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Susan Slusser of the Oakland Chronicle reports that the Athletics are interested in Dave Hansen for their hitting coach vacancy.

Hansen currently serves as the assistant hitting coach for the division-rival Angels. Chili Davis had spent the previous three seasons in the role for the A's, but agreed to a deal with the Red Sox on Sunday to serve in that same capacity.
Oct 19 - 7:36 PM

Stephen Vogt underwent successful foot surgery on Tuesday.

Vogt had surgery to repair the plantar plates in his right foot, which he tore around midseason. He also had some scar tissue removed during the procedure. He'll need six-to-eight weeks to recover, which gives him plenty of time to be ready to go by spring training.
Oct 15 - 8:39 PM

Athletics claimed RHP Jorge De Leon off waivers from the Astros.

De Leon allowed four earned runs in 7 1/3 innings of relief this season out of the Houston bullpen. He's doubtful to get a legitimate look with Oakland.
Oct 9 - 3:40 PM

Athletics released DH Adam Dunn.

The move clears a roster spot for right-hander Jorge De Leon, who was claimed off waivers from the Astros on Thursday. Dunn announced after the A's Wild Card Game loss to the Royals that he is retiring from baseball. He hit 462 home runs in his 14-year career.
Oct 9 - 3:38 PM

Stephen Vogt is scheduled to undergo foot surgery October 14.

Vogt suffered a plantar plate tear toward the end of the 2014 regular season and also battled a left ankle sprain throughout September. The 29-year-old should be ready for the beginning of spring training.
Oct 8 - 5:20 PM

Brandon Moss is scheduled to undergo hip surgery October 21.

Moss was bothered by torn cartilage in his hip for much of the second half and slumped badly, hitting .162 with a .575 OPS in 162 plate appearances after August 1. He should be fully recovered by next spring.
Oct 8 - 5:16 PM

Daric Barton has elected free agency.

Still just 29-years-old, the former top prospect appeared in just 30 games with the Athletics in 2014, slashing a putrid .158/.234/.175 with five RBI. Perhaps a change of scenery is what he needs after spending the past nine seasons in the A's organization.
Oct 4 - 1:16 PM

Stephen Vogt is expected to have surgery to repair a plantar plate tear in his foot.

Vogt will get a second opinion, but surgery seems likely. Vogt is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Oct 1 - 7:13 PM

Nick Punto's $2.75 million option for 2015 has vested.

So he'll be back in Oakland as a utility infielder. Punto batted just .207/.296/.293 this season for the A's, but he is still a solid and versatile defender at age 36. He turns 37 years old in November.
Oct 1 - 5:57 PM

Adam Dunn acknowledged after the Athletics' loss to the Royals in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday that he still plans to retire.

"That's probably it," said Dunn, who waited 14 seasons and 2,001 career games to get to the playoffs, the longest such streak of any active player. The 34-year-old didn't make an appearance in Tuesday's Wild Card Game, but he has no regrets. "Not at all," said Dunn. "Let's not make a bigger deal out of it. I love Bob [Melvin]. He's one of the best managers I've ever played for. He's as good as there is out there. You wish the best for a guy like that. He's awesome. Awesome." If this is the end for Dunn, he'll finish with 462 career home runs, tying him for 35th on the all-time list.
Oct 1 - 8:51 AM

Sean Doolittle yielded a run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Doolittle didn't pitch poorly, as he gave up a bloop single to Josh Willingham to start the inning and then watched the Royals score following a sac bunt, stolen base and sac fly. He then stayed in to pitch a scoreless 10th inning. The A's took the lead again in the 12th inning, but Dan Otero and Jason Hammel combined to surrender a pair of runs.
Oct 1 - 1:27 AM

Jon Lester was charged with six runs over 7 1/3 innings in Tuesday's Wild Card Game loss to the Royals.

Lester really settled in after a rocky start, but A's manager Bob Melvin stuck with him too long in the eighth inning after he was well past 100 pitches. He wound up getting charged with three runs that frame, two of which that scored after he exited. It wasn't the ideal finish for the impending free agent, but Lester will still get a boatload of cash this winter.
Oct 1 - 1:22 AM

Brandon Moss had a two-run homer and a three-run shot in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Moss did all he could, getting the A's on board with a two-run blast in the first inning before putting them ahead with a three-run dinger in the sixth. He also drew a walk in one of his six plate appearances. It wasn't enough in the back-and-forth game, though, as the Royals ultimately prevailed in extras. Moss had just two longballs since the beginning of August before smacking a pair Tuesday.
Oct 1 - 1:03 AM

Coco Crisp left Tuesday's game against the Royals with a right hamstring injury.

Crisp tweaked his hamstring on a swing in the top of the 11th. He took the field for the bottom of the frame but decided he couldn't go. It's an ailment that could conceivably keep him out a while if the A's advance, but more should be known about his status after the game.
Oct 1 - 12:14 AM

Geovany Soto left Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Royals with a left thumb injury.

Soto injured the thumb while making a tag at home plate in the bottom of the first inning. He remained in the game for a bit longer but eventually had to exit. The A's should update his status after the game, but it's possible he won't be able to play in the ALDS if the A's advance. Derek Norris replaced him behind the plate.
Sep 30 - 9:03 PM


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