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Athletics Injury Update: Craig Gentry ready for rehab

It was announced Monday by Joe Morgan of MLB.com that Oakland Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry is set to being a rehab assignment after fracturing his right hand.#453279524 / gettyimages.comGentry experienced no issues while taking batting practive in Sacramento on Saturday. Athletics managers Bob Melivn had this to say,Gentry had a good day. Felt great as far as taking BP and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday, August 18th: Lou Trivino Pitches Snappers to Victory while A’s Outfielder Craig Gentry Begins Rehab Assignment in River Cats Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Lou Trivino (6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Beloit Snappers  6 Peoria Chiefs        4 WP – Trivino 7-9 / 4.85 HR – Higley (1) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Lou Trivino (6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win) Starter Lou Trivino turned in a strong start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs...
Via Athletics Farm
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

A’s Minor League Leaders – August 2014 Update

With just a couple of weeks left in the minor league season, we thought we’d take a quick look at the A’s minor league leaders in a few key hitting and pitching categories. A minimum of 200 at-bats is required for the hitting categories and a minimum of 100 innings is required for the pitching categories, with the exception of saves, of course. Included are current players from...
Via Athletics Farm
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, August 17th: Dillon Overton Impresses Again for Vermont while Deck McGuire Takes the Loss for Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)   NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season) Brooklyn Cyclones               7 Vermont Lake Monsters  3 LP – Graves 3-2 / 6.75 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K) One of the best stories in the A’s system in the second...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Will Jason Hammel be replaced?

Jason Hammel Things were looking up for Oakland A’s starting pitcher Jason Hammel early in August when he earned his first win in an Athletics uniform. But in his last outing against the Atlanta Braves, Hammel gave up five earned runs in three innings pitched. Since coming to Oakland, Hammel has a 1-5 record with 7.00 ERA. Right now, Hammel is the weakest pitcher in the starting...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Is Sonny Gray running out of gas?

Sonny Gray has been a major part of the Oakland A’s starting rotation this season but is the 24-year-old right hander simply a victim of a lack of run support or is he running out of gas? Aside from the recently acquired Jon Lester, the Oakland A’s pitching staff has not lived up to the expectations and Gray has been a big part of that let down. Sonny Gray has pitched fewer...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester: Can Only Hope Red Sox Want To Make Offer In Free Agency

Jon Lester is a member of the Oakland Athletics. Therefore, there’s not much the pitcher or the Boston Red Sox can say or do until the offseason regarding a potential reunion. That being said, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Red Sox aggressively pursue their former ace after the season, as Lester has made it clear that he’d be open to re-signing with Boston in free agency...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Craig Gentry, Kyle Blanks, Nick Punto

According to Jane Lee of mlb.com, Craig Gentry has made significant strides in his return from a broken right hand. He stayed in Oakland when the team went on their road trip, and has begun to hit soft toss, and off a tee.  "When we were at home, he was all right throwing some, but it was when he was gripping the bat he was having some troubles," manager Bob Melvin...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s place Jed Lowrie on DL with fractured finger

Jed Lowrie initially wanted to play through his fractured right index finger, but the Oakland Athletics have changed that. The A’s announced on Thursday that they have placed their shortstop on the disabled list. Lowrie suffered the fracture last week when he took a hard ground ball off his finger. Since sustaining the injury, Lowrie […]
Via Full Scale Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Jed Lowrie expects to hit DL

Oakland Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie appears to be headed to the disabled list with a fractured finger. As I reported last week, Lowrie bruised his finger on a ground ball in the fourth inning of the A’s game last Monday, August 4th.  As reported by Sports Injury Alert yesterday, Lowrie had hoped to play through the injury but a move seems likely after today’s game to put...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester on future: ‘I’m not going to the highest bidder’

Barring some sort of unforeseen event, Jon Lester will not be pitching for the Oakland A’s next season. Oakland can’t afford him. And the more Lester talks, the more it sounds like he is hoping the Boston Red Sox make him a competitive enough offer that he can return to the place where he started […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Players to watch for the rest of the season

The Oakland A’s are holding onto their lead in the AL West despite the drastic offensively slump. With the Los Angeles Angels right on their heels, the Athletics have had to play some authentic green collar baseball to stay ahead. However, there is still a month and a half left of the season, and there are some players who are going to need to step up to help out their team. 1...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's fans bring saxes to game for Josh Reddick

One of the more amusing stories to develop out of a major league ballplayer’s choice of walk-up music this season is the way in which Oakland A’s fans have taken to Josh Reddick’s song selection when he steps up to the plate. Of course, the Athletics outfielder chose George Michael’s sax-heavy 80s classic, “Careless Whisper” […] The post A’s fans bring saxes to game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Do the Oakland Athletics have a 'Rally Possum'?

Your browser does not support iframes.A possum was seen running around in foul territory at O.co Coliseum during extra innings of Monday night's Oakland Athletics game against Tampa Bay.The possum made its appearance in the bottom of the 10th inning as it ran along the edge of the field until it found an opening behind the advertising board and disappeared. It just so happened...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire wants nothing to do with Jose Canseco

Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco attempted to make good with his old team this past weekend. Canseco was on hand for the 25th anniversary of the A’s 1989 World Series team at O.co in Oakland on Saturday.  Mark McGwire, who couldn’t make it to the event because he is currently a coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers, isn’t having any of it. The one-time single-season...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  1 Comment
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