The multipart Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland’s projected starters and backup options heading into the season, begins at first base.
The A’s and Cardinals completed a trade on Thursday for Stephen Piscotty, who will fill Oakland’s need for a right-handed-hitting outfielder.
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.
Seeking a left-handed complement to the right-handed power duo of Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco, A’s general manager Sandy Alderson swung a deal for Dave Parker during the Winter Meetings in Dallas, sending pitchers Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas to the Reds. “The Cobra” became Oakland’s primary DH, compiling 22 homers and 97 RBIs and […]
Plans for the A’s to build a ballpark near Oakland’s Laney College have been derailed, after landowners of the selected site decided to halt talks with the team.
The Orioles and Athletics have agreed on a deal that will send outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Baltimore in exchange for a player to be named or cash, the clubs announced Wednesday.
The A’s will open Cactus League play Feb. 23 with a three-game weekend homestand at Hohokam Stadium and plan to host 17 games in total, including matchups against the Cubs (March 11), Giants (March 12) and Indians (March 16). Oakland will be home for four consecutive days during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, beginning March 15.
Despite only having 216 plate appearances in 2017, A’s rookie first baseman/outfielder Matt Olson finished fourth among MLB rookies in home runs, with 24. The 23-year-old slugged .651 for Oakland this season, and has been nominated for Best Rookie in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards.
Athleticism has been lacking in the A’s organization, an attribute that is often associated with the majority of successful ballclubs. To that end, Oakland has carefully curated trades to address these needs.
Outfielder Mark Canha underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist on Tuesday, the Athletics announced, and he is expected to be ready to fully participate in Spring Training.
Sheldon Neuse, Oakland’s No. 14 prospect, continued his hot-hitting ways in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run double to lead the Solar Sox to a 5-1 victory over Peoria at Sloan Park.
Each year, the Sheldon “Chief” Bender Award is given the person in professional baseball with distinguished service that has been instrumental in player development. This year, that is Athletics special assistant to the general manager Grady Fuson.