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7/27/2015 | Clippard traded to Mets for Meisner

The second phase of Oakland's summer sale played out Monday, with the A's dealing their closer, Tyler Clippard, to the Mets for right-hander Casey Meisner.


7/27/2015 | A's trade Clippard to Mets for Minors arm

The A's continued to improve their farm system on Monday, trading closer Tyler Clippard and cash considerations to the Mets in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Casey Meisner.


7/27/2015 | Trade piece part of Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.


7/27/2015 | Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating

Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and MLB Network analysts, including two former Major League general managers (Dan O'Dowd and Jim Duquette).


7/26/2015 | Graveman struggles to get outs vs. Giants

Kendall Graveman allowed nine of the 13 batters he faced to reach base Sunday, lasting just 1 1/3 innings and yielding four earned runs in the A's 4-3 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park.


7/26/2015 | Melvin has long history with Big Unit

A's manager Bob Melvin recalls many fond memories he has from a long-lasting friendship with Hall of Famer Randy Johnson.


7/26/2015 | Doolittle confident in cautious rehab process

A's left-hander Sean Doolittle (strained left shoulder) threw for consecutive days Saturday and Sunday for the first time since being placed on the 60-day disabled list and before his Sunday session, he said he felt "no pain" Saturday.


7/26/2015 | Anderson set for first start vs. former team

Brett Anderson returns to the mound in a series opener against the A's on Tuesday, one week after leaving a start against the Braves in the third inning with what seemed to be an Achilles tendon injury but now does not appear to be serious. Sonny Gray starts for the A's, the team Anderson spent his first five big league seasons with.


7/25/2015 | Burns enters late, feels 'great' after groin injury

A day after fouling a ball that bounced up and hit his groin and caused a testicular contusion, A's center fielder Billy Burns entered Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Giants in the seventh inning.


7/25/2015 | Win elusive, but Bassitt proving himself to A's

Chris Bassitt has yet to notch a win in four starts for the A's despite pitching well in all of them, but the right-hander is at least assured of another opportunity for one.


7/25/2015 | Giants reward MadBum after his HR vs. A's

Joe Panik and Matt Duffy collaborated on a tiebreaking sixth-inning rally that lifted the Giants to a 2-1 Interleague triumph Saturday over the Oakland A's at AT&T Park.


7/25/2015 | Hudson, Giants seek Bay Bridge sweep of A's

Tim Hudson takes the hill in Sunday's series finale against the A's at AT&T Park, looking to lead the Giants to a three-game sweep of their Bay Area rival. He'll be opposed by right-hander Kendall Graveman.


7/25/2015 | First start at AT&T Park special for A's Semien

As a kid, Marcus Semien often came to Giants games with his grandmother, Carol Phillips, and dreamed of one day playing a Major League game inside the stadium. On Saturday, the A's shortstop got that chance, making his first professional start at AT&T Park and batting leadoff.


7/25/2015 | Long at-bats doom Chavez to quick hook

Jesse Chavez was put to work Friday night, and the A's pitcher clocked out much earlier than usual. Having completed at least five innings in each of his previous 16 starts this season, Chavez couldn't even record an out in the fourth inning in a 9-3 loss to the Giants.


7/25/2015 | Peavy, Pence lead Giants to win over A's

Hunter Pence collected four hits to back Jake Peavy's six-plus innings of three-run ball as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics, 9-3, in the series opener Friday night at AT&T Park.


7/25/2015 | Burns exits game with groin contusion

Billy Burns left Friday's game vs. the Giants in the fourth inning after he fouled a ball off the ground and it bounced up to hit him in the groin in the third inning.


7/24/2015 | Bassitt back to square off with Bumgarner

Chris Bassitt will pitch at AT&T Park for the first time Saturday when the A's visit the Giants in the second game of a three-game set. Madison Bumgarner gets the nod for the Giants, fresh off a win over the D-backs in his last start.


7/24/2015 | Zobrist 'just waiting' as trade mill heats up

Multiple sources say the A's are actively shopping infielder Ben Zobrist now that left-hander Scott Kazmir is out the door and with his hometown Houston club. The impending free agent, whose value lies in his versatility, is very much privy to such rumors and acknowledged Friday he wouldn't be surprised to be dealt.


7/24/2015 | Bassitt to rejoin rotation, bat against Giants

A's right-hander Chris Bassitt, who was officially named Saturday's starter against Madison Bumgarner, is confident heading into his fourth start of the season. On the mound, that is. Not at the plate.


7/23/2015 | A's-Astros trade fills needs on both sides

The Scott Kazmir trade made perfect sense for both clubs. The contending Astros got a veteran starting pitcher, while the Athletics netted two prospects -- catcher Jacob Nottingham and right-hander Daniel Mengden -- for the future.


7/23/2015 | Kazmir leaves Oakland with fond memories

Intermittent laughs were heard in an otherwise subdued A's clubhouse before Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays, as players put in fake bids for Scott Kazmir's personal items following the lefty's trade to Houston.


7/23/2015 | A's shuffle rotation after Kazmir trade

Just days after learning they'd be without Jesse Hahn for much of the second half because of a forearm injury, the A's decided to trade Scott Kazmir for a pair of Astros prospects Thursday, leaving yet another hole in their rotation.


7/23/2015 | A's send Kazmir to Astros for prospects

The Oakland A's traded left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham on Thursday.


7/23/2015 | Martin, Dickey lead Blue Jays to win over A's

Russell Martin homered and drove in three runs, R.A. Dickey allowed two runs in a sharp 8 1/3-inning effort and the Blue Jays beat the A's 5-2 on Thursday to win the series two games to one.


7/23/2015 | Clippard allows tying run, but limits damage

Closer Tyler Clippard needed 40 pitches to retire the Blue Jays in the ninth inning of the A's 4-3, 10-inning walk-off victory Wednesday night. Though Clippard loaded the bases with no outs and struggled mightily most of the inning, he managed to escape having allowed just one run.




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