Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:37:26 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is batting second in the lineup for the first time this year Monday, Aug. 11. Manager Bob Melvin noted that Reddick is seeing the ball well at the plate and using all fields. He's batting .328 since coming off the disabled list July 22. C Stephen Vogt, who is 5-for-14 with two homers after going through an 0-for-21 slump, is hitting sixth. 1B Brandon Moss remains at cleanup despite being in a 2-for-28 funk lately.
Fantasy Tip: Reddick is red hot since the end of July. He's been a popular waiver-wire addition in recent weeks because of it. If he's still out there in your league, don't wait any longer.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:08:15 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Jonny Gomes and C Stephen Vogt are expected to platoon in the lineup, with Vogt mostly playing first base and Gomes mostly playing in left field. 1B Brandon Moss is a swingman that can play both first base and the outfield.
Fantasy Tip: Since Gomes and Vogt aren't everyday players, they are useful in only AL-only leagues.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:06:39 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes' (thumb) X-rays were negative after leaving the game Wednesday, July 23, with a right thumb sprain. He hit two homers in the game before leaving.
Fantasy Tip: This is still an injury that can wreck a swing and require a DL stint. Monitor his status, but expect Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt to see more ABs in the interim.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:59:19 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (knee) is wearing a brace on his right knee, and said it will take some getting used to. He said it doesn't impede him and has not cost him any speed. Manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday, July 23, that Reddick will see his usual playing time, particularly against right-handed pitchers, with C Stephen Vogt and 1B Brandon Moss also factoring in. "There's a way to get all three of them out there," Melvin said.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:34:03 -0700
Oakland Athletics C/OF Stephen Vogt (foot) has a foot ailment that is keeping him from catching right now.
Fantasy Tip: Vogt has been a pleasant surprise hitting .361 with four homers and 18 RBIs from the catcher position. His playing time may be affected by Josh Reddick's (knee) return, though.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:35:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso will be behind the plate against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, July 20, with C/OF Stephen Vogt playing first base. OF Yoenis Cespedes will serve as the designated hitter.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:26:28 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt had a solo home run and a single in three at-bats Friday, July 11, against the Seattle Mariners, pushing his hitting streak 11 games.
Fantasy Tip: Vogt has emerged as a strong AL-only fantasy option, and he is a decent mid-level daily fantasy option due to his low salary.
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:23:25 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have recalled C Stephen Vogt from Triple-A Sacramento. In a corresponding move, RP Fernando Rodriguez has been optioned to Sacramento.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:33:22 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento Saturday, March 29.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:20:42 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris, who will enter the season in a platoon with either Cs John Jaso or Stephen Vogt, added a small leg kick to help place his landing foot correctly in the offseason. "When I found it, I stuck with it," Norris said. "So this was one of my easier offseasons, I didn't have to put a lot of thought into it -- I just repeated it. I'm at the point I can swing without thinking, and that was the goal. Now I have a more consistent swing path and I can shoot the ball to all fields." Norris is also working to iron out "kinks in my mechanics" on the defensive side to help him throw out more base runners.