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Where does Franklin Barreto fit in with A’s after Jurickson Profar trade? But he does not show that. He hit.233 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 32 games with the A's. Those games came over six different stints throughout the season. "It was a little difficult to adjust to the pitching," Barreto said.

2019 MLB Spring Training battles to watch Stars might put fans in the seats, but baseball is a sport that rewards the most complete clubs. That's what makes Spring Training more than a series of exhibitions; big league jobs are on the line, and they could end up having a major impact on the season-end standings.

Athletics Spring Training injury updates A's third baseman Matt Chapman, who is working his way back from left shoulder surgery, said he felt good Monday after getting his work in the batting cage, rather than in batting practice, due to rain. While Chapman could be ready in a month, starting pitchers A.J.

RUMOR: The NFL Team That Is Extremely Fascinated With Kyler Murray Could the Oakland Raiders take a quarterback with the fourth overall selection of the NFL Draft in two months? If Kyler Murray is available, they might. According to Peter King of NBC Sports, the Raiders are fascinated with Murray and could trade current signal-caller Derek Carr somewhere else in order to make room for him.

Elephant Rumblings: Raiders running back Rickey Henderson?! A’s Coverage: Slusser: A’s Rickey Henderson, ‘gung ho’ for Kyler Murray, once had shot with Raiders… Lee: Davis looks to remain in heart of A’s lineup… Matier: A’s ballpark proposal encounters…

Quick Hits: Owens, Stroman, Wright, Beckham, Rookie Athletics assistant GM/director of player personnel Billy Owens has been rumored as "a strong candidate" to become the next Giants ….

Latest On Khris Davis, Athletics Extension talks between Khris Davis and the A's have been taking place for over a year, and the slugger reiterated to media members on Sunday that his desire is to remain in Oakland.

Franklin Barreto eyes utility role with A's A's prospect Franklin Barreto, not so long ago believed to be Jed Lowrie's obvious replacement at second base, is now readying to take on a utility role. Oakland swung a deal with the Rangers for infielder Jurickson Profar this offseason, pinpointing him as their 2019 second baseman and complicating Barreto's future.

Cliff Pennington looks forward to mentoring young A's in his return "This is where it all started and it's kind of fun to come back and see some familiar faces." Pennington spent time with the Blue Jays, Angels, Rangers, and Reds over the past six years, bringing value in that same utility role the A's began to develop him into right out the gate in his rookie year.

Reason for optimism for each MLB team On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. You've read a lot about teams being all-in for 2019 and also about some teams rebuilding. Here's what's also true: When players and coaches get to work in Florida and Arizona, optimism is infectious.

Khris Davis hoping for extension from A's Khris Davis is a simple man eyeing a complicated free-agent market, one he'd like to avoid altogether by signing an extension with the A's. That, too, is a complex matter. But on Sunday, Davis expressed hope that a deal will ultimately be reached; Major League Baseball's 2018 home run leader yearns for "at least three more years" in Oakland.

Khris Davis opens up about contract situation with A’s, impending free agency Khris Davis wants to be an exception. The talks of a long-term contract for Davis have floated around over the past couple of seasons. Now set to become a free agent after the 2019 season and watching how many quality players still remain without a team this spring, it's hard for Davis not to think about his future.

Baseball's potential rule changes and their impact on the Oakland A's: Part 1 The league and the union are reportedly discussing several changes to the game. How could they help or hurt the A’s?

A's Khris Davis wants to stay in Oakland, says, 'We better do good so I don't get traded' The Athletics gave slugger Khris Davis a healthy one-year deal this offseason, but Davis wants to stay in Oakland for a while. He also knows the A's aren't known for retaining their players during the last 20 years. Davis will make $16.5 million this season, after leading the A's to the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.

Khris Davis wants to sign extension with A’s Khris Davis has been a productive player for the Oakland A's over the last three seasons, and he's hoping to be staying around for a while longer. As if by…

A's consistent slugger Khris Davis is thriving, wants to stay in Oakland - Khris Davis didn't do anything different this winter. No new workout routine, no new diet. "No, no, no, why would I change anything up?" the A's DH said. "Come on! I'm at the top of my game right now. I wouldn't change that up!" Davis is a model of consistency.

Jose Canseco promises meeting with aliens and Bigfoot This time, if one is willing to pay up to spend the day with him, he is promising a meeting with an alien and Bigfoot. For real.

Marco Estrada and Oakland are a match made in heaven That would be the contract signed by Marco Estrada and Oakland Athletics, a one-year, $4 million deal made in late January. When reporting for Spring Training earlier this week, Estrada said that he was "really excited about the foul territory" in Oakland this season.

Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart - Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray - the A's first-round draft pick last year - got some advice from another famous two-sport star. One Heisman Trophy winner to another. Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the A's and pursuing an NFL career.

A’s get pep talk from Dave Stewart, Rickey Henderson before first full workout Dave Stewart and Rickey Henderson are in that category. Before the A's hit the practice fields at Fitch Park for their first full-squad workout of the spring Saturday morning, they received a special pep talk from Stewart and Henderson to get them fired up.

Oakland A's Player Profile: Mike Fiers He'd fallen asleep at the wheel, been ejected from his car and still somehow ended up alive and in one piece. A sore and broken piece, but still intact. When the ambulance came to whisk him away to the hospital, it was clear he wouldn't be returning to baseball any time soon.

Marcus Semien establishing connection with Profar, ready to lead young A’s Marcus Semien had his first chance to learn new double-play partner Jurickson Profar’s style during the A’s first full workout of the spring.

Bob Melvin already trying to replicate 2018 A's manager Bob Melvin is notoriously superstitious, so when it came time to plot a plan for his introductory meeting with the full squad on Saturday morning, he stuck to the same guest speaker list that accompanied his 2018 gathering. :: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::.

Cliff Pennington happy to return to Athletics In pursuing Cliff Pennington this winter, the A's not only targeted depth and versatility from a player they drafted in the first round more than a decade ago, but a veteran voice that could reach a young infield group. :: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::.

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