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Athletics | Sam Fuld slumping hard

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:58:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld went 0-for-2 in a 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 21, and he has just two hits in 29 at-bats this month.

Fantasy Tip: Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has scored just one run and doesn't have an RBI this month. He has no business being in lineups at FantasyScore right now.

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Athletics | Drew Pomeranz receives cortisone shot

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:51:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) received a cortisone shot for his left acromioclavicular joint, and he will resume throwing once it takes effect.

Fantasy Tip: Pomeranz is worth stashing in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats. Expect a clearer timeline for his return to be announced soon. Until then, continue to check back for updates on his progress. It isn't out of the question to cut bait for a player with more upside given the nature of Pomeranz's injury, though.

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Athletics | Kendall Graveman confirmed for Saturday

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:47:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman will start against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: After a sterling spring training, Graveman flamed out in a hurry earlier this season. Consider him a high-risk, high-reward start in all fantasy formats Saturday, and outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues he likely doesn't warrant a roster spot at this point.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp has MRI in Dallas

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:41:22 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) underwent an MRI in Dallas Thursday, May 21, and he will meet with a doctor Friday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp's ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) fantasy stock is dwindling, and at this point, he should not be owned in shallow mixed leagues, and you should consider replacing him in all other leagues, too. Billy Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) and Sam Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) project to return to the platoon in center field they had when Crisp was out earlier this season. Burns has more upside, although both outfielders are stolen base threats. FantasyScore players should only target them when they land in a favorable matchup.

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Athletics | Billy Burns, Sam Fuld both playing

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:53:05 -0700

Oakland Athletics OFs Billy Burns and Sam Fuld are both in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Colome Thursday, May 21. Burns is starting in center field and hitting leadoff, while Fuld is in left and hitting eighth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) and Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) should both see more playing time with Coco Crisp (neck) out indefinitely. Burns is the much better option at FantasyScore, especially since he's likely to hit leadoff more often than not. The same thinking goes for their values tonight against Colome.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp could be out awhile

Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) will travel to Dallas to see a doctor Thursday, May 21, and he could be out for an extended period of time and might need surgery. "I'll try to come back sometime this year," Crisp said. "And if not, then next year." He's hitting only .044 in 13 games since coming off the disabled list after having elbow surgery. Crisp played in just 126 games in 2014 due to neck problems.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) should not be owned at this point in shallow mixed leagues, and you should consider dropping him in all other leagues, as well. Billy Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) and Sam Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) are expected to platoon in center field with Crisp out. Burns is the much better FantasyScore commodity with more upside, although both outfielders are stolen base threats.

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Athletics | Brett Lawrie doing his part

Thu, 21 May 2015 05:19:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie is batting .333 (29-for-87) over his last 23 games dating back to Sunday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately, Lawrie ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has just seven runs and 12 RBI, and seasonal owners have to be somewhat disappointed his solid work at the dish isn't being rewarded with more counting stats. At Lawrie's cap hit, FantasyScore players have a potential bargain on their hands, and the counting stats should begin to follow.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp will visit specialist

Wed, 20 May 2015 15:22:24 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) will visit a neck specialist in Dallas Thursday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Billy Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) projects to receive a significant fantasy boost for the duration of Crisp's absence, and Burns is worth a speculative add in deep mixed leagues. Check back for updates on the severity of Crisp's injury, but his value is dwindling, and the injury appears serious.

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Athletics | Ron Washington may join staff

Wed, 20 May 2015 13:35:58 -0700

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington may reunite with his old team, the Oakland Athletics, to serve as an infield coach and special instructor.

Fantasy Tip: Normally daily leagues and other fantasy leagues don't penalize for defense, and this is what Washington is expected to shore up. Still, Washington's arrival could produce stronger results for players like Marcus Semien ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) and other infielders.

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Athletics | Kendall Graveman to pitch Saturday?

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:56:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman is expected to be called up from the minors to start Saturday, May 23. P Arnold Leon is expected to work out of the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: The A's are on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend. Graveman posted an 8.27 ERA in four starts before being sent down to the minors. He's gone 2-1 with a 1.85 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in his three starts for Class AAA Nashville (Tenn.). He could grab a rotation spot and run with it if he performs well with Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) on the DL. Grab Graveman in AL-only leagues and take a wait-and-see approach with him in deep mixed formats and at FantasyScore for his start on Saturday.

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Athletics | Jarrod Parker to be in cast 4-6 weeks

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:54:13 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker (elbow) had a fractured bone cleaned during his surgery Tuesday, May 19, and a ligament and tendon were also reattached. Parker will be in a cast for four to six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: The good news for Parker is that he won't need a third Tommy John procedure. The bad news is he'll likely miss the rest of the 2015 season. You can drop him everywhere.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle to pitch Friday

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:50:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will make a rehab appearance for Class AAA Fresno (Calif.) Friday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle may be close to returning, but his velocity has been in question during his rehab. The A's figure to ease him back into late-inning duties when he's activated from the DL, meaning Tyler Clippard will still have some fantasy value as a closer when Doolittle comes back. You may want to ease Doolittle back into your starting lineups, as well.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist continues rehab

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:46:15 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) will play seven innings in the outfield with Class A Stockton (Calif.) Wednesday, May 20, and then he'll move his rehab to Class AAA Fresno (Calif.) to play Friday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is nearing a return and should return to starting second base duties when he's ready. That'll push Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) back to a bench role. Sogard is a low-end keystone play at FantasyScore in the meantime.

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Athletics | A.J. Griffin throwing bullpen

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:43:30 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder, elbow) is throwing a bullpen session Wednesday, May 20, and he could go on a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Fantasy Tip: With Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) on the DL now, Griffin could find himself with a rotation spot open once he's ready sometime next month. In deep mixed and AL-only leagues, it's time to stash him away.

