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A's add former Rangers manager Ron Washington to staff

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have added former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington to their coaching staff. Washington will join the club on Friday as it continues its series with the Rays in Florida. He is not eligible to be on the bench during games. The 63-year-old Washington resigned as manager of the Rangers last September with 22 games remaining...

A's place Pomeranz on DL

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics placed pitcher Drew Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a sprained left AC joint. Pomeranz left in the fifth inning of Monday's 2-1 win at Houston with left shoulder tightness. He is 2-3 with a 4.40 ERA in eight starts this season. The A's recalled right-hander Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville to fill the roster...

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Two-run homers from Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus backed six solid innings from Roberto Hernandez in the Houston Astros' 6-4 triumph over the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park. Hernandez (2-3) scattered seven hits and allowed two runs to end a three-start winless stretch and get the Astros back in the victory column. The AL West leaders had won five...

Oakland's Parker to have elbow surgery

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker will undergo surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, the team has announced. The surgery will stabilize the medial epicondyle fracture that Parker suffered while pitching on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville earlier this month. The right-hander had been working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery....

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Drew Pomeranz and three relievers combined on a two-hitter as the Oakland Athletics downed the streaking Houston Astros 2-1 in the opener of a three-game AL West series. Brett Lawrie drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and Edward Mujica, Evan Scribner and Tyler Clippard combined for 4 2/3 hitless frames to end Oakland's four-game skid. The A'...

Athletics place Ike Davis on DL

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics placed first baseman Ike Davis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained quad, retroactive to May 14. Davis was hurt in last Monday's loss to the Red Sox. He made an appearance as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday and has not played since. In 33 games for the A's this season, he is batting .282 with a .348 on-base percentage and two home...

Athletics designate P Smith for assignment

By The Sports Network, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have designated pitcher Chad Smith for assignment and selected the contract of pitcher Fernando Rodriguez from their Triple-A affiliate in Nashville. Smith made two appearances for the Athletics after being recalled on May 3 and allowed five runs in just 1 1/3 innings. On Wednesday against the Twins, the right-hander was charged...

A's activate Crisp, send down Gentry

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 hours ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics activated Coco Crisp from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and optioned fellow outfielder Craig Gentry to Triple-A Nashville. Crisp began the season on the disabled list after having arthroscopic surgery last month to remove loose bodies and damaged tissue in his right elbow joint. The 35-year-old veteran's recovery was...

Recap: Minnesota vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 hours ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Eddie Rosario homered in his first MLB at-bat and the Minnesota Twins hit three in all in a 13-0 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Rosario, who was called up from Triple-A Rochester two days ago, homered on the first pitch he saw from A's left-hander Scott Kazmir in the third inning. He became the first Twins player to homer on his first big...

Recap: Minnesota vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 day ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Jesse Chavez tossed 7 1/3 strong innings and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the second of a four-game set. Chavez (1-2) struck out seven and allowed an unearned run on just four hits and a walk for Oakland, which has alternated wins and losses over its last six games. Tyler Clippard fired a scoreless ninth to notch his...