Oakland Athletics

Brett Lawrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics is held back by plate umpire Greg Gibson after be was almost hit by a pitch thrown by Kelvin Herrera of the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning April 19, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals’ Herrera Suspended, Ventura Fined For Throwing At Athletics’ Lawrie

Major League Baseball suspended Kansas City’s Kelvin Herrera for five games and fined him and fellow pitcher Yordano Ventura after both targeted Brett Lawrie during a testy series against Oakland over the weekend.

04/21/2015

Cody Ross #7 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats against the Washington Nationals during the MLB game at Chase Field on May 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Former Giants Fan Favorite, Postseason Hero Cody Ross Reportedly Set To Join Athletics

Former San Francisco Giants player and postseason hero Cody Ross may be joining the Oakland A’s, according to a national sportswriter.

04/07/2015

Lon Simmons

Lon Simmons: More Than A Broadcaster

I grew up idolizing Lon Simmons and called the play-by-play every chance I got. Be it a football game, a whiffle ball game, even my All-Star baseball board game. The venue never mattered much to me, as long as I had the chance to be Lon Simmons.

04/06/2015

Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Texas Rangers in the top of the first inning on Opening Day at O.co Coliseum on April 6, 2015 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Gray Pitches Gem, A’s Win First Season Opener In More Than A Decade

Sonny Gray carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before Ryan Rua broke it up with a leadoff single, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their record 10-game losing on opening day by beating the Texas Rangers 8-0 Monday night.

04/06/2015

Facebook fandom 2015

Facebook Fandom Map Shows Giants’ Popularity Surging Past Dodgers

Facebook has released its annual Major League Baseball fandom map showing the World Series champion San Francisco Giants increasing its fan base across U.S. counties, overtaking that of arch-rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

04/01/2015

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30 Players: Semien Looks To Break Out With A’s

When you take a look at Marcus Semien’s stats, nothing really jumps out at you, until you get to his on-base percentage. If you were wondering why he was the main target of Athletics GM Billy Beane in the Jeff Samardzija trade, look no further.

03/31/2015

Stella, a 5-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback. (Eireann Dolan)

Landlord Asks A’s Pitcher, Girlfriend For Their Dog’s Resume As Part Of Rental Application

Finding an apartment in the Bay Area is hard enough nowadays, perhaps harder for professional ballplayers who may only want to be rent for less than a year, and especially if they have pets.

03/31/2015

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A’s Closer, Girlfriend Buying Tickets To Fill Stands For LGBT Pride Night

The Oakland A’s will be hosting their first LGBT Pride night in June and the girlfriend of A’s closer Sean Doolittle wants to make sure the stands are packed.

03/31/2015

An artist’s rendering of the proposed San Jose ballpark for the Athletics. (360 Architecture)

San Jose Appealing MLB Antitrust Lawsuit Over A’s Move To U.S. Supreme Court

The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to appeal its antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball to the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/03/2015

Oakland Athletics Photo Day

A’s Trade Another All-Star, Send Derek Norris To Padres

The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres on Thursday night for righties Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an international signing bonus slot.

12/18/2014

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