ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gray aims for continued improvement vs. Halos

The A's will send Sonny Gray to the mound on Sunday as they go for a four-game sweep against the Angels at Angel Stadium. Left-hander Hector Santiago will start for the Halos.
Via Athletics.com
5 hours ago

Crisp helps Athletics beat Angels 7-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp hit a two-run single and scored four times, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Saturday night. Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs for the A's, who have won three of the first four games of the series. Dillon Overton pitched into the sixth inning to get the win in his major league debut. Angels slugger Albert...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Melvin touts his #ASGWorthy players

A's manager Bob Melvin thinks his club has several "sneaky candidates" who should be considered for the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.
Via Athletics.com
9 hours ago

Henderson Alvarez shut down until at least All-Star break

Henderson Alvarez has been shut down for a month to deal with the pain in his shoulder, but doctors aren’t quite certain what is causing the pain. The A’s still aren’t entirely sure what the problem is in the right shoulder of starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, but the right-hander has been shut down for a month so the club can get a better grasp on what’s going on. Manager...
Via Inside the A's
10 hours ago

Surkamp optioned to make room for Overton

The A's optioned left-hander Eric Surkamp to Triple-A Nashville and transferred right-hander Henderson Alvarez to the 60-day disabled list to clear roster space for Saturday starter Dillon Overton, who was promoted from Nashville to start against the Angels in his Major League debut.
Via Athletics.com
10 hours ago

Overton The Latest “Once And Future King” To Debut

When your season has been relegated to celebrating “we made 3 errors but this time we actually won the game!” status, your team has players that fall into one of three distinct categories: core pieces for the future, up-and-comers auditioning to join that core, and filler. The A’s have been playing with oodles of filler, from the filleriest filler of them all, Eric Surkamp...
Via Athletics Nation
15 hours ago

Khris Davis Helps Oakland Athletics To Second Straight Win

For two teams that were similar, the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went back and forth until the eighth inning. Billy Burns was tonight’s designated hitter. Eric Surkamp faced Jered Weaver, who threw a three-hit shutout against the Oakland Athletics last week. The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim faced each […] Khris Davis Helps Oakland...
Via Swingin' A's
18 hours ago

Davis, Athletics Hand Angels Fifth Straight Loss

For two teams that were similar, the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went back and forth until the eighth inning. Billy Burns was tonight’s designated hitter. Eric Surkamp faced Jered Weaver, who threw a three-hit shutout against the Oakland Athletics last week. The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim faced each […] Davis, Athletics Hand Angels...
Via Swingin' A's
18 hours ago

Armed and dangerous: Max Muncy’s game-saving throw

Max Muncy came up with a big throw at a big moment Friday in 7-4 win over Angels. On Thursday, Max Muncy may have made it easy on A’s manager Bob Melvin to replace him on defense after he messed up a play in right field. On Friday, the converted infielder made a pitch designed to get Melvin’s attention and perhaps keep him in close games where defense is an issue late. With...
Via Inside the A's
1 day ago

Game #73: Fourteen Hits Lead A's to Victory

"All I want for my birthday is to win a game in which Surkamp starts" - Nico. If this game as a whole played out like one of those wooden roller-coasters in the sultry summer night, no one was more of a microcosm of that ride than Marcus Semien. By all accounts, Semien had a fantastic night; garnering three hits while making sparkling plays at shortstop (and still, inexplicably...
Via Athletics Nation
1 day ago

Davis' 3-run HR in 8th lifts A's to 7-4 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 on Friday night. Davis connected off of Fernando Salas (3-4) for his second home run of the series and his 18th of the season. Ryan Dull (2-2) pitched one inning for the win. Ryan Madson earned his 14th save in 17 chances by getting...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Spoil Lincecum’s Home Debut

The good news for the diehard Oakland Athletics fans is that there’s still a lot of time left in the baseball season, but there’s room for improvement. Entering Angel Stadium to take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, it certainly seems like the Oakland Athletics will split the four-game series because of the way they’ve […] Oakland Athletics Spoil Lincecum’s Home Debut...
Via Swingin' A's
1 day ago

Semien, Davis lead A's to 5-4 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Marcus Semien and Khris Davis homered to help Kendall Graveman get the first win by an Oakland starter in more than three weeks as the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Thursday night. Graveman (3-6) gave up two runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings to get the first win for an A's starter since June 1 after the rotation had combined to go 0-9 in the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s to call up Dillon Overton to start Saturday

The Oakland Athletics will call up left-hander Dillon Overton from Triple-A Nashville to start Saturday’s contest against the Los Angeles Angels, manager Bob Melvin announced (via Joe Stiglich, CSN). Eric Surkamp will start Friday’s contest. In his last seven starts for the Nashville Sounds, Overton owns a 1.40 ERA with no home runs allowed. He’s struck out 38 and walked 15...
Via Athletics Nation
2 days ago

Athletics’ OF Khris Davis has interest in representing Mexico in WBC

According to a report from John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday, Oakland Athletics’ slugger Khris Davis has interest in representing Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The outfielder is connected to Mexico through his mother Sonia, who is a native of the country. “It’s a great opportunity for fans to follow something different,” said Davis. “It...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Are the Oakland Athletics managing a hurt outfield?

The injury bug is floating around the Oakland Athletics outfield, and its sting is affecting A’s star players Josh Reddick and Khris Davis. Since 1989, this nuisance has sidelined Oakland Athletics Most Valuable Players and American League All-Stars. The bug’s significant case appeared in 1989, when right fielder Jose Canseco was hit by a pitch, during a spring training game...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: where should Rich Hill go?

With the Oakland Athletics having a record of 28-41 and being double digit games back in both the wild card and the division, it is safe to say that Oakland will be sellers this season. As a matter of fact, they already started being sellers a couple weeks ago when they traded Chris Coghlan to the Cubs. Another player that is almost certainly going to be traded is Rich Hill. Hill...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A's expected to be active at MLB trade deadline

With the Oakland A’s well under .500 and out of playoff position, they will likely be sellers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. Still, despite a poor record record, the A’s have plenty of valuable assets. The one that Billy Beane can expect to field the most phone calls on is 26-year-old right hander Sonny Gray. “Every time Gray starts, he draws double-digit scouts from contenders...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers can get themselves right with a few moves

Remember when the Dodgers were an annual lock to win the National League West? Well, they’re not anymore. In fact, they’re not even a lock to reach the postseason this year. Following three consecutive NL West titles from 2013 to 2015, the Dodgers find themselves in a funk in 2016, only two games over .500 and six and a half games behind the division's first-place Giants. ...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Trade Deadline update

With the Oakland Athletics sitting last in the American League West by 12.5 games and 7.5 games out of a wild card spot, it is safe to say the Athletics are looking more likely to be sellers at the trade deadline.  The A’s have a good amount of prospects in their minor league system, and the deadline could help them cash in on even more talent for the future.  Here are a few...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

This Oakland Defense Sure Has Been Something

Here’s the quickest way to understand what’s gone on in the field for the Oakland Athletics this season: Marcus Semien has arguably been their best defensive player. Yep. That’s the one. The same Marcus Semien who committed 35 errors as Oakland’s everyday shortstop last year. That’s not being totally fair to Semien, who has legitimately improved at short, but he’s still...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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