Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:28:21 -0800
The Oakland Athletics will tender an offer to 1B Daric Barton.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:32:55 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have placed OF Josh Reddick (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right wrist. In a corresponding move, the team recalled 1B Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento. The team also designated RP Pat Neshek for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Barton and Chris B. Young likely will see increased playing time while Reddick is out of the lineup. Barton probably will play at first base when Brandon Moss is moved to right field. Owners in AL-only leagues should consider adding Barton because he should see game action. Young could be an option in deeper leagues if he receives more playing time.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:25:00 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Brandon Moss is likely to head back to the outfield to play against right-handed starters. That will happen if OF Josh Reddick (wrist) hits the 15-day disabled list, and the team recalls 1B Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:24:02 -0700
The Oakland Athletics removed 1B Daric Barton from his game with Triple-A Sacramento Sunday, Aug. 25, and he is expected to join the big club before they travel east to meet the Detroit Tigers.
Tue, 21 May 2013 11:40:14 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Daric Barton cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Tuesday, May 21.
Sat, 18 May 2013 12:50:43 -0700
A New York Mets executive said the team has not yet discussed acquiring 1B Daric Barton, who was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics.
Sat, 18 May 2013 12:41:55 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Oakland Athletics have activated OF Chris B. Young (quadriceps) from the disabled list. In a corresponding move, 1B Daric Barton has been designated for assignment.
Wed, 15 May 2013 12:02:41 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Chris B. Young (quadriceps) will play for Triple-A Sacramento Thursday, May 16, and is likely to come off the disabled list Friday, May 17. The team will decide to send C Luke Montz down or designate 1B Daric Barton for assignment to make room for Young on the roster.
Fantasy Tip: Michael Taylor was sent down to the minors today, so Young figures to platoon in the outfield with Seth Smith, as he was doing before. Young has power, but he won't do you any favors in the batting average category. This makes him an asset in cavernous mixed formats with deep outfield setups.
Wed, 08 May 2013 12:40:11 -0700
The Oakland Athletics released RP Jordan Norberto (elbow) Wednesday, May 8, in order to make room on the roster for 1B Daric Barton. The team will not rule out re-signing Norberto to a minor league deal, though, and Norberto is open to the idea. Norberto resumed throwing two days ago and made 25 throws from 60 feet Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Norberto is a nice weapon for any team's bullpen when he's healthy, which is why the A's are considering re-signing him. If they don't, expect another team to take a chance on him when he's ready to pitch in games. Norberto is unlikely to make a fantasy impact this season, though.
Wed, 08 May 2013 10:53:38 -0700
The Oakland Athletics placed OF Josh Reddick (wrist) on the disabled list Wednesday, May 8, and called up 1B Daric Barton from Class AAA Sacramento.
Fantasy Tip: Stash Reddick wherever possible, but recognize that his power might take awhile to come back even after he returns. With Chris B. Young (quadriceps) also sidelined, Michael Taylor should continue seeing playing time, sustaining his speculative deep-mixed value. Barton will probably be used in the mishmash of DH options and warrants a flyer strictly in AL-only games; his worth depends heavily on playing time, not necessarily stick skills.