MLB News for Oakland Athletics

Cubs Send Samardzija and Hammel to Oakland

July 5, 2014

The Chicago Cubs have traded away two of their best starting pitchers, Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, to the Oakland Athletics. In exchange, the Cubs have received two first round draft picks (shortstop Addison Russell and outfielder Billy McKinney) and pitcher Dan Straily. [read more ...]

Cespedes Wins Home Run Derby

July 16, 2013

Last night, Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics won the 2013 Home Run Derby and he became the first player not chosen for the All Star Game to win the match. He beat out Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals by scoring 32 home runs over Harper's 24. Cespedes, who played in five home run derby matches in his home country of Cuba, is the first right handed batter to win MLB's match since 2007. His last home run last night went a whopping 455 feet.  [read more ...]