Oakland Athletics Wiretap

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame

Jul 24, 2016 6:40 PM

Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday -- with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination of their long journeys was tinged with tears all around.

The two became a piece of history on their special day. Griffey, the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft, became the highest pick ever inducted. Piazza, a 62nd-round pick the next year -No. 1,390 -- is the lowest pick to enter the Hall of Fame.


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Josh Reddick Upset Over Lack Of Extension Talks

Jul 22, 2016 7:40 AM

Josh Reddick has expressed frustration over the lack of recent contract extension talks with the Oakland Athletics.

Reddick called the situation "kind of disheartening," seemingly referring to the fact that it seems the Athletics are likely to trade him prior to the Aug. 1 deadline.

The 29-year-old is hitting .300/.378/.441 and will be a free agent this winter.

Joe Stiglich/CSN Bay Area

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Free Agent Rumor

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Cubs Showing Interest In Josh Reddick

Jul 21, 2016 1:31 PM

The Chicago Cubs are showing some interest in trading for Josh Reddick.

Theo Epstein drafted Reddick while serving as general manager of the Boston Red Sox.

Reddick is hitting .301/.380/.445 in 237 plate appearances for the Oakland Athletics.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, Trade Rumor

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A's Ryan Madson Drawing Trade Interest

Jul 11, 2016 12:44 AM

With right-hander Ryan Dull in the midst of a breakout season, the A's could be more inclined to listen to trade offers for other relievers prior to the August 1 trade deadline, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Teams were already showing interest in Sean Doolittle, but that was before he hit the DL with a shoulder strain. Clubs are now looking at fellow late-game option Ryan Madson, reports Slusser, who lists the Blue Jays, Nationals and Cubs as teams on the hunt for relief help. There are no indications, however, that the A’s are looking to deal anyone from their bullpen, per Slusser.

Madson joined the A’s on a three-year, $22M deal last December and has converted 17 of 22 save opportunities in his first 37 1/3 innings in Oakland. 

San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Likelihood Of A's Trading Josh Reddick Increasing

Jul 11, 2016 12:26 AM

The likelihood of the Oakland A's trading Josh Reddick are increasing day by day.

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A's and Reddick haven't picked up contract talks since spring training: "The outfielder was offered a three-year, $36 million deal during the spring, sources confirmed, and Reddick’s representatives countered with four years and $56 million, which is considered below Reddick’s market value by at least $5 million to $10 million."

The outfielder is on pace for a career-high batting average, as he's recorded a .296 mark through 52 games.

San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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A's Agree To Terms With Cuban Prospect Lazaro Armenteros

Jul 3, 2016 1:14 AM

The Athletics have landed another top Cuban prospect, agreeing to terms with versatile outfielder Lazaro Armenteros on Saturday.

He receives a $3 million signing bonus from Oakland, which originally signed Cuban Yoenis Cespedes before the 2012 season.


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

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Athletics Expected To Trade Rich Hill

Jul 1, 2016 4:08 PM

The Oakland Athletics are expected to shop Rich Hill in a trade this month.

The Athletics haven't considered trading Sonny Gray, but since they aren't in contention moving Hill makes a lot of sense.

Hill, 36, has a 2.25 ERA and 2.71 FIP in 64 innings this season.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

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Josh Reddick, A's Far Apart On Extension; Trade Possible

Jun 27, 2016 6:34 AM

Josh Reddick will be a free agent after the season and despite a recent report that contract negotiations with the Oakland Athletics are back on, the sides remain far apart.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Giants are looking for help in the outfield, which is why the Athletics want Reddick in the lineup for this week's four-game series between the two clubs.

"On paper, that's a perfect match," said one scout who sees both clubs regularly. "It would make a lot of sense."

Reddick, 29, is hitting .322/.394/.466 in 165 plate appearances this season.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Trade Rumor

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Andrew Lambo Has Surgery For Testicular Cancer

Jun 22, 2016 8:48 AM

Andrew Lambo, who has played for the Oakland Athletics after being claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, is recovering after undergoing surgery last week for testicular cancer.

