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Harris' second MLB outing a full reversal from first

Prospect tosses five scoreless innings of bulk relief against Astros
May 27, 2023

OAKLAND -- Hogan Harris stood at his locker inside the A’s clubhouse at the Coliseum last month and described his first call to the big leagues as feeling like a fantasy. A few hours later, however, that dream had turned into a nightmare. Summoned from the A’s bullpen in a

A's rookie Medina stung by homers in another impressive start

May 24, 2023

SEATTLE -- Four starts into his Major League career, Luis Medina continues to provide the A’s with a promising view of the pitcher he could potentially evolve into. Though the A’s fell short against the Mariners, 3-2, on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Park, it was a loss that came in

These A’s Minor Leaguers are trending upward

May 23, 2023

This story was excerpted from Martín Gallegos’ A’s Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. SEATTLE -- Hope for a brighter future exists within their organization with several top prospects off to strong starts in the Minors. Here’s a

Medina making it known that he belongs 

May 17, 2023

OAKLAND -- Luis Medina was on the brink of transitioning to a bullpen role in the Minors when Mason Miller’s UCL sprain opened a spot in the A’s starting rotation. Called up to fill that void, Medina is making a push to solidify himself as a starter at the highest

Gelof (2 HRs) hits jackpot in Triple-A Las Vegas' 22-run deluge

Third-ranked A's prospect reaches base six times, logs first mutlihomer outing of '23
May 17, 2023

The hits came early, often and with considerable sizzle for Triple-A Las Vegas during a 22-run deluge Wednesday afternoon in Salt Lake City. The most prolific afternoon belonged to No. 3 Athletics prospect Zack Gelof, who reached base in all six of his plate appearances and amassed his first multihomer

Flamethrower Miller has 'very mild' UCL sprain

A's hopeful top pitching prospect can return this season
May 16, 2023

OAKLAND -- Mason Miller's rapid ascent into budding stardom will have to take an extended pause, though the ultimate diagnosis regarding his elbow issue aligns with what the A’s were expecting. After receiving a second opinion from Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, Miller, Oakland’s No. 3 prospect

Acton's gift for mom on Mother's Day? A perfect MLB debut

May 14, 2023

OAKLAND -- As far as Mother’s Day presents go, it does not get much better than the present Garrett Acton gifted to his mom, Janette, on Sunday afternoon. With his mother in attendance, Acton was summoned out of the A’s bullpen for his Major League debut in the sixth inning

'Quiet confidence' helps Medina impress A's

No. 18 prospect earning a longer look in rotation after quality start vs. Rangers
May 12, 2023

OAKLAND -- Luis Medina's second Major League start went a whole lot better than his first. Hours after being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, the A's 24-year-old right-hander pitched six strong innings Thursday against the visiting Rangers, limiting the league’s highest-scoring offense to three runs on five hits with three

A's unveil homer hammer -- and Diaz hammers 3 homers

Childhood spent watching Yanks in Colombia comes full circle in Bronx for prospect
May 10, 2023

NEW YORK -- On a night the A’s introduced a hammer modeled after the one used by Marvel superhero Thor as their latest home run celebration, the new prop seemingly equipped Jordan Diaz with superhuman-like strength. Entering the night with one home run in 89 career plate appearances, Diaz more

Mighty Miller untouchable over seven no-hit innings

May 3, 2023

OAKLAND -- Mason Miller's third Major League start was not nearly as electric as his first two. It was, however, his most dominant. In what emerged as an impressive pitchers' duel opposite Mariners rookie right-hander Bryce Miller, it was Mason who outshined Bryce in a battle of the Millers by

Diaz's work paying off; Bleday knocking on the door

April 30, 2023

OAKLAND -- When it comes to defense, the way A’s No. 4 prospect Jordan Diaz is handling himself at second base this season compared to last year is night and day. Take Saturday for example. During the seventh inning of a 3-2 loss to the Reds, Diaz broke in on

Medina vows to 'come back stronger' after uneven debut

A's No. 18 prospect flashes electric stuff, holds Trout and Ohtani to 0-for-6 with 3 K's
April 27, 2023

ANAHEIM -- The scouting report on Luis Medina as he received his first call to the big leagues described him as an electric arm that comes with the caveat of command issues that sometimes hinder his effectiveness. Both of those assessments held true in his Major League debut on Wednesday

Diaz's 1st career homer helps A's snap skid

April 22, 2023

ARLINGTON -- Jordan Diaz couldn’t have asked for a better situation to belt his first home run in the big leagues. Diaz delivered a pinch-hit solo home run with one out in the ninth inning, which proved to be the game-winner in the A’s 5-4 victory over the Rangers on

