Latest Oakland Athletics News

Free agent Jesús Aguilar reaches $3M, one-year deal with A's

Jan. 27, 2023 18:28 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and slugger Jesús Aguilar agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract Friday. The 32-year-old Aguilar batted .235 with 16 homers, 51 RBIs and a .661 OPS in 129 games for the Marlins and Orioles last season. He was leading the Marlins with...

Ray Herbert, Detroit sandlot ace and 1962 AL All-Star, dies

Jan. 26, 2023 23:30 PM EST

Ray Herbert, a 1962 All-Star Game winning pitcher who threw batting practice for his hometown Detroit Tigers for decades after retiring, died peacefully in Plymouth, Michigan, five days after his 93rd birthday. Herbert started his big league career with Detroit in 1950 and pitched...

A's running out of time to find home in Oakland, Las Vegas

Jan. 26, 2023 19:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have spent years trying to get a new stadium while watching Bay Area neighbors such as the Giants, Warriors, 49ers and Raiders successfully move into state-of-the-art venues, and now time is running short on their efforts. The A's lease at...

Athletics trade LHP Cole Irvin to Orioles for minor leaguer

Jan. 26, 2023 19:06 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles acquired left-hander Cole Irvin from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday along with minor league right-hander Kyle Virbitsky for minor league infielder Darell Hernaiz. Oakland had already dealt catcher Sean Murphy to the Braves this offseason...

Cuba picks 5 MLB affiliated players for World Classic

Jan. 25, 2023 23:45 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans signed with Major League Baseball organizations and other foreign clubs will for the first time join domestic stars on the national team that will play in the World Baseball Classic, officials announced Wednesday evening. The Cuban Baseball Federation long...

Former All-Star third baseman Sal Bando dies at 78

Jan. 21, 2023 15:51 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sal Bando, a three-time World Series champion with the Oakland Athletics and former Milwaukee Brewers executive, has died. He was 78. According to a statement from his family, Bando died Friday night in Oconomowoc. The family said the former third baseman lost a...

AP source: Brewers reach $3.5M deal with ex-Marlin Anderson

Jan. 18, 2023 10:45 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers have agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with former Miami Marlins third baseman/right fielder Brian Anderson, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because...

Shintaro Fujinami ready to get started in majors with A's

Jan. 17, 2023 17:34 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — In beautifully spoken English, Shintaro Fujinami formally introduced himself then asked that everyone simply call him “Fuji.” “Like Mt. Fuji,” he explained. And, nope, he's never been. In Japan, he is more formal, going by Shintaro,...

A's finalize $3.25M deal with Japanese pitcher Fujinami

Jan. 14, 2023 04:10 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Japanese right-hander Shintaro Fujinami and the Oakland Athletics finalized a $3.25 million, one-year contract Friday, a deal that allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses for starts. Fujinami would get $100,000 each for five, eight...

AP source: Japanese right-hander Fujinami agrees with A's

Jan. 12, 2023 20:44 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Japanese right-hander Shintaro Fujinami has reached agreement on a $3.25 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...