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Athletics | Craig Gentry draws start

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:19:58 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Craig Gentry is starting in left field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel Wednesday, May 20. OF Coco Crisp (neck) is not in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Gentry ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is hitting only .086 (3-for-35) with no homers and two RBI and should be an afterthought in daily games.

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Abad Fernando RP
Adames Joselito P
Alcantara Raul SP
Alvarez R.J. P
Anderson Bryan C
Appert Luke 2B
Avila Andres P
Barham Trey P
Barone Daniel P
Barreto Franklin SS
Barrone Ben C
Bassitt Chris P
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blair Carson C
Blasi Nick OF
Bowen Rob C
Boyd Chad OF
Bradley David P
Brown Andrew A. RP
Brown Dusty C
Brown Jeremy C
Bryant Steven P
Bunch Kevin P
Burns Billy OF
Buschmann Matt P
Butler Billy 1B
Byrd Darren P
Callahan Shawn C
Cammack Eric P
Canha Mark OF
Carlin Luke C
Carpenter Drew RP
Carson Matt OF
Carter Steven-Ryder P
Castillo David P
Castillo Yeiper P
Castro Angel P
Chacon Shawn SP
Chapman Matt 3B
Chavez Jesse SP
Clippard Tyler RP
Cobb Larry OF
Collins Bryan P
Cook Ryan RP
Corder Gordon 1B
Cornejo Eddie SS
Coughlin Cameron OF
Crisp Coco OF
Currin Patrick P
Davis Ike 1B
Day Dewon RP
Deal Scott P
DeHoyos Gabe RP
Dewing Branden P
DiNardo Lenny SP
Dixon Rashun OF
Doolittle Ryan P
Doolittle Sean RP
Dowling Greg 1B
Dull Ryan P
Duran Omar P
Everidge Tommy 1B
Fagan Mike P
Fahner Evan P
Fairbanks Scott P
Faison Vince OF
Farrell Sean OF
Fernandez Jason P
Fernandez Rodolfo P
Fisher Carlos RP
Fitts Matthews P
Flores Jose P
Ford Ryan P
France Ryan P
Franco T.J. P
Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Freiman Nate 1B
Fuld Sam OF
Fuller Jim P
Gailey Frank P
Garcia Angel P
Garcia Jose P
Gentry Craig OF
Giese Dan P
Gomez Francis SS
Gomez Rosalio P
Gonzalez Junior P
Gordon Derrick P
Gossett Daniel P
Graveman Kendall SP
Gray Sonny SP
Griffin A.J. SP
Hahn Jesse SP
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Hall Kris P
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Heether Adam 3B
Herrera John P
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Hill Steven C
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Johnson Adam RP
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Jones Ryan OF
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Kay Josh P
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Klug Michael 2B
Kohn Shawn P
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Lacasse Jess P
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Lawrie Brett 3B
Lee Chad P
Leon Arnold SP
LeVier Mitchell C
Leyja Nino SS
Lyman Jeffrey P
Lynch Matt P
Macias Lorenzo OF
Madsen Michael P
Marti Yadel P
Martinez Shawn P
Martinez Wilman INF
Massaro Michael OF
Matthes Kent OF
Maxwell Bruce C
McAuliffe Jarod P
McBeth Marcus RP
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McGuire Deck SP
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Miller Corey P
Mills Brad SP
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Mujica Edward RP
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
Nolin Sean SP
Nunez Renato 3B
O'Flaherty Eric RP
Oakes Earl P
Olsen Kevin RP
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Ortiz Jonathan P
Ortiz Ryan C
Oseguera Paul P
Otero Dan RP
Pan Chih-Fang SS
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Parker Jarrod SP
Parraz Zeke SS
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Penalo Rodolfo SS
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Perez Darwin INF
Peterson Max P
Phegley Josh C
Pinder Chris 3B
Piper-Jordan Andre OF
Pomeranz Drew SP
Pratt Haas 1B
Pridie Jason OF
Pruitt James OF
Quine John P
Rail Tim P
Ramirez Anvioris P
Ramirez Dionicio C
Ramirez Edwar RP
Ramos Mario SP
Rapp Randy P
Ravelo Rangel 1B
Ray Matt SS
Rea Anthony P
Reddick Josh OF
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Richard Michael SS
Richmond Jamie P
Rivas Jose C
Rivera Julio C
Roberts Ryan 3B
Robnett Richie OF
Rodriguez Fernando RP
Rodriguez Raymond OF
Rogers Michael P
Rogowski Casey INF
Rojas Jose P
Romero Niuman 2B
Ruiz Ryan SS
Rutherford Rodney 3B
Saberhagen Drew 1B
Sanchez Jacob P
Sanchez Jesus P. P
Santos Alex P
Sayegh Jose OF
Schlichting Travis P
Schwartz Jordan P
Scribner Evan RP
Sellier Brian OF
Semien Marcus SS
Sewell Lance P
Shafer David RP
Sharpe Steve P
Sheridan Eric P
Shibilo Andy P
Shields Trey P
Shull James P
Simmons James SP
Smalley Kenny P
Smith Bobby INF
Smith Jacob C
Smith Jordon C
Snyder Brian 3B
Sogard Eric 2B
Solano Wilfredo INF
Sosa Alfred OF
Sosa Wilfrido SS
Spanos Vasili 3B
Street Juston P
Sulentic Matt OF
Sullivan Brad P
Suniaga Elihoref P
Thigpen Curtis C
Thomas David X. OF
Thompson Derek P
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Tichota Clay P
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Urlaub Jeff P
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Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
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Wells Jeremy 2B
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West Jareck OF
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Whitney Matt INF
Windsor Jason SP
Wing Ryan P
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Forst David TO
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