Oakland A's & MLB

Pitcher Chad Gaudin agrees to minor league deal with Dodgers

GLENDALE — Right-hander Chad Gaudin has agreed to a minor league contract…

Morry Gash/AP PhotoLos Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout answers questions before a spring training baseball workout Wednesday

Trout has much room for improvement despite AL MVP award

TEMPE — Mike Trout knows he has a lot to work on…

Morry Gash/AP PhotoLos Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout answers questions before a spring training baseball workout Wednesday
Darron Cummings/AP PhotoOakland Athletics' Sonny Gray makes a play during spring training baseball practice Friday

A's players might want nametags for first full workout

MESA — The Oakland Athletics might want to use nametags for the…

Darron Cummings/AP PhotoOakland Athletics' Sonny Gray makes a play during spring training baseball practice Friday
Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoThe Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids announced Tuesday that it will sponsor legislation to ban all tobacco products at baseball venues

California bill would ban chewing tobacco at baseball parks

SACRAMENTO — Anti-smoking advocates are hoping to strike out chewing tobacco at…

Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoThe Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids announced Tuesday that it will sponsor legislation to ban all tobacco products at baseball venues
Chris O'Meara/AP PhotoNew York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez works out at the Yankees minor league facility before reporting for spring training baseball

A-Rod back early with Yanks, still avoiding PED specifics

TAMPA — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days…

Chris O'Meara/AP PhotoNew York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez works out at the Yankees minor league facility before reporting for spring training baseball
Gregory Bull/AP PhotoOakland Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Griffin pitches to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Monday

Oakland's Parker, Griffin looking ahead to June, not April

MESA — Two of the pitchers at spring training with the Oakland…

Gregory Bull/AP PhotoOakland Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Griffin pitches to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Monday
Ross D. Franklin/AP PhotoHoHoKam Park is the former spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs

36 years later, Oakland Athletics back at HoHoKam

MESA — Thirty-six years later, the Oakland Athletics are back at HoHoKam…

Ross D. Franklin/AP PhotoHoHoKam Park is the former spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs
Winslow Townson/AP File PhotoNew York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez has met with the New York Yankees and apologized to the team as he prepares to report to spring training following his season-long suspension according to a team statement Tuesday

A-Rod gives apology but no explanation ahead of return

NEW YORK — It appears the only place Alex Rodriguez might detail…

Winslow Townson/AP File PhotoNew York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez has met with the New York Yankees and apologized to the team as he prepares to report to spring training following his season-long suspension according to a team statement Tuesday
Al Behrman/2014 AP file photoDodgers closer Kenley Jansen is expected to miss eight to 12 weeks after having surgery on his left foot to remove a growth from a bone.

Dodgers closer Jansen has foot surgery, out 8-12 weeks

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has undergone surgery to remove…

Al Behrman/2014 AP file photoDodgers closer Kenley Jansen is expected to miss eight to 12 weeks after having surgery on his left foot to remove a growth from a bone.
Alan Diaz/AP PhotoAnthony Bosch

Former owner of MLB steroid clinic sentenced to 4 years

MIAMI — The former owner of a Florida medical clinic who posed…

Alan Diaz/AP PhotoAnthony Bosch
Tony Avelar/2013 AP file photoBarry Zito

Ex-Giant Zito agrees to minor-league deal with A's

Barry Zito is back in baseball — and he is staying in…

Tony Avelar/2013 AP file photoBarry Zito
Gregory Bull/AP PhotoA's pitcher A.J. Griffin is eager to get back on the mound for spring training.

Offseason overhaul leaves A’s with unfamiliar faces

Reporting dates: Pitchers and catchers, Thursday. Position players: Feb. 24. First full-squad…

Gregory Bull/AP PhotoA's pitcher A.J. Griffin is eager to get back on the mound for spring training.
David J. Phillip/AP File PhotoRight-hander James Shields

James Shields and Padres finalize $75 million, 4-year deal

SAN DIEGO — The Padres have finalized a $75 million, four-year contract…

David J. Phillip/AP File PhotoRight-hander James Shields
David J. Phillip/AP File PhotoRight-hander James Shields

James Shields and Padres agree to $75 million, 4-year deal

SAN DIEGO — Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the…

David J. Phillip/AP File PhotoRight-hander James Shields
Courtesy A'sA's general manager Billy Beane

New-look A's play meet and greet at FanFest to learn faces

OAKLAND — Last one on the team bus from hotel to the…

Courtesy A'sA's general manager Billy Beane
Ben Margot/AP File PhotoA federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of antitrust claims in a lawsuit by the city of San Jose against Major League Baseball

Last swing in court by San Jose to get Oakland A's to city

SAN JOSE — The San Jose City Council wants the U.S. Supreme…

Ben Margot/AP File PhotoA federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of antitrust claims in a lawsuit by the city of San Jose against Major League Baseball
Lenny Ignelzi/AP PhotoLos Angeles Angels player Josh Hamilton could be out for two months after having shoulder surgery.

Angels slugger Josh Hamilton will have shoulder surgery

ANAHEIM — Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton could be out for…

Lenny Ignelzi/AP PhotoLos Angeles Angels player Josh Hamilton could be out for two months after having shoulder surgery.
Rick Scuteri/AP file photoNew baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says with a new mayor in Oakland that he is "hopeful" of resolving the A's stadium situation.

Manfred hopeful of A's getting new ballpark in Oakland

NEW YORK -- New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics…

Rick Scuteri/AP file photoNew baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says with a new mayor in Oakland that he is "hopeful" of resolving the A's stadium situation.
Kathy Willens/AP PhotoAlex Rodriguez is getting hitting tips from Barry Bonds.

Rodriguez getting hitting advice from Bonds, Martinez

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez is getting hitting tips from Barry Bonds…

Kathy Willens/AP PhotoAlex Rodriguez is getting hitting tips from Barry Bonds.
Ben Margot/AP PhotoThe city of San Jose is seeking to claim the MLB violated antitrust laws by allegedly delaying and blocking a possible move by the Oakland A's to San Jose.

Appeals court rejects San Jose's antitrust lawsuit against MLB

The city of San Jose lost a bid to a federal appeals…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoThe city of San Jose is seeking to claim the MLB violated antitrust laws by allegedly delaying and blocking a possible move by the Oakland A's to San Jose.