Jed Lowrie To Go Back To Oakland A'sThe Oakland Athletics reacquired Jed Lowrie from the Houston Astros, the club announced Wednesday morning.
A's Trade Pitcher Jesse Chavez To Blue JaysWith the 2015 season over with, the offseason begins for the Oakland A's as Billy Beane yet again gets active in the trade market. According to Ken Rosenthal, starting pitcher Jesse Chavez has been shipped to Toronto for Liam Hendricks.
Blue Jays' Donaldson, Nationals' Harper Win MVP AwardsAfter two huge seasons, former Oakland Athletics third baseman (current Toronto Blue Jays third baseman) Josh Donaldson and Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper have won the American League and National League Most Valuable Player awards.
Keuchel Wins AL Cy Young, Gray Places ThirdHouston Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel has won the AL Cy Young Award, easily beating out David Price. Keuchel got 22 first-place votes for 186 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Wednesday.
Cubs' Bryant, Astros' Correa Voted Top MLB RookiesBryant was a unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year on Monday, and Correa took the American League prize in a close vote by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
A's Name Mark Kotsay Bench Coach On Bob Melvin's StaffFormer player Mark Kotsay is rejoining the Oakland Athletics as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff.
Baseball Writers Announce Finalists For Major AwardsWashington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is one of three finalists for the NL MVP award from teams that failed to make the playoffs.
Sonny Gray Finalist For AL Cy Young AwardThe MLB released the finalists for the American League Cy Young Award Tuesday, among the list was Oakland A's starter Sonny Gray.
Gold Glove Finalists Include Four Giants, Two A'sThe World Series is well underway, which means yearly awards are handed out to keep the other 28 teams interested in baseball this time of year. Thursday, the MLB released the three NL and AL Rawlings Gold Glove finalists per position. Among them, four San Francisco Giants and two Oakland A's are in the hunt for some hardware.
Dusty Baker Once Smoked 'Grass' With Jimi HendrixDusty Baker has witnessed some great stories throughout the years: Hank Aaron becoming the new home run king, Barry Bonds hitting 73 home runs in a year, and he may have invented the high-five. Despite his public experiences, Baker revealed more about himself in his new musical memoir. The longtime baseball player and manager once met rock star Jimi Hendrix when he was just 19 years old in San Francisco as a young ball player - then they smoked marijuana together.
Jays Get Venditte, A's Lose One Man, Two ArmsHours before they hosted Game 3 of the ALCS against the Royals, the Blue Jays were busy. Toronto claimed switch-pitcher Pat Venditte off waivers from the Oakland Athletics and designated for assignment infielder Darwin Barney. Barney was not on the postseason roster.
Barry Zito Announces RetirementA Cy Young Award winner, an all-star, a 20-game winner and a World Series champion, Barry Zito has done it all in his 15-year baseball career. After playing his last few games with the Oakland A's, Zito announced Monday he is retiring from the game of baseball.