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2018 Schedule
97-65, 2nd in AL West
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2d

A's 3B Chapman has surgery on left shoulder

Matt Chapman, who had surgery on his right thumb Oct. 16, had surgery Friday on his left shoulder and is expected to begin swinging a bat in six weeks.

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3d

Orioles select SS Martin No. 1 in Rule 5 draft

Shortstop Richie Martin was selected No. 1 overall by the Orioles in the Rule 5 draft and 14 players overall, including 10 pitchers, were picked in the major league portion.

Could Murray play professionally in both MLB and NFL? (1:21)
5d

Murray thrills A's -- except when he scrambles

A's manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that it's "exciting" to watch Heisman Trophy winner and prized baseball prospect Kyler Murray play quarterback for Oklahoma, but acknowledged "it's kind of tough" to watch him scramble.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A's manager Bob Melvin laughed that he watched a lot more Oklahoma football than he usually does. "We're big Oklahoma fans right now," he said, referring to Heisman-winning quarterback Kyler Murray, Oakland's first-round pick in the 2018 draft. "It's kind of tough watching him scramble around sometimes," he did admit.

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The Today's Game committee got the Las Vegas edition of the winter meetings off to a festive start by electing both Harold Baines and Lee Smith to the Hall of Fame. The pair will join whomever makes it next month in Cooperstown next summer.

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8dColey Harvey

Murray 2nd straight Sooners QB to win Heisman

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has won the Heisman Trophy as the country's top college football player in what could be his final season playing the sport.

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15d

Pirates acquire A's RHP Ramos to finish trade

The Pirates have acquired minor league right-hander Wilkin Ramos from Oakland as the player to be named from the last month's trade of right-hander Tanner Anderson to the Athletics.

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18dDavid Schoenfield

Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.

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18d

Athletics pick waterfront site for new ballpark

The A's will build a "bold, iconic ballpark" along the water while also redeveloping the Oakland Coliseum site into a park that includes the original Coliseum baseball diamond.

Should Murray choose baseball over football? (1:26)
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20dJake Trotter

OU's Murray still planning to quit football for A's

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray said Monday that even though he thinks he could play in the NFL, he's still preparing to move on with his baseball career and give up football after this season.

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26dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

29d

Why Rickey Henderson couldn't quit baseball

30for30's Jody Avirgan speaks with Clinton Yates of The Undefeated about the podcast documentary "Rickey Won't Quit." They discuss whether Rickey Henderson is undervalued, and why the public viewed his personality so divisively. For more visit 30for30podcasts.com

Did Melvin deserve AL Manager of the Year over Cora? (1:18)
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33d

A's Melvin voted top AL manager over Cora, Cash

Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday after guiding the team with the lowest Opening Day payroll in baseball to a 97-65 record and its first playoff berth in four years.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8134th
Batting Average.25213th
On Base Percentage.32510th
Slugging Percentage.4394th
Earned Run Average3.8111th
Quality Starts82Tied-15th
WHIP1.215th
BAA.2366th