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5/26/2015 | Tigers scratch Simon, turn to Ryan in finale

Tigers right-hander Alfredo Simon left the team suddenly to be with his ailing father and will not make his scheduled start Wednesday.


5/26/2015 | Shoulder better, Doolittle activated off DL

The A's added left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle to the active roster for the first time this year Tuesday and optioned right-hander Angel Castro to Triple-A Nashville.


5/26/2015 | Vogt close to top in first All-Star ballot update

A trio of A's were listed among the leaders for the initial All-Star Game voting update, which was released by MLB on Tuesday.


5/26/2015 | Hall of Famers, legends top list of Draft reps

Three members of the 500 Home Run Club -- Ken Griffey Jr., Reggie Jackson and Mike Schmidt -- and 20 other former All-Stars will headline the list of team representatives on the floor at MLB Network's Studio 42 when the 2015 MLB Draft gets underway on June 8.


5/26/2015 | AL All-Star Game ballot update: May 26

At the first update in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot for the American League, the Royals have five players in position to start the July 14 Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park, and another four among the voting leaders. Royals catcher Salvador Perez, an All-Star in each of the last two seasons, leads all AL players in balloting with 1,447,753 total votes.


5/25/2015 | Hahn thrilled to close shutout in 'foreign' ninth

Sitting at 99 pitches, Jesse Hahn trotted back out to the mound for the ninth inning at the Coliseum on Monday afternoon, readying to face the heart of the Tigers lineup. The A's right-hander had a four-run lead in hand, but little room for error in the way of his first career shutout.


5/25/2015 | In return to Coliseum, Cespedes looks back

Shortly after arriving at the Coliseum for the first time since being traded to the Red Sox last summer, former A's slugger Yoenis Cespedes darted for manager Bob Melvin's office.


5/25/2015 | A's to activate Doolittle off DL on Tuesday

The A's are prepared to reinstate left-hander Sean Doolittle from the disabled list Tuesday, marking the long-awaited return of their All-Star closer.


5/25/2015 | Chavez hopes to quiet rested Miggy at Coliseum

Left-hander David Price (3-1, 3.32) gets the start for the Tigers while Jesse Chavez (1-4, 2.89) takes the mound for the A's in Oakland on Tuesday night.


5/25/2015 | A's down Tigers behind Hahn's first shutout

Right-hander Jesse Hahn pitched his first career shutout, allowing just four hits to guide the A's to their third straight win on Monday, a 4-0 shutout of the Tigers in the three-game series opener at the Coliseum.


5/25/2015 | Buxton headlines Prospect Team of the Week

This past week, May 18-24, Byron Buxton raised his batting average 26 points and his slugging percentage 58 points, making him the most impressive among our Prospect Team of the Week honorees.


5/24/2015 | Burns crushes game's first pitch for first career homer

Shortly after stepping into the batter's box to begin Sunday's 7-2 Athletics win against the Rays, Billy Burns watched as Erasmo Ramirez wound up and fired an 89-mph fastball and decided to take a hack at it, sending the ball into the seats beyond the wall in right field.


5/24/2015 | Gray takes shot off ankle; X-rays negative

Athletics ace Sonny Gray left Sunday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field after the fifth inning with a right ankle contusion. X-rays on his ankle came back negative.


5/24/2015 | Hahn, A's set to welcome Greene, Tigers to Oakland

The Athletics begin a seven-game homestand Monday afternoon by welcoming Shane Greene and the Tigers to Oakland.


5/24/2015 | A's plan to activate Zobrist from DL on Monday

Ben Zobrist is still on track to be activated from the disabled list Monday after making four plate appearances as the designated hitter for Triple-A Nashville on Saturday.


5/24/2015 | Home runs power A's to top Rays

Sonny Gray brought the good stuff, and the A's offense gave their ace the needed run support in a 7-2 win over the Rays on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.


5/23/2015 | Graveman finds stride with scoreless outing

Kendall Graveman returned Saturday and tossed six-plus scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out six, to help the A's beat the Rays, 5-0, at Tropicana Field.


5/23/2015 | Sogard breaks out to spark A's scoring

"He's been durable and pretty consistent for us," said A's manager Bob Melvin after the Athletics' 5-0 victory over the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field. Eric Sogard backed up his manager's by gathering two hits and a walk in his four plate appearances, none of which were bigger than his at-bat in the sixth inning.


5/23/2015 | Gray, Ramirez set to close out four-game series

The Athletics' ace will look to get back on track while the Rays' fifth starter will try and keep it going when Sonny Gray and Erasmo Ramirez face off against each other in the series finale of a four-game series Sunday at Tropicana Field.


5/23/2015 | Zobrist, Doolittle close to returning to A's

The Athletics may be close to having both infielder Ben Zobrist and left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle return to the club. Both played for Triple-A Nashville on Friday, with Zobrist going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk and Doolittle pitching a perfect eighth inning in nine pitches while striking out a pair.


5/23/2015 | Four-run 6th drives A's to win over Rays

Sam Fuld's two-run single allowed the A's to pull away in a 5-0 win over the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field.


5/23/2015 | Coco headed back to DL with cervical strain

The A's on Saturday placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 20 with a cervical strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.


5/23/2015 | Vogt's solo shot bright spot of A's offense

Stephen Vogt's fourth-inning blast off one-time batterymate Chris Archer on Friday night at Tropicana Field gave the A's an early lead in a game they would go on to lose, 5-2.


5/22/2015 | Graveman, Karns return to hill for third game of series

After varying degrees of absence on the mound, Nathan Karns and Kendall Graveman will start for the Rays and Athletics, respectively, in the third game of their four-game series Saturday at Tropicana Field.


5/22/2015 | Semien encouraged by new coach Washington

Newly hired Athletics coach Ron Washington hit the ground running at Tropicana Field on Friday, wasting no time in forging a solid working relationship with shortstop Marcus Semien.




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