| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:54 AM
Bob Melvin did his best to keep Sonny Gray from becoming chatty between innings of his no-hit bid. The pitcher kept wanting to discuss his walk-up music and get the manager's approval.
"I'm not very superstitious," Gray said.
The right-hander didn't...
| Apr 7, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. Sonny Gray's domination of the Texas Rangers carried over from 2014 on Monday as he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in an 8-0 opening night win for the Oakland Athletics.
In bidding to become the first pitcher in 75 years to throw...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 6:50 PM
1. Seattle Mariners
2014: 87-75, third place. Last year in playoffs: 2001.
The addition of MLB home run leader Nelson Cruz was meant to turn around an offense that was second-worst in the league (.244/.300/.376) in 2014. But Safeco...
| Mar 15, 2015
New Oakland Athletics designated hitter/first baseman Billy Butler has sold a pedigreed Cactus League property in Scottsdale, Ariz., for $2 million.
Butler, who joined the A's on a three-year, $30-million pact this offseason, purchased the home from...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:13 PM
The White Sox used a six-run fourth inning to pull away from the A's in a 10-4 victory. Designated hitter Jose Abreu and center fielder Adam Eaton each hit a two-run double during the surge.
At the plate
Sox catcher Rob Brantly and...
| 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
| 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 14, 2015
| 5:36 PM
Before the San Francisco Giants enjoyed their third parade in five years, before a Chevrolet executive memorably advised World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner he had won a truck equipped with "technology and stuff," before the "Mad Bum"...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation.
The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him.
Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big.
One reason: teams looking for offense...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 11:06 AM
El mercado de agentes libres y de cambios de las Grandes Ligas apenas está calentando, pero varios equipos de forma agresiva han comenzado a realizar movimientos con miras a la próxima temporada.
Los Medias Rojas de Boston, que se convirtieron en el...