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Athletics | Jesse Hahn out for a while

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:32:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn (forearm) will be out of the starting rotation for an extended time, according to general manager Billy Beane. Hahn was put on the disabled list and missed his last start last weekend with a flexor tendon problem in his arm. The A's don't need a fifth starter again until July 25, and it seems that starter will be SP Chris Bassitt, who filled in for two starts when SP Sonny Gray (illness) was sick. Bassitt has a 2.65 ERA and didn't allow more than two runs in any of his three starts for the A's this year.

Fantasy Tip: Stash Hahn in a DL spot if you can in all leagues. Bassitt ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has looked good in his three starts for the A's. He struck out 9.1 hitters per nine innings in the minors this year, but he managed to fan only 17 hitters in 27 2/3 innings in Oakland. He's strictly an AL-only commodity for now, and he'll be a deep sleeper pick on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt solid again

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 20:07:46 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt allowed two runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, July 11, and he has a 2.93 ERA in three starts this year.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt has been solid as a fill-in starter for Oakland, allowing two earned runs or less in all three starts. He hasn't shown much strikeout upside, but if he is added to the player pool at FantasyScore, he could make a decent sleeper with the right matchup.

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Athletics | Jesse Hahn placed on DL

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 07:33:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn (forearm) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 11, because of a forearm injury. The team also recalled P Chris Bassitt from Class AAA Nashville.

Fantasy Tip: Hahn ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) likely will miss several weeks because of the injury, so owners should monitor his recovery. Bassitt ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will be the starting pitcher Saturday but probably will not be the best option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt starting Saturday

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:10:10 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt will start against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, July 11.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is replacing Jesse Hahn ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) who is dealing with tightness in his throwing elbow. Bassitt has a career 3.43 ERA over 39 1/3 innings as a starter, but he only has a 5.7 K/9. All said, Bassitt is nothing more than a high-risk, high-reward starter in all formats, and he doesn't stand as a recommendable option for FantasyScore contests Saturday.

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Athletics | Jesse Hahn scratched from next start

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:57:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn (elbow) will not make his start against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, July 11. SP Chris Bassitt will start in his place Saturday.

Fantasy Tip: Hahn ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has been dealing with elbow tightness and will undergo an MRI exam. Bassitt ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be viewed as a low-end spot start in all formats, and he is likely best avoided at FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Sonny Gray has gastroenteritis

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:24:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (illness) is dealing with severe gastroenteritis and remains in the hospital. He continues to receive fluids and antibiotics, and he could be released from the hospital Wednesday, July 1, or Thursday, July 2. However, there is no timetable for his return to the mound, and the A's are keeping SP Chris Bassitt around in case Gray can't make his next turn Sunday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: This is the only setback in what has been an excellent season for Gray ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) in 2015. A matchup against the Seattle Mariners Sunday is nice, but you should be skeptical of paying up for him on FantasyScore if he makes the start, since he could still be weak from his illness or on a pitch limit.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt starting for A's

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:13:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt is making the start against the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, June 30, after SP Sonny Gray (undisclosed) was scratched for undisclosed reasons.

Fantasy Tip: First of all, make sure you remove Gray ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) from all your FantasyScore lineups. In what was a game to avoid all Rockies batters, now has become one to consider stacking them in daily games against Bassitt.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt could make immediate contributions

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:43:42 -0800

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien and P Chris Bassitt could make immediate contributions to the team next year. C Josh Phegley and 1B Rangel Ravelo are expected to start at Class AAA. It appears that shortstop is Semien's job to lose in spring training, although he's mostly played third base and second with the Chicago White Sox. Bassitt could be the team's fourth or fifth starter going into next season.

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MLB | Athletics-White Sox trade finalized

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:37:07 -0800

The Oakland Athletics officially acquired 2B Marcus Semien, P Chris Bassitt, C Josh Phegley and 1B Rangel Ravelo from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for SPs Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.

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White Sox | Jeff Samardzija trade takes shape for White Sox

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:31:19 -0800

The Chicago White Sox will send 2B Marcus Semien and SP Chris Bassitt to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for SP Jeff Samardzija. The Athletics are likely to receive a third player, but a name was not immediately available.

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