2017 Oakland Athletics season

2017 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Record 75–87 (.463)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) John Fisher
Manager(s) Bob Melvin
Local television NBC Sports California
(Glen Kuiper, Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo, Ray Fosse, Mark Mulder, Eric Chavez, Shooty Babitt)
Local radio KGMZ
(Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo, Ray Fosse, Mark Mulder)
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The 2017 Oakland Athletics season was the 50th for the Oakland Athletics franchise in Oakland (all at Oakland Coliseum), as well as the 117th in club history. The A's began the season on April 3 at home against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and finished the season at the Texas Rangers on October 1. They finished the season in last place in their division and did not make the playoffs for the third consecutive season, but did finish the season on a strong note with a winning record in September.

For the first time in several years, the Coliseum featured the entire baseball configuration. The tarp covering much of the baseball seating was removed, although it remained on Mt. Davis as that section is football-only.


October 2016

October 6, 2016 Assigned RHP Chris Smith and C Matt McBride outright to Nashville (PCL).
October 6, 2016 Assigned RHPs Donn Roach, Fernando Rodriguez and J.B. Wendelken, INFs Tyler Ladendorf and Eric Sogard and OF Andrew Lambo outright to Nashville (PCL).
October 7, 2016 Assigned RHPs Henderson Alvarez and Jarrod Parker and LHP Felix Doubront outright to Nashville (PCL).
October 18, 2016 Named Chip Hale third base coach, Jeff Collins assistant athletic trainer and Josh Cuffe strength and conditioning coach.
October 26, 2016 Claimed LHP Giovany Soto off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.


November 2016

November 4, 2016 Claimed RHP Josh Smith off waivers from Cincinnati.
November 7, 2016 Announced LHP Giovanny Soto was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox.
November 15, 2016 Named Ed Sprague coordinator of instruction, Nate Brooks medical coordinator, Ryan Christenson manager and Henry Torres strength and conditioning coach of Nashville (PCL), Fran Riordan manager and Matt Rutledge strength and conditioning coach of Midland (TL), Scott Steinmann manager and Omar Aguilar strength and conditioning coach of Beloit (MWL), J.D. Howell strength and conditioning coach of Vermont (NYP).
November 19, 2016 Assigned RHP Josh Smith outright to Nashville (PCL). Selected the contracts of RHPs Paul Blackburn and Bobby Wahl, INF Franklin Barreto and OF Jaycob Brugman from Nashville and INF Yairo Munoz from Midland (TL).
November 30, 2016 Agreed to terms with OF Matt Joyce on a two-year contract. Designated INF Rangel Ravelo for assignment.


December 2016

December 2, 2016 Agreed to terms with RHP Simon Castro and 3B Jermaine Curtis on minor league contracts.
December 2, 2016 Assigned INF Rangel Ravelo outright to Nashville. Agreed to terms with 1B Yonder Alonso on a one-year contract.
December 23, 2016 Agreed to terms with RHP Norge Ruiz on a minor league contract.


January 2017

January 4, 2017 Agreed to terms with OF Rajai Davis on a one-year contract. Designated INF Max Muncy for assignment.
January 4, 2017 Named Don Schulze pitching coach of Midland (TL).
January 10, 2017 Assigned INF/OF Max Muncy outright to Nashville (PCL).
January 14, 2017 Agreed to terms with RHPs Sonny Gray and Liam Hendriks, and C Stephen Vogt on one-year contracts.
January 18, 2017 Designated RHP Zach Neal for assignment. Agreed to terms with INF Trevor Plouffe on a one-year contract.
January 20, 2017 Agreed to terms with RHP Santiago Casilla on a two-year contract and with LHP Ross Detwiler and OF Alejandro De Aza on minor league contracts. Designated OF Brett Eibner for assignment.
January 25, 2017 Assigned RHP Zach Neal outright to Nashville. Traded OF Brett Eibner to the L.A. Dodgers for INF Jordan Tarsovich. Designated LHP Dillon Overton for assignment. Agreed to terms with INF Adam Rosales on a one-year contract.


February 2017

February 1, 2017 Agreed to terms with RHP Luis Miguel Romero and OF Enry Pantojas on minor league contracts.
February 3, 2017 Named Carlos Chavez pitching coach at Beloit (MWL), Bryan Corey pitching coach at Vermont (NYP), Shane Zdebiak athletic trainer at Stockton (Cal), and Ed Gitlitz minor league technology and development manager.


