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3/26/2015 | Bean brings his message of inclusion to A's

Often mistaken for one another, Billy Beane and Billy Bean found themselves in the same clubhouse Thursday, just as they did 27 years ago when playing in the outfield together for Triple-A Toledo. This time, Beane, now Oakland's general manager, was introducing Bean in the A's clubhouse. Bean, bringing a message of inclusion for gay players in baseball, is on a speaking tour visiting only clubs that invite him.


3/26/2015 | Pleskoff: Slugger Canha offers A's power bat

Canha returns home with the Athletics. He attended Bellarmine College Prep where he was named the 2007 West Catholic Athletic League MVP. He hit .440 with 11 home runs as a senior. For his career he hit .415 with 23 doubles, three triples and 26 home runs. During his tenure, he was clearly the leader of his team.


3/26/2015 | Butler brings his quest for a World Series title to Bay Area

Last season ended oh so close for Billy Butler, as his Royals team came up 90 feet short of tying the Giants in Game 7 of the World Series. Now, Butler's ready for a new season in a new place, as he begins his first season in Oakland.


3/25/2015 | Red-hot Ike benefits from consistent approach

Ike Davis is having another strong spring at the plate, and the new A's first baseman hopes he can keep up his production during the regular season.


3/25/2015 | A's not concerned about down start by Gray

Sonny Gray was knocked around by the Brewers on Wednesday, but the A's Opening Day starter was told to forget about the outing as quickly as he left it.


3/25/2015 | While not at full strength, A's happy with bullpen

The A's will begin the regular season without the injured Sean Doolittle and the demoted Ryan Cook, yet top to bottom, the bullpen is loaded with assets.


3/25/2015 | Gray finds trouble against hot-hitting Brewers

Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff home run and logged RBIs in each of the first three innings as the Brewers knocked around A's Opening Day starter Sonny Gray on Wednesday at Maryvale Baseball Park. The game ended in a 9-9 tie after Oakland rallied for four runs in the ninth.


3/25/2015 | Comforts of home benefit Ike this spring

New Oakland A's first baseman Ike Davis has always appeared very comfortable at the plate during Spring Training.


3/25/2015 | A's hope Crisp will be ready by Opening Day

A's outfielder Coco Crisp was a late scratch from Tuesday's matchup with the Cubs because of ongoing right elbow soreness, and it was later revealed that he received a cortisone shot to alleviate the pain, which will keep him out of game action through the week.


3/24/2015 | Zito proving he belongs back in bigs, if not with A's

Though the A's likely won't have the room to carry Barry Zito when the regular season opens, the lefty continues to prove that he belongs on a big league roster somewhere.


3/24/2015 | A's option reliever Cook to Triple-A

Ryan Cook will look to continue sorting through mechanical issues, just not with the big league club. The struggling A's reliever was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, a day after he endured another rocky outing.


3/24/2015 | A's emerge from roster churn with tremendous pitching depth

After all of the roster turnover, the Oakland Athletics have emerged, once again, as usual, with a lot of Major League-quality pitching.


3/24/2015 | Vogt, Butler lead offensive barrage over Cubs

The A's busted out for 10 runs in the first three innings of Tuesday's 14-2 win over the Cubs at Hohokam Stadium, getting two-run home runs from Billy Butler and Stephen Vogt along the way.


3/24/2015 | Pomeranz labors through hip tightness in shaky start

A's rotation candidate Drew Pomeranz, looking to impress the decision-makers in a start against the Cubs on Tuesday, instead labored through just 2 2/3 innings as a result of right hip tightness, he said.


3/24/2015 | Crisp to miss time after receiving cortisone shot

A's outfielder Coco Crisp was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs because of soreness in his right elbow, and he's expected to miss several more games after receiving a cortisone shot in the area.


3/23/2015 | Rocky spring performance continues for Cook

Ryan Cook's struggles were on display again Monday, furthering concern about the A's reliever, whose cumulative spring ERA sits at 16.88 following five outings.


3/23/2015 | Bassitt battling fastball location against lefties

A's right-hander Chris Bassitt appears ticketed for Triple-A Nashville when the regular season begins after another rocky outing Monday, and he's perfectly OK with that, so long as he's able to iron out what he describes as a career-long issue.


3/23/2015 | 10 MLB players, one fantasy mock draft

Here at MLB.com, we have plenty of fantasy baseball expertise. But no one can dispute that the Major League players whom we analyze have their own level of knowledge. Knowing this, we decided to solicit advice from them about how to build the perfect fantasy team. The result is the first ever -- that we know of -- players-only fantasy mock draft.


3/23/2015 | Bassitt takes step back in bid for A's rotation

Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt, who headed into his start with a shot at strengthening his case for a rotation spot, labored from the outset Monday in an 8-3 victory for the Indians.


3/23/2015 | Injury updates: Doolittle begins throwing program

The A's are seeing significant progress from several of their injury-stricken players. Closer Sean Doolittle, slowly working his way back from a shoulder injury, engaged in sock throws Monday morning -- the first step in the throwing process as he continues his rehab.


3/22/2015 | Wendle wows in first spring camp with A's

The infielder the A's acquired in the trade that sent notorious talker Brandon Moss to Cleveland could not be heard as loudly in Oakland's clubhouse this spring, but Joey Wendle let his performance do the talking.


3/22/2015 | Graveman stands out in A's crowded rotation race

Kendall Graveman continued to cement his place in the A's starting rotation by making quick work of the Reds, striking out five and notching 11 groundball outs.


3/22/2015 | Olson, Wendle reassigned to Minor League camp

A's infield prospects Matt Olson and Joey Wendle were among seven players reassigned to Minor League camp following Sunday's game, as Oakland trimmed its big league roster to 44.


3/22/2015 | Graveman adds shutdown start vs. Reds to stellar spring

A's rotation candidate Kendall Graveman added another strong start to his spring resume on Sunday, allowing just one hit and striking out five against the Reds.


3/21/2015 | Doolittle spot launches new slate of A's 'Green Collar' ads

The A's unveiled the new season of their award-winning ad campaign on Saturday, featuring funny takes from Sean Doolittle, Stephen Vogt, Billy Butler and Dan Otero.




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