Latest Oakland Athletics News

Free agent reliever Familia reaches deal to return to Mets

Dec. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The revamped New York Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face — longtime reliever Jeurys Familia. Familia reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year deal late Wednesday night with the team that traded him away last summer. The contract won't be complete until he...

Rays reopen ballpark site search; opening delayed until 2024

Dec. 11, 2018 9:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rays owner Stuart Sternberg will reopen the site search for a new ballpark after concluding plans for a stadium in Tampa's Ybor City area can't be finalized by this month's deadline. Sternberg said any new ballpark can't open until at least 2024 and the team must start thinking about where...

Heisman winner Murray thrills A's, except when he scrambles

Dec. 11, 2018 9:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe. They definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma has made himself many new fans in the A's organization — except when he dashes...

Herrmann, Athletics agree to $1 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 11, 2018 9:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and catcher Chris Herrmann have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract. General manager David Forst had put getting a catcher among his top to-do items, and the A's found one Tuesday at the winter meetings. The 31-year-old Herrmann played 36 games for Seattle last...

The Latest: Scrambling QB Murray tough to watch for A's

Dec. 11, 2018 6:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 3:39 p.m. Kyler Murray has lots of new fans in the Oakland A's organization, even if they cringe watching the Heisman Trophy winner play quarterback for Oklahoma. The Athletics don't want their most recent first-round...

Mariners move ahead after flurry of trades, roster overhaul

Dec. 11, 2018 6:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais hopes his team can find success rebuilding with youth much the way the AL West rival Oakland Athletics have done. A flurry of offseason trades by general manager Jerry Dipoto sent lots of stars out of the Pacific Northwest in the past month. "We've made a few...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year

Dec. 6, 2018 9:37 PM EST

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won The Associated Press college football Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the second straight Sooners quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998. Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP college football...

Pirates acquire minor leaguer Wilkin Ramos from A's

Dec. 1, 2018 2:15 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired minor league right-hander Wilkin Ramos from Oakland as the player to be named from the last month's trade of right-hander Tanner Anderson to the Athletics. The teams announced the move Saturday. The 18-year-old Ramos went 3-3 with a 3.15 ERA and 38...

Hendriks, Dull agree with A's; Fiers, Gearrin, Graveman cut

Nov. 30, 2018 9:33 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Liam Hendriks agreed to a $2.15 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and fellow right-hander Ryan Dull settled on an $860,000, one-year deal. Oakland failed to offer contracts to right-handers Mike Fiers, Cory Gearrin and Kendall Graveman, allowing the trio to become...

Athletics plan waterfront ballpark to open in 2023

Nov. 28, 2018 7:41 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dave Kaval can look out his office window and immediately envision a new privately funded ballpark he plans to get built, and it now feels like much more of a reality — with renderings and a real plan, not to mention the city's support. The Oakland Athletics have found a...