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Former All-Star, manager Dark dies at 92

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week 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 1 week 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 3 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....

Athletics name Aldrete bench coach

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 3 weeks ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have named Mike Aldrete as the bench coach for manager Bob Melvin.Aldrete worked as the bench coach for the St. Louis Cardinals the past three seasons and will rejoin Melvin's staff. He previously worked under Melvin as first base coach for the Seattle Mariners in 2004 and has hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2005-06.The...

A's release retiring Dunn

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 1 week ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics officially released designated hitter Adam Dunn Thursday in order to clear a spot on the team's 40-man roster.The move was purely procedural, as Dunn was set to become a free agent at the conclusion of the postseason and had previously stated that he plans to retire.Dunn, whose 462 career home runs are tied for 35th place on MLB's all-time...

AL Matchup -- Oakland at Kansas City

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
AL Matchup -- Oakland at Kansas CityOakland Athletics (88-74) at Kansas City Royals (89-73)Upcoming Games and ResultsGame One: Tuesday, September 30th, 8:07 p.m.Head-to-Head Records2014: Kansas City 5-2 (2-1 at Oak; 3-1 at KC)2013: Oakland 5-1 (3-0 at Oak; 2-1 at KC)2012: Kansas City 5-4 (1-2 at Oak; 4-2 at KC)2011: Oakland 5-4 (3-3 at Oak; 2-1 at KC)Current Home Records: Oakland 48-33;...

AL Matchup -- Oakland at Kansas City

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
AL Matchup -- Oakland at Kansas CityOakland Athletics (88-74) at Kansas City Royals (89-73)Upcoming Games and ResultsGame One: Tuesday, September 30th, 8:07 p.m.Head-to-Head Records2014: Kansas City 5-2 (2-1 at Oak; 3-1 at KC)2013: Oakland 5-1 (3-0 at Oak; 2-1 at KC)2012: Kansas City 5-4 (1-2 at Oak; 4-2 at KC)2011: Oakland 5-4 (3-3 at Oak; 2-1 at KC)Current Home Records: Oakland 48-33;...

A's keep seven relievers for wild card game

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have set their roster for Tuesday's wild card game against Kansas City and will have a bullpen of seven pitchers to back starter Jon Lester.Right-hander Jason Hammel will join the bullpen for the contest and would likely be the long man if Lester struggles. Hammel was 2-6 with a 4.26 ERA in 13 games, including 12 starts, after being...

AL Wild Card Game Matchup -- Oakland at Kansas City

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
AL Wild Card Game Matchup -- Oakland at Kansas CityOakland Athletics (88-74) at Kansas City Royals (89-73)Upcoming Games and ResultsGame One: Tuesday, September 30th, 8:07 p.m.Head-to-Head Records2014: Kansas City 5-2 (2-1 at Oak; 3-1 at KC)2013: Oakland 5-1 (3-0 at Oak; 2-1 at KC)2012: Kansas City 5-4 (1-2 at Oak; 4-2 at KC)2011: Oakland 5-4 (3-3 at Oak; 2-1 at KC)Current Home Records:...

AL WILD CARD PREVIEW - OAKLAND ATHLETICS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
Kansas City ended the year 89-73, just one game back of the American League Central champion Detroit Tigers. The Royals actually had a chance to force a playoff game for a division title with a win and Detroit loss on the final day of the regular season, but the Tigers won their game against Minnesota to lock up the title."When I went into Spring Training, I felt like 90 wins would have a good...