Arismendy Alcantara was called up by the A’s for the first time Tuesday.
The A’s took another dip into their minor league system Tuesday, calling up infielder/outfielder Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville to bring the club more versatility.
Originally signed by the Cubs out of the Dominican Republic in 2008, the 24-year-old Alcantara was picked up by the A’s about two weeks ago in a trade that sent Chris Coghlan to Chicago. He’s the current Pacific Coast League leader in steals, perfect on all 26 of his attempts.
Tim Lincecum allows one run over six innings in his Angels debut on Saturday at the Coliseum. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group)
OAKLAND — A’s manager Bob Melvin countered Tim Lincecum’s season debut with an assembly line of pitchers Saturday.
But, collectively, they were no match for the newest Angel.
Solo home runs by Mike Trout and Johnny Giavotella erased an A’s lead in the fourth inning, and the Angels erupted for five runs in the sixth on their way to a 7-1 victory before an announced crowd of 25,078 at the Coliseum.
Lincecum, who generated plenty of cheers from a mix of Angels and Giants fans, allowed one run and four hits over six innings in his first big league game not in orange and black.
“We couldn’t solve him,” Melvin said. “Give him credit.”
The A’s have optioned infielder Tyler Ladendorf to Triple-A Nashville to make room for right-hander Andrew Triggs, who was promoted to start Saturday against the Angels and Tim Lincecum at the Coliseum, the team announced.
Triggs has an 8.00 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the A’s this season.
Why Triggs rather than, say, Zach Neal?
Kendall Graveman threw seven innings and gave up one run against the Angels.
OAKLAND _ For a brief moment, A’s pitcher Kendall Graveman had a win he richly deserved Friday night. Then he didn’t.
As it turned out, the A’s got the win anyway, beating the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on a ninth-inning RBI single by Billy Burns, but Graveman ended up with a no decision after pitching his best game of the season before a fireworks night crowd of 24,591 at the Coliseum. Continue Reading
The entire Bay Area knows who is pitching for the Los Angeles Angels Saturday. Continue Reading
Sonny Gray gave up five runs in the sixth inning to the Rangers.
OAKLAND _ The A’s were cruising with Sonny Gray at the top of his game and a five-run lead, which made the end result that much more difficult to stomach.
“It was pretty shocking, actually,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said after a 7-5 loss to the Texas Rangers Wednesday night at the Coliseum. “I’ve seen him take stuff like that to the mound and throw shutouts with it.” Continue Reading
OAKLAND _ Henderson Alvarez is at the precipice of making his long-awaited starting debut for the A’s just when they need it most. Continue Reading
OAKLAND _ The A’s half-expected to be midway through their Monday night game against the Texas Rangers and hear the sound of fireworks in the parking lot, signifying an NBA title for the Warriors next door. Continue Reading
OAKLAND _ A’s manager Bob Melvin extended a Coliseum welcome Monday night to Draymond Green, the suspended Warriors forward who will watch his team attempt to win the NBA championship next door against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Continue Reading
Collin Theroux, from Oklahoma State via Serra High, was the A’s 32nd round draft pick.
The A’s took their final 30 picks in the June draft Saturday, finishing with 35 collegiate players and six high school athletes.
Of the 30 players picked Saturday, 25 were collegians and five preps. The overall breakdown includes 19 pitchers, five catchers, eight infielders and nine outfielders.
Some notable picks from Saturday included some locals, including Collin Theroux, a catcher from Oklahoma State who attended Serra High and catcher Jarrett Costa from Westmont College who went to Washington High in Fremont.
The 24th round pick, outfielder Robert Bennie of East Stroudsburg, is the brother of current A’s minor leaguer Joe Bennie. And Oakland’s final pick of the draft, shortstop Brett Bittiger from Pace University, is the son of current A’s professional scout Jeff Bittiger.
The complete 2016 draft list: