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Athletics | Khris Davis expected back Friday

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:12:27 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis (shoulder) said his shoulder stiffened on him when he crashed into the outfield wall Wednesday, June 29, but he feels better Thursday, June 30, and will take batting practice and probably start Friday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Davis won't contribute a high average (.253), but he has power that plays anywhere with 19 bombs and 53 RBI on the season. That kind of pop is valuable in all fantasy formats. Get him back into all starting lineups if he's back in there tomorrow evening.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | A.J. Puk signs rookie deal

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:13:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Puk, the No. 6 overall draft pick this year, signed his rookie deal at $4.0692 million Thursday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Puk is a tall and lanky lefty that has plenty of promise down the road in the major leagues. However, he'll need to prove he can command his offerings for strikes consistently in the minors and repeat his delivery before he becomes a realistic option at the next level.

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Athletics | Khris Davis still not playing

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:10:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis (shoulder) remains out of the starting lineup Thursday, June 30. OF Billy Burns is in center field and is hitting ninth against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner. OF Coco Crisp moves to left field and remains in the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp and Burns are both lefty slap hitters mainly, so they both facing a very difficult matching with the MadBum tonight. Crisp has more appeal as an against-the-grain DFS pick in the leadoff spot, but Burns should be left alone. Burns has value for his speed in seasonal leagues, but the return of Josh Reddick has put him as the club's fourth outfielder.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick, Stephen Vogt out

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:02:15 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick and C Stephen Vogt are not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Thursday, June 30. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in right field and hitting sixth, while C Josh Phegley draws the start behind the dish and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: The A's are resting their sluggers in the tough lefty-lefty matchup tonight. Against MadBum, Neither Smolinski nor Phegley will be popular DFS targets as sleepers.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle placed on DL

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:05:53 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain Thursday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle is a low-end own in deep mixed leagues because of his cross-category production pitching in high-leverage situations. He has two wins and four saves with a 2.93 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and 35 strikeouts over 30 2/3 innings. With that said, he likely isn't worth stashing. Ryan Madson's hold on the closer role tightens with Doolittle injured, too.

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Athletics | Sean Manaea wins in return

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:43:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea allowed no runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, June 29.

Fantasy Tip: Activated from the DL earlier in the day, Manaea shut down the Giants en route to his third win of the season. There's a lot of upside with the 24-year-old southpaw, so this has to be considered encouraging. Pick him up in AL-only leagues and hope this is a sign of things to come.

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Athletics | Billy Burns added to lineup

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:02:30 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns will bat ninth and play center field versus the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, June 29, after OF Khris Davis (shoulder) was scratched from the lineup due to a left shoulder contusion. OF Coco Crisp, who was in the original lineup as the center fielder, will move to left field.

Fantasy Tip: Burns is batting just .171 with five RBI in 70 at-bats this month and is not a recommended fantasy option this evening.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Joe Stiglich


Athletics | Khris Davis scratched from lineup

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:52:05 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis (shoulder) was scratched from the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, June 29, because of a left shoulder contusion.

Fantasy Tip: Davis had been playing well recently, batting .385 with three home runs and eight RBI over the past seven days. Remove him from your fantasy lineups tonight and check back occasionally for updates on his status going forward.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: KNBR 680 - Connor Grossman


Athletics | Sean Doolittle's shoulder barking

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:20:24 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is dealing with minor shoulder soreness after a big workload last week, and he may not be available to pitch Wednesday, June 29.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle has four saves on the year and a sub-3.00 ERA. He has value in deeper leagues as the main handcuff to Ryan Madson. With Madson throwing two innings last night and Doolittle possibly unavailable, too, John Axford could be in line for a save chance this evening.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee


Athletics | Ryan Madson likely out a few days

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:05:28 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Ryan Madson said he feels fine physically Wednesday, June 29, but he expects to be sore Thursday, June 30. He'll likely be unavailable for a few days.

Fantasy Tip: Madson tossed two innings but allowed four hits (two home runs) and three earned runs for his 15th save of the year Tuesday night. He doesn't have any specific injury but will likely be rested after his first multi-inning outing this year. Sean Doolittle could be called upon for a save with Madson being rested.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee


Athletics | Sean Manaea activated to start Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:00:37 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea (forearm) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 29. 2B Arismendy Alcantara was optioned to Class AAA Nashville in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Manaea is a promising young lefty for the A's, but he's been up and down in his rookie season, going 2-4 with a 6.02 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7.3 K/9. He can be useful in the right matchups, but he's probably far too risky for most to rely on in his first start off the DL tonight against the Giants.

