Demoting Daric Barton the Right Move for Oakland A’s, Now Clean House

The Oakland A’s made the right decision in choosing to demote struggling first baseman Daric Barton to Triple-A Sacramento Saturday to make room for Brandon McCarthy’s return from the disabled list. Now, the team must make the difficult decision to clean house and rid themselves of any veteran player currently blocking a spot that could be used to give experience more »

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Yoenis Cespedes Likely to be Activated from Disabled List, Take Tyson Ross’ Roster Spot

The Oakland A’s demoted starting pitcher Tyson Ross to Triple-A Sacramento Thursday morning, opening a roster spot for outfield rookie Yoenis Cespedes to be activated for Friday’s series opener against the Royals in Kansas City. Ross’ demotion comes after Wednesday’s loss in which he lasted five innings and gave up four runs while walking three batters. For the season Ross more »

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Oakland A’s: Will Reinforcements Arrive in Time Before Injuries Ruin Surprising Start?

As the Oakland Athletics continue their series against the division-rival Los Angeles Angels, the standings seem to be a bit reversed from how many baseball analysts forecast them at the beginning of the season. Forty-three games into the year the A’s are four games ahead of the Angels in the standings and firmly in second place just four games behind more »

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A’s Split Series in Japan with Mariners, Offer Reason For Optimism in 2012

Despite extending their opening day losing streak to eight consecutive seasons, the Oakland A’s showed reasons to be optimistic in 2012 with a nice come from behind, late-inning win over the Seattle Mariners in the second game of the series before heading back to the Bay Area from Japan. The Athletics headed into the regular season with low expectations from more »

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