Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 30 May 2016 06:21:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Surkamp has struggled in his limited work for the Athletics this season and will enter the game with a 6.55 ERA. Owners in all leagues should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.
Sun, 29 May 2016 19:13:22 -0700
Contradicting a previous report, Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill (groin) was diagnosed with a mild groin strain after exiting his start Sunday, May 29, and manager Bob Melvin said he was unsure if Hill would make his next start. It was previously reported that Hill suffered a shoulder injury.
Fantasy Tip: The injury has been pinpointed, but the timeline for his recovery remains unclear. Stay tuned for an update.
Sun, 29 May 2016 17:08:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Madson blew two of his last three save chances, and he may have cost himself the closer's role. He is worth holding on to for now, but grab Doolittle if he is still available in your league.
Sun, 29 May 2016 17:04:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ryan Madson handled the eighth inning, so the move could signal a changing of the guard in the ninth inning. Hang on to Madson for now, but Doolittle needs to be owned in all formats.
Sun, 29 May 2016 16:59:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Butler has been struggling and receiving sporadic playing time, and at best, he is a shot-in-the-dark DFS play against left-handed pitching.
Sun, 29 May 2016 16:56:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Hill will need to miss any time with the injury. Don't make any roster moves yet.
Sun, 29 May 2016 16:14:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for more updates on the nature of Hill's injury. He has been having an excellent season, so sit tight and hope for good news.
Sat, 28 May 2016 17:27:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored in a 12-3 win over the Detroit Tigers Saturday, May 28, and his 11 home runs this month are the most in the majors.
Fantasy Tip: Davis' .237 average won't do you any favors, but he has the power to his 30-plus homers. He is worth owning in deeper mixed leagues and makes a high-upside play in daily formats.
Sat, 28 May 2016 17:20:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gray is having a rough year, but continue to stash him and hope for better results when he returns from injury.
Sat, 28 May 2016 11:18:24 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt, 1B Yonder Alonso and OF Chris Coghlan are out of the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Matt Boyd Saturday, May 28. 1B Billy Butler will bat sixth and play first base, C Josh Phegley will start behind the plate and bat seventh and OF Jake Smolinski will bat ninth and patrol right field.
Fantasy Tip: Butler, Phegley and Smolinski are all batting under .200 this month and should be viewed as nothing more than desperation sources of cap relief in daily fantasy games.
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:50:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gray was placed on the disabled list earlier in the week but appears to be making good progress in his recovery. He could make at least one rehab start but should return in the near future. Gray should be a starting candidate once he is activated from the disabled list.
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:41:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Phegley doesn't receive enough at-bats to be anything more than a low-end option in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only formats. Dating back to the beginning of last season, Phegley does own a respectable .250/.301/.431 slash line with nine home runs and 37 RBI through 282 plate appearances, though.
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:55:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Phegley will go back to his usual duties, which involve serving as a backup to regular C/1B Stephen Vogt. Phegley doesn't play often enough to merit regular fantasy value, and even when he does Phegley isn't too impressive.
Thu, 26 May 2016 15:11:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Throwing already is a good sign, however, Gray will need to show more to be activated when eligible Monday, June 6. Be patient with Gray, but you'll likely want to be careful about who you start him against until he proves he is back to being a productive fantasy arm. Gray posted a 6.19 ERA through his first nine starts of the season. Stay tuned for updates.
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:28:57 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Zach Neal allowed eight hits and seven runs in four innings of work on Wednesday, May 25. Neal, who was recalled from Class AAA Nashville earlier in the day, was making his first major-league start. In a related move, RP Daniel Coulombe was optioned to Nashville.
Fantasy Tip: Neal was 5-1 with a 2.53 in seven starts at Class AAA, but the finesse righty didn't miss many bats against the Mariners. While he may see additional starts with Sonny Gray and Henderson Alvarez out of action, Neal isn't someone you'll want to try your luck with.
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