Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:53:32 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Alberto Callaspo will serve as the team's first baseman when the team is facing a left-handed pitcher this year, according to manager Bob Melvin. 1Bs Brandon Moss and Daric Barton will share the position against righties, although Moss will likely see most of his at-bats as the designated hitter. Barton is considered to be the better defender. Callaspo has never played first base before this spring, and he'll also continue to serve as a backup at second and third base.
Fantasy Tip: Callaspo isn't a bad option as a middle infielder in AL-only leagues because of his positional versatility.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:39:57 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Daric Barton (hamstring) will miss at least another few days with a hamstring strain. The A's will likely continue to be cautious with him.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 09:42:27 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Daric Barton (hamstring) suffered a left hamstring strain Saturday, March 8, and likely will miss a few games.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:12:27 -0800
The Oakland Athletics avoided arbitration with 1B Daric Barton Friday, Dec. 20, by agreeing on an undisclosed one-year deal. In a corresponding move, the team released P Pedro Figueroa and claimed C Chris Gimenez off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:28:21 -0800
The Oakland Athletics will tender an offer to 1B Daric Barton.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:32:55 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have placed OF Josh Reddick (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right wrist. In a corresponding move, the team recalled 1B Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento. The team also designated RP Pat Neshek for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Barton and Chris B. Young likely will see increased playing time while Reddick is out of the lineup. Barton probably will play at first base when Brandon Moss is moved to right field. Owners in AL-only leagues should consider adding Barton because he should see game action. Young could be an option in deeper leagues if he receives more playing time.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:25:00 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Brandon Moss is likely to head back to the outfield to play against right-handed starters. That will happen if OF Josh Reddick (wrist) hits the 15-day disabled list, and the team recalls 1B Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:24:02 -0700
The Oakland Athletics removed 1B Daric Barton from his game with Triple-A Sacramento Sunday, Aug. 25, and he is expected to join the big club before they travel east to meet the Detroit Tigers.
Tue, 21 May 2013 11:40:14 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Daric Barton cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Tuesday, May 21.
Sat, 18 May 2013 12:50:43 -0700
A New York Mets executive said the team has not yet discussed acquiring 1B Daric Barton, who was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics.