Oakland Athletics News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Athletics Nation: Game 51: A's Cleave Cleveland, 7-2 for Series Sweep
The Oakland Athletics defeated the Cleveland Indians today with a final score of 7-2. The win, the A's sixth straight completed a three game series sweep. More details forthcoming!
Cleveland starting pitcher Jefry Rodriguez had control issues at the game's outset, and the A's quickly exploited his lack of command in the top of the first inning. Marcus Semien, Matt Chapman, and Matt Olson all walked to load the bases with just one out. Canha followed with the A's first RBI, reaching first on a fielding error by Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez and scoring Semien from third.
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CSN Bay Area: A's Stephen Piscotty recognized as 54th annual Hutch Award winner
Stephen Piscotty is the newest recipient of the Hutch Award.
The right fielder was nominated for the prestigious award last month "in part for the courage and commitment he displayed when his mother, Gretchen, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)," the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center said in a press release.
Piscotty was traded to the A's in December of 2017 -- but this was more than a transaction, he wanted to be with his mother.
The Pleasanton native had an emotional homecoming as he switched his red uniform to green and gold.
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San Jose Mercury News: A's stop Khris Davis on way to disabled list
CLEVELAND -- The A's have delayed a decision on whether to place Khris Davis on the injured list.
Davis wasn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians, as he was scheduled to have an MRI on the injury to his left hip, and/or oblique muscle. The A's are off Thursday before playing Seattle Friday night, beginning a nine-game homestand.
"The thinking is, just on the off chance that a day off (for Davis) today, and a day off tomorrow -- we'll get the MRI results at some point between now and then," manager Bob Melvin said prior to the game.
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Athletics Nation: Game Thread #50: Athletics at Cleveland
Chris Bassitt is locked in. Though the 5 starts he has had with Oakland this season since returning from the injury, Bassitt has already matched his career high bWAR for the season at 1.1. The previous high was based off of 13 starts in 18 appearances in 2015, but what Chris has managed to do in the 32.2 innings pitched in 2019 has been enough to lock him into a spot in the rotation.
In a season where the Athletics bullpen is also hit or miss, especially in road games, Bassitt's appearances have been lengthy enough to matter.
Athletics Nation: Elephant Rumblings: A's extend win streak to five (and a half); lose Khris Davis to injury
Former #Yankees first baseman Chris Carter became a Mexican citizen in February, so that he could play for @AcererosOficial in Mexico this year.Last night, Blake Treinen was as sharp as he's been all season...
He's hitting .371/.503/.893 in just 39 games with 21 home runs and 48 runs batted in. He has a 43/35 K/BB ratio. pic.twitter.com/rnHII3mMd4-- Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) May 21, 2019
Former minor leaguer Eric Sim has interesting thoughts on the Carter Stewart situation...
Baseball is becoming more globalized every year n young players are weighing in their options.
San Jose Mercury News: Stephen Piscotty on MLB award: "It's a little bittersweet."
CLEVELAND -- Stephen Piscotty is humbled and appreciative to be recognized for his character and efforts to help others.
He admits, though, there would have been a better way.
"It's nice, but it's a little bittersweet," the A's outfielder said Tuesday after learning he has been named the recipient of the 54th annual Hutch Award. "If Mom doesn't get ALS, you don't have to go through this.
"I would rather take that route, but it's not the cards we were dealt. It is very meaningful, to bring some positivity to the situation, and hopefully we can carry that momentum and do some special things as far as curing ALS.
San Jose Mercury News: A's win fifth straight, but lose Davis to injury
CLEVELAND -- Mark Canha's two-run pinch-hit home run and near-flawless relief pitching lifted the A's to their fifth straight win, 5-3, over the Indians on Tuesday.
Canha pinch-hit for Khris Davis in the top of the fourth inning, and promptly hit an opposite field home run to right off Trevor Bauer. The homer, Canha's sixth and the the third of his career as a pinch-hitter, scored Matt Olson, who had singled, and gave the A's a 3-1 lead.
Davis, who injured his left hip on May 5 in Pittsburgh, grounded out in his lone at bat before being removed for what the A's announced as the "lingering effects of the left hip contusion.
CSN Bay Area: Khris Davis to go on 10-day IL after leaving A's 5-3 win over Indians
A's manager Bob Melvin confirmed that designated hitter Khris Davis will go on the 10-day injured list as he continues to recover from a left hip contusion.
"He's even resigned himself that he probably needs to take the full 10 days off," Melvin told reporters after Tuesday's 5-3 win in Cleveland. "His swings today in batting practice felt a little better, but once he got into the game, it was no better."
Davis suffered the injury more than two weeks ago in Pittsburgh when he collided with the left field side wall making a catch.
CSN Bay Area: Khris Davis still feeling effects of hip injury, leaves game vs. Indians
After missing Monday's game with lingering hip discomfort, Khris Davis only lasted one at-bat on Tuesday.
The A's designated hitter noticeably grimaced on a foul ball in the second inning and then grounded out weakly to shortstop on a tentative swing.
Here's a slow-mo of Khris Davis grimacing on one swing and then taking a super tentative swing. Not sure how he can avoid the IL at this point. pic.twitter.com/LG1sSFlchA-- Ryan Boyer (@RyanPBoyer) May 21, 2019
Khris Davis was removed from the game in the third inning with lingering effects from a left hip contusion suffered earlier this season.
Fansided: Melvin needs to sit Khris Davis until he is ready for the stretch run
Bob Melvin announced Tuesday night that the A's would be placing Khris Davis on the injured list after once again aggravating his left hip injury, putting a damper on the 5-3 win, the A's fifth in a row.
Melvin pulled Davis after his first at-bat, replacing him with Mark Canha, who hit a two-run home run in the third inning.
Davis has missed five games since he barrelled into the left-field wall on May 5 in the A's 3-5 loss to the Pirates, and the discomfort has spread from his hip to his oblique, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Fansided: My Barry Zito Shirt and I
My memory is shaky about a lot of things, but I remember my first Oakland Athletics game.
It was summer 2002, and the A's were giving away Barry Zito shirseys in honor of his Cy Young Award the year before. My kindergarten year had just ended and at the time, the upper deck seats were still open and cheap, albeit a one-way ticket to sunburn and a meltdown for a five-year-old.
My dad dragged me to the Coliseum and bought me a bucket hat and a pin, both of which I still have tucked away somewhere deep in my storage.