Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:36:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said the team will give RP Jim Johnson a break from closing games out in the ninth. RPs Sean Doolittle, Luke Gregerson, Ryan Cook and Dan Otero are all options for save opportunities.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson's struggles may be rooted in mechanical issues, mainly an inconsistent release point. Bench him until he gets back on track; he could still be useful in setup situations if he corrects his flaws. And remember, there's always the chance that Johnson gets his job back to himself before long.
Gregerson and Doolittle are probably your best targets initially for save opps, with Melvin using them based on matchups, but this situation could be frustrating for fantasy owners. Cook is a nice long-term candidate for the role. Otero isn't very intriguing and would probably only see a save chance if others were unavailable.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:30:07 -0700
Oakland Athletics RPs Jim Johnson, Luke Gregerson, Sean Doolittle and Dan Otero are each considered locks for the bullpen for manager Bob Melvin. Left-handed RP Fernando Abad is also expected to get one of the vacant bullpen spot, with RP Evan Scribner looking like a good bet for another spot as a long reliever. That likely leaves on spot from a group of Ps Drew Pomeranz, Josh Lindblom, Joe Savery and Arnold Leon. Lindblom is believed to have the edge in the battle.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:01:13 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Dan Otero (personal) will be away from the team for a couple of days for the birth of his first child.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:37:14 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Dan Otero is unlikely to be with the team Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Minneapolis. His wife is scheduled to give birth to their first child Monday, Sept. 9.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:24:52 -0700
The Oakland Athletics called up RP Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento Friday, June 14. In a corresponding move, RP Hideki Okajima was optioned to the minors.
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:15:50 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Dan Otero has been outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento after clearing waivers.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:08:18 -0700
The Oakland Athletics acquired C Stephen Vogt from the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 5, in exchange for a player to be named. RP Dan Otero was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Vogt will start with Triple-A Sacramento
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:41:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Oakland Athletics assigned P Josh Stinson to Double-A Midland Friday, March 29, and they optioned P Dan Otero to Triple-A Sacramento. Both players were claimed off waivers earlier in the day.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:27:56 -0700
The Oakland Athletics claimed RP Dan Otero off waivers from the New York Yankees Friday, March 29, and designated P Travis Blackley and 1B Daric Barton for assignment in corresponding moves. They also optioned RP Jordan Norberto to the minors.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:12:13 -0700
The New York Yankees claimed RP Sam Demel off waivers from the Houston Astros Wednesday, March 27, and designated RP Dan Otero for assignment in a corresponding move.