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Topic - Oakland Athletics
The 30-year-old Johnson converted 50 of 59 save opportunities in 2013, going 3-8 with a 2.94 ERA. He was tied with Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel for the major leagues saves lead.
The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.
On a night usually dominated by news of players let loose, the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics filled pitching needs with trades.
The Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders have new lease agreements to remain at the stadium they share in Oakland.
The Nationals have made yet another trade with the Athletics, this time sending lefty Fernando Abad to the A's for outfield prospect John Wooten.
Abad went 0-3 with a 3.35 ERA in 39 appearances for the Nationals last season. He spent 2010-12 with the Houston Astros and has a career record of 1-14 with a 4.56 ERA.
The Giants were working Monday to finalize agreement on a $23 million, two-year contract with free agent right-hander Tim Hudson.
The deal would bring Hudson back to the Bay Area, where he pitched for the Oakland Athletics as a member of the "Big Three" with Mark Mulder and Barry Zito beginning in the late 1990s.
The banner hangs from a light pole on the sidewalk outside Fenway Park.
The city of San Jose's antitrust claims against Major League Baseball were dismissed Friday by a federal judge, who allowed the city to pursue allegations of contract interference in connection with the Oakland Athletics' stalled relocation plans.
A federal judge has dismissed the city of San Jose's antitrust claims against Major League Baseball, but has allowed the city to pursue allegations of contract interference in connection with the Oakland Athletics' stalled relocation plans.
Playing catch-up most of the way, the Tigers tied it first with Jhonny Peralta's three-run homer in the fifth inning and then on Victor Martinez's solo shot in the seventh.
Given the ball from manager Jim Leyland ahead of Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer struck out 11 and dazzled with an array of effective pitches as the Tigers grabbed the lead in their AL division series against the Oakland Athletics with a 3-2 win Friday night.
They play in a lopsided dome from a best-forgotten era in stadium construction.
Bartolo Colon never expected to be pitching at age 40, not in the playoffs, and especially not as the Game 1 starter.