TORONTO – Friday’s game began as an eagerly anticipated matchup of Sonny Gray vs. former A’s teammate Josh Donaldson.
TORONTO – The need for a versatile infielder prompted the A’s to promote Tyler Ladendorf from Triple-A Nashville on Friday, as Danny Valencia was placed on the 15-day disabled list as expected wit
NEW YORK – A’s manager Bob Melvin had a pregame chat Tuesday with Mark Canha, searching for words to inspire a player who’s gotten precious little playing time.
NEW YORK – A’s right-hander Henderson Alvarez will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with a 45-pitch outing for Single-A Stockton.
OAKLAND – Jed Lowrie attributes part of his early defensive struggles to an adjustment period getting re-acclimated to second base.