Yoenis Cespedes at Designated Hitter Opens Options for Oakland A’s

Prior to Friday night’s series opener against the San Francisco Giants, A’s manager Bob Melvin discussed using his star rookie, Yoenis Cespedes, at the designated hitter position while he recovers from a sore hamstring. Cespedes is currently limited to DH’ing to avoid the risk of him re-aggravating the injury chasing down a ball in the outfield. He has gone 3-for-8 more »

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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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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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