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A's ship Moss to Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 1 week 2 days ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have traded first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for minor league infielder Joey Wendle. Moss, who hit .234 last season with 25 home runs and 81 RBI, might not be ready for spring training after undergoing hip surgery in October. Moss made the All-Star team last season for the first time in his career, but...

A's ink Davis, Rodriguez to 1-year contracts

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with first baseman Ike Davis and right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez on one- year contract on Tuesday. Davis was acquired by Oakland on Nov. 23 from Pittsburgh in an exchange of international bonus slots, with the Pirates gaining the No. 27 slot and the A's landing slot No. 86. The 27-year-old hit just .233 with...

A's deal Donaldson to Blue Jays for Lawrie

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Athletics traded third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays in a deal that sent infielder Brett Lawrie to Oakland. The A's also obtained left-handed pitcher Sean Nolin, right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman, and minor league infielder Franklin Barreto. A 2014 All-Star, Donaldson hit .255 with 29 home runs and 98 RBI in 158 games with the...

A's obtain 1B Davis from Pirates

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, three days after he was designated for assignment. The teams swapped international bonus slots as part of the deal, with the Pirates gaining the No. 27 slot and the A's landing slot No. 86 from Pittsburgh. Davis finished fifth in the National League with 32...

A's ink DH Billy Butler

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 7 hours ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics and free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler have reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year contract on Tuesday. Butler, who is coming off a World Series appearance with the Royals, is slated to make $30 million over the length of his contract, according to multiple sources. Kansas City declined his club option for the upcoming season...

A's ink DH Billy Butler

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 7 hours ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics and free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler agreed to terms on a three-year contract on Tuesday. Butler, who is coming off a World Series appearance with the Royals, is slated to make $30 million over the length of his contract. Kansas City declined his club option for the upcoming season, using a $1 million buyout instead. The...

Butler officially signs with A's

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 7 hours ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Designated hitter Billy Butler signed a three-year deal with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not released, but reports on Tuesday had the deal worth $30 million. The 28-year-old hit .271 with nine home runs and 66 RBI over 151 games last season with the AL champion Kansas City Royals, who declined a club option on...

Former All-Star, manager Dark dies at 92

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 4 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former Oakland Athletics manager Alvin Dark has died at the age of 92.Dark got his first managerial position in 1961 immediately following his retirement as a player. In his second season, he led the San Francisco Giants to a National League pennant, but they lost the World Series in seven games to the New York Yankees.After four years with the Giants and stints...

Former A's 1B Moore dies at 57

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 5 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore has died at the age of 57, the team announced Wednesday.The A's said Moore died Sunday of cardiac arrest at his home in Covington, Georgia, after suffering from multiple illnesses during the past several years, including diabetes.Moore was a rookie in 1981 when the A's won the American League West. He made 16...

Athletics promote Bush to hitting coach

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 2 weeks ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics promoted Darren Bush to hitting coach and named Scott Emerson bullpen coach and Marcus Jensen assistant hitting/catching coach on Thursday.Bush served as the A's bullpen coach the past two seasons, his first assignment on a major league coaching staff. He replaces Chili Davis, who left to take the same position with the Boston Red Sox....