Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:38 -0700
Oakland Athletics RHP Chris Bassitt (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to continue his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:26:27 -0700
Oakland Athletics RHP Chris Bassitt (elbow) is scheduled to throw a simulated inning at extended spring training Friday, April 14.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:11:27 -0700
Oakland Athletics RHP Chris Bassitt (elbow) is set to face live hitters Wednesday, April 5. It will be the first time since Bassitt underwent Tommy John surgery last May.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 16:36:18 -0700
Oakland Athletics RHPs Sonny Gray (lat), Chris Bassitt (elbow) and Daniel Mengden (foot) as well as INF Joey Wendle (shoulder) and OF Jake Smolinski (shoulder) were placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, April 1, retroactive to March 30.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 06:37:36 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have activated SP Chris Bassitt (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list.
Thu, 05 May 2016 14:56:29 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, May 6.
Fantasy Tip: Bassitt is safe to drop in all seasonal fantasy formats, and he isn't a priority is keeper/dynasty leagues, either. Tommy John returnees typically require 12 to 16 months of recovery and rehab to return to the majors.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:31:38 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (elbow) has been diagnosed with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament, according to manager Bob Melvin. He will visit Dr. Timothy Kremchek in Cincinnati for a second opinion Thursday, May 5, and could wind up needing to undergo Tommy John surgery if the diagnosis is confirmed.
Fantasy Tip: There's a good chance that Bassitt may have thrown his final pitch of the 2016 season and he is not worth stashing in the majority of seasonal fantasy leagues. The 27-year-old right-hander went 0-2 with a 6.11 ERA in five starts this year, with 14 walks and 23 strikeouts over 28 innings.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:54:31 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow Friday, April 29.
Fantasy Tip: Bassitt returned a 6.11 ERA and a 1.75 ERA through 28 innings over his five starts this season, and he is nothing more than a fringe own in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues and likely isn't worth stashing. Top-prospect Sean Manaea is starting Friday, and Jesse Hahn is starting Saturday, April 30, and the duo could push Bassitt out of the rotation even when he returns from the disabled list.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:56:27 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt said he's "fine" physically after manager Bob Melvin said the team might want him to get "checked out" due to a drop in velocity.
Fantasy Tip: Bassitt has now had two poor outings in a row, and simply hasn't been as consistent as he was during his breakout in the latter half of last season. The difference in velocity really hasn't been that significant, but regardless, the right-hander should not be plugged into starting lineups right now with how he has looked as of late. If his struggles continue, he could ultimately be supplanted in the rotation by the returning Henderson Alvarez.
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:36:41 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (illness) was pushed back to Wednesday, April 6, with SP Chris Bassitt taking the turn Tuesday, April 5, against the Chicago White Sox.
Fantasy Tip: Bassitt went 1-8 with a solid 3.56 ERA last season, and he's not a bad option for mixed league depth. Gray is worth consideration in DFS every time he starts.