• What's on deck today at spring training - 03/01/2015 11:00 PM PST
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    (Patrick Tehan)
    A's Jarrod Parker getting closer to facing hitters

    A's pitcher Jarrod Parker is getting closer to facing live hitters after adding a curve in bullpen session Tuesday 
    Oakland A's putting their money in the bullpen
    The Oakland A's are spending over $18 million on their relievers, an amount in the American League West that is being matched only by the Houston Astros. 

    Josh Reddick gives up number to new Oakland A's teammate Billy Butler
    Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick gave up his uniform No. 16 to new teammate Billy Butler, who wore that number with the Kansas City Royals 

    A's outfielder Coco Crisp has pinkeye, will miss a few days
    Oakland A's center fielder Coco Crisp has had pinkeye before, he was sidelined for more than a week in 2012. 

    A's owner John Fisher: Baseball team's turn for new stadium
    Oakland A's owner John Fisher says in rare interview baseball team deserves new stadium like his San Jose Earthquakes 

    Report: A's might be interested in Dayan Viciedo
    The Oakland A's, now without Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson and Yoenis Cespedes, have expressed some interest in outfielder/third baseman Dayan Viciedo, recently designated for assignment by Chicago White Sox after they signed Gordon Beckham 

    A's season could hinge on pitchers recovering from Tommy John surgery
    Oakland A's starters Jarrod Parker, A.J. Griffin will be needed at some point this season if team is to contend in American League West.  

    A's extend agreement with 95.7 The Game through 2018
    Oakland A's radio broadcasts will continue through at least 2018 with Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo and Ray Fosse on the air  

    Eric Chavez, A's former third baseman, returning to Oakland
    Chavez, an Oakland A's infielder for 13 seasons and six-time Gold Glove winner at third base, will do color commentary on Comcast SportsNet California broadcasts; also, Ray Fosse returning, network announced. 

    Barry Zito thrilled to be back in baseball
    Oakland A's lefty Barry Zito pitched to hitters for the first time on Thursday, a practice he missed while out of baseball in 2014 

    Oakland A's likely to lose out on Cuban second baseman
    Hector Olivera, the Cuban second baseman whom seemed headed to the Oakland A's a month ago, now is receiving interest from huge budget team such as the Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox. 

    A's prioritize parking over development at Coliseum
    In another potential blow for transforming the sprawling Oakland Coliseum complex into a bustling sports and entertainment district, A's owner Lew Wolff said that if his team were to build a new ballpark at the site he would want it surrounded by acres of surface parking spaces -- just like O. Co Coliseum is now. 

    Brett Lawrie's injury history
    Oakland A's third basemen Brett Lawrie has been in the majors only four years -- all with the Toronto Blue Jays -- but already has had six trips to the disabled list. 

    Kawakami: A's and Oakland have only each other
    If Raiders follow Warriors out of Oakland, a new ballpark for A's becomes a realistic vision
     

    Canadian-born big-leaguers who left Canadian teams for U.S.
    A's third baseman Brett Lawrie among several Canadian-born major-leaguers who were traded or left the Toronto Blue Jays or Montreal Expos for teams in the U.S. 

    A's loving Lawrie's manic energy
    Oakland A's third baseman Brett Lawrie sayd he isn't worried about replacing All-Star Josh Donaldson. 

    A's catcher Stephen Vogt uses new rule to imitate Chris Farley
    Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt did a Chris Farley impersonation while going over baseball's new rules with teammate Josh Reddick and other A's players. 

    A's prospects Matt Olson, Renato Nunez bring promise of power
    Any A's power shortage may be a short-term thing with home run hitters such as Matt Olson and Renato Nunez rising in Oakland's system 

    California lawmaker proposes 'smokeless tobacco' ban at all baseball venues.
    If a bill formally introduced in the state Capitol Tuesday becomes law, the use of 'smokeless tobacco' will be banned in every baseball venue in the state -- from San Jose sandlots to San Francisco's AT&T Park. They would join minor leagues parks, which already outlaw it.
     

    A's middle infielders Zobrist, Semien get early start
    Ben Zobrist and Marcus Semien, the Oakland A's likely new double play combination, got head start under watchful eye of manager Bob Melvin. 

    Oakland A's dealing with another pitching injury
    Sean Nolin, acquired by the Athletics from the Toronto Blue Jays in the Josh Donaldson deal, is recovering from sports hernia surgery; the left-hander had been a candidate for the Oakland rotation.  

    A's Bob Melvin wants pitchers, catchers to improve against running game
    Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin has made what he calls 'game awareness' a point of emphasis at spring training 

    A's right-hander R.J. Alvarez thrives after growing up as a left-hander
    A's reliever R.J. Alvarez, who is a naturaly left-hander, touches 99 mph on the radar gun as a right-hander after his father had him change throwing arms as a kid 

    Sean Nolin, contender for Oakland A's rotation, aggravates injury
    Left-hander Sean Nolin, a candidate for a spot in the Oakland A's rotation coming off sports hernia surgery, is sidelined indefinitely after feeling 'a little tug' while throwing  

    Oakland A's pitcher Sean Nolin suffers setback
    Oakland had hoped a flat ground throwing session Saturday would indicate Sean Nolin was ready to throw off a mound following off-season sports hernia surgery. Manager Bob Melvin said that the throwing did not go well: 'He's still feeling a little tug,'  

    Oakland A's Barry Zito going back to basics with pitch selection
    Barry Zito, who has returned to the Oakland A's, says he will be cutting the cutter from his repertoire, focusing on his fastball, curveball and changeup and using his old over-the-top delivery 

    A's Jesse Hahn brings electric curve, big potential
    Right-hander from Derek Norris trade showed a lot during his rookie season with San Diego Padres. 

    A's pitchers Parker, Griffin have impressive throwing sessions
    Oakland A's right-handers Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin will behin season on disabled list after Tommy John surgery last season, but manager Bob Melvin has been happy with their progress 

    Bob Melvin relieved to hear Bruce Bochy doing OK
    Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin sends San Francisco Giants' skipper Bruce Bochy well wishes after hearing about Bochy's heart procedure. 

    Pat Venditte, Oakland A's righty, uh lefty -- he's both!
    Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte hoping to be more than a switch-pitcher