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10/29/2014 | Determined Robertson leads A's prospects in AFL

A Trade Deadline deal split up Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson, though they were reunited in the Arizona Fall League. They shared the shortstop position for three weeks on the Mesa Solar Sox before Russell left early. Robertson said while he was sad to lose Russell as a teammate, the trade heartened him because it showed Oakland believed he can stay at shortstop.


10/28/2014 | A's prospect Robertson is AFL Player of Week

Daniel Robertson is playing shortstop again, and is looking every bit the No. 1 prospect for the Athletics. In Week 3, Robertson earned the Arizona Fall League's Player of the Week honors.


10/27/2014 | Aldrete rejoins Melvin to be A's bench coach

A's manager Bob Melvin is reuniting with longtime pal and peer Mike Aldrete, who was named Oakland's new bench coach, replacing Chip Hale.


10/27/2014 | Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent

Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headlined by No. 1 overall prospect Byron Buxton.


10/23/2014 | Moss' right hip surgery a success

The A's Brandon Moss underwent successful right hip surgery this week, according to the team, and is expected to be at full strength by the start of the 2015 season. The procedure, performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville on Tuesday, involved repairing a torn labrum and additional clean-up work to alleviate the impingement in Moss' hip.


10/23/2014 | Donaldson battling division foes for Gold Glove Award

A's third baseman Josh Donaldson has been named one of three American League finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove Award at his position.


10/23/2014 | Gold Glove Awards finalists revealed

Three players at each position in each league were named finalists for the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Thursday.


10/19/2014 | Source: Red Sox hire Davis as hitting coach

Chili Davis, Oakland's hitting coach the last three seasons, has been hired to the same position by the Red Sox, according to a Major League source. The Red Sox, who have not confirmed the hiring, are believed to have agreed to a multiyear contract with Davis, who had also been courted by the Yankees and Rangers for their vacant hitting coach jobs.


10/15/2014 | A's prospect Powell goes yard, backs Cubs' hurler Edwards

After dropping each of their past two games, the Mesa Solar Sox are back in the win column following a 5-2 win over the Peoria Javelinas on Wednesday.


10/15/2014 | A's hitting coach Davis to interview with Yanks

A's hitting coach Chili Davis has reportedly granted both the Yankees and Rangers permission to interview him for the same position. A source confirmed to MLB.com that Davis has already committed to a trip to New York for an interview, as first reported by the Bay Area News Group.


10/14/2014 | Meeting with young A's fan a treat for Vogt

Stephen Vogt met with Harrison Gomes -- an 11-year-old who penned a September letter to Oakland general manager Billy Beane that asked the A's to play "extra hard" on his birthday -- on Monday evening, playing catch, lobbing balls to hit, signing autographs and taking photos at Quakes Baseball Academy in Orange County.


10/12/2014 | A's prospect Olson powers Mesa to first victory

Matt Olson's home runs powered Mesa to a 6-3 victory against Peoria. The victory snapped the Solar Sox's three-game losing streak to open the season.


10/8/2014 | Moss, Vogt scheduled for surgery this month

The A's Brandon Moss (right hip) and Stephen Vogt (right foot) are scheduled for surgery within the next two weeks, the club announced Wednesday. Both are expected to be ready by the start of the 2015 season.


10/7/2014 | A's bench coach Hale to interview with D-backs, Twins

The A's have given both the D-backs and Twins permission to interview bench coach Chip Hale for their vacant managerial positions.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/6/2014 | A's 2014 proves to be a tale of two seasons

Their near-epic collapse, propelled by reasons that will long be debated, among them injuries and a pair of blockbuster trades, the A's not only lost grasp of another AL West crown, but of all the good that had defined a remarkable first half. For this was a tale of two seasons, and it's important to recognize each one.


10/6/2014 | A's 2014 proves to be a tale of two seasons

Their near-epic collapse, propelled by reasons that will long be debated, among them injuries and a pair of blockbuster trades, the A's not only lost grasp of another AL West crown, but of all the good that had defined a remarkable first half. For this was a tale of two seasons, and it's important to recognize each one.


10/2/2014 | Lowrie leads A's free-agent crop

The A's could lose as many as eight free agents this winter -- chief among them Jed Lowrie, with no everyday big league shortstop waiting in the wings.


10/2/2014 | Vogt, Moss lead roll call of banged-up Athletics

Stephen Vogt will need surgery to repair a torn plantar plate. He's expected to be ready by Spring Training, manager Bob Melvin assured. Brandon Moss, too, is expected to undergo surgery for torn cartilage in his right hip, though it's yet to be decided the exact procedure he'll have, which will determine the length of his rehab process.


10/2/2014 | Beane defends trades after A's postseason exit

A's general manager Billy Beane is standing behind both of his July blockbuster trades, particularly the one that gave him 12 starts from Jon Lester. "Simply put, if we don't have Jon Lester, I don't think we make the playoffs," he said.