Ryan Cook


OAKLAND – A punchless offense has been the main culprit in the A’s ongoing free fall, but make no mistake, it’s been a group effort.


OAKLAND – A’s closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, leaving a question mark in the ninth inning for the American League West co-leaders.


OAKLAND – The bullpen is rounding into form at a good time for the A’s, and it goes beyond the late-inning contingent that’s getting the job done.


OAKLAND -- The A’s reinstated Ryan Cook from the disabled list to bolster the bullpen at the start of a nine-game road trip that begins Tuesday against the Yankees.