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A's shortstop Marcus Semien has a blast against the Giants

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Cal alum Marcus Semien leads A's past Giants in Cactus League opener with two homers, four RBI
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A's Jarrod Parker getting closer to facing hitters

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — A's pitcher Jarrod Parker is getting closer to facing live hitters after adding a curve in bullpen session Tuesday
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Oakland A's putting their money in the bullpen

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Athletics are spending over $18 million on their relievers, an amount in the American League West that is being matched only by the Houston Astros.
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Josh Reddick gives up number to new Oakland A's teammate Billy Butler

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — 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
  • 2 days ago
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A's outfielder Coco Crisp has pinkeye, will miss a few days

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's center fielder Coco Crisp has had pinkeye before, he was sidelined for more than a week in 2012.
  • 3 days ago
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A's owner John Fisher: Baseball team's turn for new stadium

Inside Bay Area (By Elliott Almond <a href='mailto:ealmond@) — Oakland A's owner John Fisher says in rare interview baseball team deserves new stadium like his San Jose Earthquakes
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Report: A's might be interested in Dayan Viciedo

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — 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...
  • 4 days ago
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A's season could hinge on pitchers recovering from Tommy John surgery

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's starters Jarrod Parker, A.J. Griffin will be needed at some point this season if team is to contend in tough American League West.
  • 4 days ago
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A's extend agreement with 95.7 The Game through 2018

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Oakland A's radio broadcasts will continue through at least 2018 with Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo and Ray Fosse on the air
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Eric Chavez, A's former third baseman, returning to Oakland

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — 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,...
  • 5 days ago
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Barry Zito thrilled to be back in baseball

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward <a href='mailto:csteward@b) — 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
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Oakland A's likely to lose out on Cuban second baseman

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — 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.
  • 5 days ago
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A's prioritize parking over development at Coliseum

Inside Bay Area (By Matthew Artz, Bay Area News Group) — 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...
  • 5 days ago
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Brett Lawrie's injury history

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward <a href='mailto:csteward@b) — 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.
  • 6 days ago
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Kawakami: A's and Oakland have only each other

Inside Bay Area (By Tim Kawakami Mercury News Columnist) — If Raiders follow Warriors out of Oakland, a new ballpark for A's becomes a realistic vision
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Canadian-born big-leaguers who left Canadian teams for U.S.

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward <a href='mailto:csteward@b) — 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.
  • 6 days ago
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A's loving Lawrie's manic energy

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward <a href='mailto:csteward@b) — Oakland A's third baseman Brett Lawrie sayd he isn't worried about replacing All-Star Josh Donaldson.
  • 6 days ago
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A's catcher Stephen Vogt uses new rule to imitate Chris Farley

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — 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.
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A's prospects Matt Olson, Renato Nunez bring promise of power

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — 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
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California lawmaker proposes 'smokeless tobacco' ban at all baseball venues.

Inside Bay Area (David E. Early <a href='mailto:dearly@merc) — 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...
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Blog Articles

A’s and Giants on tap in Cactus League opener

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium The A’s don’t get to ease their way into the exhibition season: They face the Giants and Madison Bumgarner today in...
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Intrasquad game – Pat Venditte, defense stand out

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Fitch Park The A’s visiting team beat the A’s home team 1-0 in an intrasquad game, with minor-league infielder Max Muncy sending Billy...
  • 3 days ago
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A’s interested in Dayan Viciedo

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at spring training The A’s are one of the teams with interest in free-agent outfielder Dayan Viciedo right now, according to Fox Sports’ Ken...
  • 4 days ago
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Weekend intrasquad games scheduled

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Fitch Park To mix things up a little, Bob Melvin had added intrasquad games this spring, and he’s decided on tomorrow and Sunday in order to give...
  • 4 days ago
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More A’s video: Barry Zito, Sonny Gray, Tyler Clippard

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Fitch Park It’s day two of pitchers throwing to hitters and there’s yes, more video. Yesterday was hitter-heavy, now it’s some of the...
  • 5 days ago
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Lots of video of new A’s players

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Fitch Park Here’s a quick look at some of the newcomers in A’s camp today, starting with third baseman Brett Lawrie: And here’s new...
  • 6 days ago
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A’s first full workout day – live batting practice; Melvin speaks to team

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Fitch Park A quick hello from Fitch Park where hitters will take batting practice off pitchers starting at 11 am. Workouts here will be from 10 a.m....
  • 6 days ago
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A’s reactions to proposed chewing-tobacco ban

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at spring training in Arizona A San Francisco supervisor and a California assemblyman both proposed bans of chewing tobacco at baseball parks and...
  • 7 days ago
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A’s full squad reporting day; some schedule notes and other news

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium It’s position-player reporting day and the A’s are expected to have everyone here; team travel secretary Mickey Morabito...
  • 7 days ago
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A’s camp, Day 3, tidbits plus Barry Zito video

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Fitch Park Hi from Fitch Park, where the A’s day is just getting underway. They’re here most days starting at 10 am local time, with...
  • 9 days ago
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Video: check out A’s ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser in Mesa Pat Venditte is every bit a fun to watch as you might expect. He has the coolest glove, as you can see – a double-thumbed thing with two...
  • 11 days ago
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First day of Oakland A’s camp in Mesa gets underway

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Fitch Park in Mesa It’s the first day of pitchers and catchers working out, and the top attraction today might be the man throwing in not one but...
  • 11 days ago
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Highlights from the new-look A’s FanFest

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum There were 22 A’s players on hand for the team’s FanFest today – and 10 of them were new guys. The 40-man roster...
  • 23 days ago
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