Phillies Acquire Sweeney From Seattle

He's no Ryan Howard, but Mike Sweeney joins the Phillies to take the big guy's spot at first base. Sweeney, 37, is a five time AL All-Star and was hitting .263 with the Mariners this season.
August 4, 2010

Baisley A's Latest Rookie

The average age on the Oakland A's roster got significantly younger, as the A's released Mike Sweeney to make room for Jeff Baisley on the team's roster. Baisley will be the 13th player to make his major league debut with Oakland this season.
September 9, 2008

Oakland A's MLN: A Sneak Preview For Oakland

Josh Outman became the 11th player to make his major league debut with the Oakland A's this season. With Outman and Aaron Cunningham on-board now and more September call-ups likely to follow after the minor league post-season concludes, the future of the Oakland A's franchise will be on display for the season's final month.
September 3, 2008

A's Turn To Braden To End Skid

He's spent all week battling strep throat and a stomach virus, losing eight pounds in the process, and now Dallas Braden has to face a team that probably makes him a little queasy.
August 8, 2008

Thomas' First Day A Hit In Oakland

Frank Thomas returned to the Oakland A's line-up on Thursday, and so did the A's power game. Although Thomas didn't record a hit, the A's offense managed two homers, a triple and two doubles in the team's 11-2 mauling of the Minnesota Twins. Thomas is glad to be back in Oakland after a little over one year absence.
April 25, 2008

A's Ready To Open Season Versus Red Sox

After winning 18 games during the exhibition season -- including two games versus Japanese teams over the weekend -- the Oakland A's are ready to start playing games that actually count. The team has set its Opening Day roster and will take the field at 3:05 am PST in Tokyo.
March 24, 2008

A's Spring Notes: Roster Coming Together

Spring training was a week shorter than normal for the A's because of their season-opening trip to Japan, and that meant that some of the team's decisions had to be made more quickly than usual even though extra roster flexibility for the Tokyo trip does allow some leeway.
March 21, 2008