Slugging first baseman Matt Olson reached agreement Wednesday with the A's on a $5 million guaranteed contract for the 2021 season, avoiding salary arbitration.
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The Oakland A's have agreed to keep second baseman Tony Kemp on a deal worth $1.05 million, sources told ESPN.
The Oakland Athletics and third baseman Chad Pinder have agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.275 million, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
ESPN will showcase 19 teams during 11 season-opening games, including four on Opening Day, over the first week of the 2021 MLB season.
We look at what every team could do -- and what we think they will do -- as baseball's offseason starts to get going.
Instead of judging a team's success -- or failure -- based on a shortened season, Sam Miller lists one positive memory each club can hold on to this winter.
Six major league baseball players were given qualifying offers before free agency began Sunday afternoon, among them pitchers Trevor Bauer, Marcus Stroman and Kevin Gausman, and position players DJ LeMahieu, George Springer and J.T. Realmuto.
The finale of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season goes up against the scandals, scapegoats, superstars and, yes, the Yankees of the past. Sam Miller judges every October since 1903.
Sure, the 2020 season just ended. No, we haven't a clue how the offseason will play out. We're ranking all 30 MLB teams for next year anyway.
California will allow fans to attend outdoor professional sporting events in areas at less risk for the coronavirus, it was announced on Tuesday.
Michael Kay joins Buster to discuss game five of the ALDS between the Yankees and Rays, why he’s confident in Gerrit Cole on short rest, how a win tonight will rescue Aaron Boone’s game two platooning, what he expects from Tyler Glasgow, Tampa needing Brandon Lowe to breakout and the Astros advancing to the ALCS (12:41). Later, Todd Radom hops on to talk about his new hockey (?!) book, baseball needing a polarizing villain like Houston and if the AL teams should fear the Dodgers or Braves more (24:02).
New York shut down Tampa Bay to push their series to the limit. L.A., Houston and Atlanta clinched LCS spots.
Houston starter Zack Greinke held up two fingers facing Ramon Laureano and catcher Martin Maldonado before Laureano homered to left. It might have seemed that Greinke was signaling his pitch, but the 36-year-old said the reality was much more routine.
After a sluggish regular season, the Houston Astros' offense continued its resurgence Thursday with an 11-6 win over the Oakland Athletics in Game 4 of the AL Division Series, sending the Astros to the AL Championship Series.
Carlos Correa hit a go-ahead, three-run homer after Michael Brantley's two-run shot in the fourth inning, helping the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 11-6 on Thursday to clinch their home-run heavy AL Division Series in four games.
Four games, four teams with their postseasons on the line. Will New York, San Diego, Oakland or Miami stay alive?
BBTN: Karl Ravech on emotion of Dodgers-Padres, the A’s coming back from the dead and Randy Arozarena’s tear. Plus, Bill Shaikin on fans in the stands for the World Series
Karl Ravech joins Buster Olney to discuss calling games on the radio for the first time since college, the emotion of Dodgers-Padres, the A’s coming back from the dead, Randy Arozarena’s tear, second-guessing Aaron Boone’s decision to platoon his pitchers in game two and Ian Anderson’s confidence (16:19). Later, The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin hops on to talk about the hunger for a title in L.A., MLB’s plan to allow fans in the stands at the World Series and the reorganization of the minor leagues (39:47).
Cody Bellinger made a catch for the ages to lift L.A., Oakland stayed alive by rallying past Houston, while Tampa Bay and Atlanta moved closer to clinching.