In his first plate appearance since he began kneeling for the national anthem, Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was greeted with a round of cheers from the crowd as he went to bat in the second inning of tonight’s game against the Mariners:
A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first major league ballplayer to join the dozens of NFL pros protesting racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem tonight before Oakland’s game against Texas.
The first step in the Oakland A’s long, seemingly never-ending quest for a new ballpark has reportedly been taken. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that A’s ownership has settled on a desired location for a new stadium. Now, they just have to convince everyone else—from the current land-owners to the city to Major…
The following is excerpted from Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, by Jason Turbow. Follow along with a day-by-day account of the early ‘70s Athletics on Twitter @DynasticBook.
After arguing with Angels catcher Juan Graterol during today’s fourth inning, A’s third baseman Matt Chapman received the very special honor of his first career ejection. The argument had its origins in a larger beef over whether or not the A’s were stealing signs—they swear that they weren’t, the Angels maintain that…
The Oakland Athletics, 8.5 games out of the final Wild Card spot and owners of the second-worst record in the American League, have traded their representative at the 2017 All-Star Game to the Seattle Mariners, for Boog Powell, once a 20th-round draft pick of, that’s right, the Oakland Athletics.
Matt Joyce of the Oakland Athletics reportedly used a homophobic slur while shouting at an Angels fan Friday night, according to an Associated Press photographer who overheard the exchange.
The Oakland Athletics are investigating an “incident” with a security guard during last night’s game against the Giants, video of which appears to show the guard striking a fan.
Rays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. had to leave yesterday’s game against the A’s after sliding into second base during a steal attempt. The injury ocurred when his back foot dug too far into the dirt and caused his body to stretch awkwardly.
Yesterday, the Oakland A’s traded relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to the Washington Nationals in exchange for reliever Blake Treinen and two minor leaguers. It’s no great crime for an out-of-contention team to unload two aging but valuable relievers—Doolittle and Madson boast 2.35 and 2.43 FIPs,…
The Nationals, owners of the very worst bullpen ERA in all of baseball, made a move today to fortify their relief pitching, snagging a couple arms from Oakland’s not-actually-all-that-much-better bullpen:
The Oakland Athletics had a Bark at the Park event Friday afternoon. Here come the doggos!
The Chicago White Sox finished up a three-game trip to Oakland with a 7-4 loss. Mike Pelfrey didn’t pitch well and Avisail Garcia went 0-for-4, only looking at nine pitches in the process. However, catcher Kevan Smith had the worst night of the bunch, as he allowed former World Series home run-hitter Rajai Davis to…
James Shields took the mound today for the sad-sack White Sox, and in the course of pitching three brutal innings gave up a two-run dinger to Matt Olson, another two-run dinger to Franklin Barreto, and a solo dong to Jaycob Brugman. Olson, Barreto, and Brugman are rookies. It’s wild enough to give up three homers in…
At this point, there is no use becoming attached to any player on the Oakland Athletics. All of them will eventually be jettisoned, and often in a frustrating and unceremonious way.
Oakland A’s pitcher Kendall Graveman was a tough-luck loser last night, falling to the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 despite surrendering just two runs in six innings. At least he got a cool highlight out of the night, thanks to an unassisted double play in the bottom of the fifth.
Oakland A’s pitcher Jharel Cotton threw seven shutout innings in Monday’s 2-0 win over the Royals, striking out six and giving up two hits and three walks. The 25-year-old’s offspeed stuff was saucy.