Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:16:59 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Dayan Viciedo gives the team another option in left field with OF Michael Saunders (knee) out, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the first base/designated hitter spot is "the most wide open spot in terms of competition." The team has talked about giving 1B Edwin Encarnacion time at DH this year to save his body, and 1Bs Justin Smoak, Daric Barton and Matt Hague are other options for first base.
Fantasy Tip: Viciedo could have fleeting late-round value in deeper mixed leagues depending on his playing time in the first month of the season with Saunders sidelined. Viciedo hit 20-plus homers in two of the last three years, so we know he has the power. He won't do you any favors in the BA department, though, so he'll mainly be an NL-only commodity this year.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:18:10 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak could face competition from 1B Chris Colabello and 1B Daric Barton for the starting first base job if he does not start off the season well.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:06:34 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays signed free-agent 1B Daric Barton (Athletics) to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. No financial terms were disclosed.
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:19:06 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Daric Barton has elected to become a free agent.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:03:46 -0700
The MRI done on Oakland Athletics 1B Brandon Moss (ankle) did not show any structural damage in his injured ankle.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known how long Moss will be out of the lineup but this is certainly good news for him. Nate Freiman started at first base Sunday and could be an AL-only option if he continues to get starts at the positions. Alberto Callaspo and Daric Barton could also be options but probably would not have a lot of value in leagues other than AL-only.
Sat, 17 May 2014 11:11:18 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Daric Barton has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento.
Thu, 15 May 2014 10:24:41 -0700
The Oakland Athletics designated 1B Daric Barton for assignment Thursday, May 15.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:53:32 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Alberto Callaspo will serve as the team's first baseman when the team is facing a left-handed pitcher this year, according to manager Bob Melvin. 1Bs Brandon Moss and Daric Barton will share the position against righties, although Moss will likely see most of his at-bats as the designated hitter. Barton is considered to be the better defender. Callaspo has never played first base before this spring, and he'll also continue to serve as a backup at second and third base.
Fantasy Tip: Callaspo isn't a bad option as a middle infielder in AL-only leagues because of his positional versatility.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:39:57 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Daric Barton (hamstring) will miss at least another few days with a hamstring strain. The A's will likely continue to be cautious with him.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 09:42:27 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Daric Barton (hamstring) suffered a left hamstring strain Saturday, March 8, and likely will miss a few games.