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Kazmir looks sharp in A's 10-4 win over White Sox

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — A's left-hander lowers his spring ERA to 0.75; Josh Pridie's two-run homer and Max Muncy's bases-clearing double in eighth lifts A's
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Oakland A's: Coco Crisp expected to start Tuesday

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Tuesday could be a make-or-break day for A's leadoff hitter Coco Crisp. The A's have him scheduled to start in left field that day against the Angels. If he's in the lineup, there's a good chance...
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Clippard will begin season as A's closer

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Tyler Clippard will begin the season as the A's closer, manager Bob Melvin said Friday.
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A's Josh Reddick likely to start season on disabled list

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's right fielder Josh Reddick has been sidelined for much of the spring with an oblique sprain; manager Bob Melvin wants Reddick to get more at-bats before being activated.
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Sogard leads A's past Giants 6-4

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Eric Sogard drove in three runs with a sacrifice fly and a two-run triple Thursday night in leading the Oakland A's to a 6-4 win over the San Francisco Giants.
  • 2 days ago

A's: Billy Beane introduces Oakland players to former teammate Billy Bean, who talks about MLB's outreach to the LGBT community

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Bean, who played with Beane in the same outfield for Triple-A Toledo in 1988, says players and others have been reaching out to him individually
  • 2 days ago

A's notebook: Barry Zito should stick with A's, scout says

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — The veteran pitcher could generate outside interest, but he might be a great fit for the A's
  • 3 days ago

A's Sonny Gray hit hard by the Brewers

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Gray, the A's opening-day starter, didn't make it out of third inning in game that ended 9-9.
  • 3 days ago

Cubs' Edwin Jackson drives to wrong stadium

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson misses his start after initially driving to the wrong stadium, then finds right ballpark and gets pounded
  • 3 days ago

Corey Busch says San Jose made mistake by suing MLB

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Corey Busch, member of committee that studied Oakland A's stadium situation, says San Jose made a mistake by filing antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball
  • 3 days ago

Oakland A's veterans Coco Crisp, Ryan Cook suffer setbacks

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Crisp needs cortisone shot for ailing elbow. Ryan Cook optioned to minors to work out pitching woes
  • 4 days ago

Oakland A's power past Chicago Cubs 14-2

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Stephen Vogt and Billy Butler homered in the A's rout. Barry Zito relieved and pitched four scoreless innings in his bid to make the team.
  • 4 days ago

Alameda County joining Coliseum City stadium talks

Inside Bay Area (By Matthew Artz <a href='mailto:martz@) — After weeks of public lobbying, the San Diego businessman working to keep the Raiders in Oakland and redevelop the sprawling Coliseum complex will finally get to sit down and negotiate with both...
  • 4 days ago

Bassitt hit hard in A's loss to Indians

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Chris Bassitt gave up three runs in the first inning and five runs overall Monday as the Oakland A's lost an 8-3 decision to the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear Ballpark.
  • 5 days ago

A' Kendall Graveman delivers another strong start

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Kendall Graveman, battling for a spot in the Oakland A's rotation, made another impressive start, pitching 51/3 scoreless innings in an exhibition against the Cincinnati Reds
  • 6 days ago

Photos: New Oakland A's slugger Billy Butler sells Arizona mansion

Inside Bay Area (Pueng Vongs Bay Area News Group) — New A's designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler has sold his 5,872 square foot home in Scottsdale, Ariz. for $2 million.
  • 6 days ago

Oakland A's, Jesse Hahn defeat Cincinnati Reds

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Jesse Hahn pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Oakland A's to an 8-1 exhibition victory over the Cincinnati Reds
  • 7 days ago

Oakland Athletics give Los Angeles Dodgers a scare in 3-2 win

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Andy Parrino's liner up the middle hits the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, who remained in the game.
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A's rotation contender Jesse Hahn appreciates the underdog

Inside Bay Area (By Daniel Brown <a href='mailto:dbrown@mer) — Jesse Hahn grew up where the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox were kings, so he rooted for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • 9 days ago
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A's Ty Ladendorf makes impression after 50-game drug suspension

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Ty Ladendorf is trying to make the Oakland Athletics' 25-man roster as a reserve outfielder/infielder after bing handed the suspension while with Triple-A Sacramento last season.
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Blog Articles

Oakland A’s Billy Burns leads majors in hits

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Billy Burns had four hits today and scored three runs, and the A’s minor-league outfielder has 24 hits this...
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Oakland A’s Mark Canha showing flair for dramatic homers

