3/3/2015 | Yes, A's and Mills can go ho-ho-home again
The A's returned to Mesa and a renovated Hohokam Stadium for their Cactus League opener on Tuesday, after spending 33 Spring Trainings in Phoenix.
3/3/2015 | A's optimistic about prospects acquired in Samardzija trade
The A's have frequently used a strength-in-numbers approach, but rarely more often than this winter. In total, Billy Beane and David Forst acquired 27 players in nine trades during the Hot Stove season.
3/3/2015 | Venditte begins spring by recording an out with each arm
A's switch-pitcher Pat Venditte introduced himself to the Cactus League on Tuesday, recording two outs against the Giants -- one with each arm -- as fans, and even teammates, ooed and aahed.
3/3/2015 | Parker focusing on command as activity ramps up
Jarrod Parker isn't just going through the motions his second time through Tommy John rehab. The A's right-hander is putting into practice lessons he learned the first go-around.
3/3/2015 | New shortstop Semien homers twice in Cactus League debut
A's shortstop Marcus Semien made quite the first impression in green and gold, belting two home runs and finishing 3-for-3 with four RBIs in the club's Cactus League opener against the Bay rival Giants at Hohokam Stadium on Tuesday.
3/2/2015 | With lineup set, A's ready for Cactus League opener
The A's first spring exhibition game on Tuesday will be no easy chore up against Madison Bumgarner. The good news is that Bumgarner is expected to pitch only one inning against the A's, who will counter with southpaw Brad Mills in their Cactus League opener at the renovated Hohokam Stadium.
3/1/2015 | Hassan duking it out to find home with A's
Alex Hassan blended right in on his first day in an A's uniform, walking twice in an intrasquad game with his new teammates. "Two walks, fits right in here," manager Bob Melvin quipped.
3/1/2015 | Melvin, A's to ease Crisp into game action
The oft-injured Coco Crisp will be eased into Cactus League games, according to A's manager Bob Melvin.
3/1/2015 | A's reconfigure infield after roster overhaul
The infield of the 2014 Athletics didn't last eight months. Gone are Brandon Moss, Jed Lowrie and Josh Donaldson, the team's best player. The primary second baseman, Eric Sogard, remains in camp in an anticipated utility role.