Oakland Athletics

Gray subdues Rays with untouchable fastball
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With his four-seam fastball causing all sorts of headaches for Tampa Bay during Wednesday’s 7-2 win over the Rays, Athletics ace Sonny Gray put together yet another solid outing that should enhance his value as a potential trade target.

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Pinder hopes to return by end of month
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Chad Pinder took the next step in his rehab assignment Wednesday, and Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin sounds confident that Pinder will be back with the big league club by the end of the month.

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Gray rides hot streak into finale with Faria, Rays
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A pair of red-hot right-handers will square off in Oakland Wednesday afternoon as the Rays and A’s wrap up a three-game series at the Coliseum.

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Morosi: Yankees, A's discussing Alonso
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Yonder Alonso is the subject of ongoing trade discussions between the Yankees and Athletics, sources confirmed to MLB.com on Monday.

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Smith gets call for faceoff with Snell, Rays
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The Rays hope Blake Snell can build on his strong outing at the end of the first half as they face the A’s Tuesday night in Oakland.

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Gossett set to face Rays for first time
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The Rays and the Athletics will meet for the second time this season when they begin a three-game series Monday night at the Oakland Coliseum. Jake Odorizzi will start for the Rays and he’ll be opposed by Daniel Gossett.

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A's get Treinen, prospects in deal with Nats
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Oakland dealt relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to the Nationals on Sunday for reliever Blake Treinen and two prospects — left-handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo and third baseman Sheldon Neuse.

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Graveman (shoulder) nears rehab assignment
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The return of Kendall Graveman is on the horizon. Oakland’s Opening Day starter, sidelined by a shoulder injury since the end of May, is eyeing the start of a Minor League rehab assignment next week. Graveman said Saturday he’s likely to pitch with Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.

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A's turn to Manaea, seek sweep of Indians
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The Indians and A’s wrap up their three-game series Sunday afternoon in Oakland, as both clubs send out pitchers that had very different first halves.

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Blackburn aims to build on 1st win vs. Indians
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Two right-handers coming off of strong finishes to the first half will take the hill Saturday night in Oakland as the Indians take on the A’s.

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Gray gets nod to open second half
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Carlos Carrasco gets the nod to open the second half for the Indians, who begin a series on Friday on the road against the A’s. Oakland will go with Sonny Gray in the opener.

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Melvin wins 500th game as Oakland's manager
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Bob Melvin became the third manager to win 500 games in Oakland, joining Tony La Russa (798) and Art Howe (600), as the A’s downed the Mariners, 7-4, at Safeco Field on Thursday.

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