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7/23/2014 | Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks

The order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft began to take shape Wednesday when the Competitive Balance Lottery was held at the Commissioner's Office in New York. This year, the Marlins won the lottery and will receive the first pick of Competitive Balance Round A, which is held immediately after the Draft's first round. The Marlins will be followed by the Rockies, Cardinals, Brewers, Padres and Indians.


7/23/2014 | Samardzija reinvents himself to become elite pitcher

Now that the speculation about Jeff Samardzija's fate is over and the hoopla over his move to Oakland (and ensuing All-Star Game awkwardness) has died down, it's helpful to explore just what all the fuss is about in the first place.


7/23/2014 | A's win replay challenge in 10th inning against Astros

A's manager Bob Melvin won a replay challenge in the top of the 10th inning on Tuesday to help keep the score tied at 2 before the Astros won it, 3-2, in the 12th inning.


7/23/2014 | A's edged in extras after Kazmir's sharp start

Fernando Abad served up a 12th-inning home run to Houston's L.J. Hoes on Tuesday as the A's lost, 3-2, in extras, a rarity for an Oakland squad that tends to get better as it gets deeper into the night.


7/22/2014 | Peacock looks to rebound in matchup vs. A's

The A's and Astros continue their series on Wednesday, with Oakland's Jesse Chavez taking on Houston's Brad Peacock at O.co Coliseum.


7/22/2014 | A's owner Wolff releases statement on lease

The Oakland A's and the City of Oakland had meetings this morning and we have come to an agreement on all outstanding points regarding a new 10-year lease at the Coliseum. The final step remaining is an approval by the Alameda County board, which will vote on the lease July 29.


7/22/2014 | Donaldson wins A's Heart and Hustle Award

Josh Donaldson may now be an All-Star, but that does not mean the third baseman's determination has waned. On Tuesday, he was recognized for his more intangible qualities, receiving the A's Heart and Hustle Award for a second consecutive year.


7/22/2014 | Milone reaches out to Melvin after requesting trade

As word leaked Monday that Tommy Milone had requested a trade, the A's lefty reached out to manager Bob Melvin. The news came just two weeks after the lefty was optioned to Triple-A amid the acquisitions of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.


7/22/2014 | La Russa had guts to chase Hall of Fame glory

If Tony La Russa ever had a motto, it's "no guts, no glory," which describes his managing career in a nutshell. They are words to live by and an apt inscription for his Hall of Fame plaque.


7/22/2014 | Reddick returns from DL with right knee brace

The A's reinstated outfielder Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced today. The A's also announced that infielder Andy Parrino was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following the game Sunday.


7/21/2014 | Melvin, A's one of game's most successful unions

A's manager Bob Melvin has the respect of his peers, of his players and the media. What really underscores Melvin's strength in the dugout, however, is he has the respect of the A's front office, too.


7/20/2014 | Positive signs for Sogard in rare start

A slumping Eric Sogard has seen diminished playing time in recent weeks, but he was in the lineup Sunday for the first time this series with a chance to reverse these fortunes.


7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks

Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.


7/20/2014 | A's bats provide plenty for dominant Gray vs. O's

The A's secured Sunday afternoon's 10-2 series win over the Orioles with much ease, getting yet another superb start from Sonny Gray to complement a frenzied offense that was firing on all cylinders.


7/20/2014 | No robot needed: LeGrande throws first pitch

Virtually bonded more than a year ago through the first telerobotic first pitch in Major League Baseball history, A's reliever Ryan Cook and Nick LeGrande have since become good buddies. And, on Sunday, they were reunited for another ceremonial first pitch, this time in person at the Coliseum.


7/20/2014 | Kazmir out to build on dominating first half

Fresh off his appearance in the Midsummer Classic, Scott Kazmir will oppose Houston's Brett Oberholtzer for the third time this season, as the A's open their series against the Astros on Tuesday in Oakland.


7/20/2014 | Rubber match set for tight O's-A's series

Baltimore will turn to Kevin Gausman and Oakland will go with Sonny Gray in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.


7/19/2014 | A's can't pick up Hammel after early O's attack

The A's spent Saturday afternoon partying like it's 1989, but quickly lost much of the feel-good mojo upon taking the field. Playing in front of several members of the '89 World Series club, not to mention a sold-out crowd celebrating the 25th anniversary of the franchise's last championship, the 2014 A's exited the first inning down a quartet of runs and fell short in their comeback attempt in an 8-4 loss to the Orioles.


7/19/2014 | Rehabbing Reddick hot at plate in Minors

A's outfielder Josh Reddick's offensive production has been equally encouraging as his health, meaning his Minor League rehab assignment likely won't need to be extended past Sunday.


7/19/2014 | Hammel to face former club in second A's start

On Saturday at O.co Coliseum, Jason Hammel will be facing the Orioles, a team he pitched for in 2012 and '13, in his second start with the A's. Wei-Yin Chen will start for Baltimore.


7/19/2014 | Donaldson's walk-off blast caps A's rally in ninth

Josh Donaldson made walk-off winners out of the A's on a first-pitch, three-run homer against Baltimore's Zach Britton in the ninth inning for a 5-4 series-opening victory on Friday night at the Coliseum.


7/18/2014 | 1989 champs like look of current A's

Could this be the A's team that gets back to the World Series? Members of the 1989 championship club believe so. The 1989 club was celebrating its 25th reunion on Friday at the Coliseum.


7/18/2014 | A's sign 25 of their 40 selections in Draft

The A's inked 25 of their 40 selections from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft in advance of Friday's 2 p.m. PT deadline, including each of their first 13 selections.


7/18/2014 | Reddick to be re-evaluated after this weekend

The A's began the second half without outfielder Josh Reddick, who will continue his Minor League rehab assignment through the weekend.


7/15/2014 | AL-Americans: Jeter, Trout spark victory

Mike Trout delivered the go-ahead hit and the game's first run, winning the All-Star MVP Award, but it was Derek Jeter who stole the show in his final Midsummer Classic. Jeter went 2-for-2 with a run scored to set the tone for the AL, which won home-field advantage in the World Series.




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