Bob Melvin

Sean Manaea had no issues during his rehab start on Tuesday night, but manager Bob Melvin isn't ready yet to say when the left-hander will be slotted back in the Oakland Athletics’ rotation. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Sean Manaea’s return to rotation remains TBD

OAKLAND — Sean Manaea had no issues during his rehab start on Tuesday…

Sean Manaea had no issues during his rehab start on Tuesday night, but manager Bob Melvin isn't ready yet to say when the left-hander will be slotted back in the Oakland Athletics’ rotation. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Yonder Alonso and the Oakland Athletics have been on fire lately. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Trio of walk-offs has streaky A’s back on upswing

OAKLAND — As Jed Lowrie's 11th inning home run went flying into the…

Yonder Alonso and the Oakland Athletics have been on fire lately. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) chases down a ground ball against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 30, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s manager says surgery for Marcus Semien was an ‘easy decision’

OAKLAND — A couple of days after having a screw inserted into his…

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) chases down a ground ball against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 30, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khris Davis, seen here on April 6, has had himself quite a start to the season. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Athletics beat up Rangers while Jesse Hahn shines

OAKLAND — By the time Khris Davis’ seventh home run of the…

Khris Davis, seen here on April 6, has had himself quite a start to the season. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Melvin says Graveman on ‘good path’ to return from DL when eligible

OAKLAND — Bob Melvin remains optimistic that de facto No. 1 Kendall…

(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khris Davis doesn't care too much for the numbers, even if some of them are in his favor. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s players, coaches balance numbers, eye test

OAKLAND — Tucked behind a short wall, which juts out into the…

Khris Davis doesn't care too much for the numbers, even if some of them are in his favor. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khris Davis crosses the plate, ending the day of Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, right. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A’s sluggers off to hot start, don’t want to talk 2016

OAKLAND — Last season, it took until April 15 for Oakland Athletics slugger…

Khris Davis crosses the plate, ending the day of Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, right. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)

Gray throws 25 pitches off bullpen mound

OAKLAND — Before batting practice on Tuesday afternoon, Sonny Gray climbed atop…

Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)
Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ryan Dull surrenders homer in Athletics’ late loss to Angels

OAKLAND — Before the Oakland Athletics’ 7-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels…

Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)

Gray likely to throw off mound later in the week

OAKLAND —  During Bob Melvin's first regular-season pregame scrum of 2017, the Oakland…

Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)
An Oakland Athletics promotion team greets passers by at the Eddy and Cyril Magnin bus stop, which has a giant A's hat affixed to the top of its shelter, in San Francisco. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Montas in, Decker out, while A’s ‘play it by ear’ in 9th

OAKLAND — Before the Oakland Athletics' final exhibition tuneup on Saturday, manager Bob…

An Oakland Athletics promotion team greets passers by at the Eddy and Cyril Magnin bus stop, which has a giant A's hat affixed to the top of its shelter, in San Francisco. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)

A’s manager says team will be ‘conservative’ with Sonny Gray, still undecided on closer

AT&T PARK — After Sonny Gray made just two starts in the final…

Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)
Matt Cain had a 2016 to forget. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Buster Posey believes Matt Cain has a good year left in tank

Set to begin his ninth season as Matt Cain's teammate, Buster Posey…

Matt Cain had a 2016 to forget. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

After two last-place finishes, A’s hope crop of young starters can deliver wins

OAKLAND — Before grabbing his seat in the East Side club —…

(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jharel Cotton. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Cotton cruises, as A’s hammer Rangers in home finale

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics’ PR staff dug up a stat that…

Jharel Cotton. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)

Sonny Gray to start Wednesday

Sonny Gray will get the chance to end his frustrating season —…

Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)
Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)

Melvin: Sonny Gray was ‘really good’ in sim game

With manager Bob Melvin and pitching coach standing right over his shoulder…

Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)
Stephen Vogt is the first player in Oakland Athletics franchise history to win the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award three times. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Stephen Vogt wins ‘Catfish’ Hunter Award for third time

OAKLAND — Another day, another award for Stephen Vogt. “The Triple Crown,”…

Stephen Vogt is the first player in Oakland Athletics franchise history to win the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award three times. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)

Sonny Gray set to face hitters this weekend

OAKLAND — Sonny Gray impressed Bob Melvin with his 48-pitch bullpen session, moving…

Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)
(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No support for Mengden in loss to Mariners

OAKLAND — After needing 35 pitches to make it through the first,…

(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)