Jason Giambi returns to roots with Oakland A's
Jason Giambi is returning to his professional baseball roots with the Oakland Athletics. Giambi and the A's finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract with an option Wednesday, bringing the free-agent designated hitter and first baseman back to the place he began his big league career. The sides had reached a preliminary agreement earlier this week but Giambi still needed to complete the obligatory physical for the deal to get done.
Jan 7, 2009 - 3:35:57 PM
A's trade Blanton to Phillies for minor leaguers
The Oakland Athletics traded away their second starting pitcher this month, dealing burly right-hander Joe Blanton to the Philadelphia Phillies for three minor leaguers on Thursday.
Jul 18, 2008 - 4:44:54 AM
Cubs acquire pitcher Rich Harden from Athletics
One day after the Milwaukee Brewers landed an ace, the Chicago Cubs answered. Intent on ending their 100-year drought without a World Series title, the NL Central leaders acquired talented right-hander Rich Harden in a six-player deal with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.
Jul 8, 2008 - 9:03:59 PM
Heart problem killed pitcher Joe Kennedy
Major league pitcher Joe Kennedy was afflicted with a condition that caused his heart to suddenly stop beating at his in-laws' home in November, when he collapsed and later died.
Jan 15, 2008 - 3:33:01 PM
A's send Swisher to White Sox
The Oakland Athletics made their second major trade in three weeks, sending outfielder and fan favorite Nick Swisher to the Chicago White Sox for three minor leaguers on Thursday.
Jan 3, 2008 - 3:40:42 PM
Red Sox, A's to open season in Japan
The Boston Red Sox will open their World Series title defense in Tokyo. Following months of negotiations, the Red Sox agreed to a two-game series against the Oakland Athletics in Japan on March 25-26, and the commissioner's office announced the trip early Wednesday.
Nov 14, 2007 - 7:37:47 AM
Red Sox, Athletics to open 2008 in Japan
The Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics are lined up to meet in a Tokyo Dome opener next season.
Sep 10, 2007 - 10:31:12 PM
Dodgers claim RHP Loaiza, saving A's more than $8 million
The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed right-hander Esteban Loaiza off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, assuming more than $8 million in guaranteed salary.
Aug 29, 2007 - 3:16:17 PM
A's acquire Langerhans to help injury-depleted outfield
The Oakland Athletics got some relief for their injury-depleted outfield Sunday, acquiring Ryan Langerhans in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named or cash.
Apr 29, 2007 - 8:03:21 PM
Athletics' Kielty to have knee surgery
Oakland Athletics outfielder Bobby Kielty needs arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will be sidelined for three-to-six weeks.
Feb 28, 2007 - 6:28:45 PM