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Marcus Semien wins Oakland Athletics Heart and Hustle Award

A player from each MLB team wins respected honor
2:47 PM PDT

Colorado Springs, Colo. - The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce Marcus Semien as the Oakland Athletics 2019 Heart and Hustle Award winner. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and

A’s option RHP J.B. Wendelken to Triple-A Las Vegas

1:05 PM PDT

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s optioned J.B. Wendelken to Triple-A Las Vegas following the game on Sunday. The move clears a spot on the 25-man roster for Homer Bailey, who was acquired from Kansas City on Sunday. Wendelken was recalled from Las Vegas July 6 for his third stint

A’s acquire RHP Homer Bailey from Kansas City

Oakland sends Minor League IF Kevin Merrell to the Royals
July 14, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s acquired right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell, the club announced today. Bailey is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA and .258 opponents batting average in 18 games, all starts, with Kansas City. He was

A’s Matt Chapman to compete in 2019 T-Mobile Home Run Derby

July 7, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Matt Chapman of the Oakland Athletics will compete in the 2019 T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 8. The 2019 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH, and broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET)/5:00 p.m.

RHP J.B. Wendelken recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas

July 6, 2019

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Oakland A’s recalled right-handed pitcher J.B. Wendelken from Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Paul Blackburn has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Wendelken, 26, has served two stints with the A’s this season, going 1-1 with 4.94 ERA (13

A’s Liam Hendriks named American League All-Star

July 5, 2019

SEATTLE, Wash. – Liam Hendriks of the Oakland Athletics has been selected to the American League All-Star Team by Major League Baseball as a replacement for Tampa Bay’s Charlie Morton for the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. It is

RHP Paul Blackburn recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas

July 5, 2019

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Oakland A’s recalled right-handed pitcher Paul Blackburn from Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Tanner Anderson has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Blackburn, 25, served as the 26th man for the A’s doubleheader on June 8 at Texas, allowing

A’s medical update on Jesus Luzardo

July 3, 2019

OAKLAND -- The Oakland A’s announced the following medical update on Minor League left-handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo: Luzardo, 21, was removed from the game after four innings pitched last night in Las Vegas with tightness in his left latissimus dorsi muscle. Dr. Bernard Ong did the clinical examination and reviewed

A’s Reinstate RHP Treinen from the IL; Designate RHP Brooks for Assignment

July 3, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s reinstated right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen from the 10-day injured list and designated right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks for assignment, the club announced today. Treinen was 2-2 with 16 saves and a 4.08 ERA in 30 relief appearances when he was placed on the 10-day IL

A’s Liam Hendriks named AL Reliever of the Month

July 3, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s reliever Liam Hendriks has been named American League Reliever of the Month for June. It is his first career Reliever of the Month award. Hendriks, 30, was 1-0 with 2 saves and a 0.60 ERA (1 ER, 15.0 IP) with 22 strikeouts in 14 relief

A’s Sign SS Robert Puason; 10 Other International Players

July 2, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A’s signed shortstop Robert Puason and 10 other international players, the club announced today. Puason was ranked second on MLB.com’s Top 30 International Prospect list. “Robert is a dynamic switch-hitter with the tools to play a premium position at a very high level,” said Dan

A's reinstate Herrmann; option Taylor to Triple-A Las Vegas

July 2, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s reinstated catcher Chris Herrmann from the 60-day injured list and optioned catcher Beau Taylor to Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s transferred right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada to the 60-day injured list. Herrmann was

A's Matt Chapman Named American League All Star

June 30, 2019

Matt Chapman of the Oakland Athletics has been elected to the American League All-Star Team on the player ballot for the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. It is his first career All-Star selection.

Stephen Piscotty placed on IL; Franklin Barreto recalled

June 30, 2019

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Oakland A’s have placed outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day injured list with a right knee sprain. Taking his place on the 25-man roster will be infielder Franklin Barreto, who has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. Piscotty, 28, was hitting .242 (72-for-297) with 37 runs,

Jorge Mateo Named to 2019 Futures Game

June 28, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s No. 8 prospect and Las Vegas Aviators shortstop Jorge Mateo will represent the American League in the 2019 Futures Game. This is his second time participating in the Futures Game (2016). Mateo, 24, is hitting .316 with 62 runs, 17 doubles, 13 triples, 12 home

A’s Recall RHP Mengden from Las Vegas; Option RHP Wendelken to Las Vegas

June 26, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s have recalled right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned right-handed pitcher J.B. Wendelken to Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. Mengden joins the A’s for the second time this year after going 1-1 with a 5.09 ERA in five games,

A’s place RHP Blake Treinen on IL; select RHP Brian Schlitter from Las Vegas

June 23, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s placed right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen on the 10-day injured list retroactive to June 21 with a strained right shoulder, the club announced today. To take his spot on the roster, the A’s selected right-handed pitcher Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Las Vegas. Treinen is tied

A's recall RHP J.B. Wendelken from Triple-A Las Vegas

June 21, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s have recalled right-handed pitcher J.B. Wendelken from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. Wendelken was on the A’s Opening Day roster and compiled a 1.59 ERA over his first seven games. He then allowed 11 runs in 9.2 innings over his final 11

Statement from the Oakland Athletics on Frankie Montas Suspension

June 21, 2019

The A’s were disappointed upon learning of this suspension. We fully support MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and we will welcome Frankie back after the discipline has been served.

A’s Medical Update on Catcher Nick Hundley 

June 18, 2019

OAKLAND -- The Oakland A’s have released the following medical update on catcher Nick Hundley. Hundley had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today with Dr. Jon Dickinson at Presidio Surgical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Dickinson performed a medial meniscectomy procedure on his left knee to clean up

A’s agree to terms with 1st-round pick Logan Davidson

2nd Round Pick Baum and 16th Round Selection Basso Also Agree to Terms
June 17, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s agreed to terms with their 1st round selection from the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, shortstop Logan Davidson from Clemson. The A’s have also agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Tyler Baum (2nd round, North Carolina) and left-handed pitcher Brady Basso (16th round, Oklahoma State).

Oakland A’s Medical Update on Stephen Piscotty 

June 14, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland Athletics have issued the following medical update on Stephen Piscotty. Piscotty, 28, had successful surgery yesterday to remove a melanoma from his right ear. Dr. Brian Parrett performed the procedure at the California Pacific Medical Campus. During a routine spot check with dermatologist Dr. Joseph

Oakland A’s to host 18 wish kids during Make-A-Wish Night on Saturday

A’s Khris Davis will sign autographs before the game for fans who donate to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area
June 14, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s will host 18 wish kids from Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area at the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, June 15, as part of the team’s second annual Make-A-Wish Night. A’s designated hitter Khris Davis will also host a pregame autograph session for fans who donate to

A's agree to terms with 31 players from 2019 first-year player draft

June 10, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A’s have agreed to terms with 31 players from the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, the club announced today. The list includes each of the A’s picks from the third through 11th rounds and 18 of the top 24. The players to agree to terms are:

A’s Marcus Semien Named American League Player Of The Week

The shortstop hit .419 (13-for-31) with two doubles and two home runs last week
June 10, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien has been named American League Player of the Week for the week ending on June 9. It is his first career Player of the Week award. Semien, 28, hit .419 (13-for-31) with seven runs, two doubles, two home runs, nine RBI, three