The Oakland Athletics say left-hander and opening day starter Brett Anderson has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot that will require further rest and time on the disabled list.
The Hall of Famer sure has been a positive influence in his role as roving instructor for the reigning AL West champions.
Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, Alexi Ogando earned his first career win against Oakland and the Texas Rangers took the rubber game with the Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday.
Yoenis Cespedes hit his seventh homer Monday before exiting in the fifth with a stomach bug. Manager Bob Melvin said: “They’re calling it a stomach ailment, they don’t think it’s a stomach virus. They think he should be in good shape to play (Tuesday).”
The Oakland Athletics swept three home games from the Texas Rangers to capture an unlikely AL West crown the last time these teams met heading into Monday night’s opener of a three-game set.
Joe Saunders won his ninth straight decision at Safeco Field and Kendrys Morales hit a three-run homer, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 6-1 Sunday.
Oakland held off the Mariners’ late comeback attempts as the A’s earned a 4-3 win Saturday night.
No one has been tougher to get on base against in the AL than Hisashi Iwakuma.This could present problems for an Oakland Athletics team struggling at the plate.
Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher and Mark Reynolds hit indisputable home runs and Scott Kazmir struck out 10 in six innings, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 9-2 win over Oakland on Thursday and a four-game sweep of the Athletics.
One day after umpire Angel Hernandez and his crew failed to reverse an obvious home run by A’s infielder Adam Rosales following a video review, MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said an “improper call” was made in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Indians and Athletics.