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Well-traveled Eric Thames hoping to win spot on Athletics

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — They call him “Big Boy” in the Oakland A’s clubhouse, a nod to the bulging biceps, triceps and pectoral muscles that launched 124 home runs in the Korean Baseball Organization and 7...

Lowrie hurrying to make up for lost time with Athletics

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Following a lockout-induced abbreviated spring training, many players won’t feel ready for opening day on April 7. With his one-year contract re-signing completed...

Set to finish out suspension, A's CF Laureano eager to play

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — As if on cue, Christian Pache stopped at Ramón Laureano’s locker and chatted up the center fielder prior to the Athletics’ exhibition opener this week. A few minut...

Kotsay a winner in his 1st exhibition game as A's manager

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It was a day of firsts for the revamped Oakland A’s, under first-year manager Mark Kotsay. Although the defensive highlight was something familiar: a powerful throw from the warning...

Three in a row? With pair of WS rings, Pederson joins Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Calling the return to his hometown “surreal,” and sharing stories of growing up as a Giants fan, Joc Pederson officially joined the 2021 NL West champions on Thursday. ...

Grade A's: Langeliers, young newcomers hit Oakland camp

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — All fans need to know about Shea Langeliers’ powerful arm is that he gains more satisfaction from throwing out baserunners than hitting long balls. With an elite p...

Same ol' players: Giants hope unchanged lineup leads to wins

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB lineups are changing at a rapid pace with free-agent signings and trades. Among the teams that have not dramatically changed their makeup: the defending NL West champion S...

Hunter Greene working toward joining Reds rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Hunter Greene is well aware that the player he might be replacing in the Cincinnati Reds' starting rotation is also among the players who helped put him in contention for it. ...

Rodón, Junis aim to keep up Giants' winning tradition

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Drawn by a myriad of factors that include the team's winning tradition, a record-breaking season, the West Coast location and a positive reputation for working with pitchers, ...

Kershaw back with Dodgers, lured by LA's title pedigree

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Once he determined his left elbow was totally healthy, first-time free agent Clayton Kershaw narrowed down his choice: Stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers or remain home in Texas ...

Blues beat Coyotes 5-4 in OT in Game 6 of marathon series

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Hoffman beat goalie Antti Raanta over the shoulder with a wrist shot 1:49 into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night...

Booker, Rubio help Suns race past Giannis-less Bucks

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 20 of his 36 points in Phoenix's 47-point first quarter and the Suns beat the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks 140-131 on Sunday. The Bucks played witho...

With athletic family all around, DeShields fits into Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Dad, the elder Delino DeShields, is working less than 100 yards away, behind a fence dividing Cleveland's training complex from the Cincinnati Reds facility. Sister Diamond DeSh...

Reds pitcher Gray using spring to try out new things

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The experimental aspect of the Cactus League was fully on display Saturday when Reds right-hander Sonny Gray tossed a changeup on a 2-0 count, only to see his rare offering depo...

Not yet 21, Angels prospect Jo Adell keeps ascending

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A sprint down the line and a laser throw home hinted at the promise of Jo Adell. Two strikeouts against veteran Colorado Rockies pitchers on Sunday underscored the learning cu...