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Athletics | Eric O'Flaherty throws bullpen

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:30:18 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw a bullpen session in front of manager Bob Melvin and pitching coach Curt Young Saturday, April 19. He might progress to facing live hitters by the team the club returns from its next road trip.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee


Athletics | A.J. Griffin has not resumed throwing

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:01:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is uncertain when SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will begin a throwing program.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Athletics | To continue using closer-by-committee approach

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:24:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed that the team will continue to use a closer-by-committee approach for save situations for the foreseeable future.

Fantasy Tip: If you're desperate for saves, RPs Luke Gregerson and Sean Doolittle appear to be the best bets to close games for the A's.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Joe Stiglich


Athletics | Coco Crisp back in lineup

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:58:34 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) is returning to the starting lineup Friday, April 18.

Fantasy Tip: Insert Crisp back into your lineups, as well.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee


Athletics | Agree to extension with Sean Doolittle

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:23:23 -0700

The Oakland Athletics agreed to a five-year contract extension with RP Sean Doolittle Friday, April 18, that runs through the 2018 season and includes team options for 2019 and 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Athletics | Alberto Callaspo improving defensively

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:02:58 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin was hitting INF Alberto Callaspo balls at first base and Melvin said Callaspo is getting better at the position. Callaspo just needs to learn a few of the intricacies of the position, like bunt plays and cutoffs, but he is reportedly improving.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Unclear when Jim Johnson will close

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:02:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson has been making progress since being bumped from the closer's role. He worked an inning in a tie game, got a lot of groundballs, which was a good indication for his sinkerball. And when he missed the zone, he missed down, which is also seen as a big improvement. However, it's uncertain if and when Johnson will re-gain his closer's role.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Struggling Josh Reddick held out

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:02:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick was out of the starting lineup Wednesday, April 16. He has been struggling, but manager Bob Melvin said Reddick is recognizing pitches better. However, he decided with a tough lefty on the mound, it wasn't a good scenario to get Reddick back on track.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Coco Crisp available off bench

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:01:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) was out of the starting lineup for a third straight game Wednesday, April 16, due to his hamstring issue. However, he was available as a pinch hitter.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Scott Kazmir feels good after bullpen

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:37:22 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (triceps) said he was pain-free during his bullpen session Wednesday, April 16, and expects to make his start Saturday, April 19.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - John Hickey


Athletics | Coco Crisp out again

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:13:06 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, April 16.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Marcus Walden claimed

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:03:43 -0700

The Oakland Athletics claimed RP Marcus Walden off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, April 16, and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp still out

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:05:04 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Tuesday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp remains day-to-day. Continue to check the lineup daily to see if he's back.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Athletics | Luke Gregerson notches save

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:27:10 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson came on in the eighth inning down 2-1 Monday, April 14. He threw a scoreless frame and ended up getting the win. RP Luke Gregerson threw a scoreless ninth inning for the save.

Fantasy Tip: Gregerson is the one to have right now. However, we're very skeptical because of Johnson's large salary on a miniscule payroll. We could see him getting the job back.

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Athletics | Jesse Chavez continues dealing

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:21:43 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez had his third straight solid start Monday, April 14, but doesn't have a win to show for it. He allowed one earned run on four hits and no walks while fanning nine in seven innings in his no-decision against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: We've been on his bandwagon since his great spring showing. He has a 1.35 ERA and 22 K's in 20 innings this year. Buy now, if it's not too late.

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Adames Joselito P
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Barfield Jeremy OF
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Barone Daniel P
Barrone Ben C
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Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
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