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Top Prospect Michael Choice To Make Major League Debut

On September 1 Major League Baseball rosters expanded to 40 and the Oakland Athletics called up top outfield prospect Michael Choice. While he didn't get a chance to make his debut yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the outfielder is in the lineup for manager Bob Melvin as the designated hitter. In 132 games for the Sacramento River Cats Choice tied for second in the Pacific Coast League with 89 rbi, fourth in hits (154), fifth in walks (69) and 10th in OBP (.390). He will hit ninth
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Oakland Athletics: Josh Reddick Turned Season Around After Returning From Disabled List On May 31st

The 2013 season hasn't been kind to Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick offensively. What compounded his issues at the plate a wrist injury that he suffered on April 7th. He did sit out a few games before returning to the lineup and eventually wound up on the disabled list a month later. At the time he was hitting .152 with one home run, 14 rbi, six doubles, 10 runs scored and a .266 OBP. When
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Are The Oakland Athletics Overrated?

On Twitter today Yahoo: Sports Talk Live asked this question on Twitter about the 2013  Oakland Athletics. Are the A's actually overrated, feasting off the AL's bottom-feeders? Tweet us your thoughts and we'll debate at 5pm on @YSTL! #YSTL — Y! SportsTalk Live (@YSTL) June 17, 2013 With a 42-29 record the A's are on top of the American League West division. At home their record is 22-12 and on the road 20-17. Now
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Josh Donaldson Clutch As Athletics Take Series From The Yankees

It wasn't that long ago regardless of venue facing the New York Yankees was a difficult task for the Oakland Athletics. Yet, since the 2012 season that has changed after sweeping a four game series at home and overall a 5-5 record, the best mark since 2007 a year in which the team went 4-2. Friday night kicked off the series and A.J. Griffin pitched outstanding shutting out the Yankees for seven innings
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A's Win Third Straight Behind Straily's Brilliance

The Oakland Athletics won their third straight game thanks to an outstanding start from Daniel Straily and a seven run outburst in the top of the fifth against the Houston Astros. Through three innings Straily struck out seven and wound up going 6.2 innings, striking out 11 and even more impressive did now allow a walk and his only blemishes were giving up a rbi single to Jose Altuve and a leadoff double to Jason Maxwell in the seventh. [caption id="attachment_8972" align="alignnone" width="300"] Bob Levey- Getty
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A’s Win Third Straight Behind Straily’s Brilliance

The Oakland Athletics won their third straight game thanks to an outstanding start from Daniel Straily and a seven run outburst in the top of the fifth against the Houston Astros. Through three innings Straily struck out seven and wound up going 6.2 innings, striking out 11 and even more impressive did now allow a walk and his only blemishes were giving up a rbi single to Jose Altuve and a leadoff double to Jason Maxwell in the seventh. [caption id="attachment_8972" align="alignnone" width="300"] Bob Levey- Getty
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2013 MLB Opening Day: Pitcher's Duel Between Hernandez, Anderson

The Oakland Athletics started the 2013 with a solid pitching performance and yet the visiting Seattle Mariners was even better resulting in a tough loss to start the season for the A's. Brett Anderson who only started six games in 2012 due to recovering from Tommy John surgery and then straining an oblique got off to a great start to the season by striking out the side to open the 2013 season and started the
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2013 MLB Opening Day: Pitcher’s Duel Between Hernandez, Anderson

The Oakland Athletics started the 2013 with a solid pitching performance and yet the visiting Seattle Mariners was even better resulting in a tough loss to start the season for the A's. Brett Anderson who only started six games in 2012 due to recovering from Tommy John surgery and then straining an oblique got off to a great start to the season by striking out the side to open the 2013 season and started the
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Oakland Athletics Send Down Shane Peterson and Jemile Weeks

The strength of the defending American League West champion Oakland Athletics roster is their depth and it came as no surprise today that  Shane Peterson and Jemile Weeks got sent to Triple A Sacramento. With Peterson he's an outfielder and already on the roster are Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick, Chris Young and Seth Smith. In the minors he also spent some time at first playing in 123 games over five seasons, yet Brandon Moss is a lock for the starting spot. Bob Melvin has difficult task of