Bay Area Baseball

MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Pitcher Pat Venditte #74 of the Oakland Athletics poses for a portrait during the spring training photo day at HoHoKam Stadium on February 28, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ambidextrous Pitcher Hopes To Find Spot With A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out...

Latest News
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21:  Hunter Strickland #60 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Royals by a score of 7-1 to win Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Giants’ RHP Strickland: ‘ I Am Intense, Yet Very Relaxed’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland is a big, strong country boy from Georgia with a triple-digit fastball. Despite how things looked in Game 2 of the World Series when got in a verbal skirmish […]

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27:  Casey McGehee #14 of the San Francisco Giants poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Scottsdale Stadium on February 27, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

McGehee’s Move To Giants A Homecoming

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map. He played high school ball near Santa Cruz, California, played collegiately at Fresno State and then began a tour that took him to […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 16:  Josh Phegley #36 of the Chicago White Sox runs to first after hitting against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 16, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Phegley Hopes His Style Will Catch On With Oakland A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) It appears as though 2015 is shaping up to be quite a year for Josh Phegley. His wife, Jessica, is due to give birth to the couple’s first child any day now. […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Eric Chavez #3 of the Oakland Athletics looks on against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during a Major League Baseball game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Longtime Fan Favorite Joining A’s Broadcast Crew

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Former Athletics third baseman Eric Chavez is joining Oakland’s broadcast crew. Comcast SportsNet California made the announcement on Thursday. Chavez will work as a color commentator on 20 telecasts, starting April 24 when […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21:  Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants flips the ball to second base for the start of a double play in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Confidence High For Young Giants Duo Entering 2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Joe Panik is young but full of confidence at spring training. It helps that the 24-year-old is the projected starting second baseman for the defending champion San Francisco Giants after a stellar […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24:  Santiago Casilla #46 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after getting the final out in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Giants Closer Casilla Hit By Comebacker During BP

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday. Casilla was throwing batting practice to Casey McGehee when […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 23: Marcus Semien #5 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates his seventh inning grand slam home run with manager Robin Ventura while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 23,  2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bay Area Native Could Be Starting A’s Shortstop

MESA, Ariz. (AP) In the last year, the Oakland Athletics traded away two of their top shortstop prospects, Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson. To fill the hole in their organization, the A’s acquired Marcus Semien […]

(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

No Word On Possible MLB Discipline For Angels Star Hamilton

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was on the minds of his teammates Thursday, a day after he was in New York to meet with Major League Baseball officials about an […]

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

POLL: Should Buster Posey Be The Face Of MLB?

San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey was named rookie of the year in 2010 and MVP in 2012. He also has been selected to two All-Star Games, given two silver Slugger Awards, and…something else…oh yeah…three World Series […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on September 24, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Begin Baseball’s Mandatory Domestic Violence Training

MESA, Ariz. (AP) – The Oakland Athletics started their day in a makeshift clubhouse classroom, among the first major league clubs to undergo mandatory domestic violence training. Players arrived at HoHoKam Stadium around 7 a.m. […]

Giants
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21:  Hunter Strickland #60 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Royals by a score of 7-1 to win Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Giants’ RHP Strickland: ‘ I Am Intense, Yet Very Relaxed’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland is a big, strong country boy from Georgia with a triple-digit fastball. Despite how things looked in Game 2 of the World Series when got in a verbal skirmish […]

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27:  Casey McGehee #14 of the San Francisco Giants poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Scottsdale Stadium on February 27, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

McGehee’s Move To Giants A Homecoming

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map. He played high school ball near Santa Cruz, California, played collegiately at Fresno State and then began a tour that took him to […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21:  Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants flips the ball to second base for the start of a double play in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Confidence High For Young Giants Duo Entering 2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Joe Panik is young but full of confidence at spring training. It helps that the 24-year-old is the projected starting second baseman for the defending champion San Francisco Giants after a stellar […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24:  Santiago Casilla #46 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after getting the final out in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Giants Closer Casilla Hit By Comebacker During BP

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday. Casilla was throwing batting practice to Casey McGehee when […]

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

POLL: Should Buster Posey Be The Face Of MLB?

San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey was named rookie of the year in 2010 and MVP in 2012. He also has been selected to two All-Star Games, given two silver Slugger Awards, and…something else…oh yeah…three World Series […]

A's
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 16:  Josh Phegley #36 of the Chicago White Sox runs to first after hitting against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 16, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Phegley Hopes His Style Will Catch On With Oakland A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) It appears as though 2015 is shaping up to be quite a year for Josh Phegley. His wife, Jessica, is due to give birth to the couple’s first child any day now. […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Eric Chavez #3 of the Oakland Athletics looks on against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during a Major League Baseball game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Longtime Fan Favorite Joining A’s Broadcast Crew

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Former Athletics third baseman Eric Chavez is joining Oakland’s broadcast crew. Comcast SportsNet California made the announcement on Thursday. Chavez will work as a color commentator on 20 telecasts, starting April 24 when […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 23: Marcus Semien #5 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates his seventh inning grand slam home run with manager Robin Ventura while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 23,  2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bay Area Native Could Be Starting A’s Shortstop

MESA, Ariz. (AP) In the last year, the Oakland Athletics traded away two of their top shortstop prospects, Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson. To fill the hole in their organization, the A’s acquired Marcus Semien […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on September 24, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Begin Baseball’s Mandatory Domestic Violence Training

MESA, Ariz. (AP) – The Oakland Athletics started their day in a makeshift clubhouse classroom, among the first major league clubs to undergo mandatory domestic violence training. Players arrived at HoHoKam Stadium around 7 a.m. […]

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 26:  Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics looks on during batting practice before playing the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park on August 26, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Nametags Needed For First Full A’s Workout

MESA, Ariz. (AP) The Oakland Athletics might want to use nametags for the first full squad workout of the spring Wednesday. One would be hard-pressed to find a major-league team with more newcomers. “Your team […]