Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:20:50 -0800
Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld profiles as the team's fourth or fifth outfielder, and manager Bob Melvin calls Fuld a "pest." The team already has four with OFs Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, Craig Gentry and Josh Reddick, and likely won't carry another if they want to keep six infielders and three catchers. If an injury opens up a spot, Fuld might be in a heated competition with fellow Stanford alum OF Michael Taylor, who is out of options.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:57:01 -0800
The Oakland Athletics signed free-agent OF Sam Fuld (Rays) to a one-year, minor league deal Tuesday, Feb. 4. He can make $800,000 if he's in the majors, and the deal includes $100,000 worth of incentives for games played. Fuld will be invited to spring training.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:14:29 -0800
Free-agent OF Sam Fuld (Rays) is weighing offers from five difference teams, a source said Friday, Dec. 27. Each is a minor-league trade with an invitation to spring training. A return to the Tampa Bay Rays also has not been ruled out.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:36:31 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays will not offer a tendered contract to OF Sam Fuld, making him a free agent.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:00:36 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays placed OF Desmond Jennings (finger) on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 5. He missed the game Sunday, Aug. 4, due to what the team thought was a sprain of his left middle finger. Further tests by a hand specialist Monday revealed a small fracture.
Fantasy Tip: With Jennings out, and OFs Brandon Guyer and Rich Thompson hurt at Triple-A Durham, the team turns to Jason Bourgeois. He will likely serve as the fourth outfielder, perhaps splitting time with Sam Fuld. Matt Joyce and Wil Myers will continue to see regular playing time at the corner outfield spots.
Fri, 10 May 2013 14:04:28 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said OF Desmond Jennings (groin) may be dealing with a "bit of a sore groin," and the outfielder could sit out Saturday, May 11, as well as Friday, May 10. However, Maddon indicated the injury is minor.
Fantasy Tip: If it's just a couple days off, you shouldn't have anything to worry about. If not, Sam Fuld will be the player that benefits most. Fuld isn't flashy, but we've seen what he can do with steady playing before, and he could be a short-term boost in stolen bases if Jennings' injury winds up being worse than believed.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:41:08 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld (hamstring) had three at-bats in a minor league game Thursday, March 21, and he might play the outfield in a minor league game Friday, March 22.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:28:55 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld (hamstring) is expected to play in minor league games this weekend and he should be ready for opening day.
Fantasy Tip: Fuld is the club's fourth outfielder and shouldn't be owned outside of the deepest AL-only formats.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 07:04:31 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld (hamstring) is four or five days away from returning. The team feels he has enough time to be ready for the season.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:37:33 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld (hamstring) has been bothered recently by tightness in his right hamstring but said he is not "overly concerned" about the injury. He expects to return to the lineup by the end of next week. Fuld said he experienced tightness near the same area of his hamstring last September.