Oakland Athletics

Gray ready to assume greater leadership role
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Sonny Gray is carrying a heavier load this year, in more ways than one. Oakland’s ace is primed to take on a leadership role in a mostly young rotation in 2016. Gray, just 26 himself but soon entering his third full big league season, also has a 1-year-old son to manage.

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Hudson, Mulder and Zito feted at BBWAA Awards
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Perhaps there have never been more fitting recipients of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award, given to people linked together in baseball history, than this year’s honorees Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder and Barry Zito. The trio will be forever tied together from their days in Oakland, with the mention […]

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Around the Horn: A's tied down at DH
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Unless the A’s can find a trade partner willing to take on the $20 million he’s owed over the next two seasons, Billy Butler will be back in the DH spot in Oakland’s lineup.

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Around the Horn: A's to employ catching duo
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A multi-part Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland’s projected starters and backup options heading into the season, turns its focus to third base after covering second base, first base and shortstop.

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Statement by A's owner Wolff on Raiders decision
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A’s owner Lew Wolff has issued the following statement about the NFL’s decision regarding the Oakland Raiders. “The Oakland A’s will continue to explore our options with the City of Oakland and the County of Alameda on a new venue. This announcement by the NFL regarding the Raiders does not change our immediate plans or […]

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Reddick among 4 A's filing for arbitration
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Oakland’s four remaining arbitration-eligible players — first baseman Yonder Alonso, outfielder Josh Reddick, relief pitcher Fernando Rodriguez and third baseman Danny Valencia — filed for arbitration Tuesday, which was the first day those players could begin the process.

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Around the Horn: Third base is Valencia's
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A multi-part Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland’s projected starters and backup options heading into the season, turns its focus to third base after covering second base, first base and shortstop.

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Athletics announce Spring Training report dates
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A’s pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 20 for the start of Spring Training and work out for the first time Feb. 21, and the full squad is scheduled to report on Feb. 25 and work out for the first time as a group on Feb. 26.

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Around the Horn: Semien back at shortstop
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A multi-part Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland’s projected starters and backup options heading into the season, turns its focus to shortstop after covering second base and first base.

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Around the Horn: Lowrie to man second for A's
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A multi-part Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland’s projected starters and backup options heading into the season, turns its focus to second base after the first installment covering first base.

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A's, Blue Jays work out swap for righty Leon
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The Oakland A’s have traded Arnold Leon to the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced Tuesday.

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Around the Horn: First basemen
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The multi-part 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.

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