3/8/2014 | Melvin still hasn't decided on A's Opening Day starter
The A's are nearly three weeks away from their Opening Day matchup against the Indians at the Coliseum, but there's still no word on whom they'll select to start that game.
3/8/2014 | Fuld getting a long look as potential fifth outfielder
While playing the waiting game with injured outfielder Craig Gentry, the A's are getting a long look at non-roster invitee and potential fifth outfielder Sam Fuld.
3/7/2014 | Callaspo a success in debut at first base
Alberto Callaspo made his debut at first base Friday and was part of five plays in as many innings.
3/7/2014 | Kazmir works quickly, as adrenaline flows
Scott Kazmir made quick work of the D-backs, striking out two and walking none in an almost hurried performance.
3/7/2014 | Burns showing off speed, soaking up knowledge
Billy Burns is a 5-foot-9 blur. He's all speed all the time, a Pete Rose-type hustler, some scouts say, and maybe the fastest to grace the game since Rickey Henderson.
3/7/2014 | Kazmir throws three scoreless innings
Lefty Scott Kazmir tossed three scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut, giving up two hits with no walks and two strikeouts along the way.
3/7/2014 | Back spasms take Norris out of action for a few days
A's catcher Derek Norris was scratched from Friday's lineup against the D-backs because of back spasms. Bob Melvin said Norris has been dealing with the issue "for a couple of days," and Norris will remain out of action through at least Saturday.
3/6/2014 | A's sum is greater than their parts
The Oakland A's have few players manning the same position on an everyday basis, opting instead to field a roster full versatile players they can call on in the right situations. The unorthodox approach has paid off to the tune of back-to-back American League West titles despite a payroll among the lowest in baseball.
3/6/2014 | Callaspo may debut at first base vs. Arizona
Alberto Callaspo is penciled in to make his debut at first base on Friday for the A's, but manager Bob Melvin said Callaspo had "a little back issue" Thursday, which could postpone the appearance.
3/6/2014 | Gray struggles to get ahead vs. D-backs
Sonny Gray struggled to get ahead of almost all of his eight batters on Thursday, with five collecting hits and four scoring runs in his second spring start.
3/6/2014 | A's in no hurry to rush Gentry back to field
Craig Gentry is "very close" to returning to the field, manager Bob Melvin said, but there is still no timetable to get the A's outfielder in a Cactus League game.
3/6/2014 | A's regulars solid in tie as Gray exits early
The A's scored three runs in the first off Trevor Cahill thanks to RBI singles by Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and John Jaso. But Sonny Gray also had a long first inning, with the teams eventually settling for an 8-8 tie after 10 frames on Thursday afternoon.
3/6/2014 | Cook's optimism transforms into confidence
Right-hander Ryan Cook, no longer nursing shoulder inflammation that sidelined him in late January, entered his first spring bullpen session pretty certain he would be ready by Opening Day. Twenty pain-free pitches off a mound later, he had no doubt in his mind.
3/5/2014 | Melvin pleased with players' progress thus far
With one week of games under their belt, A's manager Bob Melvin has seen his team continually preparing for the season, and he's impressed with the team's youngsters.
3/5/2014 | Savery being brought along slowly
Joe Savery made only his second appearance this spring, after being claimed off waivers from the Phillies on Feb. 17.
3/5/2014 | Callaspo adding first base to defensive repertoire
The A's are looking to jack-of-all-trades Alberto Callaspo as a right-handed complement to regular first baseman Brandon Moss.
3/5/2014 | Taylor homers, doubles in loss to Brewers
Michael Taylor provided plenty of offense and Jarrod Parker pitched well, but the A's couldn't catch the Brewers' hot offense.
3/4/2014 | Jaso doesn't want his catching time to take a hit
There's been talk of John Jaso moving to designated hitter. But that hasn't been coming from the catcher or A's manager Bob Melvin, who says that if the big-hitting Jaso is healthy enough to catch, he will catch.
3/4/2014 | Straily has work to do after first outing
Dan Straily was not at his sharpest in his first spring appearance, allowing three runs in two-plus innings against the Brewers. But the A's right-hander knows what he needs to do next.
3/4/2014 | Out of options, but Taylor not out of hope
Michael Taylor has never made an Opening Day roster, despite all the hype. Chances are he won't do it this year, either, even though he is out of Minor League options. But he continues to battle to make the A's.
3/4/2014 | Rotation hopeful Milone tagged for three runs
Tommy Milone, who is trying to win a spot in Oakland's rotation, gave up three runs on five hits over three innings on Tuesday as an A's split squad lost to the Cubs.
3/4/2014 | The last word goes to Montz, walk-off hero
Luke Montz homered off Johnny Hellweg in the bottom of the ninth to break a tie and lift an A's split squad to a walk-off win over the Brewers on Tuesday.
3/4/2014 | Just one bullpen job appears to be open
Bob Melvin indicated that there's only one job in the bullpen left for the taking. Evan Scribner and lefties Fernando Abad and Joe Savery appear to be the leading candidates.
3/3/2014 | Sogard, Conger reflect on origins in the game
Baseball is a sport often consumed by the future. Spring Training gives players an opportunity to relive how far they have come, even how they came to love the sport.
3/3/2014 | Oakland loses Parrino to Texas' waiver claim
The A's lost infielder Andy Parrino to the division foe Rangers via waivers on Monday. The move came four days after he was designated for assignment after Oakland acquired infielder Jake Elmore from the White Sox for cash.
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