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Athletics | Sonny Gray to throw bullpen session

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:50:22 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (neck, shoulder) is scheduled to throw 35-40 pitches during a bullpen session Saturday, May 28. He has played catch in each of the last two days.

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.

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


Athletics | Josh Phegley activated from DL

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:41:06 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Josh Phegley (knee) was activated from the disabled list Friday, May 27. In a corresponding move, C Matt McBride was optioned to Class AAA Nashville.

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.

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Athletics | Josh Phegley off DL Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:55:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Josh Phegley (knee) is slated to come off the 15-day disabled list on Friday, May 27.

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.

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Athletics | Sonny Gray plays catch

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:11:10 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (neck, shoulder) played catch Thursday, May 26, for the first time since being placed on the disabled list Sunday, May 22.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Athletics | Zach Neal rocked in first MLB start

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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Athletics | Henderson Alvarez to throw Wednesday

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:11:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) threw at a distance of 75 feet Tuesday, May 24, and did not experience any issues. He plans to throw at a distance of 90 feet Wednesday, May 25, according to manager Bob Melvin.

Fantasy Tip: It's a promising sign that Alvarez is able to throw on consecutive days after being sidelined recently for a week due to shoulder discomfort. He deserves to be stashed in most fantasy leagues due to his potential to induce lots of ground balls at the hitter-friendly O.co Coliseum when healthy, although he won't rack up many strikeouts.

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Athletics | Jed Lowrie back at second base

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:11:37 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie is back at second base and is hitting fifth against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma Wednesday, May 25, after being activated from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Double check to see if Lowrie was dropped by his previous owners in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. He's not bad in those setups for middle infield depth, as the switch-hitter is batting .302 on the season. He has little power, though, and also hasn't stolen a base this season.

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Athletics | Ryan Madson blows save

Tue, 24 May 2016 23:27:20 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Ryan Madson blew the save Tuesday, May 24, allowing a two-run homer in two-thirds of an inning.

Fantasy Tip: He has blown his last two save chances after converting his first 11. His WHIP is up to 1.33, and his ERA is 2.66. If he doesn't turn it around soon, Sean Doolittle could push for his old gig back.

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Athletics | Jed Lowrie returning Wednesday

Tue, 24 May 2016 18:14:16 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie (shin) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, May 25, according to manager Bob Melvin.

Fantasy Tip: Lowrie likely will be an everyday player for Oakland once he is activated but may struggle at the plate early on. He is hitting .302 so far this season and is a low-end option in deeper mixed leagues. Owners in daily fantasy leagues may want to see him play in a game or two before considering him as a starting candidate.

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Athletics | Rich Hill deals

Mon, 23 May 2016 23:48:17 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill allowed eight hits and no walks while fanning six in eight shutout innings to beat the Seattle Mariners Monday, May 23. The outing included a bases-loaded situation with no one out that Hill got out of.

Fantasy Tip: Hill has SP1 numbers with a 2.18 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and 65 K's in 57 2/3 innings. He's a daily consideration whenever he starts.

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Athletics | Khris Davis back in the lineup

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:56:34 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis (forearm) will serve as the designated hitter against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker Monday, May 23. 1B Max Muncy is not in the starting lineup, while OF Jake Smolinski will start at right field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Davis is hitting .300 with four home runs and eight RBI over the last seven days but is a risky option because of the injury. Smolinski is hitting only .111 since joining Oakland and should be avoided in all leagues.

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Athletics | Henderson Alvarez to resume throwing

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:55:08 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will resume throwing Tuesday, May 24. He's missed a week after experiencing shoulder discomfort.

Fantasy Tip: Good news for Oakland that the right-hander is able to get back on the mound, though it's still a little concerning that it's taken the former All-Star this long, as his initial timetable had him returning at some point in May. That does not look like it will happen, but Alvarez can certainly help out fantasy teams as soon as he's ready to return. Keep monitoring his progress.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick's thumb fracture near tip

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:44:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick's (thumb) fracture in his thumb is not in the joint, but rather closer to the tip. That equals about four weeks of recovery, which is towards the lower end of expectations.

Fantasy Tip: While it's bad timing for Reddick's injury, considering he's been out to a scorching start in 2016, he at least receives this bit of good news that should have him back before the end of June. In the meantime, Jake Smolinski is the biggest beneficiary, but owners should wait till he displays some sort of consistency before thinking of adding him.

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Athletics | Zach Neal set for first MLB start

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:25:53 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Zach Neal will start Wednesday, May 25, against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Neal will bring some potential along with him, considering he was 5-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in seven starts in the Pacific Coast League. He could be a sneaky play for daily leagues on Wednesday, as he'll be working from pitcher-friendly Safeco Field as well. Keep him on your radars in case he picks up where he left off at Class AAA.

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Athletics | Sonny Gray placed on 15-day DL

Sun, 22 May 2016 12:27:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (neck, shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, May 22, with a strained right trapezius, according to the club. Daniel Coulombe was recalled from Class AAA Nashville in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: It's not overly surprising Gray is dealing with an injury, especially in light of his 3-5 record and 6.19 ERA through nine starts, or that Oakland is sending yet another player to the DL (league-leading 13). Coulombe gave up three runs over two relief innings on May 10 in his only appearance this season and is unlikely to work himself into any kind of fantasy relevance during this stay with the big club.

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Alcantara Raul SP
Alonso Yonder 1B
Alvarez Henderson SP
Alvarez R.J. P
Anderson Bryan C
Appert Luke 2B
Avila Andres P
Axford John RP
Barham Trey P
Barone Daniel P
Barreto Franklin SS
Barrone Ben C
Bassitt Chris SP
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
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Collins Bryan P
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Coughlin Cameron OF
Coulombe Daniel RP
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Davis Khris OF
Day Dewon RP
Deal Scott P
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Dewing Branden P
DiNardo Lenny SP
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Doubront Felix SP
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Erwin Zack P
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Lee Chad P
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