Matt Chapman

Jesse Hahn.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Hahn sent to Triple-A, Blackburn sticking around for another start

OAKLAND — In advance of Sunday's matinee with the Atlanta Braves, the…

Jesse Hahn.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
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)
Khris Davis sent the A's home as winners on Thursday night. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Davis walks off A’s to snap 3-game slide

OAKLAND — Four-hours-and-29-minutes after Sonny Gray delivered the first pitch on Thursday night,…

Khris Davis sent the A's home as winners on Thursday night. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto has been struggling with blisters all season. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Bruce Bochy ‘really not concerned’ about absent Johnny Cueto

Bruce Bochy isn’t sweating the prolonged absence of Johnny Cueto, as the…

Johnny Cueto has been struggling with blisters all season. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raul Alcantara and Jharel Cotton to debut, Matt Chapman arrival unlikely

OAKLAND — Raul Alcantara and Jharel Cotton are set to become the 11th…

(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jed Lowrie celebrates after sliding to score an inside the park two-run home run against the Giants in an exhibition game on Saturday. (Ben Margot/AP)

Players muse about settling the Battle of the Bay the old-fashioned way

Once upon a time, the Battle of the Bay wasn’t just a…

Jed Lowrie celebrates after sliding to score an inside the park two-run home run against the Giants in an exhibition game on Saturday. (Ben Margot/AP)
Hunter Pence, right, celebrates with Miguel Olivo and manager Bruce Bochy after hitting a home run against the Oakland A’s in the fourth inning of the Giants’ 6-4 loss on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Hunter Pence homers in Giants’ loss to A’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Hunter Pence hit a home run and Jeff Samardzija…

Hunter Pence, right, celebrates with Miguel Olivo and manager Bruce Bochy after hitting a home run against the Oakland A’s in the fourth inning of the Giants’ 6-4 loss on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
A's pitcher Rich Hill has struggled mightily so far this spring training. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Rich Hill’s ERA jumps to 15.26 after another rough outing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Mark Reynolds hit a three-run home run, Nolan Arenado’s…

A's pitcher Rich Hill has struggled mightily so far this spring training. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Sonny Gray will be the Athletics' opening-day starter, a decision that surprises no one. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Sonny Gray toes rubber in spring training game, announced opening-day starter

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Sonny Gray pitched three innings in his first start…

Sonny Gray will be the Athletics' opening-day starter, a decision that surprises no one. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Nati Harnik/APMatt Chapman is a slick fielding third baseman with good power potential.

A's draft Cal State Fullerton's Matt Chapman in first round

The A's used their first two selections of the Major League Baseball…

Nati Harnik/APMatt Chapman is a slick fielding third baseman with good power potential.