Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:23:24 -0700
Five possible replacements have been mentioned for fired San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes. Candidates include former general manager and current Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers, Larry Beinfest (ex-Marlins GM), Farhan Zaidi (Athletics assistant GM/director of baseball operations), David Forst (A's assistant general manager) and Jason McLeod (a former Padre executive and currently the Chicago Cubs' senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting).
Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:27:28 -0700
Bernie Wilson, of The Associated Press, reports Oakland Athletics assistant general manager David Forst is not in the mix to become the new general manager for the San Diego Padres. Forst has not interviewed for the position, nor has anyone asked for permission to interview him.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 20:42:43 -0700
Joe Stiglich, of The Oakland Tribune, reports Oakland Athletics SP Justin Duchscherer (elbow) was forced to cut short his outing Thursday, March 26, after he experienced more of the right elbow pain that has sabotaged his spring training. Stiglich speculates this latest setback all but guarantees Duchscherer starts the season on the disabled list. "He did not come out of it well," A's assistant general manager David Forst said. "He left the game with elbow soreness. We'll get together with the trainers and figure out what the next step is."
Wed, 28 Jan 2009 04:22:47 -0800
The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports Oakland Athletics 2B Jemile Weeks (hip) has been cleared to participate in Spring Training. Weeks missed the second half with a torn hip flexor, and there was concern he suffered a sports hernia as well. Assistant general manager David Forst said the problem was diagnosed as edema in the area of the original injury.
Sun, 30 Nov 2008 16:24:32 -0800
MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports if the Oakland Athletics were to offer arbitration to free agent DH Frank Thomas and he accepted, it would create a logjam at designated hitter with Thomas and OF Jack Cust. Thomas has previously expressed interest in coming back and playing with Oakland, according to A's assistant general manager David Forst.
Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:51:19 -0700
MLB.com's Mychael Urban reports Oakland Athletics SP Greg Smith (elbow) had surgery Friday, Oct. 24, to remove loose bodies from his pitching elbow, and is expected to be ready for spring training. He'll be sidelined for six to eight weeks after suffering a freak injury at home recently, according to assistant general manager David Forst. "Apparently, he was going to sit down and braced himself on a chair when he felt a pop," said Forst. "The doctors speculated that maybe he had a bone spur that became dislodged, so they went in and cleaned some things out."
Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:32:07 -0700
MLB.com's Mychael Urban reports Oakland Athletics 1B Daric Barton (hip) had surgery Friday, Oct. 24, to repair a labral tear in his right hip, and is expected to be ready for spring training. He'll spend six weeks on crutches, and the team is hoping he'll be completely recovered in three months. The hip injury began to bother Barton late in the season, along with minor groin issues, according to assistant general manager David Forst.
Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:26:16 -0700
Athletics.MLB.com's Mychael Urban reports Oakland Athletics SP Dan Meyer will be in the mix for a rotation spot next spring, according to assistant general manager David Forst. He's also a candidate to be removed from the 40-man roster this offseason, exposing him to waivers.
Tue, 07 Oct 2008 11:01:52 -0700
Athletics.MLB.com's Mychael Urban reports Oakland Athletics assistant general manager David Forst is very obviously being groomed to replace general manager Billy Beane. Forst says he is perfectly happy where he is, but his name continues to come up in GM searches.