Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. | A’s bolster deep bullpen by acquiring Twins closer Rodney

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins. The A’s sent minor league right-hander Dakota Chalmers to Minnesota on Thursday to complete the deal that adds more depth to Oakland’s stellar bullpen. The 41-year-old Rodney is 3-2 with 25 saves and a 3.09 ERA in 46 relief appearances … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | A’s bolster deep bullpen by acquiring Twins closer Rodney

OAKLAND, Calif. | Laureano’s first major league hit in debut lifts A’s in 13

OAKLAND, Calif. — Ramon Laureano reached his hands out to each side and knew he had his first major league hit at last, a big one at that to end the game. Laureano somehow forced himself to relax with the game on the line and two outs in the 13th inning, having already failed at … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Laureano’s first major league hit in debut lifts A’s in 13

Oklahoma QB competition twists with Murray’s MLB selection

Oklahoma‘s quarterback competition took an unexpected twist at the Major League Baseball draft. Kyler Murray, the favorite to replace Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield as the Sooners’ starter this year, was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. The speedy Murray has been a major league prospect since high school. He played … Continue reading Oklahoma QB competition twists with Murray’s MLB selection

OAKLAND, Calif | Piscotty felt ‘mom was with me’ during his return to A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wherever he went on the field, Stephen Piscotty felt his mother’s presence. Two days after Gretchen Piscotty died from Lou Gehrig’s disease, her son was back at work for the Oakland Athletics. Full of sadness, but enveloped in love. “All day, I didn’t feel alone. I felt like someone was with … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Piscotty felt ‘mom was with me’ during his return to A’s

NEW YORK | Mariners, A’s to play next season’s MLB opener in Japan

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will play an opening two-game series in Tokyo on March 20 and 21, the fifth time Major League Baseball will start its season in Japan. Major League Baseball said Tuesday that Oakland will be the home team for both games. Both the Athletics and Mariners … Continue reading NEW YORK | Mariners, A’s to play next season’s MLB opener in Japan

ANAHEIM, Calif. | Angels’ Ohtani loses perfect game in 7th during home debut

ANAHEIM, Calif. | April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Shohei Ohtani retired the Oakland Athletics’ first 19 batters Sunday before Marcus Semien’s seventh-inning single broke up the two-way Japanese sensation’s bid for a perfect game in his first home pitching start for the Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani had 11 strikeouts during the first six innings, striking out … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif. | Angels’ Ohtani loses perfect game in 7th during home debut