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Athletics | Paying Yoenis Cespedes salary, getting help on Jon Lester

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:21:12 -0700

Although the Oakland Athletics are paying $650,000 of the salary for Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes, the Athletics are getting $1.8 million from the Red Sox to help pay SP Jon Lester.

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Athletics | Jon Lester to start Saturday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester is expected to make his first start with the team Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Athletics | Billy Burns sent down, Jake Elmore cut

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:37 -0700

The Oakland Athletics optioned OF Billy Burns to Triple-A Sacramento Thursday, July 31, and designated INF Jake Elmore for assignment.

Fantasy Tip: That temporarily kills any AL-only interest in Burns for his stolen base prowess. Perhaps the condition of Coco Crisp (neck) has improved recently. Keep Burns on your radar in very deep leagues should he surface again in the majors.

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Athletics | Receiving calls on Jason Hammel

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:44:28 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jason Hammel is receiving plenty of calls from interested teams at the trade deadline, according to a source. The A's initially weren't planning on moving him.

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Athletics | Jonny Gomes, Sam Fuld could platoon

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:11:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics OFs Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld could serve in a platoon in left field to replace OF Yoenis Cespedes, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox. Fuld also gives the A's a solid defensive outfielder.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes is clearly the better offensive weapon and fantasy option, but the move to Oakland in a pitcher friendly environment takes some of the intrigue out of his bat. In a platoon role with Fuld, he's purely AL-only material.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Athletics | Sam Fuld to play CF for now

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:55:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld will play center field with OF Craig Gentry (hand) still on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Fuld's defense will work in his favor, but he'll remain subject to varying permutations of potential platoons. Fuld still can be a fifth mixed fly-catcher.

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Athletics | Jon Lester acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:00:10 -0700

The Oakland Athletics acquired SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Lester's value increases slightly with the move to a more spacious park in Oakland in an arguably weaker-hitting division. Gomes should receive platoon playing time and is an AL-only option. For more, Click on our Trade Deadline Tracker!

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: WEEI.com - Alex Speier

Athletics | Josh Donaldson smokes Houston pitching

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, walk and strikeout Wednesday, July 30, against the Houston Astros. Donaldson has hit five of his 23 home runs against Houston pitching this season.

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Athletics | RBI streak over for Yoenis Cespedes

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes was hitless in four at-bats Wednesday, July 30, against the Houston Astros, snapping his RBI streak at six games.

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Athletics | Jason Hammel expected to make next start

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:05:51 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jason Hammel is expected to make his next start, according to manager Bob Melvin. Hammel is 0-4 with a 9.53 ERA since joining the A's.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp won't play Friday

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:45:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) will not play when the team returns home Friday, Aug. 1, according to manager Bob Melvin. Crisp's neck is the priority right now.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp not in lineup

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:26:37 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is out of the lineup once again Wednesday, July 30. OF Billy Burns is leading off and playing center field in his stead.

Fantasy Tip: Burns could be a cheap play for daily gamers and should be grabbed in deep leagues for his speed-centered game. Crisp, on the other hand, is staring down a possible DL stint.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp to avoid DL

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:42:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) had an MRI that didn't reveal anything that will require a stint on the disabled list. However, there were some degenerative changes revealed on the right side of his neck.

Fantasy Tip: While this is good news for the short term, it doesn't sound too promising for the future. Keep Crisp on your bench until he's able to return.

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Athletics | Looking at Sam Fuld

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:40:54 -0700

The Oakland Athletics have expressed interest in OF Sam Fuld. With a neck injury hobbling OF Coco Crisp and OF Craig Gentry out with a broken hand, sources indicate the team is worried about its depth in the outfield.

Fantasy Tip: Sam Fuld starts strong and then has a tendency to tail off. His fantasy value should be downplayed for that very reason. It would be one thing if Fuld started and you only needed a couple weeks of production out of him, but the reality is Fuld is a backup outfielder at best.

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Athletics | Potential Jon Lester landing spot

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:22:53 -0700

The Oakland Athletics have emerged as a possible landing spot for Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, according to a source.

