yonder alonso

This is not Boog Powell. But fans like Banjo Man Stacy Samuels will get a chance to watch the young Oakland Athletics player this weekend. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s to get their first look at Boog Powell this weekend

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics called up reliever Michael Brady and newly…

 

Yonder Alonso back in his green and gold days. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Yonder Alonso’s strange return

OAKLAND — Before Tuesday night's game between the Oakland A's and Seattle…

 

Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso, seen here on March 30, has been struggling in the second half. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics’ ability to hit, finish games remains to be found as Blue Jays complete sweep

The second half hasn’t been kind to three of the Oakland Athletics’…

 

Khris Davis and Matt Chapman celebrate after Davis hit his 27th home run of the season in 2017. Davis began hitting on the field on Sunday, as he rehabs a strained groin. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A’s blow lead in the ninth, drop second-straight to Rays

OAKLAND — Oakland Athletics starter Chris Smith hasn't gotten a win since June…

Khris Davis and Matt Chapman celebrate after Davis hit his 27th home run of the season in 2017. Davis began hitting on the field on Sunday, as he rehabs a strained groin. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso, like teammates Sonny Gray and Jed Lowerie, is one of the most speculated-about members of the team on the trade front. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The human side of the deadline

Donning a white jersey, the name “Alonso” written across the shoulders, the…

Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso, like teammates Sonny Gray and Jed Lowerie, is one of the most speculated-about members of the team on the trade front. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Yonder Alonso collected a pair of hits in his All-Star debut. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cano’s 10th-inning blast powers AL to fifth consecutive All-Star Game win

Robinson Cano connected on an extra-innings home run to send the American…

Yonder Alonso collected a pair of hits in his All-Star debut. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Franklin Barreto (1), seen here on July 1, 2017, hit two three-run homers on Friday. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Franklin Barreto’s walk-off home run gives A’s 7-6 win

OAKLAND — After Oakland Athletics shortstop Franklin Barreto struck out in the third…

Franklin Barreto (1), seen here on July 1, 2017, hit two three-run homers on Friday. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jesse Hahn throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, April 13, 2017. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Hahn delivers a win in return from DL

OAKLAND — Making his first start in two weeks, Jesse Hahn didn’t allow a…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jesse Hahn throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, April 13, 2017. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Sonny Gray was sharp for the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A ‘healthy’ Sonny Gray delivers electric performance

Oakland — On a day Sonny Gray recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts…

Sonny Gray was sharp for the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso (17) makes contact with a Miami Marlins pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland on May 23, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Yonder Alonso out of lineup vs. Marlins, Jesse Hahn still under evaluation

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics' injury situation has reached such dire proportions that…

Oakland Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso (17) makes contact with a Miami Marlins pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland on May 23, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Yonder Alonso is having a career year right before he hits the open market. That’s good news for the soft-spoken, hard-working first baseman. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Yonder Alonso available off bench against Red Sox

OAKLAND — Originally, the Oakland Athletics had planned to play it cautious with…

Yonder Alonso is having a career year right before he hits the open market. That’s good news for the soft-spoken, hard-working first baseman. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Yonder Alonso is having a career year right before he hits the open market. That’s good news for the soft-spoken, hard-working first baseman. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The timely rise of the unassuming Yonder Alonso

OAKLAND — The most unexpected breakout star of 2017 is standing in…

Yonder Alonso is having a career year right before he hits the open market. That’s good news for the soft-spoken, hard-working first baseman. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jharel Cotton watches as Ben Revere rounds first base following a home run on Tuesday at the Oakland Coliseum. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Long-balls fly in Oakland, A’s lose

OAKLAND — The first two innings of the Oakland Athletics and Los…

Jharel Cotton watches as Ben Revere rounds first base following a home run on Tuesday at the Oakland Coliseum. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Yonder Alonso and the Oakland Athletics have been on fire lately. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Trio of walk-offs has streaky A’s back on upswing

OAKLAND — As Jed Lowrie's 11th inning home run went flying into the…

Yonder Alonso and the Oakland Athletics have been on fire lately. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Santiago Casilla, seen here April 3, 2017, was released by the Athletics on Thursday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s walk off Tigers for second-straight game

OAKLAND — For the second time in less than 24 hours, the…

Santiago Casilla, seen here April 3, 2017, was released by the Athletics on Thursday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jharel Cotton cruises in debut

Check the label: 100% Cotton. #GreenCollar pic.twitter.com/tZFjI979Th — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) September…

Mark Canha watches as a fan catches a two-run home run hit by the Cleveland Indians’ Tyler Naquin during the fifth inning of a spring training game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Jesse Hahn’s spring of struggle continues

MESA, Ariz. — Khris Davis tripled and doubled for the A’s and…

Mark Canha watches as a fan catches a two-run home run hit by the Cleveland Indians’ Tyler Naquin during the fifth inning of a spring training game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)