WASHINGTON (AP) — Infielder Jed Lowrie's debut for the New York Mets is being delayed because he strained his hamstring while in the minors to work his way back from an injured left...
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Matz has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the New York Mets because of radial nerve discomfort in his pitching arm.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Mets cut five players from major league camp Saturday and informed catcher Devin Mesoraco that he won't be on the opening day roster.
Led by deGrom, new-look Mets gear up for rugged NL East
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom would like a big contract. If nothing else, he's getting more help.
During a busy offseason under first-time general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, the suddenly...
Oakland Athletics season preview capsule
2018: 97-65, second place, lost to Yankees in AL wild-card game.
Mets’ Todd Frazier sidelined with oblique injury
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The Mets are missing a pair of injured infielders, and the calendar hasn't even reached March.
Third baseman Todd Frazier injured his left oblique muscle and will...
Mets say MRI of Jed Lowrie’s sore left knee is negative
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — An MRI of Jed Lowrie's left knee was negative, and the New York Mets said the infielder is likely to be ready for opening day even though he's behind...
Mets’ infielder Jed Lowrie to have MRI of left knee
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Mets uttered that dreaded three-letter acronym for the first time in spring training, and it involved Jed Lowrie: MRI.
The Brodie Bunch: New-look Mets set to open spring training
NEW YORK (AP) — Brodie Van Wagenen has certainly been busy since changing careers.
Heading into his first spring training as Mets general manager, the former player agent has already engineered a major roster overhaul that has New York eyeing the playoffs in a beefed-up NL East.
Mets newcomer Lowrie ready to play all over the diamond
NEW YORK (AP) — Jed Lowrie would rather talk about wine than whine.
The infielder visited Citi Field on Wednesday after finalizing a $20 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets, likely less money and a shorter term than he would have gotten before the free-agent market for solid-but-less-than-stellar veterans buckled a year ago.
"I think that argument could be made," he said. "But you deal in reality, and so I'm excited to be a Met."
AP source: Jed Lowrie, Mets agree to $20M, 2-year contract
NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent infielder Jed Lowie and the New York Mets have agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical.
Bob Melvin extension among A’s offseason priorities
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics plan to discuss a contract extension with manager Bob Melvin this offseason as well as possible new deals with home run leader Khris Davis and All-Star second baseman Jed Lowrie.
Two days after the A's lost to the New York Yankees in a wild-card game, team officials began mapping out the framework for 2019 with hopes of capitalizing on the team's first playoff appearance in four years.
A capsule look at the Athletics-Yankees playoff game
A look at the American League wild-card game between the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees:
Schedule: Wednesday, at New York, 8:08 p.m. EDT (TBS).
Khris Davis’ 48th homer powers Oakland past Angels, 5-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics' minds are already partly on the wild card playoff game looming in the Bronx.
They're still finishing up the regular season in Orange County with an attention to all the little details that could make a difference in the postseason.
Khris Davis hit his major league-leading 48th homer and the A's locked up their winningest season in 16 years with a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
A’s clinch playoff berth, then beat Mariners 7-3
SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years.
"It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been waiting for this day for a while. I feel so much excitement. It's just a dream come true."
Athletics clinch postseason spot; Yanks lose Hicks to injury
SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years, then beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 Monday night behind Khris Davis' major league-leading 46th home run.
Jonathan Lucroy, Jed Lowrie and Matt Chapman also homered for the A's, assured no worse than an AL wild card.
A’s back Fiers with balanced offense, beat Yankees 8-2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Whether playing 20 straight games without a break, bouncing back from a tough loss or pulling off a late-game rally, manager Bob Melvin sure appreciates his resilient Oakland Athletics.
Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run single, Matt Chapman and Matt Olson each doubled in a run, and the A's jumped on the New York Yankees early for an 8-2 win Wednesday night.
- Star TribuneMLB free agents the Twins should considering targetingNovember 2, 2018
- The SunHarwick Cruises to Michigan WinAugust 13, 2018
Chapman, Lowrie power A’s past Twins, 6-2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Chapman continued his torrid second-half hitting with a pair of solo homers to help Oakland to another series victory, sending the Athletics to Houston for three crucial games with the first-place Astros.
Jed Lowrie drove in three runs with a homer and double, and the Athletics' bullpen preserved an effective outing by call-up Chris Bassitt for a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Mariners place ace James Paxton on DL with forearm bruise
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed ace James Paxton on the disabled list with a forearm bruise, one day after the left-hander was struck by a line drive.
Paxton was facing the third batter in the first inning Tuesday night when Jed Lowrie lined a ball back up the middle, hitting the pitcher hard. Paxton walked toward second base in obvious pain as a team trainer and manager Scott Servais rushed onto the field.
A’s edge Mariners to pull within 1 game of 1st in AL West
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Another solid outing from Mike Fiers and Jed Lowrie's 100th career home run helped the surging Oakland Athletics move a step closer to first place in the AL West.
The Seattle Mariners, who were eight games ahead of Oakland six weeks weeks ago, are just trying to stick around in the wild-card race, a task that got a little tougher following an injury to ace James Paxton's pitching arm.
M’s Paxton hit by liner, replaced by Hernandez vs. A’s
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle Mariners ace James Paxton was replaced by Felix Hernandez in the first inning Tuesday night after being hit by a line drive on his pitching arm.
X-rays on Paxton's left arm were negative, and he was diagnosed with a forearm contusion.
Lowrie drives in 4 to back Manaea, A’s hold off Mariners 7-6
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin might have a little better understanding of the anxiety other teams feel when his Oakland Athletics come roaring back in the late innings.
Seattle nearly did it to the A's. These AL West rivals are among the best at staying in games until the very end despite a big deficit.
Jed Lowrie drove in four runs to back Sean Manaea, and the A's held off a late Seattle rally to beat the Mariners 7-6 on Monday night in a matchup of playoff contenders.
Lowrie homers, exceeds 1,000 career hits as A’s edge Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Playing with a sore hand and a banged-up left leg, the Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie would be the first to confirm that winning ugly is way better than losing.
Lowrie homered and moved over 1,000 hits for his career, and the Oakland Athletics held on for an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, their ninth win in 11 games.
Lowrie took no issue with a potential blowout turning into a nail-biter, a rare occurrence for Oakland's bullpen.
Fiers solid in debut as A’s top Dodgers 3-2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Newly acquired Mike Fiers pitched 5 1/3 strong innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Wednesday night.
The A's broke a 2-2 in the eighth inning when Khris Davis hit a fielder's choice grounder off Dodgers reliever J.T. Chargois (2-3), scoring Marcus Semien from third.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Detroit Tigers left-hander Blaine Hardy gave up Jed Lowrie's infield single to begin the seventh inning for the Athletics' first hit, ending a no-hit bid as the clubs opened a weekend series Friday night.
Hardy had issued only a pair of walks to Matt Olson — the first on a 13-pitch plate appearance in the second. Before the walk, Olson's drive to right went to a crew chief review and was confirmed as sailing just right of the pole.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With a 21-6 record since mid-June, the Oakland Athletics are storming into the All-Star break on quite a roll.
Their ace is pitching like he was earlier in the season and they're continuing to hit home runs on the road at a sizzling rate.
Stephen Piscotty went deep for the fifth time in nine games on Sunday as the A's beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A pair of tiny replica All-Star jerseys hung in Jed Lowrie's locker, gifts for his two young children.
After a scary collision in right field, the Athletics second baseman is hopeful he'll still be able to wear his during next week's gala in Washington.
Lowrie had to come out of Oakland's 7-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night because of a bone bruise and calf bruise in his left leg.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis gave the Athletics an opportunity for another come-from-behind win. Stephen Piscotty completed the job.
Piscotty belted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 11th inning as Oakland rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday afternoon.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jed Lowrie loves the feeling of coming through with a clutch hit late to lift his team, and he just keeps showing a knack for it.
He is a big reason the A's are rarely out of games even when down by a couple of runs.
The Oakland second baseman delivered his 12th game-winning RBI after filling in beautifully at third base during Matt Chapman's absence, hitting a three-run double in the decisive sixth to help rally the Athletics past the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Tuesday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When Paul Blackburn needed 47 pitches to make it through the first two innings, it didn't seem he would last long for the Oakland Athletics.
Then Blackburn found his groove and led the streaking A's to another win.
Blackburn pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and Oakland won its fifth straight game, beating the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Friday night.
DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics left home as a .500 team, looking for a spark. They're returning to the Coliseum looking very sharp.
Jed Lowrie had two more hits, Sean Manaea pitched six strong innings and the Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 Thursday to sweep a four-game series.
DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics leaned on pitching, defense and Jed Lorie's clutch hitting to overcome their lack of a long ball.
Lowrie hit an RBI double in the fourth inning and Chris Bassitt pitched six innings to help Oakland beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 on Wednesday night.
The A's did not clear the fences, ending their major league-record streak at 27 road games.
"We put home run swings on them," manager Bob Melvin said. "We just didn't get rewarded for them."
Lowrie, A’s rally from 6 down to beat Tigers 9-7
DETROIT (AP) — Jed Lowrie didn't need a home run this time. A single up the middle was plenty.
Lowrie drove in the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning for a second straight game, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from six runs down to beat Detroit 9-7 on Tuesday night, handing the Tigers their seventh straight loss.
Lowrie’s homer in 9th lifts A’s over Tigers 5-4
DETROIT (AP) — Edwin Jackson figures he'll enjoy pitching for as long as teams are willing to put him on the mound.
Jackson tied a record Monday when he played for his 13th major league club, allowing a run in six innings for the Oakland Athletics in their 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Called up from Triple-A for his first big league appearance of 2018, Jackson matched the mark for most teams set by former reliever Octavio Dotel.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five home runs. Back-to-back twice.
The Oakland Athletics put on quite the power display in beating the San Diego Padres 12-4 on Wednesday.
Light-hitting Franklin Barreto got the barrage started when he connected for a 424-foot, three-run home run in the second inning off rookie lefty Joey Lucchesi, who was returning from more than a month on the disabled list. Josh Phegley, Mark Canha, Matt Olson and Jed Lowrie also went deep for Oakland.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy flied out in his first chance at getting the winning hit. The next time up, he didn't miss.
Lucroy hit an RBI single off the center-field wall with the bases loaded in the 11th inning and the Athletics capped their comeback Sunday with a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Olson homers again as A’s top Royals 5-1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When Matt Olson puts the barrel of the bat on the ball, they results are no-doubters.
Olson hit a three-run homer in the eighth as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Sunday to win the series.
Olson went 5 for 11 with three home runs, eight RBIs and scored five times in the series. His shortest of the three homers was 428 feet on Friday.
The A's are 9-2 in their past 11 road games. The Royals have lost 21 of 31 home games.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi pitched six innings of no-hit ball in his return to the majors following a second Tommy John surgery, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
Eovaldi (1-0) faced one over the minimum through six innings in his Tampa Bay debut. He threw 70 pitches and had four strikeouts. The only runner to reach base against him was Matt Chapman, who drew a one-out walk in the first.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tampa Bay reliever Wilmer Font yielded Jed Lowrie's one-out single in the seventh for Oakland's first hit of the game.
Nathan Eovaldi started Wednesday night for the Rays and pitched six innings in his first start since his second Tommy John surgery. He struck out four and walked one while throwing 70 pitches.
Font then came in and retired Matt Chapman on a liner to shortstop. But then Lowrie got his hit.
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after hanging out at Sonny Gray's house and catching up with his buddy, Kendall Graveman faced him at Yankee Stadium.
Khris Davis, Matt Chapman, Jed Lowrie and Matt Joyce all homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees 10-5 Friday night, leaving New York with back to back losses for the first time in more than a month.
The A's had lost three in a row before tagging Gray, their former ace. Oakland has won five straight overall against the Yankees.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis took a "pitchers' ballgame" into his own hands.
Davis homered in the 12th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 2-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.
Jed Lowrie singled with one out before Davis drove a 3-1 fastball from Pedro Araujo (1-3) into the bleachers in left. It was Davis' third career game-ending homer.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin is stressing the need for the Oakland Athletics to score earlier in games, and they did just that against the Orioles.
Then, the offense had to provide a boost again late when the bullpen faltered.
Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking two-out single in the sixth, Khris Davis launched a three-run homer in the first and the A's beat Baltimore 6-4 on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Among his variety of pitches, James Paxton discovered quickly he needed only one. His fastball was so overpowering that even though Oakland Athletics batters knew it was coming, they couldn't catch up.
That fastball led to the finest performance of Paxton's career with a major league-high 16 strikeouts on Wednesday night. And yet it ended up coming in a Seattle loss after the Mariners' bullpen blew a late lead and saw the A's rally for a 3-2 win.