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Darwin Barney.  (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Barney Never Regained 2011, ’12 Form

Only two players remain from the 2010 Cubs after Darwin Barney was designated for assignment.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Back-To-Back HR Derby Champ Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

07/15/2014

Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on July 6, 2014 in Oakland, California.  Samardzija is pitching his first game for the Athletics.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Trade Costs Samardzija Shot At All-Star Game

The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.

07/07/2014

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The 5 Dirtiest Plays in Baseball History

Check out our list of the 5 dirtiest plays in baseball history.

06/27/2014

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3 Things Yoenis Cespedes Was Compared To On Twitter

After Tuesday’s 300-plus foot throw to home by the Athletics’ left fielder went viral, fans took to twitter to express who and what Yoenis Cespedes really is. Here are some of the comparisons.

06/12/2014

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Who Is Yoenis Cespedes? 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About The A’s Outfielder

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

06/12/2014

Scott Carroll pitches against the Oakland Athletics.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

White Sox Shutout By A’s 11-0

After two great starts, Scott Carroll has run into some adversity in his past two. He remains optimistic and confident.

05/14/2014

Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago Whites Sox is congratulated by Adam Dunn #44 after Abreu hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on May 12, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

White Sox Rally Falls Short In 5-4 Loss To A’s

White Sox manager Robin Ventura questioned the effort of his players after a 5-1 loss to Arizona on Sunday in Chicago, and he spoke about the “uninspired” effort again before playing at Oakland on Monday night hoping for a spark. All he could complain about after the latest loss is that the comeback came too late.

05/13/2014

Oakland pitcher Sonny Gray. (Getty Images)

Watch: Oakland’s Gray Fields Line Drive Off 1st Base, Records Out

Have you ever seen anything like this before?

CBS Chicago–04/07/2014

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Houston Astros during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Athletics Need Sonny Gray To Show Off Masterful Curveball

The Oakland A’s, bitten by the injury bug, need to lean on starting pitcher Sonny Gray even more than expected.

03/21/2014

Dan Straily #67 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Chicago Cubs at O.co Coliseum on July 4, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Straily, Norris Lead A’s In 1-0 Win Over Cubs

Derek Norris scored on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Thursday.

07/04/2013

Matt Garza #22 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on July 3, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Garza Throws 8 Strong Innings In Cubs’ 3-1 Win

Matt Garza plans to pitch as well as he can for the Chicago Cubs as long as he’s with the team. That’s how he’s dealing with all this trade talk.

07/04/2013

Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics trots around the bases after hitting a three-run homer as pitcher James Russell #40 of the Chicago Cubs looks on in the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. The home run gave the Athletics an 8 to 7 lead. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Russell Gives Up Lead In 8th, Cubs Lose To A’s 8-7

One bad pitch blew what would’ve given the Chicago Cubs something they’ve rarely achieved this season: a winning streak.

07/03/2013

Jose Quintana #62 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 1, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Credit: Thearon W. Henderson, Getty)

White Sox Lose To A’s On Bases-Loaded Walk In 10th

Hector Santiago walked Josh Reddick with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th inning to force in the winning run and lift the Oakland Athletics over the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday.

06/01/2013

Dylan Axelrod #33 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on May 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Axelrod, White Sox Outdone By Colon In Loss To A’s

Bartolo Colon tossed a five-hitter a week after turning 40 as the Oakland Athletics handed the White Sox their fourth straight loss, 3-0 on Friday night in a game that took only 2 hours, 14 minutes.

06/01/2013

Stephen Drew #5 of the Oakland Athletics hits a RBI double against the Detroit Tigers in the 6th inning during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Rally Past Tigers 4-3 To Force Game 5

Seth Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off Detroit closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and Coco Crisp capped Oakland’s most dramatic comeback yet with an RBI single as the Athletics staved off elimination for a second straight night with a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the AL division series Wednesday.

10/11/2012

Brett Anderson #49 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 9, 2012 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Anderson Pitches A’s Past Tigers To Stay Alive In ALDS

Brett Anderson outdueled fellow playoff first-timer Anibal Sanchez and received stellar defense all over the diamond, and the upstart Oakland Athletics avoided another playoff sweep by Detroit, beating the Tigers 2-0 Tuesday night in their AL division series.

10/09/2012

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers winds up for a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Cabrera And Verlander Help Tigers Top A’s 6-2

Miguel Cabrera homered, Omar Infante drove in three runs and Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday night.

09/19/2012

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a fifth inning home run with Miguel Cabrera #24 while playing the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Cabrera Drives In 6, Tigers Rout A’s 12-2

Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

09/18/2012

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Cubs Acquire Recker From A’s

The Cubs announced Monday they have traded for catcher Anthony Recker from the A’s in exchanged for Blake Lalli.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2012

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