Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:20:15 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (elbow) could take batting practice by the end of this week. Manager Bob Melvin said Crisp will go down to the minors for a rehab assignment before joining the team.
Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is still a ways away from returning, but this is all good news so far. Monitor Crisp's progress and wait for a bit to start him after he returns.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:57:30 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, March 10, and manager Bob Melvin said he may have information on the next step of Parker's rehab soon if Parker reports no issues.
Fantasy Tip: Parker won't be back until June, but he will have some fantasy value upon returning thanks to a 3.73 ERA when healthy. Still, keep in mind what two Tommy John surgeries can do to a career.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 15:43:29 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt will mostly serve as a second catcher this season, as manager Bob Melvin will only keep two catchers.
Fantasy Tip: Vogt can also play first base and the outfield, but keep an eye on how this affects his fantasy value. He has a little more because of his utility status, but if he's mostly a reserve then he should be kept on your bench if drafted.
Fri, 23 May 2014 11:52:13 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is away from the team Friday, May 23, to attend his daughter's graduation. Bench coach Chip Hale will manage the team against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:32:23 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday, March 18, that he will wait to announce an opening day starter for at least a few more days. "I think after these next starts, we'll have a better idea of how we line things up," Melvin said.
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.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:41:36 -0700
It appears that Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin will not name a starting pitcher for Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series until at least Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:50:01 -0800
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is not worried about finding playing time for all of his outfielders, saying there will be plenty to go around for OF's Chris B. Young, Yoenis Cespedes, Seth Smith, Josh Reddick and Coco Crisp. "There are enough at-bats for everyone," Melvin said. "It's how they're allotted that's the difficult part. We're set up for injuries if something were to happen along those lines, but I think it's going to be more of a feel thing."
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:05:04 -0800
The Oakland Athletics agreed to a two-year contract extension with manager Bob Melvin Monday, Jan. 14, that will carry him through the 2016 season. Financial terms of the extension were not given.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:05:43 -0800
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin was named the American League Manager of the Year Tuesday, Nov. 13.