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Athletics optioned INF Andy Parrino to Triple-A Sacramento.

He picked up two hits in six at-bats during his brief stint with the big club. The A's are expected to activate Josh Reddick from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game to take Parrino's spot on the roster.
Jul 21 - 8:34 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Tommy Milone has asked the Athletics to trade him.

Milone didn't deserve it, but he was sent down to Triple-A Sacramento after the additions of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel earlier this month. Rosenthal hears that the A's have received trade inquires on the southpaw, but they aren't eager to deal him on the chance that he'll be needed down the line.
Source: FOX Sports
Jul 21 - 5:22 PM

According to John Hickey of the Oakland Tribune, the Athletics remain eager to find a new home for former closer Jim Johnson.

The catch is that the A's don't want to have to eat any of Johnson's $10 million contract. With a 6.25 ERA, 1.96 WHIP and 28/23 K/BB ratio through his 40 1/3 innings on the season, it's unlikely that any interested parties are going to come calling to acquire the veteran right-hander's services.
Source: ibabuzz.com
Jul 20 - 9:49 PM

Stephen Vogt reached base four times in five plate appearances as the Athletics battered the Orioles in a 10-2 win on Sunday.

Vogt has been quite productive for the Athletics since joining the club at the start of June. He had another great day on Sunday, doubling in a run in the fifth, and had two singles and a walk for good measure. The 29-year-old owns a .364/.397/.534 slash line with four home runs and 18 RBI in 126 plate appearances.
Jul 20 - 8:10 PM

Sonny Gray had another fantastic start, holding the Orioles to two runs (one earned) on two hits over 6 2/3 innings as he earned his 11th win of the season on Sunday.

Gray entered the outing having allowed one run or fewer in three consecutive July starts. He was stellar again, allowing only two hits and two walks while striking out eight. The 24-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 2.72. He has a 1.16 WHIP and a 116/15 K/BB ratio to go along with it. Gray will make his next start in Arlington against the Rangers on Saturday.
Jul 20 - 8:04 PM

Josh Reddick (knee) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday.

A's manager Bob Melvin said he spoke to Reddick Sunday morning and the outfielder said he was feeling "great." Reddick has seven hits -- including two home runs -- over 17 at-bats during his rehab assignment with High-A Stockton.
Jul 20 - 2:40 PM

Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) thinks he'll be ready for activation just a couple days after he's eligible next Sunday.

It's possible that Callaspo will play a few rehab games before the A's activate him. The veteran infielder has been on the shelf since mid-July with a strained right hamstring.
Jul 20 - 2:11 PM

Jason Hammel dropped to 0-2 for the A's after giving up five runs in two-plus innings Saturday against the Orioles.

Easily his worst start of the year; he had completed at least five innings in all 18 of his previous outings. Hammel gave up two homers and four runs in the first inning tonight. He went on to allow just a single in a scoreless second, but a walk, a single and an RBI double opened the third, getting him pulled. Incredibly, Dan Otero got out of the jam from there, leaving runners on second and third. We thought Hammel would probably wear down some in the second half, but hopefully it's not happening already. His next outing will give us a better idea whether it's time to begin worrying.
Jul 20 - 12:38 AM

Athletics prospect first baseman Matt Olson went 3-for-5 with a home run for High-A Stockton on Friday.

Olson has three home runs over his last four games, raising his season line to .243/.395/.534. Olson's power was never questioned, but he has taken advantage of the hitter-friendly ballparks in the California League to the fullest, blasting 28 home runs in 438 plate appearances. Olson could see time in Oakland by the end of 2015.
Jul 19 - 10:33 AM

Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer off Zach Britton in the bottom of the ninth to give the A's a 5-4 win over the Orioles on Friday.

It was Donaldson's second walkoff homer of the year and the A's seventh walkoff win. The A's had just four hits all night until picking up a couple of cheapies prior to Donaldson's bomb in the ninth. Donaldson has 21 homers this season, leaving him just three shy of his total from 158 games last year.
Jul 19 - 1:01 AM

Jeff Samardzija surrendered four runs in seven innings Friday against the Orioles in his third start for the A's.

The A's let him off the hook in the end, saving him from what would have been his second loss for his new team. Two-run homers from Jonathan Schoop and Manny Machado accounted for the Orioles' runs. He had given up just two homers with runners on in 19 starts coming into the night.
Jul 19 - 12:57 AM

Coco Crisp (neck) has returned to the Athletics starting lineup on Friday.

Crisp has been battling recurring neck issues for some time now. Though he is in the lineup, A's skipper Bob Melvin did indicate that he's still considered day-to-day. Expect him to get another breather on Saturday.
Jul 18 - 7:17 PM

Josh Reddick (knee) will remain on his rehab assignment until at least Sunday.

Reddick is making slow progress in his recovery from a right knee injury, and it's starting to look as though he may need more than the minimum stint on the disabled list that was originally forecast.
Jul 18 - 7:13 PM

Athletics prospect shortstop Daniel Robertson went 4-for-5 for High-A Stockton on Monday, raising his season line to .303/.405/.472.

Since being anointed the Athletics shortstop of the future as a result of Addison Russell's being dealt to Chicago, Robertson has been raking, putting up a .348/.426/.522 line. Robertson lacks the upside of Russell, but he could hit .300 with 5-plus home runs and good defense.
Jul 15 - 9:47 AM

Athletics first base prospect Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk on Monday for High-A Stockton.

The 20-year old Olson has had a great season, seeing a bump in his walk rate (12.9 percent in 2013 to 19.3 percent in 2014), isolated power (.210 to .278), and wOBA (.349 to .397) while decreasing his strikeout rate (26.5 percent to 22.0 percent). He still strikes out too much, but his power is near the top of the charts and his prospect status is increasing accordingly.
Jul 15 - 9:43 AM


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