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Reddick Ready To Talk Extension With Athletics

Jan 25, 2016 6:57 AM

Josh Reddick is ready to discuss a contract extension with the Oakland Athletics.

No negotiations have taken place and Reddick doesn't want talks to drag into the regular season.

Billy Beane told the media in October that Reddick was a candidate for a potential extension.

Last week, Reddick and Oakland reached a $6.575 million deal for 2016, Reddick's last season before free agency.

John Hickey/Bay Area News Group

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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A's Won't Have Henderson Alvarez Until May

Jan 24, 2016 6:32 PM

Right-hander Henderson Alvarez likely won't make his debut for the A's until May, general manager David Forst said Sunday at the team's FanFest at O.co Coliseum.

The 25-year-old Alvarez underwent season-ending shoulder surgery last July.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Injury, Misc Rumor

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A's Don't Want To Trade Sonny Gray

Jan 11, 2016 12:23 AM

A's general manager Billy Beane said he has no intentions of trading Sonny Gray, despite heavy interest in the starting pitcher from "some pretty aggressive suitors."

"We've been adamant with teams that we want to hang on to Gray," Beane said Saturday on MLB Network Radio.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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McGwire, Trammell Fall Off HOF Ballot

Jan 7, 2016 7:10 AM

Mark McGwire, Alan Trammell and 13 other former Major League players have fallen off the Hall of Fame ballot.

McGwire's candidacy for Cooperstown ended Wednesday. He wasn't elected after 10 years, a lower threshold established in 2014.

Jim Edmonds was one of 12 first-time candidates who wound up going one-and-done. He fell short of the 5 percent threshold to remain on the ballot.

John Schlegel/MLB

Tags: Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Henderson Alvarez Can Earn $1.6M In Bonuses With A's

Jan 5, 2016 6:55 AM

Under his one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, Henderson Alvarez can earn $1.6 million in performance bonuses based on starts in addition to his $4.25 million salary.

Alvarez, 25, can earn $100,000 each for 12 and 15 starts, $150,000 for 18, $200,000 for 21, $300,000 for 24, $350,000 for 26 and $400,000 for 28 under the deal.

The right-hander went 0-4 with a 6.45 ERA in four starts for the Miami Marlins during a 2015 season shortened by two stints on the disabled list for injuries to his right shoulder.

Associated Press

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Former All-Star Dave Henderson Dies At Age 57

Dec 27, 2015 3:30 PM

Former All-Star outfielder Dave Henderson died Sunday morning, Major League Baseball confirmed. He was 57.

Known as "Hendu," he spent 14 seasons in the major leagues, playing for the A's, Mariners, Red Sox, Royals, and Giants.

Henderson suffered a massive heart attack and died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the Mariners.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Legal, Misc Rumor

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A's Unlikely To Sign Scott Kazmir

Dec 22, 2015 4:33 AM

The Oakland Athletics are unlikely to sign Scott Kazmir after inking Henderson Alvarez, according to a report.

Alvarez signed a one-year, $4.25 million deal with Oakland this month.

A report in USA Today on Monday had linked the Athletics to Kazmir.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Market For Scott Kazmir Taking Shape

Dec 21, 2015 5:02 PM

The market for Scott Kazmir is beginning to take shape, according to a report.

Kazmir, 31, has trimmed his suitors to the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.

However, it doesn't appear as though the left-hander will sign with a club soon.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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A's, Henderson Alvarez Agree To One-Year Deal

Dec 20, 2015 6:19 PM

The A's have reached agreement on a one-year contract with free-agent right-hander Henderson Alvarez pending completion of a physical exam, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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A's, Jarrod Parker Agree On One-Year Deal

Dec 19, 2015 11:23 PM

Right-hander Jarrod Parker has reached agreement on a one-year, $850,000 contract with the A's, avoiding arbitration. 

The A's announced the deal, which includes $425,000 guaranteed, on Saturday.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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A's Nearing Deal With Henderson Alvarez
The prospective deal is worth $4 million over one year with incentives. He can earn up to $5.85 million if all incentives are reached.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

A's Get Prospects From White Sox For Brett Lawrie
The White Sox have acquired Brett Lawrie from the Athletics in exchange for minor league pitchers Zachary Erwin and J.B. Wendelken.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Athletics To Sign John Axford
John Axford receives a two-year, $10 million deal, pending a physical, and can also add an incentive package of up to $4 million based on games finished.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

White Sox, A's Nearing Brett Lawrie Trade
Oakland would receive a pair of Minor League players in return.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Indians, Tigers, White Sox Interested In Trading For Brett Lawrie
The Indians, Tigers and White Sox are interested in trading for Brett Lawrie, who has been mentioned in trade rumors since the Athletics re-acquired Jed Lowrie.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Ryan Madson Agrees To Three-Year, $22M Deal With A's
Veteran pitcher Ryan Madson fills a big need in the Athletics bullpen.


Padres Acquire Drew Pomeranz From A's For Yonder Alonso
The Padres have acquired Drew Pomeranz, minor league left-hander Jose Torres and either a player to be named or cash from the Athletics in exchange for Yonder Alonso and Marc Rzepczynski.

Associated Press

Astros Trade Jed Lowrie To Athletics
The Astros have traded Jed Lowrie to the Athletics less than a year after the infielder left Oakland to sign a three-year deal with Houston.

Associated Press

A's Trade Jesse Chavez To Jays For Liam Hendriks
Liam Hendriks went 5-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 58 appearances for the Blue Jays last season.


A's Sign Rich Hill To $6M Deal
Rich Hill, 35, began the 2015 season with Washington's Triple-A club in Syracuse.

Associated Press

Athletics Hire Mark Kotsay As Bench Coach
During a 17-year Major League career, Kotsay spent the 2004-07 seasons with the A's.

Associated Press

Beane 'Cannot See' A's Trading Gray, Reddick
The Athletics have a strong track record of trading star players, but Billy Beane tells Peter Gammons that he "just cannot see us trading [Sonny] Gray or [Josh] Reddick."

Peter Gammons

Barry Zito Announces Retirement From Baseball
Barry Zito has decided to retire after 14 Major League seasons.


Yankees Could Have Acquired Zobrist From A's For Refsnyder, Warren
The Yankees turned down an offer of Ben Zobrist for Adam Warren and Rob Refsnyder.

Chad Jennings/The Journal News

Supreme Court Rejects San Jose's Appeal Of A's Move
San Jose sued MLB in June 2013 for conspiring to block the relocation.


A's Hire First Female Coach In MLB History
The Athletics have hired Justine Siegal as a guest instructor for the team's 2015 instructional league.

Alyson Footer/MLB

Yankees Inquired About Josh Donaldson Early Last Offseason
The Yankees called the Athletics about the availability of Josh Donaldson in the early part of last offseason.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Hudson, Zito Will Face Off In Oakland On Saturday
Tim Hudson has said he'll retire after the season, while Barry Zito pitched at the Triple-A level all season hoping for another chance in the Major Leagues.

Associated Press

Barry Zito Thrilled To Be Pitching Again
A's pitcher Barry Zito gave up two runs, two hits, and a walk in the eighth inning on Sunday against the Astros.


A's Confident Marcus Semien Can Play Multiple Positions
The Athletics viewed Marcus Semien as a shortstop when they acquired him last December, but that may not be the plan moving forward.

Joe Stiglich/CSN Bay Area

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