5dAfter missing five weeks with a strained hamstring, Nick Punto is starting at second base and hopes the rust won't be too much to dust off.
5dThe A's announced on Friday the contract extension with its Double-A player development team, the Midland Rockhounds.
5dThe A's are in Seattle to open an important three-game series and Bob Melvin has Jonny Gomes slotted second in left field.
5dThe A's will have their closer, Sean Doolittle, back as they begin a three-game series with the Mariners on Friday.
5dMLB announced on Friday morning that Orioles first baseman Chris Davis tested positive for an amphetamine and will be suspended for 25 games.
6dScott Kazmir allowed just one run on four hits over eight innings, but Chris Sale was even better as the A's fell to the White Sox, 1-0.
6dThe A's have a tough task in their series finale with the White Sox. They need to beat filthy lefty Chris Sale to earn a series split.
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