Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:47:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray is 6-1 with a 1.88 ERA in nine starts on the road this year. He is 1-1 with a 3.21 ERA in two career starts against the New York Yankees in Oakland. He'll be making his first start against the Yankees in the Bronx Tuesday, July 7.
Fantasy Tip: Gray ($9,500, 19.0% of cap) has been great all season, but this start carries much more risk for FantasyScore users thinking about paying up. Gray missed two starts because of a stomach illness, and he could be on a pitch count after missing time.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:38:53 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Josh Phegley is back in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery Sunday, July 5, batting fifth. C/1B Stephen Vogt, who was behind the plate Saturday, July 4, will play first base and bat second.
Fantasy Tip: Phegley ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is batting .273 overall but is hitting .321 versus lefties this season, making him worthy of consideration for FantasyScore lineups this afternoon.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:34:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reddick ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) appears to be out of the lineup because he is only batting .159 against southpaws this season. Fuld ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting .210 with no homers and 13 RBIs and is not a great FantasyScore option.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:22:24 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF/1B Mark Canha will start in left field and bat seventh against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery Sunday, July 5. INF/OF Ben Zobrist, who played left field Saturday, July 4, will play second base and bat third.
Fantasy Tip: The right-handed-hitting Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is batting .242 overall but is just 8-for-66 (.121) this year when facing lefties. For this reason, it would be wise to avoid using him in FantasyScore today.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:13:30 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis will bat sixth against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez Saturday, July 4. C/1B Stephen Vogt, who played first base Friday, July 3, will catch Saturday, with C Josh Phegley getting the day off.
Fantasy Tip: With Hernandez on the mound, Davis ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is not a great FantasyScore option this afternoon. He is 1-for-5 against the righty in his career.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:09:05 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Eric Sogard will bat eighth against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez Saturday, July 4. INF/OF Ben Zobrist, who played second base Friday, July 3, will start in left field Saturday and bat third.
Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is batting .308 over the past week and is 8-for-31 in his career against Hernandez. He is worth considering in FantasyScore if you need salary cap relief.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:41:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) isn't playing as frequently as he was earlier in the season, but he has started the past four games. Still, he is nothing more than an option for cavernous mixed and AL-only owners in seasonal leagues. At FantasyScore, Canha is a matchup play, especially against right-handed pitchers.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:08:10 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (illness) said he will not need to be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of his illness. Gray likely will receive more time off and could start Tuesday, July 7, against the New York Yankees.
Fantasy Tip: Gray ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) appears to be fine after dealing with an illness and will make a start next week. He has allowed nine runs in his last two starts but still has a 2.09 ERA. Gray could be a risky option against the Yankees if he starts against them, but owners on FantasyScore could still consider him an option.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:43:49 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (illness) could be placed on the 15-day disabled list after a bad bout with salmonella poisoning. Gray's illness was caused by salmonella that attacked his colon, which, Gray said, swelled to twice its normal size. He had a fever of 103 degrees. "I got five bags of fluids one night and I was still dehydrated. My body was kind of shutting down," Gray said. "My internal organs were so out of whack. It was not good."
Fantasy Tip: Gray ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) will miss at least his start this weekend, and it sounds like he'll need some time to get his body weight and strength back. Avoid him on FantasyScore, and stash him in traditional formats.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:44:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Chavez ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) may be an effective choice for this game in FantasyScore contests. He is up against Mariners starter J.A. Happ, who is winless in his past four appearances.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:34:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) is one of those cases where you may want to be careful. He is the subject of trade talk, but if he goes away from the AL West he could slump badly. That isn't likely to happen, but it's a question you might want to ask. For now, start Kazmir in FantasyScore when he faces AL West teams.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:33:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Gray ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) likely out of the rotation for at least one turn, Chris Bassitt is considered likely to make the spot start Sunday. Bassitt allowed just one earned run over five innings in his lone major league start this season, and he can be considered as a cheap option for GPP tournaments on FantasyScore.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:37:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is just 7-for-62 against southpaws this season, and he should be avoided for FantasyScore purposes.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:29:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Phegley ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is crushing left-handed pitching to the tune of a .340 batting average this season. Phegley is worth a start any time he's facing a southpaw, and he offers a measure of cap relief to FantasyScore owners.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:11:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Doolittle has no timetable for a return and won't even be guaranteed the closer's role probably whenever he does return. Of course that could become easier to attain if the A's deal Tyler Clippard at the trade deadline. For now, the best successors to the role are Evan Scribner and Drew Pomeranz.
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