Chris Bassitt

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Khris Davis hits two homers, including walk-off blast, in 7-6 Oakland Athletics win

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics designated…

 

The Oakland Athletics watch as shortstop Marcus Semien (10) makes contact with a San Francisco Giants pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on August 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s fall against Tampa Bay, fail to gain ground

Umpiring was in the spotlight on Saturday at Tropicana Field, and it…

 

Ramon Laureano singles against the Detroit Tigers. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Ramon Laureano’s two homers lead A’s to 8-4 victory over Rangers

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics’…

 

Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics plan to keep using the opener, but Brett Anderson’s return could help with rotation depth

OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics will likely use an opener on Friday…

Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman chases down Seattle's Mitch Haniger in a rundown during the first inning against the Mariners at Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, August 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics fall for third time in four games, Mariners creep closer in Wild Card

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics starter Frankie Montas came out throwing heat in his…

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman chases down Seattle's Mitch Haniger in a rundown during the first inning against the Mariners at Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, August 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics batter Twins behind homers from Matt Chapman, Jed Lowrie and Stephen Piscotty

Matt Chapman hit two of the Oakland Athletics’ four home runs on…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics take second game from Houston Astros with big hits from Khris Davis, Chad Pinder

When Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers controls his knuckle-curve, it’s almost unhittable.…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marcus Semien. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Win-now trade in 2014 has paid dividends for the Oakland Athletics in 2018

When the Oakland Athletics executed a high-stakes trade with the Chicago Cubs…

Marcus Semien. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Sixth-inning fireworks, Jed Lowrie key win over San Diego Padres

OAKLAND — After watching Jed Lowrie rip a go-ahead three-run double against…

Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Homer streak ends, but A’s and Chris Bassitt edge Detroit Tigers

The Oakland Athletics may have seen their road game home run streak…

Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Daniel Mengden to DL, A’s call up Chris Bassitt

The Oakland Athletics have recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville,…

Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/TNS)

Oakland Athletics: Thursday postponed due to rain, A’s and White Sox set to play doubleheader on Friday

The Chicago White Sox elected to postpone their series opener against the…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/TNS)
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics lose fourth straight, Chris Bassitt throws 102 pitches in four innings

OAKLAND -- Forty-four years ago, almost to the day, Nolan Ryan threw…

Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Paul Blackburn’s pitch count up to 90 for second start back

OAKLAND -- The Houston Astros have a stacked team -- they're the…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Matt Joyce (23) swings at a Los Angeles Angels pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 5, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Trevor Cahill to DL, Danny Coulombe optioned to Nashville, Chris Bassitt to start

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics starter Trevor Cahill hobbled around the home clubhouse…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Matt Joyce (23) swings at a Los Angeles Angels pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 5, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin in August of 2017. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Oakland Athletics: A’s recall Jake Smolinski, option Chris Bassitt after stellar start

OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s announced on Sunday that they have recalled outfielder Jake…

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin in August of 2017. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Santiago Casilla, seen here April 3, 2017, will head to the disabled list. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: A’s make roster moves in wake of Santiago Casilla’s arm injury

In the wake of an arm injury to reliever Santiago Casilla, the…

Santiago Casilla, seen here April 3, 2017, will head to the disabled list. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s end homestand on high note behind Andrew Triggs, Chad Pinder

OAKLAND — At the outset of the Oakland Athletics’ now completed 4-2 homestand,…

Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)
It's been a tough series for Damian Lillard so far. The series returns to Portland where he'll ensure his team isn't swept. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

#They might be Warriors

Oakland native and Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard loves it when you…

It's been a tough series for Damian Lillard so far. The series returns to Portland where he'll ensure his team isn't swept. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)