Bartolo Colon will try to help the A's close out a sweep of Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
Jed Lowrie's contused right foot improved enough overnight to make him potentially available off the bench for the A's middle game against his former team, the Astros, on Saturday evening.
The A's continued to torment their new American League West opponents on Saturday evening, batting around the order in two innings against the host Astros in an 11-5 drubbing at Minute Maid Park.
Following Thursday's off-day, when the A's decided to option infielder Hiro Nakajima to Triple-A Sacramento rather than call him up when his 20-day rehab assignment expired, manager Bob Melvin said the decision was largely based on the roster he already has.
Back at the same park where he initially suffered a right wrist injury that ultimately put him on the disabled list May 8, A's outfielder Josh Reddick took more than 20 batting-practice swings in Houston on Friday and said he "felt great."
A's infielder Jed Lowrie was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game on Friday while still experiencing discomfort in his contused right foot.
Chris Young, a Houston native, added to an already solid track record in his home city in a big way on Friday night, hitting a go-ahead three-run homer in the ninth off Jose Veras that pushed the A's to a 6-5 victory over the Astros.
Boasting a low payroll and enjoying continued success, the A's certainly have reason to be the object of other teams' envy. This season, you can add the pitching staff to the list. More specifically, it's Oakland's sensational bullpen that warrants jealousy.
A's fans Shelby Cardoza ans Priscilla Moreno are the latest contestants attempting to win cash in the latest edition of "Bucks on the Pond."
Righty Jarrod Parker surrendered two homers in the first inning, and that was the difference in the A's 3-1 loss to the Rangers at the Ballpark at Arlington on Wednesday afternoon that snapped Oakland's five-game winning streak.
Infielder Jed Lowrie was serving as designated hitter on Tuesday night when he took a Yu Darvish pitch off his foot in the fifth inning. He was taken out of the game for a pinch-hitter in the seventh to go for X-rays that proved negative.
Right fielder Josh Reddick remains on track to join the team in Houston on Friday to take batting practice for the first time since going on the DL with a sprained right wrist. As long as all goes well, he'll do it again Saturday, and from there the A's will decide if he's ready for a rehab assignment.
A's shortstop Jed Lowrie, acting as designated hitter on Tuesday night in Texas, took a pitch off his right foot in the fifth inning and was out of the game by the seventh.
Yoenis Cespedes went deep, which was enough for a dealing Dan Straily, who tossed seven shutout innings as the A's topped the Rangers, 1-0, on Tuesday night in Arlington.
There's no denying the impact of Coco Crisp on the A's lineup when healthy. That's why manager Bob Melvin wants to keep the outfielder that way.
Nearly every position player on the A's roster can handle more than one spot on the field, a trend that extends to the organization's Minor League affiliates.
Daric Barton remains Oakland's longest-tenured player in the organization, after clearing waivers and being outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.
Jim Mecir, a prominent member of the A's bullpen during the club's playoff run at the start of the decade, will represent the A's when they make the 24th overall pick at the First-Year Player Draft next month.
Five days have passed since John Jaso was last seen behind the plate, and he wasn't there for Monday's series opener in Texas, either. Jaso remains bothered by a right shin injury.
A's top prospect Addison Russell struggled at the start of the 2013 season, but he has recently turned the corner offensively at Class A Advanced Stockton.
The A's understand that wrist surgery is still a possibility for outfielder Josh Reddick, but they're also optimistic that he can avoid it. Reddick will join the team on Friday for a round of batting practice.
Seth Smith homered and had two RBIs and Coco Crisp and Jed Lowrie each had three hits to help the A's grab a 9-2 victory over the Rangers on Monday night in Arlington. Bartolo Colon allowed two runs over seven innings.
Right-hander Chris Resop cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento, three days after the A's designated him for assignment.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a home run to lead off the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held form in their series with Kansas City, rallying to a 4-3 victory over the Royals on Sunday and a series sweep.
The A's have already used the disabled list nine times this year, after needing it 21 times all of last year, but catcher Derek Norris and Oakland manager Bob Melvin expressed confidence with the team's depth.
The Rangers' Josh Lindblom, who has appeared in 101 Major League games as a reliever, was scheduled to start Monday against the A's in place of an injured Alexi Ogando. Jed Lowrie is one of the few A's to have faced Lindblom before.
Jed Lowrie hit a sacrifice fly, Brandon Moss tripled in a run and the Oakland Athletics followed a familiar script to beat the Kansas City Royals, 2-1, on Saturday night.
The A's reinstated outfielder Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list Saturday. He had made one rehab start before playing in Saturday's game against the Royals.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
A.J. Griffin will try to improve his record against the AL West to 4-0 when he squares off against Lucas Harrell and the Houston Astros on Saturday evening.