Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer, Daric Barton and Jed Lowrie each had a solo shot and the Oakland Athletics wrapped up their second straight AL West title while overpowering the Minnesota Twins 11-7 Sunday.
The A’s bolstered their infield on Tuesday, acquiring Alberto Callaspo from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Minor League infielder Grant Green, Oakland’s first-round Draft pick in 2009.
Yoenis Cespedes won baseball’s power-hitting competition with a dazzling display Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown. The Oakland Athletics slugger beat Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round at reconfigured Citi Field, hitting the decisive drive with five swings to spare.
Felix Hernandez finally presented former Seattle Mariners catcher John Jaso with the perfect gift: a shiny Rolex for catching King Felix’s perfecto last August.
The AL West welcomes a new team from Houston this year, and this division that for years housed only four teams, has to be chomping at the bit
Colon is back with his Oakland teammates for the opening days of spring training. The Dominican veteran doesn’t plan to make a group apology to the teammates who lost his services in the middle of a pennant race after his positive testosterone test.
In somewhat of a surprise move, the Arizona Diamondbacks made a trade for closer, Heath Bell of the Miami Marlins in exchange for their center fielder, Chris Young. Young will actually head to Oakland, who gave up infielder Cliff Pennington to the D’backs.
Follow along as our experts break down the 2012 ALDS Matchup between the Athletics and Tigers. We provide our predictions and expert analysis.
The Texas Rangers won the AL West pretty easily last year, but don’t expect the same in 2011. Just about everyone in the American League West made some solid moves to get them into contention.
This is the first in a four part series, covering both AL & NL teams that hold Spring Training in the Cactus League (Arizona) and the Grapefruit League (Florida).
Find your favorite team, slap on the sunscreen, and get ready to enjoy some Spring Training Baseball.