Bob Melvin

Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bob Melvin plans 6-man rotation for A’s

OAKLAND — If Sean Manaea's back cooperates, the Oakland Athletics will end…

Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
David Ortiz, seen here on Friday night, had a pair of doubles off the wall on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

More of the same: Red Sox crush A’s

OAKLAND — Before the Boston Red Sox bashed the Oakland Athletics on Saturday…

David Ortiz, seen here on Friday night, had a pair of doubles off the wall on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)

No timeline for potential Sonny Gray return

OAKLAND — Bob Melvin couldn't say if Sonny Gray will get the chance…

Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)
Billy Butler was released from the Oakland A's on Sunday.. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Red Sox thump A’s

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics gifted David Ortiz a Big Papi-sized bottle of…

Billy Butler was released from the Oakland A's on Sunday.. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Everyone contributed for the A's on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians, including Coco Crisp — seen here earlier this month. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sean Manaea finds rhythm, Athletics dominate Cleveland

OAKLAND — After Sean Manaea struck out Francisco Lindor to end the…

Everyone contributed for the A's on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians, including Coco Crisp — seen here earlier this month. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Andrew Triggs, seen here pitching in 2016, is working his way back from the disabled list. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

A’s shutout as awful August rolls on

OAKLAND — Khris Davis fell over while trying to check his swing…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Andrew Triggs, seen here pitching in 2016, is working his way back from the disabled list. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera slides into home on a ground out in the third inning of Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Chris Sale dominates Athletics

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale has faced the Oakland Athletics twice…

White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera slides into home on a ground out in the third inning of Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Ryan Madson was proud of his former bullpen mate after Zach Neal's start on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s relievers shine from beginning to end vs. O’s

OAKLAND — Ryan Madson still counts Zach Neal as a member of…

Ryan Madson was proud of his former bullpen mate after Zach Neal's start on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Vogt celebrates after hitting a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning of the Oakland A's victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Graveman pitches A’s past O’s

OAKLAND — In 13 seasons as a major league manager, Bob Melvin…

Stephen Vogt celebrates after hitting a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning of the Oakland A's victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chris Coghlan is just the most recent player to be shipped from Oakland to the northside of Chicago. He doesn’t seem to resent the move, though. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Eight former Athletics relish chance to play for best team in MLB

OAKLAND — Standing in the visitor’s clubhouse of the park he briefly…

Chris Coghlan is just the most recent player to be shipped from Oakland to the northside of Chicago. He doesn’t seem to resent the move, though. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Khris Davis, right, celebrates with Stephen Vogt after hitting a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. (LM Otero/AP)

Pair of Davis homers pace Athletics past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Khris Davis homered twice, Coco Crisp also went deep…

Khris Davis, right, celebrates with Stephen Vogt after hitting a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. (LM Otero/AP)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (LM Otero/AP)

Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win 6-3 at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — When Bob Melvin went to the mound in the…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (LM Otero/AP)
Ryon Healy has had a heck of a season already. The A's won 4-3 on Saturday thanks to his home run. (Ben Margot/AP)

Healy emerges as unlikely face of youth movement

OAKLAND — As Ryon Healy stood in front of his locker in…

Ryon Healy has had a heck of a season already. The A's won 4-3 on Saturday thanks to his home run. (Ben Margot/AP)
Jose Altuve is one of the best players in baseball this year, and Oakland manager Bob Melvin is glad he doesn’t have to face him again for almost two months. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s blanked by Astros

Bob Melvin has seen more than enough of Jose Altuve. “He’s one…

Jose Altuve is one of the best players in baseball this year, and Oakland manager Bob Melvin is glad he doesn’t have to face him again for almost two months. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill, right, has his hand examined by a trainer in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays as Athletics catcher Matt McBride, left, watches on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Hill left the game in the first inning. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s lose to Blue Jays after blister forces Hill out in 1st

OAKLAND — Rich Hill didn’t last very long in what was supposed…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Hill, right, has his hand examined by a trainer in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays as Athletics catcher Matt McBride, left, watches on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Hill left the game in the first inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Josh Reddick knows he could be traded at any second, he just doesn’t care. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s can’t escape trade talk

OAKLAND — Not even Josh Reddick can avoid the constant trade speculation…

Josh Reddick knows he could be traded at any second, he just doesn’t care. (Ben Margot/AP)
Bob Melvin, left, pays a visit to the mound with pitcher Sonny Gray and catcher Stephen Vogt, right, in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The Twins won 4-0. (Jim Mone/AP)

A’s waste Gray start, shut out by Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Sonny Gray had his good stuff on Wednesday at Target…

Bob Melvin, left, pays a visit to the mound with pitcher Sonny Gray and catcher Stephen Vogt, right, in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The Twins won 4-0. (Jim Mone/AP)
Pittsburgh Pirates' David Freese, right, celebrates with Jordy Mercer (10) after hitting a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics' John Axford in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)

Rodriguez injures shoulder in A’s 6-3 loss to Pirates

OAKLAND — The news just keeps going from bad to worse for…

Pittsburgh Pirates' David Freese, right, celebrates with Jordy Mercer (10) after hitting a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics' John Axford in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)
Daniel Mengden walks back to the mound after giving up a two run home run to the Milwaukee Brewers’ Scooter Gennett in the fifth inning of a Wednesday’s game at the Coliseum. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s struggle on offense, defense in loss to Brew Crew

OAKLAND — After grounding into a fielder’s choice to end the sixth…

Daniel Mengden walks back to the mound after giving up a two run home run to the Milwaukee Brewers’ Scooter Gennett in the fifth inning of a Wednesday’s game at the Coliseum. (Ben Margot/AP)
Sonny Gray pauses during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Ben Margot/AP)

Sonny shines as A’s down Brewers

OAKLAND — A small crowd of scouts milled about the back of…

Sonny Gray pauses during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Ben Margot/AP)