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Athletics | Jake Smolinski wins with homer

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:50:18 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Jake Smolinski had a pinch-hit three-run homer Tuesday, June 28, as Oakland won, 13-11, over the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Smolinski actually is a decent hitter, but at .305-4-15 in 28 games he just doesn't play often enough to warrant a spot in a regular lineup. In many ways, he's a victim of Oakland's desire to play everyone on its roster rather than leave someone benched with hurt feelings. Smolinski could earn an occasional start, and if he does then he may be worthy in DFS formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Josh Dubow


Athletics | Rich Hill to return Saturday

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:08:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill (groin) said he will start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: The A's have been cautious with the 36-year-old lefty, but they'd like to see him make some successful starts before the trade deadline, as he's a popular trade target. Hill has been great with an 8-3 record, 2.25 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings. Tread carefully using him immediately off the DL against the Bucs, though, and consider high a risk-reward starter this weekend.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee


Athletics | Josh Reddick back in A's lineup

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:20:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick has returned from the disabled list and is hitting third against San Francisco Giants SP Albert Suarez Tuesday, June 28. That sends OF Billy Burns to the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Go ahead and return Reddick immediately to starting lineups in season formats. He was slashing an impressive .322/.394/.466 with five home runs and 18 RBI before his injury and also stole four bases. Reddick gives you a little of everything and should be owned everywhere.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick activated from the DL

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:01:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (thumb) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, June 28. In a corresponding move, OF Max Muncy was optioned to Class AAA Nashville.

Fantasy Tip: Reddick returned a .322/.394/.466 slash line with 21 runs, five home runs, 18 RBI and four stolen bases through 41 games before the thumb injury, so don't underestimate him as a viable starter in all fantasy leagues. Check your waiver wires. Muncy should be replaced in all leagues.

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Adames Joselito P
Alcantara Arismendy 2B
Alcantara Raul SP
Alonso Yonder 1B
Alvarez Henderson SP
Anderson Bryan C
Appert Luke 2B
Avila Andres P
Axford John RP
Barham Trey P
Barone Daniel P
Barreto Franklin SS
Barrone Ben C
Bassitt Chris SP
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blair Carson C
Blasi Nick OF
Bowen Rob C
Boyd Chad OF
Bradley David P
Brasier Ryan RP
Brown Andrew A. RP
Brown Dusty C
Brown Jeremy C
Bryant Steven P
Bunch Kevin P
Burns Billy OF
Butler Billy 1B
Byrd Darren P
Callahan Shawn C
Cammack Eric P
Canha Mark OF
Carpenter Drew RP
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Castillo David P
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Chacon Shawn SP
Chapman Matt 3B
Cobb Larry OF
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Collins Bryan P
Corder Gordon 1B
Cornejo Eddie SS
Coughlin Cameron OF
Coulombe Daniel RP
Crisp Coco OF
Currin Patrick P
Davis Khris OF
Day Dewon RP
Deal Scott P
DeHoyos Gabe RP
Dewing Branden P
DiNardo Lenny SP
Dixon Rashun OF
Doolittle Ryan P
Doolittle Sean RP
Doubront Felix SP
Dowling Greg 1B
Dull Ryan P
Duran Omar P
Erwin Zack P
Everidge Tommy 1B
Fagan Mike P
Fahner Evan P
Fairbanks Scott P
Faison Vince OF
Farrell Sean OF
Fernandez Jason P
Fernandez Rodolfo P
Fitts Matthews P
Flores Jose P
Ford Ryan P
France Ryan P
Franco T.J. P
Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Frias Darwin P
Fuld Sam OF
Gailey Frank P
Garcia Angel P
Garcia Jose P
Giese Dan P
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Gordon Derrick P
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Hall Kris P
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Hill Steven C
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Lee Chad P
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Lyman Jeffrey P
Lynch Matt P
Macias Lorenzo OF
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Madson Ryan RP
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Marti Yadel P
Martin Richie SS
Martinez Shawn P
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Massaro Michael OF
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McBride Matt 1B
McGirr Mike P
Meisner Casey P
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Mendonca Tommy 3B
Mengden Daniel SP
Miller Corey P
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Neal Zach SP
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
Nunez Renato 3B
Oakes Earl P
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Omura Isaac 2B
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Sosa Alfred OF
Sosa Wilfrido SS
Spanos Vasili 3B
Street Juston P
Sulentic Matt OF
Sullivan Brad P
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