3/6/2014 | A's in no hurry to rush Gentry back to field
Craig Gentry is "very close" to returning to the field, manager Bob Melvin said, but there is still no timetable to get the A's outfielder in a Cactus League game.
3/6/2014 | A's regulars solid in tie as Gray exits early
The A's scored three runs in the first off Trevor Cahill thanks to RBI singles by Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and John Jaso. But Sonny Gray also had a long first inning, with the teams eventually settling for an 8-8 tie after 10 frames on Thursday afternoon.
3/6/2014 | Cook's optimism transforms into confidence
Right-hander Ryan Cook, no longer nursing shoulder inflammation that sidelined him in late January, entered his first spring bullpen session pretty certain he would be ready by Opening Day. Twenty pain-free pitches off a mound later, he had no doubt in his mind.
3/5/2014 | Melvin pleased with players' progress thus far
With one week of games under their belt, A's manager Bob Melvin has seen his team continually preparing for the season, and he's impressed with the team's youngsters.
3/5/2014 | Savery being brought along slowly
Joe Savery made only his second appearance this spring, after being claimed off waivers from the Phillies on Feb. 17.
3/5/2014 | Callaspo adding first base to defensive repertoire
The A's are looking to jack-of-all-trades Alberto Callaspo as a right-handed complement to regular first baseman Brandon Moss.
3/5/2014 | Taylor homers, doubles in loss to Brewers
Michael Taylor provided plenty of offense and Jarrod Parker pitched well, but the A's couldn't catch the Brewers' hot offense.
3/4/2014 | Jaso doesn't want his catching time to take a hit
There's been talk of John Jaso moving to designated hitter. But that hasn't been coming from the catcher or A's manager Bob Melvin, who says that if the big-hitting Jaso is healthy enough to catch, he will catch.
3/4/2014 | Straily has work to do after first outing
Dan Straily was not at his sharpest in his first spring appearance, allowing three runs in two-plus innings against the Brewers. But the A's right-hander knows what he needs to do next.
3/4/2014 | Out of options, but Taylor not out of hope
Michael Taylor has never made an Opening Day roster, despite all the hype. Chances are he won't do it this year, either, even though he is out of Minor League options. But he continues to battle to make the A's.
3/4/2014 | Rotation hopeful Milone tagged for three runs
Tommy Milone, who is trying to win a spot in Oakland's rotation, gave up three runs on five hits over three innings on Tuesday as an A's split squad lost to the Cubs.
3/4/2014 | The last word goes to Montz, walk-off hero
Luke Montz homered off Johnny Hellweg in the bottom of the ninth to break a tie and lift an A's split squad to a walk-off win over the Brewers on Tuesday.
3/4/2014 | Just one bullpen job appears to be open
Bob Melvin indicated that there's only one job in the bullpen left for the taking. Evan Scribner and lefties Fernando Abad and Joe Savery appear to be the leading candidates.
3/3/2014 | Sogard, Conger reflect on origins in the game
Baseball is a sport often consumed by the future. Spring Training gives players an opportunity to relive how far they have come, even how they came to love the sport.
3/3/2014 | Oakland loses Parrino to Texas' waiver claim
The A's lost infielder Andy Parrino to the division foe Rangers via waivers on Monday. The move came four days after he was designated for assignment after Oakland acquired infielder Jake Elmore from the White Sox for cash.
3/3/2014 | Griffin changes up pitch repertoire
Oakland A's right-hander A.J. Griffin not only lost 15 pounds during the offseason, he's also ditched the cutter that got him into trouble one too many times last year.
3/3/2014 | Thomas takes tour of Hall ahead of induction
On his first trip to Cooperstown, Frank Thomas was afraid to set foot in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A big league rookie, he wanted to make sure he really belonged before comparing himself to the game's greatest players. Now "The Big Hurt" is ready to take his place alongside those stars. The former White Sox, A's and Blue Jays slugger on Monday toured the shrine where he's scheduled for induction on Sunday, July 27.
3/3/2014 | A's knock around Dodgers ace Kershaw
The A's tagged lefty Clayton Kershaw for five runs on Monday, scoring seven times total in the third inning to cruise to a 7-3 victory over the Dodgers at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
3/3/2014 | A's hope to have Cook in bullpen on Opening Day
Ryan Cook is progressing just as the A's would like this spring, but they're not certain whether the righty setup man will be ready for Opening Day.
3/2/2014 | Kazmir throws all pitches in simulated spring game
Pitching against teammates in the controlled confines of a sun-splashed Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Scott Kazmir impressed a large crowd of A's personnel in a three-inning, 46-pitch simulated game Sunday.
3/2/2014 | O'Flaherty continues to progress, nears 'pen session
Nearly 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery, A's reliever Eric O'Flaherty has been continually encouraged by his steady progress. He threw from flat ground for the first time Friday, meaning a bullpen session is in his near future.
3/2/2014 | Reddick rebounds physically, mentally from trying 2013
Last season was the loneliest of times for Oakland's 27-year-old right fielder, Josh Reddick, normally the brash and boisterous type. Most days he ended up at his locker in the back corner of the A's clubhouse, lost in his thoughts despite the music bouncing off his ears.
3/2/2014 | Cespedes hits two-run double as Lowrie scores twice
New Angels starter Hector Santiago gave up one unearned run in 2 2/3 innings Sunday and A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run double in Oakland's 3-2 win against the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
3/1/2014 | Annoyed Gray works way out of jams
Sonny Gray was back in game action Saturday for the first time since the postseason, slightly irked that he was forced to work his way out of more than one jam but glad he did.
3/1/2014 | Burns takes advantage of his chance
Billy Burns wasn't even supposed to be in the lineup Saturday. Coco Crisp was scheduled to take his turn in center field, but then the rain came, and the A's decided it was best to keep the veteran off the wet grass.
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