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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 9: Jesse Chavez #60 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 9, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A’s Pitcher Jesse Chavez Keeps Head – Barely – On Line Drive

In case you missed it Tuesday night, A’s pitche Jesse Chavez needed every ounce of his athleticism and instincts to avoid serious injury on the mound.

05/07/2014

Matt Cain

Sandwich-Cutting Injury Sends Matt Cain To The Disabled List

Cain was set to take the hill for the first time in almost two weeks after being scratched Tuesday with a cut on the tip of his right index finger, which he suffered while attempting to pick up a knife.

05/05/2014

Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Five

Expectations High For Sonny Gray As He Takes The Mound For A’s Home Opener

Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher’s duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

03/31/2014

Jarrod Parker

A’s Jarrod Parker Needs Season-Ending Elbow Surgery

OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will miss the season. Parker was examined Monday in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews, who repaired his elbow on Oct. […]

03/17/2014

Tommy John #25 of the New York Yankees pitches during a 1987 season game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Study Finds Tommy John Surgery Doesn’t Boost Pitcher Performance

On average, the number of innings pitched fell among the study group from 59 to 50 per season, while ERA’s swelled from 4.15 to 4.74 and WHIP ticked up from 1.40 before the operation to 1.48 after.

03/11/2014

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at AT&T Park on August 23, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Bochy Names Madison Bumgarner As Opening Day Starter For Giants

Manager Bruce Bochy made the announcement Tuesday at spring training that Bumgarner would pitch March 31 at Arizona. This marks Bumgarner’s first opening day start. He was the only member of the San Francisco rotation with a winning record last season at 13-9 with a 2.77 ERA in 31 starts and 201 1-3 innings. He made his first NL All-Star team.

02/26/2014

Pitcher Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on August 3, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Lincecum Gets Big Win, Awarded $100,000 In Dispute With Ex-Landlord

Two time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum has won a settlement with a former landlord that sued him. The Chronicle is reporting the Giants pitcher has been awarded a $100 settlement from the former landlord.

02/21/2014

Grant Balfour Massive Black Truck Tampa Bay Rays

Former Oakland A’s Grant Balfour Shows Off Massive Truck At Rays Spring Training

Former Oakland A’s pitcher Grant Balfour has a new team and a new ride, pulling up in a gargantuan behemoth of a black truck at spring training with the Tampa Bay Rays.

02/19/2014

Starting pitcher Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 30, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Zito Won’t Retire, Plans Time Off From Baseball

CBS baseball insider John Heyman reports that there is no evidence that Zito, 36, actually sought a job this off-season. There is no word of any injury for the lefty, who just finished a 5-11season with a 5.74 ERA for the San Francisco Giants, the final year of a seven-season $126 Million deal.

02/18/2014

Scott Kazmir. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A’s Nearing 2-Year Deal For Lefty Scott Kazmir

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir is closing in on a $22 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.

12/02/2013

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