In a move to add experience to their bullpen, the A's got right-hander Burch Smith from the Giants for cash. It is the first trade between the neighboring teams since Dec. 4, 1990.
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Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Tony Kemp immediately was asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme. He says his answer was a firm no and that he didn't feel further pressure to take part.
Imagine a baseball world with no trades, no free agents and no switching teams after a player is drafted or signed. What would your team look like?
The A's on Wednesday said they had filed a formal complaint about the Astros' sign-stealing before Mike Fiers told The Athletic about the scheme.
Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer
A's pitchers and catchers will hold their first official workout later this morning.
Eric and Tristan breakdown all of the infield positions: who to target, who to avoid and who to reach for?
As players start reporting to spring training this week, the fans of every team have something or somebody to focus on.
Adding four teams? Picking opponents? Our experts weigh in on possible changes to the postseason, and they suggest a few fixes.
As spring training nears, Oakland Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden underwent arthroscopic surgery on his pitching elbow Monday, with the team announcing no timetable for his return.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Kendrys Morales talked to me about his decision to retire after a 13-year MLB career: “It was a hard decision but everything in life must come to an end. I spent many years, starting in Cuba, playing baseball and lost a lot of time with my family. That's one of the reasons why I made the decision to retire, to make up for lost time. Baseball has also changed, and maybe veteran players like me are not valued, so it's the best time for this decision. It's the right decision for me and my family.”
Baseball is a numbers game. So we dig into the stats from 2019 that will make (or break) each AL team's upcoming season.
Which teams have the mightiest batting orders? Our answers will surprise you as we rank them all, 1 through 30.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
New Dodgers RP Blake Treinen played with Mike Fiers, the whistleblower in the Astros' cheating scandal. He defended Fiers. "I respect him for what he said. What's worse — him knowing about it and not saying anything about it to his teammates, or him going out there with an unfair advantage, or saying something so that people know what's true?"
A's pitcher Mike Fiers said he didn't want his role as a whistleblower to be a distraction to his team, reiterating several times that he's "moving forward" and would not to discuss the sign-stealing scandal.
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray says he's still focused on football, but he says he thinks "it would be fun" to play professional baseball at the same time. "Athletically, I think, yeah, I could do it," he said.
ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza credited pitcher Mike Fiers for coming forward with his allegation that the Astros had been using a camera to steal signs, but said she "disagreed with the manner in which that was done."
Check out updates for teams in Florida and Arizona for spring training, including the defending champion Nationals.
A's shortstop Marcus Semien, who finished third in AL MVP voting, was rewarded with a $13 million, one-year contract that avoids arbitration and gives him a raise of $7.1 million.
Former major league pitcher Ed Sprague Sr., a right-hander who played eight seasons with four different teams, has died. He was 74.
Friday was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Recapping a hectic day of contract decisions.
With the big wave of winter moves settling down, we stack up the rosters as spring training approaches.
From superstars to fading prospects, here's who could be on the move this year.
With numerous moves involving big-name starters already this offseason, we rank all 30 rotations as things stand right now.