4yWill A's outfielder Josh Reddick use his All-Star snub as motivation in the second half? Casey Pratt looks ahead to Oakland's series in Minnesota.
4yYoenis Cespedes left Sunday's game with as thumb injury; Oakland is 31-23 with him in the starting lineup and 12-20 when he doesn't play.
4yChris Ray was a member of the Giants in 2010, and pitched this year for Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate until he was released on July 7.
4yProsecutors said Marcus Andrews, who grew up with Coco Crisp in Southern California, began using the outfielder's American Express card without his knowledge in November 2010.
4yLeft-hander Pedro Figueroa, who has a 1.50 ERA in nine relief appearances over his first two stints with the A's this season, was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.
4yAs we get set for the second half of the season, A's Insider Casey Pratt hands out his midseason awards. More: Midseason report card Ratto's take Second-half keys
4yFor the first time since 2008 the As have a .500 record at the All-Star break. Could they possibly pull off a playoff run that no one saw coming? More: A's stats Ratto's take Second-half keys
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