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Recap: Houston vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 1 week 5 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Billy Butler, Brett Lawrie and Marcus Semien all homered to back another strong start from Scott Kazmir in the Oakland Athletics' 8-1 win over the Houston Astros. Butler belted a three-run blast and Lawrie and Semien both had solo shots, with all three homers coming off Astros starter Scott Feldman. Kazmir (2-0) didn't need such support in following up...

Oakland's Reddick comes off DL

By The Sports Network, 1 week 6 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics activated outfielder Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. Oakland optioned infielder/outfielder Tyler Ladendorf to Triple-A Nashville to make room on the roster for Reddick, who played in just one spring training game because of a strained right oblique muscle. Reddick batted .264 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI in...

A's agree to terms with Ross

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with outfielder Cody Ross on an undisclosed contract. Ross was with Arizona this spring and batted .256 with six RBI in 16 games before he was released April 4. He was in the final year of a three-year contract that included a club option for 2016. The 34-year-old batted .252 with two home runs and 15 RBI in...

Doolittle, Crisp among six put on DL by A's

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 49 min ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - All-Star closer Sean Doolittle and center fielder Coco Crisp were two of six players placed on the 15-day disabled list as the Oakland Athletics pared down their roster to the 25-man limit in preparation for Monday's season opener. Outfielder Josh Reddick, pitchers Jarrod Parker and Sean Nolin and first baseman Nate Freiman also were shelved, with Reddick's...

A's OF Crisp has elbow surgery

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Friday and could miss up to two months. Crisp, who throws with his right hand and bats from both sides, had two loose bodies removed from the elbow as well as some dead or damaged tissue in the joint, the A's said. He tweeted Thursday that his recovery was expected to...

Recap: Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Arrieta struck out three in four innings to help the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Arrieta gave up four hits and an unearned run for the Cubs, who received three hits and a run scored from Tommy La Stella. Dexter Fowler added a pair of hits and an RBI. Max Muncy had three hits, including a two-run homer for the A's. He...

Recap: Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Arrieta struck out three in four innings to help the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Arrieta gave up four hits and an unearned run for the Cubs, who received three hits and a run scored from Tommy La Stella. Dexter Fowler added a pair of hits and an RBI. Max Muncy had three hits, including a two-run homer for the A's. He...

Recap: San Francisco vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Scottsdale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Semien finished with two hits and three RBI to power the Oakland Athletics to a 9-2 Cactus League win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. Josh Reddick went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs, Bryan Anderson supplied two RBI, Mark Canha homered and Jesse Chavez earned the win after tossing two scoreless innings for Oakland, which recorded 17 hits...

Zito heading back to Oakland

By The Sports Network, 2 months 6 days ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Barry Zito is reportedly heading back across the bay. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Athletics and the veteran left-hander have agreed on a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. The deal would pay $1 million if he makes the team. Zito spent his first seven seasons with Oakland and pitched seven seasons for...

Jason Giambi retires after 20 seasons

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Giambi says he's retiring after 20 major league seasons. Giambi, who played sparingly over the past six years, announced his decision in a statement to the New York Daily News on Monday. The former American League MVP appeared in 2,260 games with four teams, most notably the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees. One of the preeminent sluggers of his...