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Elephant Rumblings: A’s head to Detroit in desperate need of a rebound


A’s Coverage:

  • Slusser: Jharel Cotton among prominent A’s starters nearly ready to return…
  • Slusser: Top prospect Jesus Luzardo switches agencies from Boras Corp to rival Dan Lozano’s MVP…

Best of AN:

  • DeClercq: Quick Look — Oakland’s Team-Wide Slump…

MLB News:

  • ESPN: Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar to have season-ending shoulder surgery…
  • Falkoff: Rangers place Andrus (hamstring strain) on IL…
  • O’Brien: Braves bring slugging prospect Austin Riley to Atlanta… ($)
  • Harding: Rockies expected to call up prospect Brendan Rodgers…
  • Wittenmyer: Cubs’ Ben Zobrist cites ‘inappropriate marital conduct’ by wife in court filing…

Baseball Interest Stories:

  • Rosenthal: For the Orioles, a team in distress, the on-field struggles may be the least of the concerns… ($)
  • Jaffe: Tommy La Stella is Doing Mike Trout-like Things…
  • Leitch: These are your potential ASG starting lineups…
  • Carig: ‘I want people to look up to me’ — Brewers’ Keston Hiura hopes MLB arrival inspires other Asian-Americans… ($)
  • Weaver: Hunter Pence’s swing still looks wild. So how exactly did he transform his results? ($)

Today in Baseball History:

  • 1965 — Oriole teenager Jim Palmer picks up his first major league win, topping the Yankees, 7 – 5. Palmer also bangs his first major league homer, a two-run drive off Jim Bouton, to give himself the victory margin.
  • 1984 — The Orioles release veteran pitcher Jim Palmer, who is 0-3 with a 9.17 ERA this season. Palmer is asked to retire and accept a job with the organization, but he declines, hoping in vain to find a roster spot on another major league team.
  • 1986 — A’s infielder Tony Phillips goes 5 for 5, hits for the cycle and drives in four runs as Oakland beats Baltimore, 8 – 4.

Best of Twitter:

  • Wishing the best of luck to Julian McWilliams, who has been a very enjoyable read during his time writing about the A’s…
  • The well-traveled Edwin Jackson is officially in the record books…
  • This is an 80-grade baseball story about Chipper Jones and Boog Sciambi…

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