Matt Chapman

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 third baseman Matt Chapman undergoes successful shoulder surgery

The Oakland Athletics have announced that Gold Glove third baseman Matt Chapman…

 

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: Can Oakland A’s keep promising roster and contend by the time new park opens?

Oakland A’s executives have claimed they will try to keep the team…

 

Matt Chapman, seen here in August of 2017, is the best defender in the American League. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Chapman wins AL Platinum Glove Award from Rawlings

If there were there any doubt as to who the best defender…

 

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 third baseman Matt Chapman wins first Gold Glove Award

For the first time since Eric Chavez, the Oakland Athletics have a…

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 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 A’s Matt Chapman undergoes thumb surgery

On Thursday, the Oakland Athletics announced that third baseman Matt Chapman had…

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 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)

Prepping for playoffs, Oakland Athletics knock off Angels

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics…

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)
September 28, 2018: Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) makes the start for the A's during the game between the Oakland A's and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Peter Joneleit / Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s loss, Yankees win, means Wild Card game will be in New York

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner ANAHEIM, Calif. --  The Oakland…

September 28, 2018: Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) makes the start for the A's during the game between the Oakland A's and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Peter Joneleit / Special to 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 clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners

Just before first pitch in Seattle, thanks to the New York Yankees…

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 first baseman Matt Olson readies to dive to first to put out a runner after fielding a ground ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics will have to clinch on the road, Matt Olson homers in loss to Twins

OAKLAND -- While a crowd of just under 37,000 on Saturday night…

Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson readies to dive to first to put out a runner after fielding a ground ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/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)

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

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

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)
Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Khris Davis hits go-ahead bomb as Oakland Athletics stay in hot pursuit of Yankees

The Oakland Athletics had not had a hit since the fourth inning.…

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers delivers a pitch. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Mike Fiers shaky early, but reclaims command as Oakland Athletics find their bats against Yankees

OAKLAND -- Before the Oakland athletics faced off against the New York…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers delivers a pitch. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
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 win playoff preview against New York Yankees behind Mark Canha, Jed Lowrie

OAKLAND -- In October of last year, Jonathan Lucroy was catching for…

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' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A’s strike early and hang on for 7-5 win over Mariners

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- On Thursday night, the…

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/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)
Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Oakland Athletics and Brett Anderson crumble in the middle innings, Houston Astros cruise to 11-4 comeback win

The reclamation project that was Oakland Athletics starter Brett Anderson had finally…

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

It’s a sign: The game has changed for the Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND -- In the tunnel leading from the Oakland Athletics locker room…

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 first baseman Matt Olson readies to dive to first to put out a runner after fielding a ground ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s find big hit, gain ground on Astros with 4-3 walk-off win

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

Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson readies to dive to first to put out a runner after fielding a ground ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics swarm Matt Chapman (26) after his walk-off single in the 10th inning on July 22, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bob Melvin on board with Matt Chapman’s plea for increased Oakland Athletics attendance

By John Hickey Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND – The Oakland Athletics…

The Oakland Athletics swarm Matt Chapman (26) after his walk-off single in the 10th inning on July 22, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)