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2/26/2015 | Change offers Canha opportunity to go home

Mark Canha always wanted to settle down in the Bay Area, where he grew up. The power-hitting outfielder/first baseman finally gets that chance this season with the A's.

2/26/2015 | A's participate in domestic violence training

A's players were among the first in MLB to undergo mandatory domestic violence training early Thursday morning.

2/26/2015 | A's claim RHP Smith, place RHP Thompson on 60-day DL

The A's claimed right-hander Chad Smith off waivers from Detroit on Thursday, a move meant to offset the loss of another relief option, Taylor Thompson, to injury.

2/25/2015 | Sure-handed infielder Ellis retires at 37

Second baseman Mark Ellis is retiring from baseball, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle. The 37-year-old Ellis, a ninth-round selection of the Royals in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, played 12 years in the Majors with the A's, Rockies, Dodgers and Cardinals. Ellis spent 8 1/2 seasons with Oakland.

2/25/2015 | Managing new faces is old hat to Melvin

Bob Melvin was hired to manage the A's on June 9, 2011. Only one player who was on the roster that day -- Coco Crisp -- is still in the organization.

2/25/2015 | Vogt steals show during A's team meeting

All is well, and wacky, in A's camp. The club held a team meeting prior to its first-full squad workout on Wednesday morning, dominated primarily by manager Bob Melvin.

2/25/2015 | Lawrie ready to bring high-octane drive to A's

Brett Lawrie is in perpetual motion. He's exhausting to watch, even when he's sitting, with his quick-twitch muscles -- many of them bathed in ink -- always on the go. Which begs the question, how did he ever sit still in the tattoo parlor?

2/24/2015 | Twice-traded Alvarez eager to make mark with A's

R.J. Alvarez has already impressed the A's with his hard-throwing ways early in Spring Training, and the 23-year-old is eager to succeed in a competition for two open bullpen spots.

2/24/2015 | Gentry looks to bounce back from injury-marred 2014

The A's started and finished the 2014 season without Craig Gentry, who is eager for a second chance to introduce himself to fans after multiple injuries interrupted his first season in green and gold.

2/24/2015 | Face of MLB: Doolittle narrowly defeated by Bay rival Posey

The Face of MLB contest will continue without A's closer Sean Doolittle, who was narrowly defeated by Giants catcher Buster Posey in a matchup of Bay-area rivals.

2/23/2015 | Chavez sets sights on A's rotation

Ask around the A's clubhouse and the answer is seemingly unanimous: Jesse Chavez deserves a spot in the rotation again. The right-hander isn't so sure he's earned it, though, despite his incredible work last year.

2/23/2015 | A's take measures to slow opponents' running game

With the help of new assistant hitting coach and catching instructor Marcus Jensen, the A's are looking to improve their ability to control their opponents' running game this season.

2/23/2015 | Returning to A's was a no-brainer for Mills

The A's got plenty bang out of the buck they spent on Brad Mills last year. The left-hander, though with the club only one month before being designated for assignment and claimed by Toronto, used the time to showcase his worth as a starter and is back to do so again on a Minor League deal.

2/22/2015 | Phegley welcomes shot to catch on with A's

When the A's dealt Derek Norris and John Jaso in separate trades this winter, Josh Phegley automatically slid into the second spot on the catching depth chart, otherwise known as prime position for an Opening Day roster job.

2/22/2015 | Groin issue sidelines A's rotation hopeful Nolin

A's manager Bob Melvin revealed Sunday that left-hander Sean Nolin, who underwent sports hernia surgery in the offseason, was still experiencing discomfort in the groin area when throwing from flat ground Saturday. The A's have decided to shut him down for a while, and there's no timetable for him to begin throwing again.

2/22/2015 | Strong-armed Rodriguez wants to prove worth to A's

Fernando Rodriguez is nearing the two-year anniversary of his Tommy John surgery, and the celebration is already underway. After throwing a bullpen Sunday, the A's right-hander said his arm hasn't felt so strong since college.

2/21/2015 | New arrival Nolin starts road back to mound

Sean Nolin, acquired from the Blue Jays in the Josh Donaldson deal, threw from flat ground for the first time Saturday since offseason surgery, joining several other A's hurlers on the mend.

2/21/2015 | Zito on comeback trail with renewed passion

Barry Zito is falling in love with the game again the same way he did the first time. His passion for baseball had waned by the time the Giants declined the southpaw's $18 million club option after the 2013 season, but Zito moved back to his hometown of San Diego and got his relationship with the game going again.

2/20/2015 | A's, Mesa celebrate upgraded Arizona facilities

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Hohokam Stadium on Friday to celebrate the completion of upgrades to the A's new Spring Training home and extensive enhancements to the Fitch Park training facility.

2/20/2015 | A's giving switch-pitcher a look in camp

All eyes were on Pat Venditte on Friday, when the ambidextrous A's pitcher toed the rubber for two separate bullpen sessions -- throwing first with his left arm, then with his right.

2/20/2015 | Melvin wishes Giants skipper Bochy well

A's manager Bob Melvin concluded his Friday morning media session relaying best wishes to friend and peer Bruce Bochy. The Giants skipper was hospitalized Thursday evening and had two stents inserted in his heart.

2/20/2015 | A's support efforts to improve pace of games

As A's pitchers and catchers trickled into the clubhouse at Hohokam Stadium prior to their first official workout Friday, they were greeted to news of Major League Baseball putting in place a series of initiatives aimed at hastening the pace of games.

2/20/2015 | A's plan to ease Vogt into spring games

The A's will be cautious with Stephen Vogt this spring, keeping him out of games in the early going, but the catcher is "absolutely" expected to be behind the plate on Opening Day, according to manager Bob Melvin.

2/18/2015 | A's ready to open Lew Wolff Training Complex

The A's have named their new Minor League training facility after co-owner Lew Wolff, who was a guiding force in its renovation effort. The Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park is considered the sister facility to Hohokam Stadium, where the A's will begin playing their Cactus League games this season.

2/18/2015 | A's face 3 key questions to start Spring Training examines questions the A's need to answer in Spring Training. There are no shortage of them, coming off such a wild winter that resulted in nine trades involving 27 players.

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