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium Mark Canha, who hit a two-out, two-run homer two days earlier to tie a game against the Brewers in the ninth inning, followed that up...
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A’s making strides: Sean Doolittle, Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium and later Scottsdale Stadium Closer Sean Doolittle told me this afternoon that he’ll play catch tomorrow for the first time since...
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A’s roster taking shape; why a “good” spring doesn’t factor much

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser In today’s Chronicle, here’s a breakdown of what the Oakland rotation is very likely to look like to start the season, and the bullpen. The...
  • 4 days ago
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A’s veterans, new guys, getting ready at right time

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium The A’s hadn’t had much offense yet from Billy Butler, Brett Lawrie and Stephen Vogt, but today all three showed some signs...
  • 7 days ago

New A’s ads unveiled, hilarious as always

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium It’s one of the best days of the spring, when our pal DJ O’Neil, CEO of Hub Strategy & Communication shows us the first round...
  • 7 days ago
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A’s Sam Fuld taken to hospital for tests on jaw

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium Outfielder Sam Fuld was hit in the jaw by a throw as he was running to first base in a game in Goodyear, Ariz., today, and he told me...
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Superb matchup on tap at Hohokam: Gray vs. Kershaw

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium Sure, it’s only spring training, but it’s still a whale of a matchup today: Sonny Gray vs. Clayton Kershaw. And Barry Zito...
  • 8 days ago
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Drew Pomeranz in middle of A’s rotation conversation

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Peoria Stadium Drew Pomeranz doesn’t get mentioned as often as some others in the race for the A’s three open rotation spots –...
  • 10 days ago
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Video: A’s Jarrod Parker throwing in simulated game

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Peoria Stadium Jarrod Parker threw 30 pitches in a simulated game today on the back field at Hohokam Stadium, broken up into two sets of 15 to simulate...
  • 10 days ago
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Scott Kazmir has slick outing for A’s

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium The A’s got an All-Star season from Scott Kazmir last year, and now that he’s more than two years removed from nearly being...
  • 11 days ago
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Kendall Graveman makes strong push for A’s rotation

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Camelback Ranch Kendall Graveman isn’t just in contention for the A’s rotation – he might land the No. 3 spot. Manager Bob Melvin was...
  • 12 days ago
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Ben Zobrist a late scratch with shoulder tightness

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser in Glendale, Arizona Manager Bob Melvin said it’s not a big deal, but Ben Zobrist, the A’s key acquisition this winter, was scratched from...
  • 12 days ago
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Barry Zito – what are the odds he’ll make A’s rotation?

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Maryvale Baseball Park Barry Zito looked sensational today – four innings, one hit, no runs. No walks, four strikeouts. And a save. (!!) Zito...
  • 13 days ago
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A’s set to face Giants in sellout at Hohokam Stadium

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium The A’s are expecting their biggest crowd of the season for today’s split-squad game against the Giants; it’s a...
  • 14 days ago
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New name for right field (if Josh Reddick can’t go A’s opener)

SFGate.com (John Shea) — New candidate for right field: Ben Zobrist, Mr. Everywhere. The versatile Zobrist was the first guy manager Bob Melvin mentioned when I asked him if there’s a leader in the clubhouse to replace...
  • 19 days ago
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A’s face Jeff Samardzija, Stephen Vogt’s ref routine and Jim Harbaugh’s ‘jungle lions’

SFGate.com (John Shea) — Jeff Samardzija is facing the A’s today, and let’s count his former Oakland teammates who are in the lineup: Coco Crisp. Craig Gentry. Eric Sogard. Can we count Bryan Anderson? Otherwise, a lot of...
  • 20 days ago
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Jim Harbaugh suits up for Oakland A’s

SFGate.com (John Shea) — Jim Harbaugh, baseball coach. Who woulda thunk it? The man who brought the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII and fled to Michigan after last season amid a falling out with his bosses is in camp with the...
  • 21 days ago
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A’s Nate Freiman confident he’ll be OK for start of season

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium Nate Freiman said this morning that he incurred a lower back injury lifting weights this offseason, and after the first two weeks of...
  • 22 days ago
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Photo gallery from Barry Zito’s first spring start for A’s

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — It was A’s 2, Cubs 2, here today but the man of the day was Barry Zito, back on the mound after sitting out 2014. There’s a full story about that on SFGate.com and on SFChronicle.com,...
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