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Athletics | Josh Phegley catching Sunday

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:38:53 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Josh Phegley is back in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery Sunday, July 5, batting fifth. C/1B Stephen Vogt, who was behind the plate Saturday, July 4, will play first base and bat second.

Fantasy Tip: Phegley ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is batting .273 overall but is hitting .321 versus lefties this season, making him worthy of consideration for FantasyScore lineups this afternoon.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:34:53 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery Sunday, July 5. OF Sam Fuld will play right field and bat ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Reddick ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) appears to be out of the lineup because he is only batting .159 against southpaws this season. Fuld ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting .210 with no homers and 13 RBIs and is not a great FantasyScore option.

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Athletics | Mark Canha starting in left field

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:22:24 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF/1B Mark Canha will start in left field and bat seventh against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery Sunday, July 5. INF/OF Ben Zobrist, who played left field Saturday, July 4, will play second base and bat third.

Fantasy Tip: The right-handed-hitting Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is batting .242 overall but is just 8-for-66 (.121) this year when facing lefties. For this reason, it would be wise to avoid using him in FantasyScore today.

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Athletics | Ike Davis in lineup Saturday

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:13:30 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Ike Davis will bat sixth against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez Saturday, July 4. C/1B Stephen Vogt, who played first base Friday, July 3, will catch Saturday, with C Josh Phegley getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: With Hernandez on the mound, Davis ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is not a great FantasyScore option this afternoon. He is 1-for-5 against the righty in his career.

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Athletics | Eric Sogard in lineup Saturday

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:09:05 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Eric Sogard will bat eighth against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez Saturday, July 4. INF/OF Ben Zobrist, who played second base Friday, July 3, will start in left field Saturday and bat third.

Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is batting .308 over the past week and is 8-for-31 in his career against Hernandez. He is worth considering in FantasyScore if you need salary cap relief.

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Athletics | Mark Canha drives in three runs

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:41:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Mark Canha went 2-for-4 with a run and three RBI during Oaklands' 9-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) isn't playing as frequently as he was earlier in the season, but he has started the past four games. Still, he is nothing more than an option for cavernous mixed and AL-only owners in seasonal leagues. At FantasyScore, Canha is a matchup play, especially against right-handed pitchers.

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Athletics | Sonny Gray to avoid DL

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:08:10 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (illness) said he will not need to be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of his illness. Gray likely will receive more time off and could start Tuesday, July 7, against the New York Yankees.

Fantasy Tip: Gray ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) appears to be fine after dealing with an illness and will make a start next week. He has allowed nine runs in his last two starts but still has a 2.09 ERA. Gray could be a risky option against the Yankees if he starts against them, but owners on FantasyScore could still consider him an option.

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Athletics | Sonny Gray could hit DL

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:43:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (illness) could be placed on the 15-day disabled list after a bad bout with salmonella poisoning. Gray's illness was caused by salmonella that attacked his colon, which, Gray said, swelled to twice its normal size. He had a fever of 103 degrees. "I got five bags of fluids one night and I was still dehydrated. My body was kind of shutting down," Gray said. "My internal organs were so out of whack. It was not good."

Fantasy Tip: Gray ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) will miss at least his start this weekend, and it sounds like he'll need some time to get his body weight and strength back. Avoid him on FantasyScore, and stash him in traditional formats.

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Athletics | Jesse Chavez effective with short rest

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:44:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez is 4-7 this season, but he has a 1.98 ERA in games where he has pitched on four days' rest. Chavez pitches Friday, July 3, against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Chavez ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) may be an effective choice for this game in FantasyScore contests. He is up against Mariners starter J.A. Happ, who is winless in his past four appearances.

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Athletics | Scott Kazmir continues AL West perfection

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:34:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir improved to 5-5 overall as he shut out the Seattle Mariners, 4-0, on Thursday, July 2. Kazmir is now 5-0 against the AL West teams.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) is one of those cases where you may want to be careful. He is the subject of trade talk, but if he goes away from the AL West he could slump badly. That isn't likely to happen, but it's a question you might want to ask. For now, start Kazmir in FantasyScore when he faces AL West teams.

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Athletics | Sonny Gray unlikely for Sunday

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:33:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (illness) was diagnosed with salmonella, and he's unlikely to start Sunday, July 5, against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: With Gray ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) likely out of the rotation for at least one turn, Chris Bassitt is considered likely to make the spot start Sunday. Bassitt allowed just one earned run over five innings in his lone major league start this season, and he can be considered as a cheap option for GPP tournaments on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Mark Canha starting in left field

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:37:00 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Mark Canha will start in left field and hit eighth in the lineup Thursday, July 2, against the Seattle Mariners and LHP Roenis Elias.

Fantasy Tip: Canha ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is just 7-for-62 against southpaws this season, and he should be avoided for FantasyScore purposes.

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Athletics | Josh Phegley hitting fifth

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:29:16 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Josh Phegley will start behind the plate and hit fifth in the order Thursday, July 2, against the Seattle Mariners and LHP Roenis Elias. C Stephen Vogt will start at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Phegley ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is crushing left-handed pitching to the tune of a .340 batting average this season. Phegley is worth a start any time he's facing a southpaw, and he offers a measure of cap relief to FantasyScore owners.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle not throwing

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:11:09 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is not yet throwing but is expected to start playing catch at the end of next week.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle has no timetable for a return and won't even be guaranteed the closer's role probably whenever he does return. Of course that could become easier to attain if the A's deal Tyler Clippard at the trade deadline. For now, the best successors to the role are Evan Scribner and Drew Pomeranz.

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Athletics | Billy Butler pulls off rare feat

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:53:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler recorded his first triple in almost three years, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is riding a modest four-game hit streak, but for the most part, his production has been mediocre throughout the year. Given his lack of upside, there are usually better options available at FantasyScore in the same price range.

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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
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
Butler Billy 1B
Byrd Darren P
Callahan Shawn C
Cammack Eric P
Canha Mark OF
Carpenter Drew RP
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
Coke Phil RP
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
Juma Alexis P
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
Kurcz Aaron 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
Martin Richie SS
Martinez Shawn P
Martinez Wilman INF
Massaro Michael 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
Parrino Andy 2B
Penalo Rodolfo SS
Peralta Eyffer P
Perez Darwin INF
Peterson Max P
Phegley Josh C
Pinder Chris 3B
Piper-Jordan Andre OF
Pomeranz Drew SP
Pratt Haas 1B
Pridie Jason OF
Pruitt James OF
Quine John P
Rail Tim P
Ramirez Anvioris P
Ramirez Dionicio C
Ramirez Edwar RP
Ramos Mario SP
Rapp Randy P
Ravelo Rangel 1B
Ray Matt SS
Rea Anthony P
Reddick Josh OF
Reynolds Grant P
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
Smolinski Jake OF
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
Valdez Merkin RP
Vaughan Beau P
Venditte Pat P
Verdugo Ryan SP
Viciedo Dayan OF
Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
Vogt Stephen C
Walton Kent OF
Watson Matt OF
Wells Jeremy 2B
Wendle Joey INF
Wentzell Dan OF
Werner Andrew SP
West Jareck OF
Whelan Kevin P
Whitney Matt INF
Windsor Jason SP
Wing Ryan P
Zambotti Anthony P
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Beane Billy GM
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Crowley Michael TO
Emerson Scott TO
Forst David TO
Gallego Mike TO
Garner Phil TO
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