1. A Different Neftali Feliz Emerges in Camp

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter often said that to be a good closer, a pitcher has to scrape bottom. Once you have seen the end, Sutter said, protecting a ninth-inning lead does not seem so difficult...

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  2. Holland Scratched from Intrasquad Game

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Derek Holland has been scratched from Sunday's intrasquad game because of what the Rangers said was normal Spring Training soreness in his left shoulder...

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  3. Angels Target Richards Debut for 2-3 Weeks into Season

    TEMPE, Ariz. – As Garrett Richards continues to check items off the list in his rehab, the expected window of his season debut continues to narrow...

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  4. 5 Oakland A's Players Who Will Determine If They're a 2015 Contender

    With five All-Stars now missing and a sixth on the shelf to start the season, the Oakland A's will need five guys in particular to step up and carry the team...

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  5. Length of Hamilton's Potential Suspension Unclear

    Josh Hamilton's potential suspension for a drug of abuse would not hinge on his recovery from shoulder surgery...

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  6. A's Outfielder Coco Crisp Has Pinkeye, Will Miss a Few Days

    The A's were without Coco Crisp Saturday on photo day and the center fielder could miss a few more days of spring training after having come down with a case of pinkeye.....

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  7. A Spring Later, Colby Lewis Is Back to Normal

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  8. Singleton Confident Despite Last Season's Disappointment

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Each at-bat weighed heavily on his mind, and each failure only led to more disappointment and doubt...

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  9. A's Like What They Have in Versatile Zobrist

    MESA, Ariz. -- Ben Zobrist came to Oakland from Tampa Bay by trade in January with a reputation as a versatile player, a tough out and a selfless, team-oriented guy...

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  10. Coco Crisp Is the A's Gaming Entrepreneur

    Baseball players spend a lot of time on their phones, playing games. Turns out some of them are doing more than just playing. A's center fielder Coco Crisp launched a new game – free in the App store – for the iPhone on Thursday...

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  11. Rooting for Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton has been reminded time and again that he is a symbol of hope to the people who have traveled addiction's awful, lonely road...

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  12. Felix opens road toward Opening Day start

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Felix Hernandez made his spring debut for the Mariners on Thursday, throwing his first bullpen session as the progression begins toward his club-record eighth Opening Day start...

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  13. Zito on Mark Ellis retirement: "Hanging it up" is tough

    The news about former A's teammate Mark Ellis retiring hadn't reached Barry Zito until he was addressing reporters Thursday afternoon.....

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  14. McClendon 'Carrying the Torch'

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Lloyd McClendon is a baseball lifer at heart more than a crusader for racial advancement within the sport. His journey began in Gary, Indiana, where he led his team to the Little League World Series final in 1971...

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  15. Mariners Rank No. 15 in MLB (uniform) Power Rankings

    A surprising 2014 campaign that left them just one game out of the playoffs coupled with an active offseason has Seattle Mariners among the preseason contenders for the American League crown in 2015...

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  16. Video: Felix Hernandez Throws His First Bullpen Session This Spring

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  17. Athletics Claim Chad Smith from Tigers

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  18. Financial Implications of a Potential Josh Hamilton Suspension

    TEMPE, Ariz. – Josh Hamilton has not been suspended. There is no confirmation that he has even violated the major league drug policy...

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  19. Jeff Banister Fulfilling His Dream

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  20. Rangers React to Josh Hamilton News

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The news that former Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton met with Major League Baseball and reportedly had a drug relapse made its way into the Rangers clubhouse...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 days ago 4 reads 0 comments

  21. Kawakami: A's and Oakland Have Only Each Other

    It's Oakland . Other teams in other sports have other options, but for the A's, the singular serious option is to remain in Oakland and try to get a new stadium built on the Coliseum site (or elsewhere in the city)...

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  22. A's third baseman Lawrie is a bundle of energy

    Nobody in baseball illustrates how the business of the game can break the heart of a fan more than Brett Lawrie.....

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  23. Hamilton's Life Top Priority as Reports of Relapse Grow

    Upon hearing the grim news about Josh Hamilton, I went back and checked what I wrote on the outfielder's finest hour, the night in May 2012 when he hit four two-run homers and a double at Camden Yards...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 4 days ago 2,314 reads 0 comments

  24. Correa's Spring Focus Is Baserunning

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- One of the things top prospect Carlos Correa wants to work on this spring is sliding into bases, which he hasn't done since he broke his right ankle sliding into third...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 4 days ago 11 reads 0 comments

  25. Twice-Traded Alvarez Eager to Make Mark with A's

    MESA, Ariz. -- R.J. Alvarez is a right-handed third-round Draft pick who believes he could've been a left-handed first-round Draft pick....

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