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Coco Crisp (elbow) went 1-for-3 with a walk in his minor league rehab game with High-A Stockton on Sunday.

He'll play with them again on Monday before being re-evaluated and remains on track to rejoin the Athletics at some point next week.
May 3 - 8:25 PM

Stephen Vogt hit home runs in back-to-back innings against the Rangers on Sunday, finishing the game with four RBI.

Vogt hit a solo home run off of Yovani Gallardo in the sixth inning, then topped himself the next inning, slugging a three-run shot off Alex Claudio. He finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored, four RBI and two walks. The big game gives Vogt six home runs for the season and 20 RBI. He's hitting a sterling .356/.455/.671 in his first season as the A's full-time catcher.
May 3 - 8:02 PM

Sonny Gray struck out 10 and pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Rangers

Gray moved to 4-0 after the dominating outing. He allowed just two hits, but also walked a season-high seven. Let's just set aside the walks, as Gray had not walked more than two batters in any previous outing. His numbers are uniformly great this season, as he now owns a 1.69 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 35/13 K/BB ratio across 43 innings. Just about the only aspect of Sunday's start that could be considered remotely questionable (other than his control) is that he threw 119 pitches in the contest. The A's clearly feel comfortable letting the 25-year-old stretch out his arm, as he threw 219 innings last season. We'll see if this starts to add up as he progresses through what's been a stellar season to this point.
May 3 - 7:31 PM

Athletics released OF Cody Ross.

Ross was designated for assignment by the A's on Saturday and has now been given his outright release. It's unclear if the veteran outfielder will explore other opportunities or elect to hang up his cleats.
May 3 - 6:53 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (shoulder) will undergo an MRI Sunday.

O'Flaherty was already placed on the disabled list Saturday with what the A's called a left shoulder strain, but they're sending him for an exam in order to get a better handle on the situation. The results of the MRI are expected to be available on Monday.
May 3 - 1:51 PM

Billy Butler is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

It's simply a day of rest. Mark Canha is in the designated hitter spot Sunday in Butler's place.
May 3 - 12:02 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Chad Smith from Triple-A Nashville.

Smith earned the promotion after posting a 2.31 ERA over eight relief appearances at Nashville. He'll be used in the middle innings.
May 3 - 11:56 AM

Athletics optioned RHP Ryan Cook to Triple-A Nashville.

Cook was hammered for five runs over 4 1/3 innings during his week up with the big club. Chad Smith has taken his spot in the bullpen.
May 3 - 11:54 AM

Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning of Saturday's extra-innings loss to the Rangers.

Reddick was all over the place in this one and has been on an absolute tear as of late. His three-run homer off of Anthony Bass in the seventh inning put the cap on a six-run inning and helped the A's to a 7-3 lead, which the A's bullpen promptly threw away. Still. After the 3-for-5 night, Reddick's now working on a 10-game hitting streak and for the season, he's slashing .385/.444/.615. His oblique injury from spring training seems like a distant memory. Though with Reddick, the next injury is always potentially lurking around the corner.
May 3 - 1:25 AM

Drew Pomeranz pitched adequately against the Rangers on Saturday, allowing three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Pomeranz struck out four, walked one and scattered eight hits into the sixth inning, surrendering solitary runs in the first, third and sixth innings. Despite what was a decent start, he wouldn't factor into the decision, as the Rangers won 8-7 in 10 innings. Pomeranz seems to put up the same start every time he touches the mound. His 4.62 ERA and 1.32 WHIP haven't seen any huge swings on a game-to-game basis, as he hasn't allowed more than four earned runs in a start and has also not allowed fewer than three in his last four tries. He'll take these exceedingly average numbers to Target Field in a match-up with the Twins next time out.
May 3 - 12:59 AM

Athletics claimed OF Alex Hassan off waivers from the Rangers; optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.

Hassan was designated for assignment by Texas earlier this week. The 27-year-old has been a Quad-A player the last few seasons, finally breaking into the majors with Boston in 2014. This is his second stint with Oakland after being DFA'd in early April. He'll serve as outfield depth.
May 2 - 4:15 PM

Athletics recalled OF Billy Burns from Triple-A Nashville.

The 25-year-old speedster replaces Cody Ross on the active roster. He was off to a fast start offensively at Nashville, slashing .315/.378/.404 with five stolen bases in his first 21 games.
May 2 - 4:06 PM

Athletics recalled RHP R.J. Alvarez from Triple-A Nashville.

He'll take the place of the injured Eric O'Flaherty in the A's bullpen. The 23-year-old allowed eight runs over six innings (12.00 ERA) in his first stint with the Athletics this season.
May 2 - 4:03 PM

Athletics designated OF Cody Ross for assignment.

The A's claimed Ross off waivers in early April and hoped he would be a weapon against left-handed pitching, but he hit just .091/.200/.091 with no homers, three RBI and six strikeouts in his 22 at-bats. He'll look to latch on elsewhere.
May 2 - 4:02 PM

Athletics placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

As talented as O'Flaherty is, he just can't seem to stay healthy. The 30-year-old posted a troublesome 11.57 ERA and 2.29 WHIP over seven innings before succumbing to the injury.
May 2 - 4:00 PM


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