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  • A's switch-pitcher hopes to find spot with Oakland

    Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand.
  • Tim Kawakami: A's GM Beane would trade Cespedes for Lester again

    Billy Beane knows the Yoenis Cespedes question is coming, because it's always looming when you talk about the A's these days. This is seven months after the A's general manager controversially dealt Cespedes for pending free agent ace Jon Lester, and...

    A's begin baseball's mandatory domestic violence training

    Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL's recent troubles. The Oakland Athletics started Thursday morning in a makeshift...

    Oakland A's DH Billy Butler hoping to add some power

    OAKLAND, Calif. After spending his entire eight-year career with the Kansas City Royals, slugger Billy Butler is still getting familiar with his A's teammates. He knows Coco Crisp because they played together in Kansas City, competed against Scott...

    Royals head to spring training with high expectations

    That old, familiar baseball refrain made famous by fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers took on an entirely different meaning for the Kansas City Royals this offseason. No longer was "Wait 'til next year!" the battle cry of a beleaguered franchise grasping at...