March 2017

March 5, 2017 Reassigned RHPs Michael Brady, Trey Cochran-Gill, Heath Fillmyer, Tucker Healy, Aaron Kurcz and Josh Smith and LHP A. J. Puk to their minor league camp.
March 14, 2017 Optioned RHPs Paul Blackburn and Bobby Wahl, INF Yairo Munoz and OF Jaycob Brugman to Nashville (PCL).
March 17, 2017 Optioned INFs Franklin Barreto and Chad Pinder and OF Matt Olson to Nashville (PCL).
March 19, 2017 Reassigned RHPs Daniel Gossett and Chris Smith, Cs Matt McBride and Sean Murphy, and INF Max Schrock to their minor league camp.
March 26, 2017 Optioned RHP Jesse Hahn and C Bruce Maxwell to Nashville (PCL). Announced LHP Ross Detwiler opted out of minor league contract and is a free agent.
March 28, 2017 Released OF Alejandro De Aza.


Spring training

The A's participated in the Cactus League during pre-season spring training, finishing with a 16–18 win–loss record and no ties.[3]

Regular season

American League West

American League West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 10161 0.623 48–33 53–28
Los Angeles Angels 8082 0.494 21 43–38 37–44
Seattle Mariners 7884 0.481 23 40–41 38–43
Texas Rangers 7884 0.481 23 41–40 37–44
Oakland Athletics 7587 0.463 26 46–35 29–52

American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 10260 0.630
Houston Astros 10161 0.623
Boston Red Sox 9369 0.574
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 9171 0.562 +6
Minnesota Twins 8577 0.525
Kansas City Royals 8082 0.494 5
Los Angeles Angels 8082 0.494 5
Tampa Bay Rays 8082 0.494 5
Seattle Mariners 7884 0.481 7
Texas Rangers 7884 0.481 7
Toronto Blue Jays 7686 0.469 9
Baltimore Orioles 7587 0.463 10
Oakland Athletics 7587 0.463 10
Chicago White Sox 6795 0.414 18
Detroit Tigers 6498 0.395 21

Record against opponents

2017 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Baltimore 10–94–31–53–41–63–32–42–57–124–34–28–116–112–78–12
Boston 9–106–14–33–43–42–42–45–28–113–43–311–85–113–616–4
Chicago 3–41–66–1310–94–210–93–47–123–41–53–43–34–33–36–14
Cleveland 6–13–413–613–65–112–76–012–75–23–44–24–36–14–26–14
Detroit 4–34–39–106–133–48–113–48–113–31–51–62–51–53–38–12
Houston 5–14–32–41–54–33–412–75–15–212–714–53–412–74–315–5
Kansas City 3–34–29–107–1211–84–36–18–112–53–35–24–31–63–39–11
Los Angeles 4–24–24–30–64–37–121–62–54–212–711–73–48–114–311–9
Minnesota 5–22–512–77–1211–81–511–85–22–43–33–42–44–34–313–7
New York 12–711–84–32–53–32–55–22–44–22–55–212–73–39–1015–5
Oakland 3–44–35–14–35–17–123–37–123–35–27–122–510–92–57–13
Seattle 2–43–34–32–46–15–142–57–124–32–512–75–111–81–612–8
Tampa Bay 11–88–113–33–45–24–33–44–34–27–125–21–52–49–1011–9
Texas 1–61–53–41–65–17–126–111–83–43–39–108–114–23–414–6
Toronto 7–126–133–32–43–33–43–33–43–410–95–26–110–94–39–11

Game log

2017 Game Log: 75–87 (Home: 46–35 Away: 29–52)


2017 Oakland Athletics
Pitchers Catchers





  • 90 Jeremy Dowdy (bullpen catcher)
  • 88 Philip Pohl (bullpen catcher)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Ryan Christenson
AA Midland RockHounds Texas League Fran Riordan
A-Advanced Stockton Ports California League Rick Magnante
A Beloit Snappers Midwest League Scott Steinmann
A-Short Season Vermont Lake Monsters New York–Penn League Aaron Nieckula
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Webster Garrison
Rookie DSL Athletics Dominican Summer League



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