Player News - Athletics

Date: Team: Pos:

Athletics acquired INF Max Schrock from the Nationals for LHP Marc Rzepczynski.

Schrock, 21, has batted .333/.378/.456 with nine home runs, 68 RBI, 22 stolen bases, and 76 runs scored in 121 games this season between Low-A Hagerstown and High-A Potomac while playing primarily at second base. He also has experience at shortstop and third. It's a decent get for a guy like Rzepczynski.
Aug 25 - 11:08 AM

Kendall Graveman fired 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Athletics' 5-1 win over the Indians.

Graveman was handed a 5-0 lead after the second inning and went into cruise control from there, scattering six hits and two walks over his six-plus frames while striking out two. The one run he gave up came on a Roberto Perez solo homer in the top of the seventh inning, which actually had to be reviewed. Graveman has been excellent now in two straight outings and boasts a 3.36 ERA over his last 18 starts. He'll try to keep it rolling next week in Houston.
Aug 24 - 6:27 PM

Billy Butler said Wednesday that he's making good progress in his recovery from a concussion.

Butler also apologized for his role in the clubhouse fight with teammate Danny Valencia that resulted in his concussion. "I definitely said some things you shouldn’t, I definitely stepped in an area you shouldn’t. That wasn’t my business," said Butler. "I know I regret what I did, I think he regrets what he did. By no means do I think his intentions were to give me a concussion, I think that’s fair to say." The fight started after Butler told a rep for an equipment company that Valencia was wearing the wrong shoes at the wrong time. Or something like that.
Aug 24 - 3:26 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will throw an inning in the Arizona League on Saturday.

It sounds like the Athletics are now preparing Alvarez to serve as a reliever down the stretch. The right-hander has been out all season because of complications related to last year's shoulder surgery.
Aug 24 - 2:29 PM

Jesse Hahn (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start with Triple-A Nashville next Tuesday.

Hahn has been on the disabled list since August 5 because of a right shoulder strain. He was supposed to return this past Sunday but felt lingering discomfort while throwing a tuneup bullpen session. The right-hander owns a rough 6.02 ERA in 46 1/3 innings this season at the major league level.
Aug 24 - 2:27 PM

Athletics recalled RHP J.B. Wendelken from Triple-A Nashville.

Wendelken has allowed five earned runs on three walks and six hits this season at the major league level. The right-hander might only be up for a day or two.
Aug 24 - 12:23 PM

Athletics placed SS Marcus Semien on the paternity leave list.

Semien and his wife Tarah welcomed a son on Monday night. He should be back for the start of a three-game weekend series Friday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Aug 24 - 12:21 PM

Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the Indians.

Davis opened the scoring in style by swatting a three-run home run off Danny Salazar in the first inning. He also singled and walked in the contest. For the season, the 28-year-old slugger is slashing .257/.300/.530 with 33 homers and 82 RBI over 440 at-bats. He has homered four times in his last 10 games.
Aug 24 - 2:05 AM

Sean Manaea was superb in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the Indians, yielding one run on three hits over seven innings.

Manaea induced eight strikeouts and walked two during this charmed outing. A Chris Gimenez solo home run in the sixth inning represented his only real spot of trouble. With the victory, Manaea improved to 5-8 with a 4.53 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. He will tango with the Astros on the road next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 24 - 1:56 AM

Josh Phegley (knee, strep) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week.

Phegley's rehab from a knee injury was stalled by strep throat, but he's over it now. The expectation is that he will be activated from the disabled list September 1.
Aug 23 - 7:32 PM

Marcus Semien (paternity leave) is not expected back until Friday.

Semien was excused from the A's on Monday to welcome a child and will remain absent Tuesday and Wednesday. Oakland kicks off a weekend series in St. Louis on Friday.
Aug 23 - 7:26 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will make one more rehab appearance Thursday with Triple-A Nashville.

Doolittle worked a scoreless inning on just 10 pitches Tuesday versus the Triple-A affiliate of the Royals and now has a 2.25 ERA through four rehab appearances. The left-hander should be activated over the weekend.
Aug 23 - 7:24 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session in front of A's coaches Tuesday.

He worked in his slider (along with his fastball and changeup) and reported feeling good. Alvarez is still working his way back from shoulder surgery and has already encountered multiple setbacks, but he said he is hoping to pitch for Oakland before the end of the season. Even if it's in relief.
Aug 23 - 6:29 PM

Sonny Gray (elbow) said Monday that he hopes to pitch again this season, but that he's not ready to resume throwing.

And with the minor league season coming to an end in the first week of September, the potential for a return is looking more unrealistic by the minute. "I’m hoping; I’d like to get out there again," said Gray. "But I’m not ready to throw now. I know that even if they cleared me to throw when I go in there to talk to them, I’d be forcing it by going out there today." Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that Gray could potentially work toward coming back to throw in the bullpen for pregame work only, but it appears that his return to game action could have to wait until 2017. Assuming Gray is done, he'll finish the year with a brutal 5.74 ERA over 21 starts.
Aug 23 - 9:34 AM

Andrew Triggs blanked the Indians for six innings in a no-decision Monday.

Triggs struck out six in his second straight positive outing. Still, the A's ended up losing 1-0. They're 0-4 when Triggs starts and 1-21 when he pitches at all this year. He'll face the Cardinals in St. Louis next time out.
Aug 23 - 1:02 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    FanDuel MLB 6-Pack: Monday

    FanDuel MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    MLB On the Bump: Monday

    MLB On the Bump: Monday
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9