Oakland A's MLN: Transaction-Mania

Mother's Day weekend was an active one in the Oakland A's organization, as a number of transactions were made on the major league and minor league level. Some of the moves were a result of the myriad of injuries plaguing the A's 25-man roster and other moves came as a result of a surprising departure from the Sacramento River Cats. We have a rundown on the weekend's moves inside this edition of Oakland A's Minor League Notebook…
May 14, 2006

Spring Training Battles: Relievers

As spring training draws near, we will be taking a look at the guys battling for a spot on the 25-man roster. Although the A's currently appear to have their 25-man roster set, injuries or trades could open up a spot before Opening Day. In the second of our series, we look at the nine relievers in the A's camp who will be hoping to latch on as the 25th man on the A's roster.
February 12, 2006

Oakland A's Notebook: Santos Returns For Midland

It took 12 hits and eight runs, but the Midland Rockhounds were able to squeak out a one-run victory, 8-7, over the San Antonio Missions. Closer Alex Santos returned from the suspended list in dramatic fashion, as he recorded the final out with the tying run on first to secure the win for Midland. Find out the details on Midland's win and other news around the A's organization in this edition of Oakland A's Minor League Notebook…
July 30, 2005

Prospect Profile: Alex Santos

For every slam-dunk relief prospect like Francisco Rodriguez and Huston Street who turns into a star reliever at the major league level, there is a Gene Nelson and Brendan Donnelly, journeymen minor leaguers who develop later in their careers into solid major league relievers. Midland closer Alex Santos falls into the journeyman category. What remains to be seen is if he can find the same success later in his career that Nelson and Donnelly did.
June 13, 2005

Transaction Log: Relievers Moving Up

Kiko Calero's trip to the disabled list set off a chain reaction of movement throughout the Oakland A's system. Sacramento's Tim Harikkala wasn't the only pitcher in the A's system to receive a promotion this week. Below is a summary of the relievers on the move throughout the A's system.
May 10, 2005