PHOENIX Bruce Maxwell homered twice against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, and his reward was a demotion to the minors. Stephen Vogt, who like Maxwell hits left-handed, wasnt going anywhere. Josh Phegley is back healthy after knee surgery and has the advantage of being a right-handed hitter.
MESA, Ariz. The A's optioned starter Jesse Hahn to Triple-Nashville on Sunday and announced that lefty Ross Detwiler has opted out of his minor league contract to become a free agent. Hahns demotion brings Oakland's rotation into focus, with Andrew Triggs and Raul Alcantara lined up as the fourth
When Lazaro Armenteros — or “Lazarito”, as he’s known in baseball circles — signed with the Oakland A’s last year, we knew he’d be heard from again soon. The 17-year-old Cuban prospect has yet to appear in an official minor league baseball game, but he made an appearance in Oakland’s split-squad spring