An A's jersey signed by Oakland catcher Bruce Maxwell was among the items that 9-year-old Loren Smith received after he lost nearly everything in a fire.
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A's add Christenson as bench coach
The Athletics named Ryan Christenson the team's bench coach on Thursday, replacing Chip Hale, who will return to his previous role as third base coach. Christenson has worked his way up the minor league ladder, managing Oakland's Class-A, Double-A and Triple-A affiliates.
The Athletics, Mariners, Astros and others have reached out to offer Loren Jade Smith new memorabilia after the 9-year-old's collection was destroyed in a California fire.
Murphy gets on the board for Mesa
Athletics prospect Sean Murphy, a catcher who was Oakland's third-round draftee in 2016, got two hits and scored one run for the Mesa Solar Sox in a 4-3 loss to the Glendale Desert Dogs on Saturday.
Sheldon Neuse has grand day in AFL
The A's farmhand hit a grand slam as part of a 3-for-4 performance for the Mesa Solar Sox on Wednesday. Neuse, a second-round pick by the Nationals in 2016, scored three of Mesa's nine runs in a win.
Deadly wildfires in Northern California have created poor air quality in the Bay Area, altering the Raiders' practice schedule. The Raiders joined other local professional sports teams to donate $450,000 toward relief efforts.
Three intriguing prospects -- including two of the team's first four picks in the 2016 draft -- highlight the Athletics' inclusions on the Mesa Solar Sox's roster this fall.
The Hank Aaron Award recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Finalists for all 30 teams were revealed Monday.
The A's reportedly will pick up the $6 million option on Jed Lowrie in a move that will have an impact on prospect Franklin Barreto.
Bronx bombers led the way in 2017
Aaron Judge hit two of the four longest home runs in MLB this regular season, while teammate Gary Sanchez claimed the No. 2 spot. Rounding out the top five were Joey Gallo (third) and Kennys Vargas and Matt Olson, who tied for fifth.
Sunday's longest home runs
Mike Marjama's first MLB homer paced the league Sunday, one foot longer than Khris Davis' 43rd of the season. Pablo Sandoval, Marcell Ozuna and Nick Williams rounded out the list on the final day of the regular season.
Perhaps the most promising development in the A's strong second half (36-37) was their improvement from MLB's worst defense via defensive runs saved to posting positive numbers after the break.
Daniel Mengden struck out eight, Khris Davis hit his career-best 43rd homer and the last-place Oakland Athletics ended the season with a 5-2 win at Texas on Sunday.
Joey Gallo hit his 40th and 41st home runs, Andrew Cashner pitched six solid innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Saturday night.
'Give them a reason to stand': Sean Doolittle on Bruce Maxwell, respecting veterans and defining patriotism in a polarized America
The Nationals closer grew up in a military family, is active in veteran affairs and once played alongside the lone major leaguer to kneel during the national anthem. He opens up about the meaning and power of protest -- and how to heal our country.
Shin-Soo Choo tied a career high with his 22nd home run and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Friday night.
Bruce Maxwell was booed by a portion of the crowd in Arlington before and after the national anthem Friday night.
In a season of amazing accomplishments and freak statistics, Olson sticks out with 24 home runs compared to just two doubles. There's historical significance to such a discrepancy.
Ryon Healy hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 on Thursday night.
Bruce Maxwell took to a knee in the Oakland bullpen during the national anthem before the Athletics' game against the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
The A's announced that manager Bob Melvin has signed a one-year extension that will keep him in Oakland through the 2019 season.
Canha sends Oakland fans home happy
Mark Canha hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in the A's victory over the Mariners on Wednesday. Canha has hit three home runs in just 11 at-bats in the ninth inning or later this season after entering 2017 with no homers in 56 career at-bats that late in the game. Canha's 1.273 slugging percentage in the ninth inning or later is the highest for any major league player this season (min. 10 ABs). Canha's slugging percentage in innings one through eight is just .336 this season.
Oakland would seem to be in a good position to sign a couple of free agents -- pitchers, in particular -- with the idea of establishing value in the first half of 2018 and then flipping the players for prospects.
There's no surprises here. If anything, it would be a shock if Aaron Judge didn't win the award unanimously.
Mark Canha hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Wednesday.