Travis Blackley

Starting pitcher Travis Blackley #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 26, 2012. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s Trade LHP Blackley To Houston

The Oakland Athletics have traded lefty Travis Blackley to the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert.


Josh Donaldson #20 and Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics congratulate one another after they both scored on a hit by Derek Norris #36 in the fifth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers at Coliseum on October 2, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Forge 1st Place Tie, Defeat Rangers

Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings in a strong bounce-back performance that helped the Oakland Athletics move into a first-place tie in the AL West with Texas and set up a one-game showdown for the division title.


Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with teammates after hitting a three run home run during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 29, 2012. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Surging A’s Defeat Cleveland For 7th Straight Time

Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer and five pitchers combined to beat the struggling Cleveland Indians 8-4 on Wednesday night.


Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics bats during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays July 24, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Brad White/Getty Images)

Cespedes Hits 3-Run Single, A’s Win 6th Straight

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run single and the streaking Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Tuesday night for their season-best sixth win in a row.


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A’s Beat Rangers 3-1 On Darvish’s Wild Pitch

Brandon Moss homered for Oakland and left-hander Travis Blackley (2-2) picked off two runners while holding a Texas lineup filled with All-Stars to one run over seven innings.


Starting pitcher Travis Blackley #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 26, 2012. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold On, Lose To Mariners

Brendan Ryan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to send the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.


Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated at home-plate by Brandon Inge #7 who scored in front of Moss on a two-run home run in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Coliseum on June 15, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Moss, Blackley Lead A’s Past Padres

Brandon Moss homered in his fourth consecutive game, Travis Blackley earned his first victory in nearly eight years and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Friday night to extend their longest winning streak of the season.


Sean Doolittle (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A’s Lose To Rangers In Doolittle’s Debut

Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Tuesday.


Ramon Ortiz seen pitching for the Cubs in 2011 (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Giants Sign Ramon Ortiz, 2 Others To Minor League Deals

Right-hander Ramon Ortiz has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants and been invited to big league spring training.