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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]

A’s Sean Manaea to make minor-league rehab start Tuesday

Left-hander Sean Manaea won’t return to Oakland’s rotation for at least a week. General manager David Forst said Tuesday’s game will be a tandem effort for Manaea and another pitcher on the disabled list, [Read entire story]

Bruce Maxwell joins A’s after little sleep

MINNEAPOLIS - Catcher Bruce Maxwell was up so early Thursday, at 3:30 a.m. after a long night game at Round Rock, Texas, that he had to make sure he let the flight attendant know he was sleep deprived. Maxwell estimated [Read entire story]

A’s Sean Manaea not ready for bullpen session, DL stay might be extended

MINNEAPOLIS - Sean Manaea, who is on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder tightness, did not throw his planned bullpen session Thursday. [...] Manaea threw long toss, and the team will play it by ear when it [Read entire story]

Kendall Graveman off his game, can’t stop A’s slide

MINNEAPOLIS — On a day the A’s already had lost one of their bullpen regulars, their most reliable starter faltered, magnifying the lousy turn this season has taken. Before Wednesday’s game, left-handed reliever [Read entire story]

Sean Doolittle goes on DL; Bobby Wahl gets 1st call-up

MINNEAPOLIS — Going by past history, Sean Doolittle’s latest shoulder injury is likely to sideline the left-hander for at least two months. “I don’t know if this is going to be a quick thing,” manager Bob [Read entire story]

Dallas Keuchel stops Oakland; A’s eager for Gray, Davis to return

HOUSTON — After six losses in seven games, the A’s could use a boost, and they’ll get one Tuesday with the return of their most high-profile starter, Sonny Gray, and leadoff man Rajai Davis. Keuchel allowed just [Read entire story]

Andrew Triggs terrific again, A’s end losing streak

The reliever-turned-starter worked a career-high seven innings as Oakland beat first-place Houston 2-1. Triggs (4-1) had his slider, his curveball and his fastball all going, a boon for catcher Stephen Vogt. Deft as [Read entire story]

A’s Sean Manaea upbeat, no plan for him yet

HOUSTON - Sean Manaea, who left his start Wednesday after just two innings because of shoulder stiffness, was encouraged with how he felt after playing catch Friday. With the new 10-day DL, however, Oakland would be [Read entire story]

A’s Sonny Gray pleased with rehab outing in hometown

HOUSTON - A’s starter Sonny Gray, who is from Nashville, was still sporting a Triple-A Nashville Sounds cap on Friday when he arrived in Houston. Gray’s report from the Sounds: shortstop Franklin Barreto, who has [Read entire story]

Sonny Gray has excellent rehab start; Sean Manaea’s status iffy

Manaea’s status, they got terrific news about another of their starters. Sonny Gray worked six scoreless innings in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Nashville on Thursday and appears on track to start for the A’s [Read entire story]

Graveman turns in amazing play, but A’s swept at Anaheim

ANAHEIM — Just off the disabled list, Kendall Graveman dashed right into potential harm with one of the more spectacular defensive plays the A’s have turned in since Josh Donaldson’s memorable leap over the tarp [Read entire story]