Oakland News for April 22nd 2013

A's acquire OF Casper Wells
The A's transferred infielder Scott Sizemore to the 60-day disabled list Monday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Oakland will make a move to put Wells on the 25-man roster once he joins the team in Boston. Wells spent spring training with Seattle

Visiting Aaron Hern brightens days for Oakland A's players
BOSTON — None of the members of the Oakland A's organization who visited Boston Marathon bombing victim Aaron Hern on Monday are trained in medicine. All came away from the noontime meeting, however, saying they believe Hern and his family are

Oakland County students get peek at local government
About 100 students from Auburn Hills, Ferndale, Farmington Hills, Milford, Pontiac, Southfield, Waterford and White Lake began the day meeting members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, and also toured courtrooms and the sheriff's office.

Oakland A's To Meet Martinez Boy Hurt in Blast | NBC Bay Area
A week to the day after the twin blasts shook the Boston Marathon, an 11-year-old Martinez boy still hospitalized from the bombings is expected to meet the Oakland A's.
NBC Bay Area – Top Stories

Oakland-based 'Brotherhood of Elders' supports African male
Minster Greg Hodge. In every urban city across the country, there are particular evils that afflict young, black males disproportionately and so, of course, this would also ring true for Oakland – coined, among many other phrases, the “City of
Oakland Local – News & Community Voices

Oakland A's players visit young bomb victim in hospital
When Oakland Athletics first base coach Tye Waller came up to first baseman Brandon Moss and outfielder Josh Reddick and asked if they had any interest in visiting an 11-year-old boy who had been wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings a week ago,

Toronto Blue Jays Trade Casper Wells to Oakland Athletics for Cash
According to the Blue Jays' official Twitter feed, outfielder Casper Wells has been traded to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations. Wells was claimed from the Mariners and was dressed for…
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Oakland school board member Gary Yee seeks to temporarily replace outgoing
The position is too demanding and important to make a rushed decision, OUSD board President David Kakishiba wrote in a letter dated April 21 and posted on the Oakland Unified website. The board wants time for a "comprehensive search process,"

Oakland-based 'Brotherhood of Elders' supports African male development
Enter stage right, the Brotherhood of Elders Network, headed by Minister Greg Hodge of Wo’se Community Church in Oakland. Hodge, who is an elder and father, says that in his observations of black males in Oakland, the first thing that he notices when …

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Tampa Bay exploited a dropped fly ball from Gold Glove right fielder Josh Reddick to take a 3-0 lead in the first inning that set the tone for the series finale. Oakland had just three hits off Rays starter Roberto Hernandez and two relievers

Rolando McClain arrested in Alabama
In 41 career games with Oakland, the former first-round pick had 6.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and no fumble recoveries, and he did little to help improve Oakland's struggling run defense. Information from The Associated Press was used

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
Scribner had no decisions and a 4.26 ERA in eight appearances for Oakland this season. LHP Tommy Milone is 1-2 with a 7.13 ERA after allowing four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings against Tampa Bay on Sunday. He entered the game on a career-best

The Advanced Scout – Oakland Athletics | Fire Brand of the
After losing two of three to the Royals during an emotional weekend, the Boston Red Sox (12-6, leading the AL East by 1.5 games) welcome the Oakland Athletics (12-7, .5 games behind in the AL West) to Fenway Park for a three-game series.
Fire Brand | A Red Sox Blog

My visit to Oakland Unversity and the Bat Zone << Why Evolution Is True
I had a lovely visit to Oakland University in Michigan, thanks largely to my host, Todd Shackleford, the students in evolutionary psychology, and the psychology honor association, which helped sponsor my visit. Photos of seminars and
Why Evolution Is True

Hernandez gets 1st win since 2011 – The Times and Democrat
Roberto Hernandez pitched six effective innings Sunday for his first win since he was known as Fausto Carmona, and the Rays completed a sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory. The Athletics, who still lead the league in run production

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