ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gray looks sharp in Triple-A rehab start

For the second time in his professional career on Thursday night, Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray started for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. The Smyrna native and former Vanderbilt standout earned the 9-2 win against the New Orleans Baby Cakes, pitching six innings, allowing two hits and no runs, while striking out seven on Throwback Thursday at First Tennessee Park.
Via Athletics.com
1 hour ago

A's hopeful Manaea can avoid trip to DL

The A's remain hopeful they can avoid adding another member of their starting staff to the disabled list, with lefty Sean Manaea reporting progress a day after exiting his start in Anaheim with shoulder tightness.
Via Athletics.com
3 hours ago

Oakland A’s activate Kendall Graveman from DL, option Matt Olson

The Oakland A’s activated pitcher Kendall Graveman from the 10-day disabled list, the team announced Thursday. Graveman will start tonight’s game against the Angels. To make room on the roster, 1B/OF Matt Olson was optioned to Triple-A. Graveman looked excellent in his first two starts of the season and even seemed to have added some velocity, but he left his third outing after...
Via Athletics Nation
7 hours ago

Oakland Athletics Starter Sean Manaea Leaves With Shoulder Tightness

Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

Game #21: Manaea exits early, A's drop 3rd straight

Starting pitcher Sean Manaea left the game after two innings with what the team is describing as shoulder tightness. The offense showed life early, had home runs from Yonder Alonso and Matt Joyce, but ultimately couldn't overcome the Angels 14 hit offensive outburst.  (Full recap to post shortly)
Via Athletics Nation
23 hours ago

A’s injury news: Sean Manaea leaves start with left shoulder tightness

Manaea’s fastball lacked it’s usual zip, a huge cause for concern. The baseball gods taketh, and then the baseball gods taketh away a whole bunch more. Sean Manaea has been pulled from his start Wednesday against the Angels after only two innings due to left shoulder tightness. Manaea looked dull from the get-go, in particular his fastball which lacked its usual zip. No word...
Via Athletics Nation
1 day ago

Top 24 Prospects: Oakland Athletics

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Oakland Athletics farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Designate Raul Alcantara for Assignment

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Short Relief: Two Science Fiction Short Stories by Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop

Joe Nuxhall approaches the biggest game of his year, and the Oakland Athletics dabble in the forbidden arts to win a championship.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Adam Rosales Getting Opportunity to Contribute Offensively

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Scott Servais celebrates Mariners’ win by wearing chains in clubhouse

Apparently, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais has quite the hipster side.After the Mariners defeated the AL West rival Oakland Athletics on Sunday by the final of 11-1, designated hitter Nelson Cruz posted a priceless picture to Instagram of Servais celebrating the win by wearing chains in the clubhouse. Jen Mueller of Root Sports reports that the outfit was part of a deal Servais...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Acquire Ryan LaMarre

The Athletics have acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre from the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, as per announcements from both teams.  In a related move, the A’s moved Chris Bassitt to the 60-day DL to create roster space.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago

A’s to announce new ballpark in Oakland this year

It looks like the city of Oakland might be in the verge of keeping one of its three professional sports teams. With both the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and NFL’s Oakland Raiders set to relocate in the coming years, the downtrodden city got some good news.The Oakland Athletics announced on Friday that that they will name the location for a new baseball stadium in that very same...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Semien to undergo wrist surgery, out indefinitely

The Oakland Athletics will be without the services of Marcus Semien for a while. Jane Lee of MLB.com reported that Semien will undergo wrist surgery. She added that there’s no immediate timetable for when Semien may return to the field. This wrist injury has been bothering Semien since before the season began. While 10 walks have helped contribute to a decent .370 OBP, the Oakland...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas interested in adding an MLB team, Rob Manfred open to it

Las Vegas appears to be really going for it when it comes to adding professional sports teams. With the NHL’s Golden Nights set to debut this upcoming fall and the NFL’s Oakland Raiders headed to the desert metropolis, Vegas itself is now setting its sights on Major League Baseball.“Las Vegas really wants a Major League Baseball team, especially after the city secured the NFL’s...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Garrett Richards has biceps nerve irritation, elbow structurally sound

The Los Angeles Angels got back some good news on their ace pitcher Friday.Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports that an MRI on right-hander Garrett Richards showed that his elbow is structurally sound. However, Richards has been diagnosed with biceps nerve irritation and will likely miss his next start. Richards, 28, had to exit his first start of the season on Wednesday with what...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

I’m Not Done Selling You on Kendall Graveman

As the season approached, I found myself intrigued by the Oakland starting rotation. That being said, among the starters, I was least interested in Kendall Graveman. Andrew Triggs? I’m all over that. Jharel Cotton? You better believe it. Kendall Graveman? Ehh. He didn’t do much for me. That was my mistake. This is today’s second Graveman post on FanGraphs. I wrote the first...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendall Graveman and the Rare Double Spike

There was a post I intended to write sometime last month. The post was going to be about Kendall Graveman, and his future, and it was going to be based around the fact that Graveman went and had his best spring training to date. What’s more, there were some unconfirmed reports floating around that Graveman was occasionally pushing his sinker up into the high 90s. Ultimately, I...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans accidentally set fire in parking lot before A’s game

The Oakland A’s annual fire sale got started earlier than usual this season.Some fans tailgating prior to the A’s-Angels Opening Day game on Monday night accidentally set a fire, according to a tweet and video from KPIX’s Joe Vazquez. The fire department was called to put out the fire: Either this was just an accident, or it was some upset Oakland sports fans trying to send...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

A's keep heart in Oakland by honoring hometown legend, Rickey Henderson

In news that isn't exactly breaking or surprising, Rickey Henderson is without a doubt the greatest leadoff hitter to ever play the game of baseball. If watching him play that role didn't convince you and looking at his amazing stat sheet didn't convince you, then the man himself probably could if you talked to him for at least two minutes.He's one of the all-time greats in the game...
Via Yardbarker
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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