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Athletics exercise $5.5 million contract option for Petit

Oct. 31, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Versatile Oakland reliever Yusmeiro Petit had his $5.5 million contract option for the 2020 season exercised by the Athletics on Thursday. The A's declined their half of a $5.75 million mutual option on left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman, who came to Oakland in a trade from Kansas City...

AP Sources: Dodgers bench coach Geren interviewed by Giants

Oct. 30, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren is among those who have interviewed for the San Francisco Giants managerial position that was left vacant when Bruce Bochy retired following the season. Geren met with the team last week, and former Phillies manager Gape Kapler and Astros bench...

A's rookie catcher Sean Murphy undergoes knee surgery

Oct. 10, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics rookie catcher Sean Murphy has undergone surgery on his left knee and is expected to be fully recovered for the start of spring training in February. Murphy started behind the plate last week as Oakland lost the AL wild-card game to Tampa Bay. The team announced Thursday...

A’s set sights on division after another wild-card loss

Oct. 3, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin knows the Oakland Athletics might need to find a way to win the AL West to guarantee themselves a long playoff series. Pulling past the powerful Astros is the next aim for the A’s, daunting as it might be. Two straight AL wild-card losses following 97-win...

LEADING OFF: A's choose Manaea, Rays start Morton in WC game

Oct. 2, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: THAT'S WILD Oakland tabbed left-hander Sean Manaea (4-0, 1.21 ERA) to start the AL wild-card game against Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old Manaea was sidelined last year when the Athletics lost the wild-card game to the Yankees, and missed most of this season...

A capsule look at the Rays-Athletics playoff game

Oct. 1, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

A look at the American League wild-card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics: ___ Schedule: Wednesday, at Oakland, California, 8:09 p.m. EDT (ESPN). ___ Season Series: Athletics won 4-3. ___ Projected Lineups: Rays: 2B Joey Wendle (.231, 3 HRs, 19 RBIs in 75 games), LF Tommy Pham (.273, 21, 68,...

Low-budget Rays, A's meet in AL wild card game at Oakland

Oct. 1, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin has been counting on his young Oakland Athletics to build on last season's playoff return that ended in a lopsided wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium. Gain some experience under pressure. Get a little feel for October baseball. Understand how much has to go right to win on...

Left-hander Sean Manaea earns AL wild-card start for A's

Oct. 1, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just more than a year after shoulder surgery, Sean Manaea will make his most important start yet when he takes the mound for the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game. Manager Bob Melvin named Manaea his starter for Wednesday's winner-take-all home game against the Tampa Bay...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer, Nats open MLB playoffs vs Brewers

Oct. 1, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: START 'EM UP Max Scherzer throws the first pitch of this year's playoffs when Washington takes on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game at Nationals Park (8:08 p.m. EDT). Since a 2013 AL Division Series victory for Detroit, Scherzer has made seven...

Snell loses, Rays head to wild card after 8-3 loss to Jays

Sep. 29, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Blake Snell is searching for his best form as October approaches. The Tampa Bay Rays hope their ace left-hander gets another chance to find it. Snell lost in a tuneup for a potential postseason outing, and the Rays were beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 Sunday in their last game before the...