Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden was nearly removed from a community meeting in Stockton Wednesday evening after a heated exchange with the city’s police chief in which he called the chief a liar and said violence in his hometown is so bad he is moving out.
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $3.35 million, one-year contract with left-hander Dallas Braden.
The Oakland Athletics announced that Dallas Braden is expected to miss the rest of the year. The diagnosis came after Braden had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn capsule in his left throwing shoulder.
Braden, who pitched a perfect game against Tampa Bay in May 2010, will have surgery Monday in New York to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder.
Travis Snider hit a three-run home run, Yunel Escobar had three hits before leaving with an injury and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Wednesday night.
The Giants begin their title defense Thursday at the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Oakland opens the regular season at home against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
David Winfree hit a two-run double in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Sunday in a matchup of split-squads.
Andrew Bailey faced three batters in his second spring outing Monday and left a 9-8 loss to the Cleveland Indians with discomfort in his elbow.
Oakland ace Dallas Braden gave up two runs, two hits and two walks in an inning in his spring debut, and Hideki Matsui was 0 for 2 with an RBI in his first game with the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics agreed to one-year contracts Tuesday with outfielders Josh Willingham and Conor Jackson, starting pitcher Dallas Braden and third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff.