OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Versatile Oakland reliever Yusmeiro Petit had his $5.5 million contract option for the 2020 season exercised by the Athletics on Thursday.
Los Angeles Angels (65-74, fourth in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (79-58, second in the AL West)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bob Melvin had just burned through his bullpen to win a nip-and-tuck shootout against Kansas City on Thursday, and the Oakland A's manager leaned back in his chair and...
San Francisco Giants (64-65, second in the NL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (74-54, second in the NL West)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt's three-run homer highlighted an eight-run eighth and broke it open against his former club, Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in San Francisco's...
Oakland Athletics (58-44, second in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (65-38, first in the AL West)
Houston; Wednesday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Chris Bassitt (7-4, 3.96...
Oakland Athletics (55-42, second in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (59-36, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Chris Bassitt (6-4,...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After their dominant start to the season, the Minnesota Twins were starting to sag a bit.
With one powerful swing Thursday through that thick midsummer night air, Eddie...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers stayed busy during the All-Star break and made three trips to the Coliseum to stay on his normal pitching routine.
Tampa Bay Rays (44-33, second in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (41-37, third in the AL West)
Oakland Athletics (14-14, third in the AL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (12-14, third in the AL East)
Toronto; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Brett Anderson (3-1,...
TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. capped his major league debut with a double leading off the ninth inning for his first hit, and Brandon Drury followed with a winning two-run homer with two...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson was pulled from his start against Toronto with a left ankle sprain he injured running off the mound in the third...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at Camden Yards hoping for a breakout from slumping slugger Chris Davis got a cruel twist Wednesday night.
Oakland slugger Khris Davis homered twice and had three hits,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Jackson is the only starting pitcher included on the Oakland Athletics' roster for their AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees.
Right-hander Liam Hendriks will be on the mound for the start of Wednesday night's game, and A's manager Bob Melvin would not say who will follow.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's Target Field was the perfect place for Fernando Rodney to perform his patented post-save celebrations , when the 41-year-old right-hander leans back to pretend he's pulling a bow and shoots an imaginary arrow high into the sky.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dee Gordon doesn't have many home runs this season. Two to be exact. So when Seattle's light-hitting utility player muscled up in the 12th inning, he celebrated by kissing both biceps as he stood in the dugout after crossing home plate.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tim Hill was happy to gain his first major league victory. The 28-year-old rookie left-hander could have done without his first blown save chance.
Jorge Soler hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, and the Kansas Royals bounced back after wasting a four-run lead to defeat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Saturday for their third win in four games.
"I was kind of upset I gave up a run, and I kind of felt like I didn't do my job," Hill said.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger understands his time batting in the cleanup spot of Seattle's batting order is likely ending soon.
No better way to finish up a stint filling in for Nelson Cruz than with a game-deciding home run.
"I don't care where I hit," Haniger said. "That's Nelson's spot and I think everybody knows that."
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland found its closer in Blake Treinen last summer, and its bullpen transformation continued when it acquired offseason targets Yusmeiro Petit and Ryan Buchter this winter.
For a team that had 25 blown saves, one short of the major league high, and converted only 58 percent of its save chances a year ago, it is another step forward.
"We feel like we're a lot better," A's manager Bob Melvin said, "and we feel like we have a deep bullpen, too.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit has plenty of familiarity with the Bay Area, and he is confident that pitching alongside old San Francisco teammate and pal Santiago Casilla in Oakland's bullpen will make for a smooth transition.
Petit finalized his $10 million, two-year contract with the A's on Thursday after passing a physical.
"It's nice to come to an organization that makes you comfortable," he said. "It will help me get used to the team and the culture."
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Versatile right-hander Yusmeiro Petit agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, a deal that is pending a physical.
His agent, Rafael Godoy, confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on Thursday. Godoy said by phone he was working to schedule a physical with the A's for next week. The 33-year-old reliever is at home in Venezuela with plans to travel to Argentina this weekend.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired right-handed reliever Felix Pena from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for cash or a player to be named later.
The Angels announced the deal Monday for Pena, who was designated for assignment by Chicago last week.
Los Angeles also designated left-hander Jason Gurka for assignment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals have exercised their $12 million option on left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Washington also said Thursday it had declined its $3 million option for reliever Yusmeiro Petit, who gets a $500,000 buyout.
The 31-year-old Gonzalez was 11-11 with a 4.57 ERA this season, throwing 177 1/3 innings in 32 starts.
He has won at least 10 games in each of his five seasons with the Nationals, including a high of 21 in 2012.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit two home runs, including the go-ahead shot in the 11th inning, as the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak.
NL MVP Bryce Harper was ejected in the 10th inning after getting called out on strikes. The Nationals star yelled at plate umpire Mike Winters from close range and threw his helmet to the ground after being tossed.
DENVER (AP) — The Washington Nationals are having trouble with Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu.
They haven't been able to get him out in two days.
LeMahieu had three hits and reached base for the ninth straight plate appearance and the Rockies beat the Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday night following a lengthy weather delay.
DENVER (AP) — DJ LeMahieu had three hits and reached base for the ninth straight plate appearance, Colorado's bullpen threw six scoreless innings and the Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday night following a lengthy weather delay.