bennie’s 2 HRs Help Snappers Snap 7-Game Skid while 3-Run HRs by Ryon Healy & Brent Morel Aren’t Enough to Help Hounds & Sounds Prevail

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Joe Bennie (4 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Peoria Chiefs        6 Beloit Snappers  8 WP – Stull 3-3 / 4.89 HR – Bennie 2 (6), Higley (6), Akau (2), Santana (1) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Joe Bennie (4 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs) The Snappers used 5 home runs to snap their seven...
Via Athletics Farm
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Mike Gallego Windup Toy Day comes full circle in A's walk-off win

Sunday afternoon was the Oakland Athletics' Mike Gallego Windup Toy Day - paying tribute to their energetic third base coach and former scrappy infielder. As sometimes happens in this sport, Gallego's arms came in handy when the A's pulled out a 2-1 walk-off win in ten innings. Outfielder Mark Canha's liner into the left-field gap plated Sam Fuld with the winning run, as Gallego...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canha’s Walk-Off Hit Earns A’s Victory Against Cleveland

Mark Canha tasted victory on Sunday, and it tasted like whipped cream pie. The A’s left fielder got his first career walk-off hit Sunday afternoon as Oakland took the final game in their series against Cleveland. The 2-1 final score would seemingly indicate another typical gem of an outing from Sonny Gray, but coming off a July that included two shutouts, Gray’s August did...
Via BaySportsNet
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

After lengthy recovery, Crisp could return to A's soon

After a lengthy recovery period stemming from offseason elbow surgery and an additional neck strain (and subsequent recovery period), outfielder Coco Crisp could return to the Oakland Athletics' lineup this week.  On Sunday, word broke that Crisp was nearing activation from the 15-day disabled list, after having spent five games with the club's Single-A affiliate Stockton Ports...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics edge Indians in 10 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Canha hit a two-out double in the 10th inning to drive in Sam Fuld and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Fuld singled off Cody Allen (1-3) before Canha hammered a 3-1 pitch off the wall in left-center. Fuld raced around third base and slid into home, easily beating the relay throw from shortstop Francisco...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Cook Excited To Join Red Sox: ‘I’ll Fit In Wherever They Need Me’

BOSTON — Ryan Cook was playing cards Friday in a Triple-A clubhouse in Nashville when he received a call from Oakland Athletics assistant general manager David Forst informing him he had been traded to the Red Sox just before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Cook’s now ready for whatever. “I’m excited. I’m excited to get over here,” Cook said before...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, August 1st: Barry Zito Earns 7th Win for Sounds while HRs by Matt Olson & Matt Chapman Help Hounds & Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Nashville Sounds         9 Omaha Storm Chasers  4 WP – Zito 7-7 / 3.64 HR – Roberts (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win) LHP Barry Zito turned in another strong start for the Sounds, allowing...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Friday, July 31st: Seth Manaea Tosses 7 Shutout Innings in Midland Debut while Daniel Mengden Impresses Again in Stockton Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds LHP Seth Manaea (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Corpus Christi Hooks     0 Midland RockHounds  4 WP – Manaea 1-1 / 2.57 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Seth Manaea (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win) Former 1st-round draft pick Sean Manaea, who was recently acquired from Kansas City in the Ben...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

Jose Canseco—he of the muscle-bound Bash Brothers—is planning on living as a woman for one week to support Caitlyn Jenner. He’ll wear makeup, wear dresses and high heels (“the works, according to TMZ). For posterity, Canseco will have the entire week documented. He’ll be filming everything and will be sharing his experience with the world on his new Internet reality...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard traded to the New York Mets

The Oakland Athletics have traded right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard to the New York Mets in exchange for righty Casey Meisner. The Mets also received cash considerations in the deal. The Mets have acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for minor league RHP Casey Meisner. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 27, 2015 The Mets, who sit at 51-48...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Tyler Clippard edition

With the deadline nearing, the interest in Oakland A’s reliever Tyler Clippard is apparent. It seems that the A’s and the New York Mets are already working on a trade: #Mets making progress on trade for #Athletics’ Clippard, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Other teams still in play. Deal expected soon. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2015 The main “other...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Crisp to start rehab with A's Single-A affiliate Stockton Ports

Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp, who has been limited to just 13 games with the A's in 2015 due to elbow surgery and a cervical strain in his neck, will begin a rehab stint with the Single-A Stockton Ports on Monday. CSN Bay Area's Joe Stiglich added that manager Bob Melvin informed the media that Crisp will play four games with the Ports before the club 'extends the schedule...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir makes himself comfortable in new uniform

Being a native son, perhaps Scott Kazmir found himself whistling Dean Martin’s “Houston” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rt1VicF5-0) as he trundled with his backpack and suitcases out of the concrete amphitheatre that is o.Co coliseum on Thursday. The 31-year-old lefty was traded on his starting day to the Houston Astros for two prospects in typical Oakland Athletics fashion...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A's outfielder Sam Fuld slides awkwardly into second base (Video)

Oakland A's outfielder Sam Fuld had an awkward slide into second base on a double in the third inning of Friday night's game in San Francisco. Fuld started to go head first, then realized that he didn't have to and tried to stop, but slid past the bag and nearly hurt himself. Luckily, Fuld was able to reach back with his left leg and get his foot on the bag.We're sure that Fuld...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics' Billy Burns leaves game with 'testicular contusion' (VIDEO)

Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns left Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants with what was officially called a testicular contusion.That's a black-and-blue nut to all us laymen. Leading off the fifth inning, Burns went down quickly after the Jake Peavy pitch below bounced off of the ground and hit him in the groin. Billy Burns left tonight's game with a "testicular...
Via The Other Paper
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns Suffers a Most Unfortunate Injury--a Testicular Contusion

Oakland Athletics outfielder was having a decent game Friday night against the San Francisco Giants before an unfortunate bounce forced him out of the game with the kind of injury no guy ever wants to get--a testicular contusion. When he connected with the ball it went foul, bounced off the ground, and right back up to his family jewels.Ouch. Billy Burns made the most NUTS #JustRidiculous...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir Returns Home in Trade Between Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros

OAKLAND, CA – JULY 18: Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at O.co Coliseum on July 18, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) Thursday afternoon, the Houston Astros announced that they had agreed with the Oakland Athletics on a trade headlined by pitcher Scott Kazmir. As a Houston native...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: A’s, Astros open market with Scott Kazmir trade

The A’s figured 2015 would be a competitive year, and though there have been plenty of encouraging signs, at some point there’s just not enough time left to expect bad luck to reverse itself. The Astros, meanwhile, figured 2015 would be a competitive year, but maybe not this much of a competitive year, so they […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing pie? (video)

Ike Davis played the role of hero during Wednesday night’s 4-3 Oakland A’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, beating out an infield single in a pinch hit at-bat in the bottom of the 10th inning. And for coming through in the clutch, Davis was on the receiving end of a time-honored baseball tradition: A...Read More The post Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics trade Scott Kazmir to Astros

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane isn’t afraid to make some bold moves. In some cases, these moves have included sending a star player to a division rival. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday. Seemingly out of contention in the American League West, the A’s have traded starting pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for two minor league prospects. ...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics need to move Ben Zobrist

The Oakland Athletics have a 41-50 record on the season, good enough for last place in the American League West division. Oakland is currently 8.5 games back from the AL West leading Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Based on the poor performance of the Athletics, it’s safe to say that they will probably be sellers when the trade deadline approaches. Some pieces, such as ace Sonny...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A's: The unluckiest* year of the millennium

The Oakland A’s lost by four runs on Thursday. Granted, it was a two-run game in the bottom of the eighth. But, still. Four runs. The A’s currently have the worst record in the American League. They’ve lost by at least four runs 11 times. The Royals easily have the best record in the AL. […]
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Doolittle gets cup check from teammate

Oakland A’s reliever Sean Doolittle pitched in just one game this season and has been on the disabled list since. Missing that much time can certainly take a player’s focus away, which is probably why Doolittle was caught posing in the dugout like Mike Honcho on Thursday night. Doolittle was standing with one leg up...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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