OAKLAND — The best night thus far of Sean Manaea’s rookie season sure didn’t start out that way.
OAKLAND — When his phone rang Friday morning and Marcus Semien saw it was manager Bob Melvin calling, he knew what the topic would be.
OAKLAND — It was a test of endurance for Kendall Graveman as much as a test of pitching skill Monday night.
OAKLAND — Dillon Overton wound up making a relatively quick return trip to the major leagues.
OAKLAND — The A’s aren’t sure when Rich Hill will make his next start after a blister on his throwing hand opened up again and forced him from Sunday’s start on his very first batter.