Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 24 May 2016 23:27:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: He has blown his last two save chances after converting his first 11. His WHIP is up to 1.33, and his ERA is 2.66. If he doesn't turn it around soon, Sean Doolittle could push for his old gig back.
Tue, 24 May 2016 18:14:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lowrie likely will be an everyday player for Oakland once he is activated but may struggle at the plate early on. He is hitting .302 so far this season and is a low-end option in deeper mixed leagues. Owners in daily fantasy leagues may want to see him play in a game or two before considering him as a starting candidate.
Mon, 23 May 2016 23:48:17 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill allowed eight hits and no walks while fanning six in eight shutout innings to beat the Seattle Mariners Monday, May 23. The outing included a bases-loaded situation with no one out that Hill got out of.
Fantasy Tip: Hill has SP1 numbers with a 2.18 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and 65 K's in 57 2/3 innings. He's a daily consideration whenever he starts.
Mon, 23 May 2016 17:56:34 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis (forearm) will serve as the designated hitter against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker Monday, May 23. 1B Max Muncy is not in the starting lineup, while OF Jake Smolinski will start at right field and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Davis is hitting .300 with four home runs and eight RBI over the last seven days but is a risky option because of the injury. Smolinski is hitting only .111 since joining Oakland and should be avoided in all leagues.
Mon, 23 May 2016 17:55:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Good news for Oakland that the right-hander is able to get back on the mound, though it's still a little concerning that it's taken the former All-Star this long, as his initial timetable had him returning at some point in May. That does not look like it will happen, but Alvarez can certainly help out fantasy teams as soon as he's ready to return. Keep monitoring his progress.
Mon, 23 May 2016 17:44:59 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick's (thumb) fracture in his thumb is not in the joint, but rather closer to the tip. That equals about four weeks of recovery, which is towards the lower end of expectations.
Fantasy Tip: While it's bad timing for Reddick's injury, considering he's been out to a scorching start in 2016, he at least receives this bit of good news that should have him back before the end of June. In the meantime, Jake Smolinski is the biggest beneficiary, but owners should wait till he displays some sort of consistency before thinking of adding him.
Mon, 23 May 2016 17:25:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Neal will bring some potential along with him, considering he was 5-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in seven starts in the Pacific Coast League. He could be a sneaky play for daily leagues on Wednesday, as he'll be working from pitcher-friendly Safeco Field as well. Keep him on your radars in case he picks up where he left off at Class AAA.
Sun, 22 May 2016 12:27:40 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (neck, shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, May 22, with a strained right trapezius, according to the club. Daniel Coulombe was recalled from Class AAA Nashville in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: It's not overly surprising Gray is dealing with an injury, especially in light of his 3-5 record and 6.19 ERA through nine starts, or that Oakland is sending yet another player to the DL (league-leading 13). Coulombe gave up three runs over two relief innings on May 10 in his only appearance this season and is unlikely to work himself into any kind of fantasy relevance during this stay with the big club.
Sun, 22 May 2016 12:25:44 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis (forearm) is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Sunday, May 22. OF Jake Smolinski will start in right field and is batting ninth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Smolinski has gone hitless in his five at-bats this season and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Sun, 22 May 2016 11:59:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vogt has posted decent numbers so far this season and is hitting .286 over the last seven days. Vogt will have some risk because of his injury but should be considered a starting option in some leagues.
Sat, 21 May 2016 11:49:09 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns, 1B Yonder Alonso and 2B Chris Coghlan are back in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka Saturday, May 21. In addition, C Matt McBride will bat eighth and start behind the plate, while INF Maxwell Muncy bats ninth and plays the hot corner. C/1B Stephen Vogt is receiving the day off.
Fantasy Tip: After a slow start this season, Alonso is batting .296 over the past four weeks, although he has just one home run and eight RBI over 71 at-bats. At the other end of the spectrum, Coghlan is hitting just .152 over that same stretch and should be avoided in all fantasy formats. McBride and Muncy should be viewed as little more than sources of desperation cap relief.
Sat, 21 May 2016 05:17:32 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray allowed five runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings against the New York Yankees Friday, May 20, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out three batters and walked four during the game.
Fantasy Tip: Gray has struggled in his four starts this month and has allowed 25 runs in 19 2/3 innings during that span. He is scheduled to face the Seattle Mariners in his next start, but owners may want to look for other options because Gray has a 6.19 ERA.
Fri, 20 May 2016 18:30:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Phegley has been sidelined with right knee inflammation and has minimal value in AL-only and two-catcher fantasy leagues as the A's backup catcher. The 28-year-old was batting .270 with three RBI in 37 at-bats prior to getting injured. C Matt McBride will continue to serve as the backup to C/1B Stephen Vogt until Phegley is able to return.
Fri, 20 May 2016 16:10:34 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie (shin) will play with Class AAA Nasvhille in Las Vegas Monday, May 23, before being activated from the disabled list to start against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, May 25.
Fantasy Tip: Lowrie is a low-end option in mixed leagues, and owners will hope the injury hasn't derailed his respectable start to the season. Lowrie had a .302 batting average with 17 RBI before being placed on the DL Wednesday, May 11. Tyler Ladendorf will lose any minimal fantasy value he had with Lowrie's activation.
Fri, 20 May 2016 16:04:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: More details and a concrete return timeline will likely be available after the examination, so check back for updates. As it stands, Reddick is a stash-worthy outfielder in all but shallow leagues. He is expected to miss four to six weeks with the injury. Look for Oakland to mix and match Coco Crisp and Chris Coghlan into their lineup and both are deep mixed and AL-only options.
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