A's extend Beane, Crowley through 2019


A's extend Beane, Crowley through 2019

The A's have agreed to contract extensions with general manager Billy Beane and President Michael Crowley that will keep the executives with the Athletics through the 2019 season, owner Lew Wolff announced in an interview with Bloomberg Television Tuesday.

Beane and Crowley are expected to sign their extensions in the next 30 days.

The A's finished the 2011 season 74-88 and in third place in the AL West. They have not reached the playoffs or finished above .500 since 2006 when they finished 93-69 and made it to the AL Championship Series -- the high watermark of Beane's tenure in Oakland.

Beane has been the GM since the end of the 1997 season. In 2005, he was given a contract extension that locked him up through the 2012 season. With his contract already extended through next year, the franchise and its GM won't be hindered by any contract talks of their own.

There has been speculation over the years that the Red Sox wanted Beane in Boston, but he turned down an offer after the 2002 season to stay in Oakland.

Crowley took over as President after the 1998 season.

A's lineup: Healy batting second, Khris Davis back in vs Angels

A's lineup: Healy batting second, Khris Davis back in vs Angels

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After batting fourth on Sunday, Ryon Healy moves up a couple of spots on the opener against the Angels on Tueday evening.

Oakland A's:
1. Jaff Decker (L) CF
2. Ryon Healy (R) DH
3. Jed Lowrie (S) 2B
4. Khris Davis (R) LF
5. Stephen Vogt (L) C
6. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
7. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
8. Matt Joyce (L) RF
9. Adam Rosales (R) SS
Jesse Hahn -- RHP

Los Angeles Angels:
1. Yunel Escobar (R) 3B
2. Kole Calhoun (L) RF
3. Mike Trout (R) CF
4. Albert Pujols (R) DH
5. Jefry Marte (R) 1B
6. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
7. Cameron Maybin (R) LF
8. Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
9. Martin Maldonado (R) C
JC Ramirez -- RHP


A's place Davis on DL, DFA Alcantara; recent acquisition called up

A's place Davis on DL, DFA Alcantara; recent acquisition called up

Rajai Davis, one of the A's key offseason acquistions, is headed to the 10-day disabled list due to a strained left hamstring.

The move is retroactive to April 22.

The A's also designated Rual Alcantara for assignment. The 24-year-old who was acquired in the 2011 Andrew bailey trade with Boston won the fifth starter job out of spring training, but posted a 16.71 ERA in three appearances this season.

To take their spots, the A's recalled right-handed pitcher Cesar Valdez and recently-acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre.

Valdez,32, was recalled on April 20 to start against the Mariners. He allowed five hits and three earned runs in four innings. He was optioned to Triple-A Nashville the following day.

The 28-year-old LaMarre was acquired from the Angels on Sunday. In his only game with Triple-A Nashville on Monday, he went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.