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Bob Melvin inked a contract extension on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Bob Melvin amateur stockbroker and one more potential call-up

OAKLAND — Back in Bob Melvin's days as the Arizona Diamondbacks bench…

 

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

Blackburn set for follow-up MRI

OAKLAND — Paul Blackburn's stay on the 10-day disabled list is going…

 

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

If the A’s are ever going to be good, it’s going to be because of these guys

OAKLAND — When Matt Olson arrived in the Coliseum clubhouse at the…

 

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)