| May 11, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Josh Hamilton finally got back to the one place he feels most comfortable. On Sunday, he got back into the batter's box.
After a winter relapse in his battle with substance abuse, a spring battle with Angels management and a trade to the Texas Rangers,...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 11:34 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers got the potential tying and winning runs on base with none out in the ninth inning, but Justin Turner broke from third base on a ground ball to third. Turner was thrown out easily at home, but Seattle closer Fernando Rodney...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 6:03 PM
Oakland 13, Angels 10
AT THE PLATE: Collin Cowgill and Kole Calhoun hit home runs, Mike Trout doubled, and David Freese hit a two-run home run to deep center field in a four-run third inning, which ended Athletics left-hander Barry Zito's scoreless...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 5:05 AM
One week ago, Lauri Jutila walked out the back of his Mid-City apartment building and found a sprawling heap of construction waste in the alley: floor tile, trash bags, wood planks and other construction debris stretching more than 100 feet.
| Mar 6, 2015
| 6:18 PM
MESA, Ariz. — There are four weeks left in the exhibition season, which will allow Javier Baez and Mike Olt to continue to show progress in eliminating the flaws that hampered them in 2014.
The first two games provided snippets of how each...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:47 PM
The Cubs opened the exhibition season with split-squad games in which they couldn't hold leads. In Mesa, Mike Olt staked the Cubs to a 2-0 lead on a home run off Barry Zito, but the Athletics held the Cubs to three hits over the final seven...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 1:56 PM
— As recently as 2008 Dan Haren threw 96 mph. He no longer has that in his back pocket, but what he does have continues to do the job.
Like just about every other guy who makes his living 60-feet, 6-inches from home plate, Haren has lost...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:15 PM
San Francisco 8, Cubs 6
Cubs 2, Oakland 2
The summary: Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs' first pick in the 2014 draft, hit a grand slam in his first spring at-bat against the world champion Giants, but the Giants rallied for five runs in the bottom of the...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:35 PM
Chad Smith will be one of three former USC pitchers in the Oakland Athletics' spring-training camp after being claimed off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
Smith joins reliever Ryan Cook and Barry Zito, who was signed to a one-year minor...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:05 AM
JUPITER Dan Haren did in fact consider retirement, but it had nothing to do with the December trade that sent him from the Dodgers to the Marlins.
Speaking Friday morning before the club's first pitchers and catchers workout, Haren assured his...
| Feb 14, 2015
Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week.
Their careers were redefined this offseason when they joined baseball's elite echelon of $100 million...