Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:20:16 -0800
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp will be moved from center field to left field this year in an effort to keep him healthy as he ages. OFs Craig Gentry and Sam Fuld will form a platoon in center field. Crips played in just 126 games in 2014 due to a lingering neck issue that he suffered while crashing into the outfield wall, and he hasn't played in more than 136 games since 2007. Crisp has appeared in left field 232 times in his 13-year career, including 138 times in 2205. Manager Bob Melvin expects Crisp to remain exclusively in left field this spring.
Fantasy Tip: The fact that the 35-year-old Crisp has had trouble staying healthy and on the field late in his career should tell you everything. When healthy, he's not a bad source for runs and stolen bases, but how much can you count on him? Consider him a late-round choice in deeper mixed leagues to round out your outfield group.
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:10:23 -0800
The Oakland Athletics have avoided arbitration with OF Sam Fuld by agreeing with him on a one-year deal. The deal is reportedly worth approximately $1.6 million.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:28:22 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Geovany Soto is catching and OF Sam Fuld is starting in left field, with 1B Brandon Moss serving as the designated hitter in the Wild Card game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30. That means that DH Adam Dunn is on the bench to start.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:03:56 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Sept. 20. OF Sam Fuld will hit leadoff and play center field.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:47:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld (knee) is starting in center field and batting second Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:21:48 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld (knee) is available off the bench Tuesday, Aug. 26, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:58:06 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld (knee) worked out Monday, Aug. 25, but he's still having discomfort in his left knee. However, he can still play through it.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:35:47 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 5, leading off and serving as the designated hitter. Also, 1B Brandon Moss is not playing, with 1B Nate Freiman starting at first base. OF Sam Fuld remains in center field, and OF Jonny Gomes is starting in left.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:11:09 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) came into the game as a pinch hitter Monday, Aug. 4, and he will be back in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Fantasy Tip: A healthy Crisp is bad news for the playing time of Sam Fuld. He'll essentially be relegated to bench duties now. Feel free to use Crisp in daily leagues now that he's back in the lineup.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:34:44 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) had some trigger-point injections in his neck Friday, Aug. 1, and he is unavailable to play.
Fantasy Tip: It wouldn't be a surprise if Crisp is held out all weekend, and if he doesn't improve shortly, he'll likely land on the disabled list. In the short term, AL-only owners looking for a boost in stolen bases or just an extra outfielder in general should look Sam Fuld's way.