Lambo, 27, was experiencing discomfort while playing for Triple-A Nashville, was diagnosed and had the procedure at the Vanderbilt University Urology Clinic.

"I let Andrew know that his health is of the utmost importance to us and that the A's will assist him in any way possible through his treatment and recovery process," A's general manager David Forst said in a statement.


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Tim Lincecum Sharp In Comeback Win With Angels

Jun 18, 2016 9:32 PM

Andrew Triggs' first major league start was a bit overshadowed by Tim Lincecum's comeback Saturday, though he didn't seem to mind.

Lincecum made a winning return to the majors, restarting his career after nearly a year away with six sharp innings and several ovations to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Oakland Athletics 7-1.


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Cubs Reacquire Chris Coghlan From Athletics
The Cubs have acquired Chris Coghlan from the Athletics for Minor League infielder/outfielder Arismendy Alcantara.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Athletics Place Rich Hill On Disabled List
The Athletics have placed Rich Hill on the disabled list with a strained right groin.

John Hickey/Bay Area News Group

A's Targeting June 10 Return For Sonny Gray
Sonny Gray continues to progress well from a strained trapezius muscle.

Joe Stiglich/CSN Bay Area

A's Place Sonny Gray On DL With Strained Trapezius
Sonny Gray is 3-5 in nine starts with a 6.19 ERA for the Oakland A's.


Yankees Experience Plumbing Issues At Oakland Coliseum
Maintenance workers spent almost an hour trying to fix a backed up toilet on Saturday.


Josh Reddick To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Fractured Thumb
Josh Reddick is expected to miss four to six weeks of action after fracturing his left thumb against the Yankees on Thursday night.

Jane Lee/MLB

A's Chris Bassitt Needs Tommy John Surgery
Chris Bassitt will need reconstructive surgery on his injured pitching elbow, according to the Athletics.

Associated Press

Josh Reddick Not Aware Of Extension Talks With A's
Josh Reddick says he's not aware of any substantive extension talks that took place between his agents and the Athletics during the spring.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

A's Reportedly Set To Call Up Sean Manaea
Sean Manaea will reportedly be called up by the club and make his Major League debut against the Astros on Friday.

Cash Kruth/MLB

'Silent' Majority Owner Takes Over A's Stadium Hunt
Lew Wolff is taking a back seat in efforts to get the Athletics a new stadium and handing the job over to largely "silent" majority owner John Fisher.

Matier & Ross/San Francisco Chronicle

Sonny Gray Scratched For Start With Food Poisoning
Sonny Gray was scratched from his Opening Day start for the Athletics because of food poisoning that sent him to the emergency room for intravenous fluids Monday morning.


Jarrod Parker Has 'No Doubt' He'll Return From Third Tommy John
Since Jarrod Parker has already had two Tommy John surgeries, the question will be whether there is an adequate area to anchor a new ligament or even the existing one.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

A's Jarrod Parker Suffers Another Broken Elbow
An MRI showed Jarrod Parker had broken the medial epicondyle in his right elbow.


Cubs Trade Chris Coghlan To A's For Aaron Brooks
Chris Coghlan, 30, was projected to be Chicago's fourth outfielder.

Carrie Muskat/MLB

No Extension Talks Between A's, Josh Reddick
Josh Reddick has expressed a desire to remain with the Athletics.

Joe Stiglich/CSN Bay Area

Former A's Star Tony Phillips Dies At Age 56
Tony Phillips, who made the final defensive play in the Athletics' sweep of the Giants during the 1989 World Series, has died at age 56.


Brewers Trade Khris Davis To A's For Two Prospects
Outfielder Khris Davis hit 27 home runs last season for the Brewers.


Reddick Ready To Talk Extension With Athletics
No negotiations have taken place and Josh Reddick doesn't want talks to drag into the regular season.

John Hickey/Bay Area News Group

A's Won't Have Henderson Alvarez Until May
Henderson Alvarez underwent season-ending shoulder surgery last July.