Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig formally informed the Oakland A's this summer that the team's bid to move San Jose had been denied.
If those independent league road trips weren't humbling enough for Scott Kazmir, starting over from square one with his delivery and mechanics sure did the trick.
Once Ryan Vogelsong got over the hurt and frustration that followed when the Giants declined his option last month, the pitcher realized he still wanted to stay put in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Giants say some of the baseball club's minor league players were treated for minor injuries after a traffic collision in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Craig Gentry is committed to doing what he can to help the Athletics win another division crown in 2014.
Keeping active in the trade market, the Oakland Athletics acquired right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Seth Smith.
The San Francisco Giants have declined to offer contracts to outfielder Francisco Peguero and right-handed reliever Sandy Rosario.
Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong is staying with the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract Friday.
With the A's trailing 3-0 going into the ninth inning of Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Thursday night, closer Grant Balfour entered the game to his customary Metallica and retired the Detroit Tigers in order.
After Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday, A's right-hander Jarrod Parker said he didn't put up much of an argument over manager Bob Melvin's decision to take him out after five innings and just 73 pitches.
While reporters bounced around the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park on Monday afternoon, A's right-hander Dan Straily sat quietly in front of his locker in a plaid shirt, hunched over his cell phone.
Speaking statistically, historically and in just plain common sense, the A's put themselves in a much better position by winning Game 3 of their A.L. Division Series against the Tigers on Monday.
Seth Smith's name in the A's lineup was a rare sight in September, when the veteran outfielder started just seven games. Still, when he did play, he was productive at the plate, going 11-for-28 with five extra-base hits in the month.
No member of the A's bullpen has seen his role evolve more this season than right-hander Dan Otero, who began the year in Triple A, joined the A's in June and was the first reliever summoned by manager Bob Melvin in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday night.
Sonny Gray said he exchanged texts Thursday night with fellow rookie right-hander Gerrit Cole of the Pittsburgh Pirates, whom he got to know in college when Gray was at Vanderbilt and Cole at UCLA.
Last year, the A's reward for securing home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs was a trip to Detroit to begin the best-of-five American League Division Series under a temporary 2-3 format. This year it's back to the traditional 2-2-1 format, with the A's opening at home tonight.
SAN FRANCISCO It was with an eye already on 2014 that the Giants wound down their season Sunday with a walk-off 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres on a hazy afternoon at AT&T Park. Before the game, they formally announced a five-year deal with right fielder Hunter Pence, with right-hander Tim Lincecum next on the agenda.