3/10/2014 | Russell leaves game with strained right hamstring
A's shortstop Addison Russell sustained a right hamstring strain Monday afternoon while running out a grounder to third base in the eighth inning of the club's 8-8 tie with the Dodgers.
3/10/2014 | Top pitching prospect Ynoa optioned to Class A
As expected, the A's optioned top pitching prospect Michael Ynoa to Class A Advanced Stockton on Monday, marking an end to the 22-year-old right-hander's spring in the Major League camp.
3/10/2014 | With a home behind the plate, Vogt begins to thrive
Before coming to the A's, Stephen Vogt was floundering in the status quo that had become his career as a Minor League utility man. Everyone saw he possessed a nice swing, but Vogt craved a sense of permanence on the diamond, an aspect of his game to focus on besides his bat.
3/10/2014 | Donaldson and Taylor lead A's offensive outburst
Andre Ethier and Juan Uribe homered and Hyun-Jin Ryu tossed five solid innings, but the A's staged a late comeback against the Dodgers, forcing an 8-8 tie on Monday.
3/9/2014 | Elmore takes top prize in A's talent show
As if the spotlight couldn't already love Addison Russell even more, the A's top prospect delivered what pitcher Dan Straily called an "unexpected and phenomenal" performance during the club's talent show Sunday morning. And he didn't even come in first. That honor went to new infielder Jake Elmore.
3/9/2014 | Barton day to day with hamstring strain
Daric Barton's left hamstring strain was revealed to be a mild one Sunday morning, so the A's have deemed the first baseman day to day.
3/9/2014 | Straily pleased with progress in second spring start
Dan Straily isn't so much concerned about results as he is progress this spring, so consider his Sunday outing a success. The young righty, who will likely open the season as Oakland's fifth starter, walked three in 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the White Sox, but he also limited them to two hits and struck out two.
3/9/2014 | Donaldson delivers first homer of spring in tie
Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson hit his first homer of the spring as the A's and White Sox played to a 2-2 tie Sunday afternoon at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Righty Dan Straily walked three in 3 1/3 innings, but didn't give up a run, allowing two hits and fanning two along the way.
3/8/2014 | Anderson enjoys moment, outing against former team
Rockies left-hander Brett Anderson tried not to think about facing his old teammates leading up to Saturday's game against the A's. Then A's center fielder and leadoff hitter Coco Crisp stepped to the plate, made eye contact with Anderson on the mound and tipped his cap.
3/8/2014 | Griffin can't shake Colorado's two-out RBI hits
A's starter A.J. Griffin settled down after the opening frame and finished allowing only those three runs on six hits in three innings against Colorado.
3/8/2014 | Barton exits with left hamstring strain
A's first baseman Daric Barton exited Saturday's game after just one inning because of a left hamstring strain. Barton suffered it in his first at-bat and is likely to be held out of baseball activities come Sunday.
3/8/2014 | Melvin still hasn't decided on A's Opening Day starter
The A's are nearly three weeks away from their Opening Day matchup against the Indians at the Coliseum, but there's still no word on whom they'll select to start that game.
3/8/2014 | Fuld getting a long look as potential fifth outfielder
While playing the waiting game with injured outfielder Craig Gentry, the A's are getting a long look at non-roster invitee and potential fifth outfielder Sam Fuld.
3/7/2014 | Callaspo a success in debut at first base
Alberto Callaspo made his debut at first base Friday and was part of five plays in as many innings.
3/7/2014 | Kazmir works quickly, as adrenaline flows
Scott Kazmir made quick work of the D-backs, striking out two and walking none in an almost hurried performance.
3/7/2014 | Burns showing off speed, soaking up knowledge
Billy Burns is a 5-foot-9 blur. He's all speed all the time, a Pete Rose-type hustler, some scouts say, and maybe the fastest to grace the game since Rickey Henderson.
3/7/2014 | Kazmir throws three scoreless innings
Lefty Scott Kazmir tossed three scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut, giving up two hits with no walks and two strikeouts along the way.
3/7/2014 | Back spasms take Norris out of action for a few days
A's catcher Derek Norris was scratched from Friday's lineup against the D-backs because of back spasms. Bob Melvin said Norris has been dealing with the issue "for a couple of days," and Norris will remain out of action through at least Saturday.
3/6/2014 | A's sum is greater than their parts
The Oakland A's have few players manning the same position on an everyday basis, opting instead to field a roster full versatile players they can call on in the right situations. The unorthodox approach has paid off to the tune of back-to-back American League West titles despite a payroll among the lowest in baseball.
3/6/2014 | Callaspo may debut at first base vs. Arizona
Alberto Callaspo is penciled in to make his debut at first base on Friday for the A's, but manager Bob Melvin said Callaspo had "a little back issue" Thursday, which could postpone the appearance.
3/6/2014 | Gray struggles to get ahead vs. D-backs
Sonny Gray struggled to get ahead of almost all of his eight batters on Thursday, with five collecting hits and four scoring runs in his second spring start.
3/6/2014 | A's in no hurry to rush Gentry back to field
Craig Gentry is "very close" to returning to the field, manager Bob Melvin said, but there is still no timetable to get the A's outfielder in a Cactus League game.
3/6/2014 | A's regulars solid in tie as Gray exits early
The A's scored three runs in the first off Trevor Cahill thanks to RBI singles by Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and John Jaso. But Sonny Gray also had a long first inning, with the teams eventually settling for an 8-8 tie after 10 frames on Thursday afternoon.
3/6/2014 | Cook's optimism transforms into confidence
Right-hander Ryan Cook, no longer nursing shoulder inflammation that sidelined him in late January, entered his first spring bullpen session pretty certain he would be ready by Opening Day. Twenty pain-free pitches off a mound later, he had no doubt in his mind.
3/5/2014 | Melvin pleased with players' progress thus far
With one week of games under their belt, A's manager Bob Melvin has seen his team continually preparing for the season, and he's impressed with the team's youngsters.
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