A's call up lights-out No. 3 prospect Miller

Right-hander to start finale vs. Cubs on Wednesday
April 19, 2023

OAKLAND -- Mason Miller pitched his way onto the big league radar with an impressive showing in Spring Training. After dominating through the first couple of weeks of the Minor League season, his electric arm became too much for the A’s to ignore. Miller, Oakland’s No. 3 prospect per MLB

How A's top prospects fared in Triple-A debuts

April 16, 2023

After missing the start of the season due to a shoulder injury, Zack Gelof is finally back in action. Gelof, Oakland’s No. 2 prospect, made his 2023 debut with Triple-A Las Vegas earlier this week. Entering Sunday, the infielder was 3-for-10 with a double, RBI and five walks over three

As pitching staff struggles, while No. 3 prospect shines in Minors

April 15, 2023

OAKLAND -- As the A’s pitching staff continued its early-season bout with command issues in Friday’s 17-6 loss to the Mets at the Coliseum, attention quickly shifted over to southern Nevada, where Mason Miller served as a beacon of hope with a dazzling performance in Triple-A Las Vegas. Promoted from

Miller hits triple digits 23 times in 11-strikeout, near-perfect outing

April 15, 2023

Mason Miller has always been known as a strikeout pitcher. The No. 3 prospect in the Athletics’ organization, Miller trotted out to the mound Friday night already owning a 16 K/9 rate in his Minor League career. That wasn’t enough for the right-hander, though, as he looked like an even

Game continues to slow down at Triple-A for surging Smith

April 9, 2023

As Spring Training came down to its final days last month and Kevin Smith showed no signs of slowing down from his tear at the plate, the A’s knew they had a difficult decision on their hands. “Kevin’s done a great job,” manager Mark Kotsay said during the final week

Where the A's Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 4, 2023

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Athletics’ Top 30 Prospects are projected to start: 1. Tyler Soderstrom (MLB No. 39), 1B -- Las Vegas (Triple-A) 2. Ken Waldichuk (MLB No. 76), LHP -- Oakland (MLB) 3. Zack Gelof, 2B -- Las Vegas (Triple-A) 4. Mason

Diaz (No. 6 prospect) in A's plans; Thomas hits for cycle at Triple-A

April 2, 2023

OAKLAND -- Considering his performance as a late-season callup in 2022, Jordan Diaz was optioned down from big league camp this spring a little earlier than most would have expected. But make no mistake, the A’s are still very high on the 22-year-old infielder. Diaz, Oakland’s No. 6 prospect per

Prospect Miller's stuff earns praise: 'That was ... wow'

A's plan for Fujinami to pitch once a week within five-man rotation
March 25, 2023

MESA, Ariz. -- Over on the Minor League side of A’s camp, Mason Miller has developed a reputation for leaving coaches astounded with his otherworldly stuff. Before heading back to the Bay Area to finish Spring Training, manager Mark Kotsay got an up-close look at what the hype was all

Prospects Soderstrom, Gelof enter '23 on high note

March 21, 2023

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The A’s anticipate that Tyler Soderstrom and Zack Gelof -- both of whom project to develop into franchise-type players -- will make an impact in the big leagues at some point in 2023. Getting an up-close look at the duo in Spring Training over the past few

Muller making statement in bid for rotation spot

March 18, 2023

MESA, Ariz. -- Kyle Muller made his biggest statement of the spring in his effort to crack one of Oakland’s remaining spots in a starting rotation that may be finalized in the coming days. The 6-foot-7 lefty threw 57 pitches through 5 1/3 innings with a fastball biting at 95

Q&A: No. 11 prospect Butler talks childhood, Michael Harris, 'New Oakland'

March 12, 2023

MESA, Ariz. -- Between his fun personality and energetic display on the field, Lawrence Butler has been without question the most interesting man in A’s camp. Butler’s penchant for going viral through social media with his exciting style of play has turned him into a phenomenon among A’s fans. Entering

Martínez optioned, but still in A's rotation mix

Righty likely to get reps on Minors side after Classic; CF picture, Waldichuk's start
March 11, 2023

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- On the surface, the A’s decision to option starting rotation candidate Adrián Martínez to Triple-A Las Vegas this early in camp might seem like a telling indication of where he stands with the team. Before Oakland’s 4-2 loss to the Guardians on Saturday at Goodyear Ballpark, manager