Yoenis CespedesFull Cespedes update here - including video of his BP session.ETA: Could play in Sacramento on Monday.Brandon IngeInge played six innings in Sacramento on Friday. He went 1 for 2 with an RBI. He reported no pain when running, fielding or hitting. "I think we are encouraged," manager Bob Melvin said. "Nine innings today if everything goes well he potentially comes back and joins us." ETA: May 28Graham GodfreyGodfrey threw a side session today and declared himself good to go for his start on Monday. ETA: Expected to make next startBrandon McCarthy I watched McCarthy play catch in the outfield on Friday before the game. He was smiling as he walked off the field. Last Tuesday, Brandon McCarthy sat down with pitching coach Curt Young and began to map out some plans for his return. He remains on pace to return from the 15-day disabled list when eligible to return on June 2. ETA: June 2Brett AndersonAnderson experienced some forearm soreness during his throwing program. According to the A's he is still ahead of schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Because of the severity of the type of surgery Anderson had, the A's don't want to rush him. "What you don't want to do is start him up and then stop him, then start him up and stop him again," Paparesta said on Tuesday. "We've got a pretty good process with him and he hasn't had an issue so far."ETA: TBDDallas BradenBraden spent the weekend with the team in San Francisco and has been at the Coliseum this home stand. Braden is not near returning at this point. "I want to say it was about two and a half weeks ago, three weeks that he started playing some catch 45, 60 feet, " Paparesta said. "Dallas wasnt having any pain at that point in time, but he felt like he just wasnt as strong as he needs to be, so we decided hey, lets pull the reigns back. Lets get you as strong as you need to be."ETA: TBD
The A’s sprung to life offensively in the late innings Sunday and polished off their first road sweep of 2017.
They scored all five of their runs over the final three innings to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3, continuing an odd stretch of streakiness. The A’s swept the New York Yankees in four at the Coliseum, then turned around and dropped four in a row to the Houston Astros before arriving in Chicago and taking all three from the Sox. It’s their first sweep on the road since they won four in Kansas City from Sept. 12-15 of last season.
The weekend’s events provided a morale boost for a team that began the series an American League-worst 9-25 away from home. The sweep also featured numerous contributions from a pack of recently promoted young players fresh from the minors.
The A’s had no answer for left-hander Derek Holland through six-plus innings, mustering just four hits off the veteran. But trailing 2-0, they got on the board with Jed Lowrie’s pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh. The next inning, Khris Davis singled home the tying run and Yonder Alonso followed with a go-ahead single down the left-field line to put the A’s up 3-2.
They tacked on two insurance runs in the ninth on back-to-back homers from Adam Rosales and Matt Joyce.
Sonny rebounds: Sonny Gray (3-3) avoided the early trouble that plagued his last start, working seven innings and being rewarded with a victory thanks to the A’s eighth-inning rally. He struck out seven and walked just one. That was a key as Gray had issued seven free passes combined in his previous two starts. Adam Engel hit a 2-1 fastball for a homer in the third, then Jose Abreu scored on a passed ball in the fourth to give Chicago a 2-0 lead. But Gray held the Sox to just four hits over his seven innings.
Sign of things to come? Franklin Barreto got a look as the No. 2 hitter in the order Sunday, a spot that some scouts feel he’ll be well suited for as his career unfolds. He singled to the opposite field in his first at-bat, then struck out looking in his next two trips to the plate. In the eighth, his broken-bat single to left jumpstarted Oakland’s two-run go-ahead rally. Barreto is 4-for-10 in his first two games with the big club.
Joyce provides a lift off the bench: Joyce entered as a pinch runner in the seventh and connected for his 10th homer, right after Rosales had gone deep himself. Joyce became the fourth Athletic to crack double figures in homers, and the A’s improved to 31-26 when they hit at least one home run (they’re 3-16 when they don’t).
Doo does it again: Lefty reliever Sean Doolittle continued to deal since coming off the disabled list. He threw a scoreless eighth with two strikeouts and has allowed just one hit over five innings in six appearances since his return.
An unwanted milestone: The Sox scored their second run on a passed ball by Josh Phegley, which accounted for Oakland’s 50th unearned run, most in the majors. They had just 43 unearned runs all of last season.
A new team believes in Stephen Vogt.
The former A's catcher, who was designated for assignment on Thursday, was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
The A's announced the transaction shortly before their game against the White Sox.
News of the Brewers making the waiver claim was first reported by ESPN.
The Brewers were the only team to place a waiver claim on Vogt, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
Vogt, a clubhouse leader and one of the longest tenured A's, hit just .217 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 54 games this season.
Stephen Vogt has been claimed off waivers by Milwaukee.— Keep Voting Alonso! (@Athletics) June 25, 2017
The #Brewers have claimed Stephen Vogt on waivers, source says.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) June 25, 2017
I can confirm that Vogt was claimed by the Brewers; no other clubs put in a waiver claim.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 25, 2017