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8/26/2014 | Pomeranz prepared for pivotal start in Houston

Lefty Drew Pomeranz will return to the A's rotation for the first time since June 16 on Wednesday in a start against the Astros that could very well dictate where he pitches next.

8/26/2014 | Lowrie, Punto nearing rehab stints for A's

A's shortstop Jed Lowrie played catch on Tuesday for the first time since going on the DL with a fractured right index finger. Another rehabbing infielder, Nick Punto, is making equally significant improvement from a right hamstring strain.

8/26/2014 | A's top two prospects lead group heading to AFL

The A's top two prospects as ranked by, Daniel Robertson and Matt Olson, are among those who have been selected to participate in the Arizona Fall League.

8/26/2014 | Hammel solid, but A's fall from first on late HR

Jason Hammel turned in his best start in green and gold Tuesday, a seven-inning gem that was spoiled by one Luke Gregerson pitch in the eighth, launched high and far over the left-field wall by former A's slugger Chris Carter. The blast left the A's on the wrong end of a 4-2 stunner.

8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.

8/26/2014 | In heated race, A's tab Pomeranz vs. Astros

With a crucial series in Anaheim looming, the Athletics will recall Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday against the Astros and Brad Peacock in the finale of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

8/25/2014 | Knee no bother in Donaldson's three-hit game

Josh Donaldson didn't play Sunday after undergoing an MRI on his left knee, but the results showed no structural damage, and he managed just fine in the A's 8-2 win in Houston on Monday, collecting three hits and three RBIs.

8/25/2014 | O'Flaherty could get call as A's interim closer

Injured A's closer Sean Doolittle's temporary replacement was not mentioned by name on Monday, but there's good reason to believe another lefty, Eric O'Flaherty, is the guy for the job.

8/25/2014 | Pomeranz start lines up A's big four in Anaheim

Plenty of speculation was made in recent days about lefty Drew Pomeranz making a spot start for the A's on Wednesday. Now it's confirmed.

8/25/2014 | Soto joins A's eager to work with rotation

Veteran catcher Geovany Soto joined the A's in Houston on Monday, just a day after his trade from the Rangers in the wake of John Jaso's concussion symptoms, and is anticipating his first start in green and gold Tuesday.

8/25/2014 | Samardzija fans 10 as A's return to West tie

The A's returned to the win column with an 8-2 victory over the Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park behind a stellar Jeff Samardzija, who struck out 10 in eight innings.

8/25/2014 | Rested Hammel looks to give A's lift in West

Battling the Angels for the top spot in the American League West, the Athletics will send right-hander Jason Hammel to the mound seeking a second straight victory over the Astros, who counter with lefty Dallas Keuchel.

8/25/2014 | Fuld day to day after banging left knee on wall

Sam Fuld banged his left knee into the center-field wall at Coliseum on Sunday night as he attempted to catch what ended up being a two-run double by the Angels' Erick Aybar in the second inning. Fuld remained in the game, which the A's lost, 9-4, but he was icing the knee afterward.

8/24/2014 | Doolittle hits DL with right intercostal strain

The A's are suddenly drowning in injuries, chief among them a right intercostal strain to closer Sean Doolittle, who had to be placed on the 15-day disabled list in advance of Sunday's series finale against the Angels.

8/24/2014 | Donaldson has MRI on knee; wanted to play Sunday

A's third baseman Josh Donaldson underwent a precautionary MRI on his left knee on Sunday after experiencing discomfort with it in his final at-bat the night before.

8/24/2014 | Kazmir's tough night sets tone as A's fall to Angels

The A's were topped by the Angels, 9-4, in their first home appearance on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball in almost nine years. In the process, the Angels regained a one-game lead in the American League West with 33 regular-season contests remaining.

8/24/2014 | A's, Astros set to lock up in battle of rivals

Oakland will send Jeff Samardzija to the mound to open a three-game set with Houston on Monday at Minute Maid Park. The Astros will counter with Scott Feldman in the matchup of American League West foes.

8/24/2014 | Bay Area earthquake 'pretty crazy' for A's Sogard

Early Sunday morning, the Bay Area experienced its strongest earthquake since the Loma Prieta quake in 1989, which postponed the World Series between the A's and Giants. Sunday's was considerably weaker, though -- magnitude 6.0, as opposed to 6.9 in '89 -- and while it inflicted serious damage throughout the Napa area, several of the A's players around the Bay slept right through it.

8/24/2014 | A's acquire catcher Soto as Jaso hits 7-day DL

The A's acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Texas Rangers for cash considerations and Minor League catcher Bryan Anderson from the Cincinnati Reds for international money. Soto will join the A's in Houston on Monday and take the roster spot of John Jaso, who is headed to the seven-day concussion disabled list.

8/24/2014 | Lester's impact on point for A's stretch drive

Yes, the A's get excited thinking what the addition of Jon Lester to the rotation could mean in the postseason. That, however, was not what drove general manager Billy Beane to acquire Lester from the Red Sox shortly before the Trade Deadline. Beane, as much as anyone, knows not to take anything for granted.

8/24/2014 | Doolittle not too worried about pain in his side

Protecting a one-run lead Saturday night in the ninth, Sean Doolittle felt a sudden pain in his right side, near his back. However, the A's closer said he was confident that it was nothing serious after completing a series of twisting and stretching exercises with the training staff.

8/24/2014 | A's pounce on wild pitch to grab share of first

Jon Lester turned in seven strong innings and Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run in the eighth on a wild pitch, lifting the A's to a 2-1 victory and into a tie atop the AL West with the Angels.

8/23/2014 | A's lose challenge on tag play at home plate

Josh Donaldson was ruled out at the plate in the sixth inning Saturday against the Angels, and the call stood after A's manager Bob Melvin challenged the call.

8/23/2014 | Hammel to rejoin rotation after lengthy break

Jason Hammel is slated to take the mound Tuesday for the A's in Houston, manager Bob Melvin confirmed Saturday, which would give the scuffling right-hander 10 days off between starts.

8/23/2014 | A's expected to juggle rotation for Anaheim trip

The A's are leaning toward tweaking their rotation next week to ensure that each of their top four starters pitch against the Halos in a crucial four-game series at Angel Stadium.

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