Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 25 May 2015 16:29:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hahn ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has been up and down to start the season, but he showed another flash of brilliance Monday, allowing just one walk and four hits, while striking out five over nine full innings. Hahn's FIP and xFIP and are both well below his 4.43 ERA, and they're should be some more dominant outings on the way.
Mon, 25 May 2015 11:41:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see when Lawrie ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) will be able to return to the lineup. Muncy ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has at least one hit in only four of his last 11 games and may not be a great option for owners on FantasyScore.
Mon, 25 May 2015 11:24:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will be eased into games following his prolonged absence. He should be avoided on FantasyScore until he shakes the rust off and starts producing consistently.
Mon, 25 May 2015 10:22:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) could be eased back into the lineup and could also see more time in the outfield. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he does in a game or two before considering him as a starting option.
Mon, 25 May 2015 02:13:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) usually plays at second base, but Eric Sogard is having a decent time there and left field seems to be a mess with Sam Fuld, Craig Gentry and Mark Canha all platooning. This may be the best way to get Zobrist some at-bats, but you may want to wait on those at-bats until he gets healthier.
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:45:42 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (ankle) was hit in the ankle with a grounder in the fourth inning in a 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, May 24, and exited a couple of innings later. X-Rays after the game were negative, and manager Bob Melvin doesn't expect Gray to miss his next start.
Fantasy Tip: Gray ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) owns a sparkling 1.77 ERA on the year, and assuming he does make his next scheduled start Friday, May 29, against the New York Yankees, he is worth starting at FantasyScore.
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:35:22 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Mark Canha will start at first base and bat seventh in the order Sunday, May 24, against the Tampa Bay Rays. 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and 1B Max Muncy will move to third base with 3B Brett Lawrie (undisclosed) out of the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) had a strong start to the season, but he hasn't had an extra-base hit since May 9. Canha can be avoided on FantasyScore.
Sat, 23 May 2015 17:33:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: While Lawrie is sidelined, Max Muncy ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) should earn some extra playing time. Muncy has reached base in six straight games, scoring five runs and hitting two homers. He could make a decent source of cap relief at FantasyScore if he draws a friendly pitching matchup.
Sat, 23 May 2015 17:27:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) hasn't played since April 24, and he may need a few games for his timing to come back. Take a wait-and-see approach with Zobrist at FantasyScore in his first game back.
Sat, 23 May 2015 16:27:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Graveman had a horrible start to the season but seems to have figured out his mechanics while he was in the minor leagues. Graveman allowed three hits and two walks, while striking out six hitters over six full innings. Graveman will be worth consideration for his next scheduled start, Thursday, May 28, against the New York Yankees.
Sat, 23 May 2015 15:22:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle will likely be held out of the closer spot temporarily as he works his way back in, so avoid activating him quickly. Tyler Clippard may still see some action at the position, but even if he doesn't close games he still makes plenty of appearances.
Sat, 23 May 2015 10:33:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has been one of the better-hitting catchers in baseball this season. Entering play Saturday, May 23, he is batting .309 with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs through 41 games.
Sat, 23 May 2015 09:36:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) should return to the starting lineup in the next game or two. Muncy ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has recorded five hits and three RBI in his last five games and could be a starting option on FantasyScore.
Sat, 23 May 2015 09:27:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) likely is sitting out for a day and should return to the lineup in the next day or two. Phegley ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has not seen a lot of playing time this season and is entering the game with a .244 batting average. Owners on FantasyScore may be able to find a better option to use.
Sat, 23 May 2015 07:22:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is dealing with a similar injury that kept him out at times last season, so it is not known when he will be able to play again. Billy Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) should receive more playing time and could be a starting option on FantasyScore even though he does not have any home runs or RBI.
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