2021 Schedule

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Lake Monsters, ex-A's affiliate, join new league

The Vermont Lake Monsters, most recently an affiliate of the Oakland A's, have been sold and will join the Futures League after being left out of MLB's minor league realignment plan.

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Sources: Rosenthal reaches $11M deal with A's

Free-agent closer Trevor Rosenthal, who had been seeking a four-year deal after getting 11 saves with a 1.90 ERA last season, instead has agreed to a one-year, $11 million deal with the A's, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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Sources: Moreland, A's agree to 1-year deal

Designated hitter Mitch Moreland and the Oakland A's have agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million major league contract, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

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A's catcher Murphy out weeks after lung collapse

Athletics catcher Sean Murphy will be sidelined for several weeks after having surgery for a collapsed lung but is expected to be fine and fully recovered by Opening Day.

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A's bring back Petit; add Romo, too, sources say

Veteran reliever Yusmeiro Petit has agreed to a one-year, $2.55 million contract to stay with the A's, his agent said. Oakland is also closing in on a one-year, $2.25 million deal with reliever Sergio Romo, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

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Dodgers deal reliever Kolarek to A's for IF Neuse

The Dodgers have traded lefty reliever Adam Kolarek and minor league outfielder Cody Thomas to the A's for infielder Sheldon Neuse and minor league right-hander Gus Varland.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Dodgers and A's have made a trade, sources tell ESPN. Oakland will receive LHR Adam Kolarek and OF Cody Thomas. Los Angeles gets IF Sheldon Neuse and RHP Gus Varland.

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Lowrie rejoins Athletics on minor league deal

Jed Lowrie is returning to the Athletics for a third stint, with the infielder reaching agreement on a minor league contract Wednesday that includes an invitation to big league spring training.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

MLB's press release 50 years ago Tuesday said Satchel Paige "dominated Negro baseball as Babe Ruth dominated the major leagues." But Paige was named that day to a separate Hall of Fame exhibit from other enshrinees, as the first player recognized for Negro Leagues greatness. In the ensuing months, the Hall changed course and on August 9, 1971, inducted him as a full-fledged member — there are now 35 from the Negro Leagues immortalized in Cooperstown.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The Hall of Fame announced 2/9/71 that Satchel Paige would be enshrined, but not in the area with major leaguers. His ex-KC Monarchs teammate Buck O'Neil said in our 1999 interview, "They were thinking about Negro League baseball: a bunch of clowns out there, just a bunch of showmen." The HoF changed its stance & O'Neil said, "Now it's a true Hall of Fame, this is baseball in America...it's a lesson that it was baseball at its finest."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Negro Leagues legend Satchel Paige was announced as a Hall of Famer 2/9/71, but was to be honored in an area apart from major leaguers. That stance changed & the new inductee's plaque was mounted with the rest. Ted Williams advocated at his induction 5 years earlier for Paige's & Josh Gibson's inclusion & in our 1999 interview said, "Probably as important a thing as I ever said…. you might as well take the whole Hall of Fame out if he (Paige) is not in it -- greatest draw, greatest pitcher."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Before Satchel Paige's 2/9/71 selection to the Hall of Fame & induction that August, no Negro Leaguers had been so honored. They hadn't played the requisite 10 years in the majors, HoF leadership had said, an argument historian Bill James described in our 1999 interview as: "We're no longer going to exclude you because you're Black, we're now going to exclude you because you're not qualified -- you're not qualified because we excluded you before."

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.22525th
On Base Percentage.32215th
Slugging Percentage.39621st
Earned Run Average3.775th
Quality Starts0Tied-21st