Oakland Athletics news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 30 May 2016 22:51:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Alvarez isn't a bad stash option in AL-only fantasy leagues for his win potential, especially in spacious O.co Coliseum in Oakland. However, he isn't a huge source of strikeouts, so keep that in mind for when he is healthy enough to return.
Mon, 30 May 2016 22:50:22 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill (groin) has not been ruled out from making his next scheduled start despite a groin strain. Manager Bob Melvin did indicate Hill could get an extra day of rest.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should be very careful in using Hill. It might be a good idea to avoid him until he can officially make that next start and prove his health through a full outing without any setbacks.
Mon, 30 May 2016 22:49:46 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman allowed two runs and six hits over six innings Monday, May 30, against the Minnesota Twins for his first win in more than a month. He also finished with five strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Graveman has actually pitched pretty well at home, going 1-3 with a 3.38 ERA in five starts while going 1-3 with a 7.23 ERA in five starts on the road. Take that into consideration when thinking about using Graveman in DFS and AL-only fantasy formats.
Mon, 30 May 2016 22:49:10 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp made his 15th straight start Monday, May 30, against the Minnesota Twins, his longest stretch since 2014. He hit his fifth home run of the season, and 16th leadoff homer of his career.
Fantasy Tip: Crisp has had a propensity for injury over the past couple of seasons, but when he is in the lineup he is an effective fantasy option.
Mon, 30 May 2016 10:18:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana Monday, May 30. OF Coco Crisp will start in center field, while OF Khris Davis will start in left field. 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is batting sixth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Butler has been a bit inconsistent at the plate over the last few weeks but does have three hits and five RBI over the last two games. Butler can be a decent starting option in daily fantasy leagues because of his recent play.
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.
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