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Today in Oakland A's history : Ernie Young starts triple play We actually mentioned this play last week in our look back at the A's 1996 Opening Day, which they hosted at Cashman Field in Las Vegas while the Coliseum was undergoing "renovations." Young's feat obviously didn't come in that season opener, since it happened on today's date, but it did come in that same "homestand" in Vegas.

Oakland Athletics will reportedly sign prospect Pedro Pineda The Oakland Athletics are set to make another splash in international free agency. This time, it will be intriguing outfielder Pedro Pineda.

MLB, union discuss playing all games with all teams in Arizona: AP sources NEW YORK - Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players' association.

Oakland Athletics: Team preview and prediction for 2020 season A dark horse in the American League, the Oakland Athletics head into 2020 with their eyes set on dethroning the Houston Astros and making a run at the Worl…

A.J. Puk Making Progress In Recovery From Shoulder Injury Puk was slowed by some shoulder trouble in early March, creating some unwelcome uncertainty for a player that just returned late last year from a major injury. Fortunately, Puk has been throwing throughout the COVID-19 shutdown and has progressed to long-tossing from 120 feet, he said in an appearance on Susan Slusser's A's Plus podcast.

Oakland A's linked to Pedro Pineda, top-ranked international prospect The team is expected to sign 16-year-old center fielder Pedro Pineda from the Dominican Republic for at least $4 million, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America. This isn't actually news, as Pineda has been linked to the A's for a while.

Oakland Athletics show healthcare workers, fans love during epidemic On Friday, the Oakland Athletics did their part to show their appreciation for those efforts. They sent 300 personal pizzas to Kaiser Permanente, their healthcare partner, providing lunch to those employees. In the grand spectrum of everything, buying lunch probably seems like a small gesture.

Kurtenbach: We're all asking the wrong question about the return of sports Sports were among the first things to be shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They should be the last part of normal life to return.

Dave Stewart feeling better after coronavirus scare Fortunately, Stewart is feeling better. He has lost 15 pounds, and is not completely healthy just yet, but he is making progress. More importantly, he tested negative for the virus, having just caught a nasty cold during a business trip to Mexico. Hopefully, when the season eventually begins, Stewart will be fully healthy and ready.

Could 15 DJs Salvage The 2020 Baseball Season? It doesn't take an infectious disease expert to forecast fewer and fewer ideal outcomes for the 2020 MLB season. Even in California, the "peak" is not projected to hit until late April and that's earlier than for its colleagues - states who hit peak crisis in May will be the lucky ones, with so many states just getting revved up.

A's Release 24 Minor Leaguers By Bill Moriarity / A's Farm Editor. In March, the A's released two dozen minor league players before the MLB-mandated roster freeze went into effect at the end of the month. 14 of the players released were pitchers, while 10 were position players.

San Francisco Giants / Oakland Athletics Simulations: Welcome to the new normal Although Major League Baseball is on hiatus, it does not mean you have to stop watching 2020 baseball altogether. That is where MLB simulations come in.

On this date, April 4: Canseco, McGwire become 'Bash Brothers' "What he did was wrong." But, 32 years after Canseco and McGwire first officially introduced the "bash" to celebrate their home runs on the A's Opening Day on April 4, 1988, it's still difficult to separate the two.

Oakland Coliseum fixture Harold Miller dies at 90; 'He thought of everyone as his friend' Longtime Oakland Coliseum worker Harold Miller, who started working as a ticket taker for the Raiders in 1966, died at the age of 90 at a long-term care facility in the East Bay this week.

Oakland A's trivia: Opening Day lineups from the last decade The question is, how many players can you name from the Oakland A's last 10 Opening Day lineups? I have constructed a quiz on the website Sporcle to test your knowledge, covering the years 2010-2019. Give it a whirl - you have 10 minutes to fill in 100 spaces, though of course some of them are duplicates.

The Day Dennis Eckersley Came Home to Oakland: `It Was Meant to Be' I swear, that was eternity. I thought about all the teams I could go to. My mind was racing all over the place. And then he came back and said `Oakland.'" "When he said `Oakland,' it was like beautiful. I didn't know what the A's situation was. But it was a godsend.

Obituary: Ed Farmer RIP to Ed Farmer, who had a long career as a MLB career and an even longer career as a radio broadcaster for the White Sox. He died on Wednesday night, April 1, from complications of a previous illness. He was 70 years old.

Twins 12, Oakland 4: A spectacular home opener He scored when that show-off, Jake Cave, hit a "show-off double" that just missed being a home run to deep center. Nobody scored in the third, or the top of the fourth, but Jake Cave avenged his mistake in the bottom of the fourth.

That's Amaury's News and Commentary: A Chat with Nancy Finley Sports Illustrated 1972 file photo: Oakland A's surround owner Charlie O Finley, from left to right Rollie Fingers, Joe Rudi, Vida Blue, Reggie Jackson, Charlie O Finley, Gene Tenace, Sal Bando, Catfish Hunter, Campy Campaneris. A Chat with Nancy Finley.

On this date, April 2: A’s trade launches ‘Curse of Reggie’ on franchise A’s traded Reggie Jackson to Orioles in 1976 to begin a 12-year run of mostly losing in Oakland.

Today in Oakland A's history : A's open 1996 season in Las Vegas Everybody knew that Mount Davis wouldn't be finished in time for the '96 baseball regular season, but since the work was taking place beyond a newly configured outfield fence, the A's and Coliseum officials believed that the regular season would start on-time and that the construction would be nothing more than a nuisance….

Coronavirus: Oakland A's minor-league manager hospitalized with COVID-19 Webster Garrison, a former major-league player and current minor-league manager with the Oakland Athletics, is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the novel coronavirus, his fiance, Nikki Trudeaux, told the Associated Press. Trudeaux said Garrison is "turning the corner" in a social media post on Tuesday night.

A’s minor league manager Webster Garrison shows improvement A's minor league manager Webster Garrison, who has been hospitalized and on a ventilator while battling coronavirus, is now showing marked improvement, his fiancee said.

Prospect Faceoff: Gore v. Luzardo It's easy to dream on top prospects. Such players have not only exhibited great play and immense talent, but have been hyped up yet further by those who judge young players for a living. We tend to see the "top-of-the-rotation" and ignore the "potential"… with its implicit acknowledgement of a downside scenario.

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