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.
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.
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.
Yonder Alonso is the subject of ongoing trade discussions between the Yankees and Athletics, sources confirmed to MLB.com on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.