Ryan Madson


OAKLAND – A’s reliever Ryan Madson received his World Series ring Friday from Royals manager Ned Yost, a final nod to the championship that Madson helped Kansas City capture last season.


SEATTLE – A weekend sweep of the Mariners showed just how flexible the A’s are willing to be with their late-inning bullpen mix.


SEATTLE – It’s too early to get excited about where the A’s are in the standings, but it isn’t premature to stress the importance of what took place over the weekend in Seattle.