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When will the A’s begin promoting top prospects?

Inconsistent offense and dreadful defense will make it tough for Oakland to climb back into contention; Houston has emerged as the division’s dominant club and the wild-card teams aren’t likely to come out of the [Read entire story]

Pinder’s ‘big boy pop’leads home run parade

Somewhere toward the middle of Saturday’s game, some tape measures broke trying to keep up with the monstrous homers the A’s were belting. Mark Canha smoked a solo shot out to left, 453 feet from home plate, to open [Read entire story]

Knee strain lands A’s Ryan Dull on DL; Axford reinstated

Just as John Axford came off the disabled list, the A’s bullpen lost a reliever to injury. Right-hander Ryan Dull went on the DL after saying he felt something “pop” in his right knee Friday on a pitch he threw [Read entire story]

Amid more misplays, A’s end awful trip with another loss

SEATTLE — Oakland went into this road trip on a high note, having won four of five, then went straight into the dumpster. Bergman, who had a career ERA of 5.40 entering the night, is one of the many fill-in starters [Read entire story]

Batting gloves a hit with A’s Stephen Vogt

SEATTLE — Stephen Vogt started doing something different on this road trip. [...] don’t expect to see the A’s catcher without batting gloves for a while. “It’s definitely a strange feeling, but I’m going [Read entire story]

A’s to open gates early for batting practice on Tuesdays

SEATTLE - For the first time in nearly four years, the A’s will open the gates early so that fans can watch the home team take batting practice. The team announced Wednesday that starting Tuesday against the Marlins, [Read entire story]

Matt Joyce, Mark Canha homers in 9th help A’s win despite ugly inning

Matt Joyce, Mark Canha homers in 9th help A’s win despite ugly inning SEATTLE — All of the A’s 2017 bugaboos hit them at once in the seventh inning at Safeco Field: iffy bullpen work, rotten defense and a replay [Read entire story]

Trevor Plouffe, one of A’s hotter hitters, a pinch-hit option Tuesday

SEATTLE — Trevor Plouffe is one of the few A’s hitters swinging the bat well right now, but he wasn’t in the lineup Tuesday, with Bob Melvin wanting to get Ryon Healy a night in the field. Melvin said Plouffe [Read entire story]

Curt Young gives bullpen a pep talk; Madson changes slide step

SEATTLE — After the A’s bullpen blew three saves in a row for the first time since 2004, pitching coach Curt Young had a little chat with the team’s relievers Monday. “I did kind of say they’ve all done it, [Read entire story]

Strange night for Sean Manaea in A’s loss; Khris Davis, Vogt homer

SEATTLE — Sean Manaea’s beginning Monday at Safeco Field was a little disconcerting, considering he was making his first start off the disabled list after missing nearly three weeks with shoulder tightness. Manaea [Read entire story]

A’s Sonny Gray pitches well but denied win at Texas

Gray always has liked pitching here, and despite a few wobbles here and there Saturday, he was about as good as he’s been since the end of the 2015 season, an excellent development for Oakland despite a 6-5 loss to the [Read entire story]

Ex-A’s starter A.J. Griffin off to excellent start for Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas - Former A’s starter A.J. Griffin is putting together a nice start to the season, going 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA in five starts, and he faces Oakland in the series finale Sunday. “I’m attacking guys, [Read entire story]

A’s Santiago Casilla discusses blown save, loss to Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas — Santiago Casilla declined to speak to reporters after blowing a save Friday because, the A’s closer said, he was too upset to discuss his night. Casilla, the A’s primary closer, said he was [Read entire story]

Josh Phegley returns to A’s, Sean Manaea to pitch Monday

Josh Phegley came off the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday, giving the A’s three catchers, at least until left-hander Sean Manaea returns from the DL on Monday to start at Seattle. Phegley said he had [Read entire story]

A’s Santiago Casilla blows save, takes loss at Texas

With Oakland leading by one in the ninth, Casilla allowed consecutive hits by Jonathan Lucroy and Rougned Odor, then a game-tying sacrifice fly by Mike Napoli. Casilla, who hadn’t allowed a hit with runners in scoring [Read entire story]

A’s unveil monthly ballpark pass under $20

The A’s introduced an extraordinary value in ticket pricing Thursday, announcing that starting in June, monthly ballpark passes will be available for $19.99. The passes, available only through MLB’s Ballpark app, [Read entire story]

A’s send Jharel Cotton to Triple-A Nashville

Cotton, 25, was optioned to Triple-A Nashville after allowing five homers in his past two starts and a career-high seven runs this week against the Angels “Jharel has pitched better than what his overall line [Read entire story]

Alonso hits HRs, Cotton allows them in A’s loss

Alonso’s second career multi-homer game followed almost on the heels of his first, which was Saturday. In the sixth inning, he took Meyer deep again to pass Khris Davis for the A’s lead in homers and move into a tie [Read entire story]

A’s bring up outfielder Mark Canha, cut slumping Jaff Decker

The A’s recalled right-handed-hitting outfielder Mark Canha on Tuesday and designated lefty-hitting outfielder Jaff Decker for assignment. Canha, who was 2-for-19 in his first stint with Oakland after missing almost [Read entire story]

A’s beat Tigers on Rosales’ 2-out hit in 9th

On a night Yonder Alonso flexed his new-found power, it was a little groundball single to left by Adam Rosales that gave Oakland a stunning, last-second win over Detroit. The A’s trailed all night, but down one run in [Read entire story]