Oakland Athletics

A's Season Preview: Little change from 93-loss club

A's Season Preview: Little change from 93-loss club

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March 27 Actually, the A's were pretty much routed everywhere last season. They lost 93 games, just the second time in the past 19 years the fell more than 88 times -- topped only by the 94 defeats they took in 2015. FULL STORY

Mid-spring Snapshot: Farm report for all 30 teams

Mid-spring Snapshot: Farm report for all 30 teams

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March 22 Here is a mid-spring farm report for each team as determined by The Sports Xchange's national network of baseball correspondents. FULL STORY

Mid-spring Buzz: Spring surprises for all 30 teams

Mid-spring Buzz: Spring surprises for all 30 teams

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March 22 Outfielder Jose Martinez appears to have a good chance at sticking on his first Opening Night roster. Martinez is batting .400 this spring with four homers and 13 RBI, adding nine walks for an on-base percentage of .510. FULL STORY

Mid-Spring Snapshot: Key question for all 30 teams

Mid-Spring Snapshot: Key question for all 30 teams

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March 21 Here is a look at the biggest unanswered question of spring training for each team, as determined by The Sports Xchange's national network of baseball correspondents. FULL STORY

USA blanks Canada, advances in WBC

USA blanks Canada, advances in WBC

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March 13 Five American pitchers combined to throw a four-hit shutout as the United States earned a berth in the second round of the World Baseball Classic with an 8-0 victory over Canada on Sunday night in Miami. FULL STORY

Oakland's Gray heads to disabled list

Oakland's Gray heads to disabled list

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March 09 Oakland A's pitcher Sonny Gray will be shut down for at least three weeks because of a lat strain and will start the season on the disabled list, A's manager Bob Melvin said Thursday. FULL STORY

MLB News: Hamilton faces more surgery on knee

MLB News: Hamilton faces more surgery on knee

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February 26 Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is facing another trip under the knife on his left knee as he attempts a comeback from last season's reconstructive surgery. FULL STORY

MLB bags intentional walk to help shorten games

MLB bags intentional walk to help shorten games

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February 21 In a move that might save one minute every few games, MLB will no longer require pitchers to lob four pitches to issue an intentional walk, ESPN.com reported Tuesday, FULL STORY