Oakland A's MLN: A's Ink Six; Ports Gain Game

The Oakland A's announced the signing of six more players on Thursday, moving their total to 16 out of 50 draft picks signed. Find out who inked with the A's, as well as news and notes from around the A's system inside...
June 13, 2008

2008 Midland Rockhounds Preview

After two consecutive seasons of playoff appearances - including a Texas League championship in 2005 - the Midland Rockhounds fell short of the post-season in 2007. The Rockhounds will be looking to get back to the promised land in 2008 behind the strength of a roster comprised of a mix of experienced veterans and young talent.
April 2, 2008

Oakland A's MLN: Midland All-Stars; 13 Sign

The Midland Rockhounds will be strongly represented at the Texas League All-Star game on June 26. Find out which Rockhounds are heading to the mid-season classic, as well as the names of the 13 draft picks signed by the Oakland A's on Wednesday, which 2006 draft pick was traded and which major league veteran inked a minor league deal with Oakland this week...
June 13, 2007

Shipman Happy to Join A's

Right-hander Andy Shipman was acquired by the Oakland A's in the minor league phase of the annual Rule Five Draft on Thursday. Shipman left the Cubs some two-plus years after joining the club by way of the Boston Red Sox farm system.
December 8, 2006

A's Take Four In Rule 5 Draft

The Oakland A's took four players in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday, two coming in the major league portion and two coming in the minor league portion. In the major league portion, the A's acquired outfielder Ryan Goleski from Tampa Bay after he was selected number one and drafted reliever Jay Marshall from the White Sox. Inside we detail all the moves.
December 7, 2006

Shipman Finding his Groove

It took Triple-A Iowa right-hander Andy Shipman a very short time to re-discover his groove after being sent down to Double-A in late June.
August 17, 2006

Shipman on 2005, Off-season Plans

Entering the 2005 season, Andrew Shipman had only a small number of goals. The biggest, he says, was just getting to Double-A.
September 28, 2005