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Bay Area sports for the week of Feb. 21, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

 

Trevor Rosenthal of the San Diego Padres pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park on Sunday, Sept.20, 2020 in San Diego, CA. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

A’s add potential closer in Trevor Rosenthal

The A’s continued to act like a shopper on Christmas Eve, landing…

 

Sergio Romo made his major-league debut with the Giants in 2005 and was part of their three World Series championship teams in five years. (Examiner 2017 file photo)

Sergio Romo, Yusmeiro Petit agree to 1-year deals with A’s

Just days before spring training starts, the A’s have brought back one…

 

Oakland Athletics left fielder Mark Canha (20) steals a hit against the wall in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s have key questions to answer this spring

There are different stages to the A’s. While they always seem to…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Mark Canha (20) steals a hit against the wall in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria (10) stretches to make a play at third base on a passed ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants charting a steady course in rugged NL West

Giants fans were tantalized in 2020. For the first time since winning…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria (10) stretches to make a play at third base on a passed ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Bay Area sports for the week of Feb. 14, 2021

A look at upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject to…

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Jake McGee (41) celebrates with catcher Will Smith after recording the final out in an 11-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix on August 1, 2020. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/TNS)

Giants reportedly add lefty Jake McGee to bullpen

Left-handed reliever Jake McGee and the Giants have agreed to a two-year,…

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Jake McGee (41) celebrates with catcher Will Smith after recording the final out in an 11-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix on August 1, 2020. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/TNS)
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus celebrates with first baseman Ronald Guzman after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on September 11, 2020. (Smiley N. Pool/Dallas Morning News /TNS)

A’s acquire shortstop Andrus from Rangers for slugger Davis

The A’s had a big hole in the middle of their defense.…

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus celebrates with first baseman Ronald Guzman after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on September 11, 2020. (Smiley N. Pool/Dallas Morning News /TNS)
Pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the New York Yankees for the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on August 21, 2019. (Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner)

A’s to bring back pitcher Mike Fiers

Right-hander Mike Fiers, a stalwart of the A’s starting rotation the past…

Pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the New York Yankees for the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on August 21, 2019. (Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Tommy La Stella (3) can’t reach a ground ball hit in Game 3 of the AL Wild Card Series by Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal (1) at the Oakland Coliseum on October 1, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants officially sign Tommy La Stella

It isn’t the splashiest of offseason moves, but it is one that…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Tommy La Stella (3) can’t reach a ground ball hit in Game 3 of the AL Wild Card Series by Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal (1) at the Oakland Coliseum on October 1, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
A’s shortstop Marcus Semien, pictured in a game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland on Aug. 4, 2020, reportedly will be playing second base for Toronto. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Former A’s star Marcus Semien reportedly going to Blue Jays

Free-agent shortstop Marcus Semien is leaving the A’s and heading north of…

A’s shortstop Marcus Semien, pictured in a game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland on Aug. 4, 2020, reportedly will be playing second base for Toronto. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Due to a lack of votes in his favor, record-holding former Giant Barry Bonds (pictured at tribute to Willie McCovey in 2018) will not be entering the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the near future.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Ex-Giants star Barry Bonds again falls short of Hall of Fame

After striking out yet again in his bid to join Major League…

Due to a lack of votes in his favor, record-holding former Giant Barry Bonds (pictured at tribute to Willie McCovey in 2018) will not be entering the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the near future.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Alyssa Nakken at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

The Giants made history in 2020 but failed to make the playoffs

Giants fans knew 2020 was going to be different when the calendar…

Alyssa Nakken at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Teammates wait for Oakland Athletics right fielder Stephen Piscotty (25) at home plate after he hit a game-winning grand slam against the Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 4th, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

In an unusual year, Oakland Athletics put in their usual winning performance

Unusual years aren’t unusual for the A’s. Whether it is a record-breaking…

Teammates wait for Oakland Athletics right fielder Stephen Piscotty (25) at home plate after he hit a game-winning grand slam against the Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 4th, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
A view of cutouts of African-American players from the Negro Leagues are displayed in left field during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 29, 2020 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images/TNS)

Negro Leagues finally recognized by MLB with major league status, calling it a ‘longtime oversight’

Records of players who competed in leagues will be included in historical records

A view of cutouts of African-American players from the Negro Leagues are displayed in left field during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 29, 2020 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images/TNS)
The Sacramento River Cats, a Triple-A minor league franchise, are one of four teams invited Wednesday to join the San Francisco Giants’ system.
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Giants, A’s send invites to minor-league affiliates

TheGiantsandA’smadesignificantchangestotheirlineupsWednesday,butnotthetypethatwillgetfanssalivatingaboutareturntotheplayoffs. Instead, the two Bay Area teams — in conjunction with the…

The Sacramento River Cats, a Triple-A minor league franchise, are one of four teams invited Wednesday to join the San Francisco Giants’ system.
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Oakland A’s eye free agent and trade targets

With MLB free agency underway, the notoriously tight-fisted Oakland Athletics are clearly…

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Astros eliminate A’s with 11-6 win in American League Division Series

Astros eliminate A’s with 11-6 win in American League Division Series

By Ben Ross Special to the S.F. Examiner After winning their first…

  • Oct 8, 2020
Astros eliminate A’s with 11-6 win in American League Division Series
Oakland Athletics short stop Marcus Semien (10) hits a 2-run home-run, scoring catcher Sean Murphy, in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s exorcise playoff demons, beat White Sox to advance to ALDS

By Ben Ross Special to The Examiner The A’s put an end…

  • Oct 1, 2020
Oakland Athletics short stop Marcus Semien (10) hits a 2-run home-run, scoring catcher Sean Murphy, in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Giants 5-4 loss to Padres a tough finish to a surprisingly strong season

Giants 5-4 loss to Padres a tough finish to a surprisingly strong season

By Gideon Rubin Special to The Examiner Austin Slater lifted his helmet…

  • Sep 27, 2020
Giants 5-4 loss to Padres a tough finish to a surprisingly strong season