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.
Rangers phenom Yu Darvish has the numbers to be called an ace, but he refuses to take that label. He will however take the ball on Tuesday and try to stop the A's from gaining more ground in the American League West. Dan Straily will start for Oakland.
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.
Yoenis Cespedes has been hitting the ball hard but has maintained a recent skid. He ended a career-worst 0-for-16 skid last Sunday but was 2-for-15 entering Saturday's game.
Daric Barton was the odd man out when the A's activated Chris Young on Saturday. For the second time in his seven years with the Oakland A's, Barton was designated for assignment.
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.
Adam Rosales and Josh Donaldson each hit solo home runs as the Oakland Athletics surged late for a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Left-hander Hideki Okajima, who compiled a 3.11 ERA with the Red Sox from 2007-11, was called up from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday.
Friday was originally circled as the day Brett Anderson that might be able to return from the 15-day disabled list. Instead, the A's announced he has been diagnosed with a navicular stress fracture in his right foot that will keep Anderson sidelined for at least another month.
If you're filling out your American League All-Star ballot, you should take a good, long look at Jed Lowrie for starting shortstop.
Beat reporter Jane Lee fields fan questions on topics ranging from potential roster moves in Oakland to the future of recovering southpaw Dallas Braden in the latest edition of the A's Inbox.
The A's got their leadoff man back for Wednesday's series finale with the Rangers, activating speedster Coco Crisp from the disabled list.
Josh Donaldson had just three hits in his first 25 at-bats this season, a slow start that has quickly been trumped by a consistent offensive effort. The third baseman notched his second four-hit game of the season on Tuesday night, and he entered Wednesday's matinee with the Rangers batting .315.
The A's were held hitless through five innings, and sac flies from Derek Norris and Coco Crisp weren't enough as Dan Straily allowed five runs (four earned) in 4 1/3 innings in the 6-2 loss on Wednesday.
The A's bid for a second comeback against the Rangers on Tuesday night fell short, with Texas closer Joe Nathan coaxing a bases-loaded, two-out grounder out of Eric Sogard in the 10th inning for a 6-5 Oakland loss at the O.co Coliseum.
A's manager Bob Melvin was ejected from Tuesday night's game against the Rangers after arguing a close play on Daric Barton's groundout that ended the eighth inning of a tied game.
Yoenis Cespedes said his stomach "was all upside down yesterday," but the A's outfielder felt well enough Tuesday night to rejoin the lineup for the second game of a three-game set with the Rangers.
Coco Crisp is still on track to be lifted off the disabled list for Wednesday's series finale with the Rangers, but Chris Young is not. The ladder is more likely to return Friday, following Thursday's off-day.
The A's entered Tuesday tied for the fourth-lowest fielding percentage (.983) in the American League, having tallied 24 errors, so manager Bob Melvin decided a little extra defensive work was in order before the club's matchup with the Rangers.
Yoenis Cespedes hit his seventh home run of the season in the third inning on Monday night, but the A's outfielder was pulled from the series opener against the Rangers in the fifth with an upset stomach.
The struggling Athletics got back on track against the first-place Rangers on Monday night, earning their ninth win in 11 home games against their American League West foes, 5-1.
Left-hander Brett Anderson, who is on a rehab assignment with Double-A Midland, will likely take the mound for the Oakland A's this week, so long as he remains pain-free during his between-starts routine.
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