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Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie makes contact against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics fall to Angels in final tune-up before heading to New York

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner The Oakland Athletics dropped the…

 

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

A’s call up eight players, experiment with new pitching strategy

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

 

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin heads back to the dugout after making a pitching change against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s selling on and off the field, Bartolo Colon returns, reinforcements coming with September call-ups

OAKLAND -- Monday began with Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin and starting…

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin heads back to the dugout after making a pitching change against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy looks to the dugout for a sign against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics Recap: Jonathan Lucroy breaks out as Athletics sweep Blue Jays

OAKLAND — Oakland A’s catcher Jonathan Lucroy was on edge Tuesday night…

Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy looks to the dugout for a sign against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s are banged up, but have reinforcements coming in Jeurys Familia

OAKLAND -- Saturday's 11-inning affair in the penultimate game of the Bay…

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Bay Bridge Series future: How are the top Giants and A’s prospects faring?

With the major league All-Star break set to provide a four-day interlude…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Matt Chapman returns to the lineup

OAKLAND -- Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman was reinstated from the…

Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Oakland Athletics: Blake Treinen is a witch for nasty pitch combo, plus a Franklin Barreto note on strikeouts

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics closer Blake Treinen is quickly becoming a sensation…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/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: 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 second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Oakland Athletics: Franklin Barreto ties it, Jed Lowrie wins it against Detroit Tigers

Franklin Barreto hadn’t delivered many hits, period, let alone clutch knocks during…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Franklin Barreto (1), seen here on July 1, 2017, hit two three-run homers on Friday. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Franklin Barreto slugs two home runs in first half of Chicago doubleheader, but A’s split with White Sox

Oakland Athletics infielder Franklin Barreto seems to enjoy hitting at Guaranteed Rate…

Franklin Barreto (1), seen here on July 1, 2017, hit two three-run homers on Friday. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)
Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s club five homers, rout San Diego Padres

Even with Khris Davis out of the lineup in a National League…

Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Franklin Barreto will get an extended look at second with Matt Chapman on the disabled list. (Courtesy Th3TruthPhotos/Flickr)
Franklin Barreto will get an extended look at second with Matt Chapman on the disabled list. (Courtesy Th3TruthPhotos/Flickr)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman cannot make a play on a ball hit by Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus during the fourth inning of a spring training game on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Oakland Athletics: Matt Chapman headed to disabled list, A’s to call up Barretto

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said on Friday that third…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman cannot make a play on a ball hit by Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus during the fourth inning of a spring training game on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz. (Darron Cummings/AP)
Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: With Matt Chapman on the disabled list, Jed Lowrie heads back to third

OAKLAND -- The last time Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie played…

Jed Lowrie. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) bats against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: A’s place Khris Davis on disabled list

As expected, the Oakland A’s have officially placed designated hitter Khris Davis on…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) bats against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Chapman, seen here in August of 2017, is the best defender in the American League. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

If the A’s are ever going to be good, it’s going to be because of these guys

OAKLAND — When Matt Olson arrived in the Coliseum clubhouse at the…

Matt Chapman, seen here in August of 2017, is the best defender in the American League. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Franklin Barreto will get an extended look at second with Matt Chapman on the disabled list. (Courtesy Th3TruthPhotos/Flickr)

A’s prospect Franklin Barreto: A short stop for the future

Opportunity arises sooner than expected for A’s prospect  OAKLAND — Tucked in…

Franklin Barreto will get an extended look at second with Matt Chapman on the disabled list. (Courtesy Th3TruthPhotos/Flickr)
Young A’s slugger Matt Chapman will get an opportunity to take several at-bats at the big leagues with Oakland struggling through the first half of the season. (Courtesy Minda Haas Kuhlmann/Flickr)

Lost season provides opening for powerful crew of young A’s

Some two-and-a-half hours before Matt Chapman made his major-league debut on Thursday…

Young A’s slugger Matt Chapman will get an opportunity to take several at-bats at the big leagues with Oakland struggling through the first half of the season. (Courtesy Minda Haas Kuhlmann/Flickr)