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Bartolo Colon Returns to Athletics

Bartolo Colon Returns to Athletics

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon regrets taking testosterone, a banned substance, last year that slapped him with a 50-game suspension.
Colon appeared on Tuesday at Athletics camp and spoke a…

Athletics Closer Grant Balfour has Knee Surgery

Athletics Closer Grant Balfour has Knee Surgery

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour had successful right knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus Thursday.The rehabilitation is expected to last four to six weeks leaving Balfour hopeful he can …

A’s Acquire SS Lowrie From Astros in Five-Player Deal

A’s Acquire SS Lowrie From Astros in Five-Player Deal

Major League Baseball (OAKLAND, Calif) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired shortstop Jed Lowrie and right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Chris Carter and two minor leaguers.
The minor league playe…

Mariners Acquire Slugger Michael Morse From Nationals

Mariners Acquire Slugger Michael Morse From Nationals

Mitchell Layton/Getty Image(SEATTLE) –  The Seattle Mariners have acquired slugger Michael Morse from the Washington Nationals in a three-team trade that also moved catcher John Jaso from Seattle to the Oakland Athletics.
In exchange for Morse, t…

Athletics Reward Manager Bob Melvin with Contract Extension

Athletics Reward Manager Bob Melvin with Contract Extension

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif) — After a surprise run to the postseason in 2012, the Oakland Athletics have rewarded manager Bob Melvin with a two-year extension.The deal will keep him in Oakland until the 2016 season. Melvin won the …

Chris Resop Signs One-Year Deal With Athletics

Chris Resop Signs One-Year Deal With Athletics

Major League Baseball(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a one-year $1.35 million contract with right-handed pitcher Chris Resop, the team announced Thursday.The A’s avoided salary arbitration by reaching the deal. Oakland acqui…

MLB Season To Kick Off March 31

MLB Season To Kick Off March 31

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Major League Baseball announced that the 2013 season will kickoff on Sunday March 31 when the Houston Astros play host to the Texas Rangers.
The game will serve as the Astros’ debut in the American League a…

Hideki Matsui Retires

Hideki Matsui Retires

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hideki Matsui announced his retirement Thursday after 20 seasons in Japan and the MLB. 
Matsui made his debut with the Yomiuri Giants back in 1993 and led the team to three titles, including in 2002, when he was…

Red Sox Welcome Drew to Boston

Red Sox Welcome Drew to Boston

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(BOSTON) — The Boston Red Sox introduced shortstop Stephen Drew to the media on Thursday. The former first-round draft pick signed a one-year deal with the Bosox Wednesday, worth $9.5 million according to ESPN. Drew will ha…

Athletics Finalize Contract with Japanese Shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima

Athletics Finalize Contract with Japanese Shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The Oakland Athletics finalized a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima.
Through 11 seasons playing for the Pacific League’s Seibu Lions, the 30-year-old Nakajima hit .3…

D-Backs Finalized Deal With 3B Eric Chavez

D-Backs Finalized Deal With 3B Eric Chavez

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Free agent third baseman Eric Chavez finalized a one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Last season with the New York Yankees, th…

Diamondbacks Sign Pitcher Brandon McCarthy

Diamondbacks Sign Pitcher Brandon McCarthy

J. Meric/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After suffering a devastating injury the last time he took the mound, starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy is hoping to continue his recovery as he has signed a two-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth $15.5 mil…

Atheltics Re-Sign Pitcher Bartolo Colon

Atheltics Re-Sign Pitcher Bartolo Colon

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Bartolo Colon is getting a second chance with the Oakland Athletics. The team has singed Colon to a one-year contract despite being suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball last seaso…

Diamondbacks, Athletics, and Marlins Involved In Three-Team Trade

Diamondbacks, Athletics, and Marlins Involved In Three-Team Trade

Major League Baseball(Phoenix) — A three-team trade between the Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Oakland Athletics has been agreed upon. Closer Heath Bell will be sent to Arizona as well as outfielder Cliff Pennington, and Oakland gets outfiel…

Verlander Goes the Distance, Tigers Eliminate Athletics

Verlander Goes the Distance, Tigers Eliminate Athletics

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(OAKLAND) — Justin Verlander came up aces versus the Oakland Athletics Thursday night. Last season’s AL MVP pitched a complete game shutout, leading the Tigers to a 6-0 victory over the Athletics, to win Game 5 of thei…

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/11/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/11/12

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB NLDS Game 4: The Washington Nationals one upped the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1. (Series tied at 2-2)
NLDS Game 5: The San Francisco Giants defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 6-4, and advance to the NLCS. (Giants Win Seri…

Athletics Rally in the Ninth, Force Game 5 with Tigers

Athletics Rally in the Ninth, Force Game 5 with Tigers

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(OAKLAND) — The Oakland Athletics rallied from a two-run ninth-inning deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3, and force a series deciding Game 5.
Seth Smith hit a game-tying RBI double, and then proceeded to score the …

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/10/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/10/12

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB NLDS Game 4: The San Francisco Giants defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 8-3. (Series tied at 2-2)NLDS Game 3: The St. Louis Cardinals shut down the Washington Nationals, 8-0. (Cardinals lead series, 2-1)
ALDS Game …

Athletics Stay Alive, Shut Down Tigers 2-0

Athletics Stay Alive, Shut Down Tigers 2-0

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OAKLAND) — Brett Anderson, who hadn’t pitched since Sept. 19 when he suffered an oblique injury, threw six scoreless innings for the Oakland Athletics, leading the A’s to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 of their …

Athletics Stay Alive, Shut Down Tigers 2-0

Athletics Stay Alive, Shut Down Tigers 2-0

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OAKLAND) — Brett Anderson, who hadn’t pitched since Sept. 19 when he suffered an oblique injury, threw six scoreless innings for the Oakland Athletics, leading the A’s to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 of their …

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