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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25:  Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics hits a bunt against the Texas Rangers in the top of the fifth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 25, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

A’s Bring Back #NerdPower For 2015

Infielder Eric Sogard has reached a $1,075,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid salary arbitration, and...

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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning of an interleague game at O.co Coliseum on September 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Could Be Without Doolittle For Start Of Season

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Vogelsong, Giants Agree To 1-Year Deal

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 6: Defendant Marvin Norwood (L) and his attorney Victor Escobedo look toward the witness stand as Corey Maciel, a friend of victim Bryan Stowe, testifies in Los Angeles Superior Court during their preliminary hearing on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Norwood and fellow defendant Louie Sanchez  are accused of brutally beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on opening day in 2011. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)

Giants Fan’s Attacker Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Crime

A man who severely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty Thursday in Los Angeles to being a felon in possession […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 21: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning of a MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 21, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Giants Designate 2B Scutaro For Assignment

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Second baseman Marco Scutarowas designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery. The Giants said they plan to retain Scutaro and […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on September 3, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Reach 1-Year Deals With 5 Players, Avoid Arbitration

Right fielder Josh Reddick and new third baseman Brett Lawrie were among the players to reach one-year contracts with the Oakland Athletics on Friday and avoid arbitration. Reddick is set to earn $4.1 million in […]

Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated after scoring in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Report: Giants, OF Gregor Blanco Agree On 2-Year Deal

Outfielder Gregor Blanco and the San Francisco Giants reached agreement on a $7.5 million, two-year contract to avoid arbitration, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday.

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28:  Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals hits an RBI single in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

OF Nori Aoki Joins Giants On 1-Year Deal

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer A person with knowledge of the agreement say free agent outfielder Nori Aoki has reached a $4.7 million, one-year deal with the San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16:  A general view during the Oakland Athletics game against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on June 16, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Update On Proposed A’s Move To San Jose

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of antitrust claims in a lawsuit by the city of San Jose against Major League Baseball, which accused the sport of illegally blocking a proposed move of the […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 04:  Pitcher Ian Kennedy #22 of the San Diego Padres throws the first pitch of the game against Ender Inciarte #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of the game before a crowd of 16,025 at Petco Park on September 4, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

2016 MLB All-Star Game Host Announced!

By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer San Diego’s Petco Park will host baseball’s All-Star game in 2016, making the second straight year the game will be played at a National League site. This summer’s game […]

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 28: Shortstop Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays makes a play on Caleb Joseph #36 of the Baltimore Orioles (not pictured) in the second inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 28, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A’s Keep Dealing: Trade Newly Acquired Escobar To Nats

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer Yunel Escobar is heading to the Nationals, and All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard is going to the Athletics, thanks to the ninth deal between those clubs in a little more […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Vogelsong, Giants Agree To 1-Year Deal

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 6: Defendant Marvin Norwood (L) and his attorney Victor Escobedo look toward the witness stand as Corey Maciel, a friend of victim Bryan Stowe, testifies in Los Angeles Superior Court during their preliminary hearing on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Norwood and fellow defendant Louie Sanchez  are accused of brutally beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on opening day in 2011. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)

Giants Fan’s Attacker Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Crime

A man who severely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty Thursday in Los Angeles to being a felon in possession […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 21: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning of a MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 21, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Giants Designate 2B Scutaro For Assignment

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Second baseman Marco Scutarowas designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery. The Giants said they plan to retain Scutaro and […]

Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated after scoring in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Report: Giants, OF Gregor Blanco Agree On 2-Year Deal

Outfielder Gregor Blanco and the San Francisco Giants reached agreement on a $7.5 million, two-year contract to avoid arbitration, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday.

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28:  Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals hits an RBI single in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

OF Nori Aoki Joins Giants On 1-Year Deal

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer A person with knowledge of the agreement say free agent outfielder Nori Aoki has reached a $4.7 million, one-year deal with the San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on […]

A's
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning of an interleague game at O.co Coliseum on September 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Could Be Without Doolittle For Start Of Season

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on September 3, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Reach 1-Year Deals With 5 Players, Avoid Arbitration

Right fielder Josh Reddick and new third baseman Brett Lawrie were among the players to reach one-year contracts with the Oakland Athletics on Friday and avoid arbitration. Reddick is set to earn $4.1 million in […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16:  A general view during the Oakland Athletics game against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on June 16, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Update On Proposed A’s Move To San Jose

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of antitrust claims in a lawsuit by the city of San Jose against Major League Baseball, which accused the sport of illegally blocking a proposed move of the […]

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 28: Shortstop Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays makes a play on Caleb Joseph #36 of the Baltimore Orioles (not pictured) in the second inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 28, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A’s Keep Dealing: Trade Newly Acquired Escobar To Nats

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer Yunel Escobar is heading to the Nationals, and All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard is going to the Athletics, thanks to the ninth deal between those clubs in a little more […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 15:  Ben Zobrist #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a walk off single with the bases loaded to score Logan Forsythe during the ninth inning of a game against the New York Yankees on September 15, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

New A’s INF Zobrist Discusses Opossum Incident

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Ben Zobrist needs few reminders of the quirks that come with playing in the Oakland Coliseum, his new home. In the 10th inning of a loss last August playing […]