Kendall Graveman

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

Oakland Athletics pitcher Andrew Triggs to undergo thoracic outlet surgery

The Oakland Athletics have announced that right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs will undergo…

 

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' Mark Canha 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 Pregame Notebook: Mark Canha scratched, Ramon Laureano will start in center

OAKLAND — Oakland A’s outfielder Mark Canha was scratched from the lineup…

 

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)

Oakland Athletics Notebook: Ryan Buchter, Andrew Triggs to start rehab soon

OAKLAND -- Cleaning out a locker isn't generally something done with a…

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)
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin in August of 2017. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Oakland Athletics: Josh Lucas set to make first Major League start

OAKLAND -- In a bit of a surprise move, the Oakland Athletics…

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin in August of 2017. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Khris Davis should return by Thursday from a groin strain. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Khris Davis to undergo MRI on groin

OAKLAND — Though Khris Davis left Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue…

Khris Davis should return by Thursday from a groin strain. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Piscotty stands for the national anthem on May 8 as a sign honoring his mother is held in the right field stands. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Piscotty reinstated from bereavement list, will join team in Boston; Graveman optioned to Triple-A

The Oakland A’s have officially reinstated outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the bereavement list,…

Stephen Piscotty stands for the national anthem on May 8 as a sign honoring his mother is held in the right field stands. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Mark Canha, left, celebrates with Marcus Semien after the Athletics defeated the New York Yankees in 2016. The two Cal products combined to go 3-for-9 on Friday, with Semien driving in four. (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Oakland Athletics: Yusmeiro Petit saves A’s bacon as Oakland pulls away from Yankees with the longball

The Oakland Athletics have been a far stronger offensive team on the…

Mark Canha, left, celebrates with Marcus Semien after the Athletics defeated the New York Yankees in 2016. The two Cal products combined to go 3-for-9 on Friday, with Semien driving in four. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants and A’s: Grading out the Bay Area’s baseball teams after the first month of the season

A common thread connects both Bay Area ball clubs: The Oakland A’s…

Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to 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 throws bullpen, inching towards return

OAKLAND -- Injured Oakland Athletics right-hander threw a bullpen on Sunday, his…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)

Mistakes pile up to stop A’s from finishing sweep

A mix of poor baserunning, shaky outfield defense and rotten luck combined…

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)
It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State of the Sports Union: April brings it all

We are hitting my favorite spot in the calendar. With the rancid…

It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A’s starter Daniel Gossett, seen in March against the Giants, underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Rotations loom as liabilities for A’s, Giants on eve of season

Seated in the visitor’s dugout at AT&T Park, Oakland A’s manager Bob…

A’s starter Daniel Gossett, seen in March against the Giants, underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brett Anderson is coming back to Oakland after an injury-filled season in 2017. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

A’s take another low-risk flyer, bring back Brett Anderson

A day after agreeing to a one-year contract with Trevor Cahill, the…

Brett Anderson is coming back to Oakland after an injury-filled season in 2017. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s finish home schedule in ‘apropos’ fashion — now comes the hard part

OAKLAND — First things first: Count me out on any and all…

Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marcus Semien. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s finish strong season at home with walkoff win

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics were a good team at the Coliseum…

Marcus Semien. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Chapman, seen here September 6, struggled in the field on Thursday and is headed for an MRI. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s use unusual rally, long ball to sweep past Astros

OAKLAND — Thanks to a bizarre sixth-inning rally and a quartet of…

Matt Chapman, seen here September 6, struggled in the field on Thursday and is headed for an MRI. (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)

A’s fall in extras again, lose 8th in a row

OAKLAND — Ben Revere’s 10th-inning tailing line drive snuck just below the…

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)
Cliff Pennington (7), seen here in May, hit a grand slam on Wednesday against his old team, the Oakland Athletics. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A’s swept on Cliff Pennington grand slam

The phrase “Cliff Pennington grand slam” would have brought joy to Oakland…

Cliff Pennington (7), seen here in May, hit a grand slam on Wednesday against his old team, the Oakland Athletics. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman (49) pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Young bats back Graveman as A’s drop O’s

OAKLAND — Four months and five days after Kendall Graveman collected his…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman (49) pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)