Latest Oakland Athletics News

D-backs sign INF Elvis Andrus to minor league deal with invite to big league camp

Mar. 03, 2024 14:54 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed veteran infielder Elvis Andrus to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training. The team announced the deal on Sunday. The two-time All-Star has played in the majors for 15...

Scott Alexander would earn $300,000 in bonuses if he pitches in 60 games with Oakland Athletics

Mar. 02, 2024 22:46 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland left-hander Scott Alexander would earn $300,000 in performance bonuses if he pitches in 60 games this season. The 34-year-old reliever agreed to Feb. 14 to a $2.25 million, one-year contract. His deal calls for $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45...

MLB union says 2-second cut to pitch clock too soon for some pitchers

Feb. 24, 2024 14:32 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball's move to slice two seconds off the pitch clock with runners on base is too much, too soon, according to players' association head Tony Clark. The clock is shortening to 18 seconds from 20 with men on base and will stay at 15 seconds...

Chris Caray hired as TV broadcaster for Oakland A's games

Feb. 20, 2024 13:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Caray has been hired as a play-by-play announcer for Oakland Athletics games on NBC Sports California, becoming the fourth generation of his family to work as an MLB broadcaster. Caray's father, Chip, is the TV play-by-play voice for the St. Louis...

Playing for the Oakland A's hasn't been glamorous for years. In 2024, it could be downright weird

Feb. 20, 2024 11:44 AM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Catcher Shea Langeliers made a little space to set down a cup of coffee in his locker, then gingerly turned around, careful not to disturb the belongings of teammates JJ Bleday and Max Schuemann that were all crammed into a corner of Oakland's spring training clubhouse. ...

Manfred expects A's to play in new Las Vegas stadium starting in 2028

Feb. 15, 2024 23:31 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is confident the Oakland Athletics will be playing in Las Vegas starting in 2028. "The reality of the situation is that whenever you’re leaving a market where you’ve been for decades and you’re going to make a move to a...

Rob Manfred says he will retire as baseball commissioner in January 2029 after 14 years

Feb. 15, 2024 19:26 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday he will retire when his current term ends in January 2029. Speaking at a spring training news conference, Manfred noted he will be 70 years old and will have been commissioner for 14 years when his term ends on Jan....

Athletics add free agent lefty Scott Alexander on $2.25 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 14, 2024 18:12 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent left-hander Scott Alexander reached agreement on a $2.25 million. one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics at the start of spring training, filling a void in a bullpen needing lefties. He can earn $300,000 in performance bonuses and additional...

MLB's free agent market begins to thaw, Soler agrees to $42 million deal with Giants, AP source says

Feb. 13, 2024 20:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and slugger Jorge Soler agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal on Tuesday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations, taking one of the remaining marquee free agents off the market as most of the 30 teams reported for spring training...

Oakland-based development group wants to buy 50% share of Coliseum site from A's

Feb. 13, 2024 20:12 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland-based African American Sports & Entertainment Group has reached out to the Athletics and their representation with an offer to acquire Alameda County's 50% interest in the site where the Oakland Coliseum sits with the intent to develop — a share the A's...