As an effort to provide rest for the A's top two starters, manager Bob Melvin plans to skip Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir in their Cactus League rotation.
A's pitcher Barry Zito, who returned to the game after a one-year sabbatical, commented on the retirement of friend and former teammate Mark Ellis.
Bob Melvin only managed Mark Ellis for about three weeks in 2011, but it was enough for the A's manager to offer a future on Thursday.


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Athletics - Team News
Taylor Thompson - R
Athletics placed RHP Taylor Thompson on the 60-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain. The move clears a 40-man roster spot for reliever Chad Smith, who was claimed off waivers from the Tigers on Thursday afternoon. Thompson injured his shoulder shortly after...
Feb 26 11:45AM Read More
Chad Smith - R
Athletics claimed RHP Chad Smith off waivers from the Tigers. Smith was designated for assignment by Detroit earlier this week to clear a 40-man roster spot for Joba Chamberlain. Smith, 25, had a 5.40 ERA in 11 2/3 innings last season...
Feb 26 10:20AM Read More
Mark Canha - 1B
Athletics manager Bob Melvin told reporters Thursday morning that Mark Canha is currently ahead... Canha was acquired from the Rockies back in mid-December after Colorado selected him from the Miami in the Rule 5 Draft. The 26-year-old first baseman hit .303/.384/.505...
Feb 26 9:28AM Read More
Taylor Thompson - R
A's manager Bob Melvin told reporters Thursday that Taylor Thompson (shoulder) probably won't... Which obviously puts him out of the running for an Opening Day bullpen job. Thompson was claimed off waivers from the White Sox in November after posting an impressive 2.14...
Feb 26 9:24AM Read More
Sean Nolin - R
Sean Nolin (hernia) is currently throwing from a distance of 180 feet. Nolin had offseason hernia surgery and is still feeling some tenderness, so the A's are backing off a bit. The 24-year-old hoped to be in the mix for a rotation spot this...
Feb 24 7:53AM Read More
Chad Smith - R
Tigers designated RHP Chad Smith for assignment. The move clears a spot for Joba Chamberlain on the 40-man roster. Smith, 25, made 10 appearances with the Tigers last season and posted a 3.45 ERA and 40/11 K/BB ratio over...
Feb 24 5:38AM Read More
Taylor Thompson - R
Taylor Thompson is not quite ready to throw off a mound due to a sore right shoulder. He'll need at least one more flat ground throwing session before being allowed to throw from the bump. A waiver claim from the White Sox back in November, Thompson will try...
Feb 22 9:36AM Read More
Stephen Vogt - 1B
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Friday that Stephen Vogt (foot) won't catch at the beginning... That's been the anticipation. Vogt also will not play first base or the outfield at all during spring training as he works his way back from foot surgery. However, the A's...
Feb 20 9:30AM Read More
Sean Nolin - R
Sean Nolin won't throw a bullpen session for a few days as he continues to recover from... The operation had previously gone unreported. Regardless, it's not expected to be anything that will prevent Nolin from being ready for Opening Day. Acquired from the Blue...
Feb 20 9:24AM Read More
Barry Zito - S
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Thursday that Barry Zito will make at least one start this... The A's reunited with Zito this week on a minor league contract. He's likely a longshot to win a rotation spot, but Oakland could also consider him for a relief role. The...
Feb 19 1:01PM Read More
A.J. Griffin - S
A.J. Griffin (elbow) said Thursday that he has already completed three bullpen sessions. Griffin's workouts have been fastball-only up to this point, but he expects to incorporate his changeup early next week. The right-hander underwent Tommy John...
Feb 19 10:17AM Read More
Sean Doolittle - R
An ultrasound taken last week on Sean Doolittle's left shoulder showed significant healing. He's currently doing strengthening exercises and should be cleared for throwing in a couple of weeks. Doolittle was diagnosed in late January with a slight tear in his...
Feb 19 8:55AM Read More
Barry Zito - S
Athletics signed LHP Barry Zito to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring... He'll make $1 million if he cracks the big league roster with $175,000 more available in incentives. Zito sat out the 2014 season but decided he wanted to pitch again in...
Feb 16 7:17PM Read More
Barry Zito - S
Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto hears the Indians are not interested in signing... The Tribe were one of the teams to watch Zito throw in recent days, but apparently they were just kicking the tires. Zito, 36, didn't pitch in 2014 but is hoping to make a...
Feb 14 2:57PM Read More
Brandon Kloess - S
Athletics signed RHP Brandon Kloess to a minor league contract. The 30-year-old hurler spent the 2014 season at Triple-A El Paso, where he posted a 5.92 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 45/37 K/BB ratio over 76 innings. He's nothing more than...
Feb 13 8:50PM Read More

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Josh Donaldson158608931553122998.255
Jed Lowrie13650259125293650.249
Coco Crisp12646368114213947.246
Brandon Moss147500701172322581.234
Adam Dunn13142949941802264.219

Joe Savery00-3004.000.00
Fernando Rodriguez101.0007009.041.00
Fernando Abad24.333690057.1511.57
Luke Gregerson55.500720372.1592.12
Eric O\'Flaherty101.000210120.0152.25
Dan Otero82.800720186.2452.28
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