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Athletics | Mark Canha draws the start

Sun, 24 May 2015 08:35:22 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Mark Canha will start at first base and bat seventh in the order Sunday, May 24, against the Tampa Bay Rays. 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and 1B Max Muncy will move to third base with 3B Brett Lawrie (undisclosed) out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) had a strong start to the season, but he hasn't had an extra-base hit since May 9. Canha can be avoided on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Brett Lawrie could miss a few games

Sat, 23 May 2015 17:33:16 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie (undisclosed) is a "little banged up" and could miss a couple of games, manager Bob Melvin said Saturday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: While Lawrie is sidelined, Max Muncy ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) should earn some extra playing time. Muncy has reached base in six straight games, scoring five runs and hitting two homers. He could make a decent source of cap relief at FantasyScore if he draws a friendly pitching matchup.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist could return Monday

Sat, 23 May 2015 17:27:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) could be activated from the disabled list Monday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) hasn't played since April 24, and he may need a few games for his timing to come back. Take a wait-and-see approach with Zobrist at FantasyScore in his first game back.

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Athletics | Kendall Graveman throws 6 shutout

Sat, 23 May 2015 16:27:43 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman threw six shutout innings Saturday, May 23, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Graveman had a horrible start to the season but seems to have figured out his mechanics while he was in the minor leagues. Graveman allowed three hits and two walks, while striking out six hitters over six full innings. Graveman will be worth consideration for his next scheduled start, Thursday, May 28, against the New York Yankees.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle may be back Tuesday

Sat, 23 May 2015 15:22:48 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) may be back in the lineup as early as Tuesday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle will likely be held out of the closer spot temporarily as he works his way back in, so avoid activating him quickly. Tyler Clippard may still see some action at the position, but even if he doesn't close games he still makes plenty of appearances.

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Athletics | OAK expected to keep Stephen Vogt

Sat, 23 May 2015 10:33:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane is not expected to trade C Stephen Vogt.

Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has been one of the better-hitting catchers in baseball this season. Entering play Saturday, May 23, he is batting .309 with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs through 41 games.

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Athletics | Brett Lawrie not in the lineup

Sat, 23 May 2015 09:36:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Brett Lawrie is not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 23. INF Max Muncy will be the starting third baseman for the Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: Lawrie ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) should return to the starting lineup in the next game or two. Muncy ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has recorded five hits and three RBI in his last five games and could be a starting option on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt on the bench

Sat, 23 May 2015 09:27:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt is not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 23. C Josh Phegley will be the starting catcher for the Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: Vogt ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) likely is sitting out for a day and should return to the lineup in the next day or two. Phegley ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has not seen a lot of playing time this season and is entering the game with a .244 batting average. Owners on FantasyScore may be able to find a better option to use.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp placed on DL

Sat, 23 May 2015 07:22:10 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 23. The team also recalled P Kendall Graveman from Class AAA Nashville.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is dealing with a similar injury that kept him out at times last season, so it is not known when he will be able to play again. Billy Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) should receive more playing time and could be a starting option on FantasyScore even though he does not have any home runs or RBI.

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Athletics | Kendall Graveman making changes

Fri, 22 May 2015 18:42:46 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman has been working on his delivery and his changeup, and he said he had success since reducing the velocity of his changeup to create a better differential between the pitch and his fastball.

Fantasy Tip: Graveman will be trying to recapture the form he showed in spring training, but after struggling in four starts early in the regular season, he shouldn't be trusted at FantasyScore until all his mechanical changes translate into better results.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp heading to DL

Fri, 22 May 2015 18:34:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) will likely be placed on the disabled list Saturday, May 23, to make room for SP Kendall Graveman.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp has been adjusting his approach at the plate to accommodate the pain, and it has taken its toll. He has just two hits in 45 at-bats this year, and unless he is fully healthy when he returns, he should be avoided at FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien resting

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:34:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 22. 2B Andy Parrino is starting at the 6 and hitting eighth in the batting order against Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer.

Fantasy Tip: Parrino will be as cheap as they come at FantasyScore after just being recalled from the minors. Avoid him everywhere in daily contests.

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Athletics | Eric Sogard hitting in two-hole

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:24:55 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Eric Sogard is hitting second in the batting order against Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer Friday, May 22, with SS Marcus Semien out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Sogard's ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) fantasy value increases a bit with a move all the way up the lineup for daily gamers, but you still should consider him a weak play at FantasyScore. He's facing one of the American League's best starters this year in Archer.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist continues rehab

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:31:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) will play nine innings in left field for Class AAA Nashville Friday, May 22, and he will serve as the designated hitter Saturday, May 23. He'll be at second base for the Sounds Sunday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) could be on track to return to the A's early next week if he avoids a setback this weekend. He will take over the starting second base duties, most likely, from Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), who has been a low-end keystone play. However, Zobrist can also move around in the outfield, giving Oakland plenty of options. Unless he has a matchup you can't pass up, you should be hesitant in throwing Zobrist directly into your FantasyScore lineups when he's back.

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Athletics | Ike Davis hasn't started baseball activities

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:28:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis (quadriceps) has yet to do any baseball activities after landing on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds as if Davis won't be ready to return when he's eligible to come off the DL. In the meantime, Max Muncy ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Mark Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) are low-end sleeper plays based on matchups, with Muncy starting mainly against righties and Canha starting against left-handers.

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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
Halama John RP
Hall Kris P
Hamblin Dan 1B
Haviland Shawn P
Heether Adam 3B
Herrera John P
Heuser James P
Hill Steven C
Hodson Scott P
Hoehn Connor P
Hooker Deryk P
House Tyreace OF
Hudson Herbert OF
Humber Philip SP
Hunter Brett P
Hurley Zachary OF
Ingold Ben SS
Ingram Brian SS
Jackson Steve C
Jennings Jason RP
Jensen Chris P
Jernigan Kevin 2B
Johnson Adam RP
Johnson Toddrick OF
Jones Ryan OF
Joseph Jonathan RP
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Kay Josh P
Kazmir Scott SP
Keough Shane SS
Kerfoot Charles P
Kilby Brad P
Kleen Steve 1B
Klug Michael 2B
Kohn Shawn P
Komine Shane P
Lacasse Jess P
Ladendorf Tyler 3B
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
McGirr Mike P
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
Olson Matt X. 1B
Omura Isaac 2B
Ortiz Jonathan P
Ortiz Ryan C
Oseguera Paul P
Otero Dan RP
Pan Chih-Fang SS
Paramore Petey C
Parker Jarrod SP
Parraz Zeke SS
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Penalo Rodolfo SS
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Perez Darwin INF
Peterson Max P
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Pinder Chris 3B
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Pomeranz Drew SP
Pratt Haas 1B
Pridie Jason OF
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Rail Tim P
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Ramirez Dionicio C
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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
Thompson Taylor P
Tichota Clay P
Tietje Chalon OF
Timmons Wes 3B
Urlaub Jeff P
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Vaughan Beau P
Venditte Pat P
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Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
Vogt Stephen C
Walton Kent OF
Watson Matt OF
Wells Jeremy 2B
Wendle Joey INF
Wentzell Dan OF
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West Jareck OF
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Whitney Matt INF
Windsor Jason SP
Wing Ryan P
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