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Athletics | Sean Doolittle to throw bullpens

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:15:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will throw two more bullpen sessions this week and face live hitters Monday, May 11.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if Doolittle will immediately return to the closer's role when he's ready, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him be eased back into ninth-inning duties with Tyler Clippard. Both relievers should be held onto in all fantasy leagues, at least for a bit after Doolittle comes back.

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Athletics | Billy Burns leading off again

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:57:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is starting in center field and hitting leadoff against Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes Monday, May 4. OF Sam Fuld is on the bench to start.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is getting some playing time at the leadoff spot at the expense of Sam Fuld right now. Burns is a speedster that is particularly attractive setting the table for the scrappy A's, and he's a solid choice for FantasyScore players tonight. However, his fantasy value may be short-lived once Coco Crisp returns soon.

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Athletics | Billy Butler slumping

Mon, 04 May 2015 10:06:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics DH Billy Butler, who was given the day off Sunday, May 3, is mired in an 0-for-20 slump. He's expected to return to the starting lineup Monday, May 4, to face Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes. Butler is 8-for-30 with a home run and three doubles against Hughes in his career.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) probably won't draw a lot of FantasyScore eyes tonight while in the midst of a slump, but you could choose to take him on and zig when others zag because of his good career numbers against Hughes.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt launches a pair

Sun, 03 May 2015 16:45:52 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBIs, two runs scored and two walks in a 7-1 win over the Texas Rangers Sunday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is up to six home runs and 20 RBIs on the year, and although he usually sits against lefties, he is a strong option at FantasyScore whenever he faces right-handed pitcher.

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Athletics | Billy Butler not in lineup

Sun, 03 May 2015 11:10:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics DH Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 3. OF Mark Canha will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Billy Burns will be starting at center field.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is off to a solid start and likely is receiving a day off. Billy Burns had a solid debut in the last game but is not a great option at this point.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick extends hitting streak

Sun, 03 May 2015 06:02:30 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick's three hits, including a home run, against the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 2, extended his hitting streak to 10 games. During the span, Reddick has eight runs, two home runs, 13 RBI and a .500/.564/.824 slash line.

Fantasy Tip: Reddick's ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) locked in at the dish and hitting in the heart of the lineup. FantasyScore players have an excellent low-price target on their hands, and Reddick should be owned in all traditional formats while red hot.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick bumped up to third

Sat, 02 May 2015 15:51:51 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick will hit third in the order, Saturday, May 2, against the Texas Rangers and right-hander Nick Martinez.

Fantasy Tip: Reddick ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is hitting .367 to start the season, including a .377 average against righties. With an ideal spot in the batting order, Reddick will make for a nice value-play on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Josh Phegley replaces Stephen Vogt

Sat, 02 May 2015 15:40:16 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Josh Phegley replaces C Stephen Vogt in the starting lineup Saturday, May 2, against the Texas Rangers. Phegley will hit eighth in the order against Rangers SP Nick Martinez.

Fantasy Tip: Phegley ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has one run scored and one RBI through 23 plate appearances so far in 2015. Phegley is a .190-hitter off righties for his career, and he should be avoided by all FantasyScore owners.

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Athletics | Billy Burns in leadoff spot

Sat, 02 May 2015 15:24:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is in the lineup and will bat from the leadoff position Saturday, May 2, against the Texas Rangers. OF Sam Fuld is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Burns will make his season debut and will do so from a very enviable position in the order. Burns hit .315 and stole five bases in 99 plate appearance at Class AAA before being re-called. Burns is a switch-hitter going up against Rangers RHP Nick Martinez. Burns is someone to watch for going forward, especially if he can remain at the top of the order.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp could return on road trip

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:07:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (elbow) could be activated from the disabled list during the team's road trip.

Fantasy Tip: With Crisp ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) set to return soon, that could mean less playing time for Mark Canha ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) or Sam Fuld ($2,400, 4.8% of cap). It could be a fluid situation in the outfield, though, especially as the A's look to ease Crisp back into action.

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Athletics | Mark Canha starting again

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:51:55 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Mark Canha is starting in left field for the second straight day and hitting eighth in the batting order against Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis Friday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Canha ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) sat out a few games earlier this week and over the weekend due to an illness. After a hot start, he had cooled over the past week, but he bounced back with a homer and three hits yesterday. A bottom-of-the-order placement doesn't endear him to FantasyScore users, and he'll continue to be a sleeper pick for your daily lineups.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle nearing rehab stint

Fri, 01 May 2015 10:26:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) could go on a rehab assignment in the next week or so with a potential return later this month possible. Doolittle has also been working on grips for different pitches. "I'm using this time not only to get my shoulder better but to become a better pitcher," Doolittle said. "I've tried the split-change, slurves, you name it."

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle should factor into the closing equation soon after his return. Keep him stashed on your DL. Tyler Clippard's window could be in danger of closing - no pun intended.

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Athletics | Mark Canha hits second homer

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:40:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Mark Canha went 3-for-4 Thursday, April 30, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Canha hit his second home run of the season, scored a run and drove in three.

Fantasy Tip: Canha's ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) 24.6% strikeout rate on the season continues to be his biggest, and potentially only red flag. FantasyScore owners would also like to see Canha hit a little higher in the batting order. Against right-handed pitchers, Canha remains a high-upside value play.

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Athletics | Jesse Chavez roughed up

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:28:57 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez required 95 pitches to get through the fifth inning Thursday, April 30, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Chavez surrendered seven hits, three walks and four earned runs, while managing five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Chavez ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) entered the game with an ERA of just 0.71 through 12.2 innings pitched. Chavez's .161 BABIP coming in, took a hit, as did the rest of his numbers. FantasyScore owners should wait and see how Chavez responds in his next outing before reinvesting.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien on hot streak

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:34:51 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien is 12-for-29 (.414) with five multi-hit games in his last seven contests.

Fantasy Tip: Semien ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has really benefitted from everyday playing time and a move to the two-hole recently. Batting second this year, he's hitting .375 (6-for-16). He's not a great FantasyScore play today against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starter Garrett Richards, but it's hard to call him a must-avoid guy while he's hitting well.

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