Dallas Braden Gets a New Gig and Jarrod Parker’s Outlook

Dallas Braden has landed a new gig. The former Oakland Athletics lefty will join the lineup on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight as a studio analyst, according to a story on the network’s website. It’s great news and well-deserved for the starter, whose promising career was cut short by a shoulder injury after just five seasons. The Mayor of the 209 is more »

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Oakland Athletics: Paging Barry Zito

Suddenly, the Oakland Athletics starting rotation is looking incredibly dicey. A.J. Griffin has been shutdown for three weeks as he deals with an “ailing right elbow.” Jarrod Parker’s entire 2014 season has been wiped out, as the right-hander will require Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. Even Scott Kazmir is struggling with triceps tightness, although it’s more »

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A’s Snap Three Game Losing Streak With Win Over Rangers

The Oakland Athletics (64-46) snapped their three game losing streak Saturday with a 4-2 victory over division rivals, the Texas Rangers (61-50). Winning pitcher, Jarrod Parker (7-6, 4.02 ERA), allowed two earned runs, one home run, two walks, with six strikeouts over six innings pitched. A’s manager, Bob Melvin, said Parker battled himself throughout the game. “He battled himself early more »

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Series Preview: Oakland A’s Host Angels in Big 4-Game Set

The A’s (59-42) will host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (47-52)  for a four-game series starting tonight in Oakland. Last weekend, Oakland lost the first two games out of the All-Star Break down in Anaheim before winning the finale 6-0 behind Bartolo Colon’s complete game shut out. Yesterday, Oakland rode a seventh-inning go-ahead home run from Coco Crisp (against more »

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