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02/26/2021 8:14am
Sergio Romo (Oak) rotowire.com
Romo has yet to throw a bullpen session in spring training, but manager Bob Melvin confirmed Thursday it's by design and not indicative of any injury, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
02/26/2021 8:04am
A.J. Puk (Oak) rotowire.com
Puk could face hitters in live batting practice "pretty soon" according to manager Bob Melvin, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
02/25/2021 5:12pm
Ramon Laureano (Oak) rotowire.com
Laureano is one of the top candidates to lead off for the Athletics this season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/25/2021 5:02pm
Mark Canha (Oak) rotowire.com
Canha is a leading candidate to bat first for the Athletics this season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/25/2021 4:53pm
Frankie Montas (Oak) rotowire.com
Montas was cleared to join his teammates Thursday following a brief stay on the COVID-19 injured list, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/25/2021 4:50pm
Jed Lowrie (Oak) rotowire.com
Lowrie (knee) won't take the field in the Athletics' first few Cactus League games but will get some at-bats as a designated hitter, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/24/2021 8:48pm
Ka'ai Tom (Oak) rotowire.com
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that Tom is dealing with an oblique injury that could sideline him for the first week of Cactus League play, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
02/24/2021 6:43pm
Matt Olson (Oak) rotowire.com
Olson is intent on making up for a poor 2020 season and believes he identified several mechanical issues with his swing over the offseason, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "To put it bluntly, I stunk last year, in my opinion," Olson said. "There were definitely things wrong with the swing that I was going out there with every day. I don't think that represents in any way the caliber of player that I think that I am."
02/24/2021 4:28pm
Sean Murphy (Oak) rotowire.com
Murphy (chest) has resumed some baseball activities but hasn't yet started hitting, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
02/23/2021 9:05pm
J.B. Wendelken (Oak) rotowire.com
Wendelken, who posted a 1.80 ERA and career-best 29.2 percent strikeout rate across 21 appearances last season, will be relied upon frequently again in 2021, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
02/23/2021 7:50pm
Tony Kemp (Oak) rotowire.com
Kemp is likely to primarily operate in a platoon role at second base again in 2020, potentially in tandem with returning veteran Jed Lowrie (knee), Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/23/2021 7:40pm
Aramis Garcia (Oak) rotowire.com
Garcia is considered the favorite to serve as the primary backup to Sean Murphy (chest) behind the dish this coming season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/23/2021 4:56pm
Paul Blackburn (Oak) rotowire.com
Blackburn was designated for assignment by Oakland on Tuesday.
02/22/2021 5:22pm
Dustin Fowler (Oak) rotowire.com
The Athletics designated Fowler for assignment Monday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/22/2021 5:00pm
Matt Chapman (Oak) rotowire.com
Chapman isn't expected to take the field for the Athletics' first few spring games but will serve as the designated hitter, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/21/2021 5:16pm
Sean Murphy (Oak) rotowire.com
Murphy (chest) arrived at camp Sunday to go through his physical, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/20/2021 4:25pm
Burch Smith (Oak) rotowire.com
Smith (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
02/20/2021 1:22am
Matt Chapman (Oak) rotowire.com
Chapman arrived at the Athletics spring training facility Thursday and looked to be in excellent shape while taking grounders from manager Bob Melvin, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "I hit him some ground balls yesterday and I didn't see anything different," Melvin said during a Zoom call on Friday. "We just gave him a few. I didn't make him go too far, but he's eager. It's going to be more trying to hold him back than trying to get him ready."
02/19/2021 5:34pm
Frankie Montas (Oak) rotowire.com
Montas landed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
02/18/2021 7:01pm
A.J. Puk (Oak) rotowire.com
Puk put on an impressive showing during his first throwing session of camp Wednesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "He looked great. I think surgery really did a lot for him," manager Bob Melvin said. "There were times last year that you'd watch him and you could tell he was kind of feeling a little something and guarding his shoulder. That was not the case today at all. The ball had a lot of life, and he looked really good."
02/18/2021 6:53pm
Jake Diekman (Oak) rotowire.com
Diekman, who was previously projected to serve as the Athletics' primary closer to open the season, is now likely to remain in the set-up role he frequently filled in 2020 with Trevor Rosenthal agreeing to terms with the Athletics on Thursday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/18/2021 3:20pm
Mitch Moreland (Oak) rotowire.com
Moreland signed a one-year, $2.25 million deal with Oakland on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
02/17/2021 5:46pm
Sean Murphy (Oak) rotowire.com
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that Murphy will be delayed to begin spring training after the catcher required offseason surgery to address a collapsed lung, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/17/2021 5:42pm
Frankie Montas (Oak) rotowire.com
Montas has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not in camp to begin spring training, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
02/15/2021 1:30am
Sergio Romo (Oak) rotowire.com
Romo signed a one-year contract with the Athletics on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.