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Recap: Minnesota vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Torii Hunter's go-ahead three-run homer highlighted a four-run bottom of the sixth inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-7 in the opener of a four-game set. Jordan Schafer went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored, while Eduardo Escobar posted three hits and scored twice for the Twins, who have won five straight and six...

A's DFA Ross, put O'Flaherty on DL

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics made a pair of roster moves prior to Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers, designating veteran outfielder Cody Ross for assignment and placing reliever Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list. Ross went just 3-for-22 at the plate with three RBI in nine games this season. The 34-year-old signed with Oakland as a free agent on...

Recap: Texas vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Canha, Josh Reddick and Brett Lawrie each drove in two runs during a seven-run eighth as the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday. Oakland nearly stole a win on Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels, but a furious rally fell short thanks to a tremendous game-saving catch from Mike Trout in the A's 6-5 loss. Trailing 5-...

A's send struggling Graveman to minors

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 8 hours ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics optioned struggling starter Kendall Graveman to Triple-A Nashville on Sunday. Graveman, 24, gave up six runs in 4 2/3 innings in Saturday's 9-3 loss to Houston. The right-hander is 1-2 with an 8.27 ERA in his first four major league starts this season and has pitched beyond the fifth inning only once. The A's filled the roster...

A's place Zobrist on DL

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics placed infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list with a meniscus tear in his left knee. The 33-year-old initially left Sunday's game against Kansas City with knee soreness. He came back to pinch hit on Thursday and went 0-for-4 as Oakland's designated hitter on Friday. In 14 games this season, Zobrist was batting...

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Jed Lowrie hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBI as the Houston Astros avoided a three-game series sweep by defeating the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Wednesday. Luis Valbuena and Evan Gattis also homered and Jose Altuve finished with two hits, an RBI, a steal and a run scored for the Astros, who had starter Collin McHugh (2-0) surrender just one run...

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Kendall Graveman picked up his first major league win after getting shelled in his first start, throwing 5 1/3 innings to help the Oakland Athletics shut out the Houston Astros 4-0 on Tuesday. Graveman (1-1) gave up seven earned runs in just 3 1/3 innings last Thursday in a 10-1 loss to Texas. The 24-year-old right-hander yielded four hits and four walks...

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week 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 month 1 week 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, 1 month 2 weeks 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...