Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:36:27 -0700
The Oakland Athletics acquired OF Casper Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations Monday, April 22, and they moved 2B Scott Sizemore (knee) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: The A's aren't completely bare when it comes to outfielders, but Yoenis Cespedes (hand) is currently on the DL and Josh Reddick is off to a slow start. Nothing is guaranteed for Wells, but AL-only leaguers should take notice of the transaction.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:18:02 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Scott Sizemore (knee) underwent successful surgery on his left knee Tuesday, April 16, and he will miss the entire season.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:43:29 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Scott Sizemore (knee) will need to undergo season-ending surgery to fix his torn left anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. There is no date for his surgery.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:37:33 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics 2B Scott Sizemore (knee) has a torn anterior cruciate ligament again in his knee. It is the second straight season he has torn his ACL.
Fantasy Tip: Manager Bob Melvin declared INF Eric Sogard as the starting second baseman with Sizemore sidelined. Sogard is a light hitter who has a good eye and doesn't strike out a lot. Still, even with regular at-bats, he is only worth using in AL-only fantasy formats.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:31:19 -0700
The Oakland Athletics placed 2B Scott Sizemore (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee Wednesday, April 10, and recalled INF Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Sizemore had lost out on the majority of playing time at the keystone to Eric Sogard out of spring training. Parrino is mainly being called up for infield depth, so he shouldn't be of much use, even in deep AL leagues.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 07:35:07 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Scott Sizemore (knee) sprained his surgically repaired left knee Tuesday, April 9, and will undergo an MRI. He's likely headed to the disabled list. INF Andy Parrino is expected to come up from Triple-A Sacramento.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:48:15 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Scott Sizemore is expected to make his first start of the season at second base in the game Wednesday, April 3, against the Seattle Mariners.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:51:02 -0700
The Oakland Athletics are seriously considering sending SS Hiroyuki Nakajima to the minors to start the season. He's hitless in eight straight spring games and is batting only .150. Nakajima clearly hasn't been comfortable, and the team wants him in a groove before he plays in major league games that count. SS Jed Lowrie would likely start at shortstop if Nakajima is sent down. 2B Scott Sizemore is the leading candidate to win the second base job after playing well lately. INFs Eric Sogard and Adam Rosales remain in the mix as well at the keystone.
Fantasy Tip: Lowrie would have likely played enough to warrant consideration in deep enough mixed leagues as a middle infielder even with Nakajima on the roster. Now, it seems, he'll be the starter. Lowrie's power will probably take a hit with the move to Oakland, but you can't ignore the fact that he's getting the PT now.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:08:02 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Scott Sizemore (knee) remains in the mix for the starting second base job after 2B Jemile Weeks was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento Sunday, March 24, but the hot-hitting 3B Eric Sogard and SS Adam Rosales are also in the competition.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:16:01 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2Bs Jemile Weeks (shoulder) and Scott Sizemore have underwhelmed this spring, and Weeks lost two weeks to a shoulder injury. Weeks should be returning Friday, March 15, and Sizemore has just three hits in 21 at-bats. SS Jed Lowrie, as a result, could open the season as the starting second baseman. Lowrie is hitting .375 with two home runs and nine RBIs. However, the team isn't exactly sold on SS Hiroyuki Nakajima at shortstop. "Certainly Jed Lowrie is a guy that we're going to have to find a spot for him somewhere the way he's playing now," manager Bob Melvin said. "He's certainly making a case for himself to be in there somewhere. Whether that's every day at a position or moving around, which you've seen him do here in spring, that's still open for debate, too." Weeks or Sizemore are likely to be sent to the minors to start the season.