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Oakland Athletics Player News

Abad Fernando RP
Adames Joselito P
Alcantara Raul SP
Appert Luke 2B
Avila Andres P
Barfield Jeremy OF
Barham Trey P
Barone Daniel P
Barrone Ben C
Barton Daric 1B
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blanks Kyle 1B
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
Buss Nick OF
Byrd Darren P
Callahan Shawn C
Callaspo Alberto 2B
Cammack Eric P
Carpenter Drew RP
Carter Steven-Ryder P
Castillo David P
Castillo Yeiper P
Chacon Shawn SP
Chapman Matt 3B
Chavez Jesse SP
Cobb Larry OF
Coleman Dusty INF
Collins Bryan P
Cook Ryan RP
Corder Gordon 1B
Cornejo Eddie SS
Coughlin Cameron OF
Crisp Coco OF
Currin Patrick P
Day Dewon RP
Deal Scott P
DeHoyos Gabe RP
Dewing Branden P
DiNardo Lenny SP
Dixon Rashun OF
Donaldson Josh 3B
Doolittle Ryan P
Doolittle Sean RP
Dowling Greg 1B
Dull Ryan P
Duran Omar P
Elmore Jake 2B
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
Forsythe Blake C
France Ryan P
Franco T.J. P
Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Freiman Nate 1B
Fuld Sam OF
Gailey Frank P
Garcia Angel P
Garcia Jose P
Gentry Craig OF
Giese Dan P
Gomes Jonny OF
Gomez Francis SS
Gomez Rosalio P
Gonzalez Junior P
Gordon Derrick P
Gossett Daniel P
Gray Sonny SP
Gregerson Luke RP
Griffin A.J. SP
Halama John RP
Hall Kris P
Hamblin Dan 1B
Hammel Jason SP
Haviland Shawn P
Head Miles 3B
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
Jaso John C
Jennings Jason RP
Jensen Chris P
Jernigan Kevin 2B
Johnson Adam RP
Johnson Jim RP
Johnson Toddrick OF
Jones Ryan OF
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
Lacasse Jess P
Ladendorf Tyler 3B
Lee Chad P
Leon Arnold SP
Lester Jon SP
LeVier Mitchell C
Leyja Nino SS
Lindblom Josh SP
Lowrie Jed SS
Lyman Jeffrey P
Lynch Matt P
Macias Lorenzo OF
Madsen Michael P
Marte Jefry 3B
Marti Yadel P
Martinez Hiram SS
Martinez Jose INF
Martinez Shawn P
Martinez Wilman INF
Massaro Michael OF
Matthes Kent OF
Maxwell Bruce C
McAuliffe Jarod P
McBeth Marcus RP
McBryde Jeremy P
McGirr Mike P
McGuire Deck SP
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Miller Corey P
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Moss Brandon 1B
Mota David P
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Nakajima Hiroyuki SS
Napoleon Michael C
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
Norris Derek C
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
Peterson Shane OF
Pinder Chris 3B
Piper-Jordan Andre OF
Pomeranz Drew SP
Pratt Haas 1B
Pruitt James OF
Punto Nick 2B
Quine John P
Rail Tim P
Ramirez Anvioris P
Ramirez Dionicio C
Ramirez Edwar RP
Ramos Mario SP
Rapp Randy P
Ray Matt SS
Rea Anthony P
Reddick Josh OF
Reynolds Grant P
Richard Michael SS
Richmond Jamie P
Rivera Julio C
Robnett Richie OF
Rodriguez Fernando RP
Rodriguez Raymond OF
Rogers Michael P
Rogowski Casey INF
Rojas Jose P
Ruiz Ryan SS
Rutherford Rodney 3B
Saberhagen Drew 1B
Samardzija Jeff SP
Sanchez Jacob P
Sanchez Jesus P. P
Santos Alex P
Savery Joe RP
Sayegh Jose OF
Schlichting Travis P
Schwartz Jordan P
Scribner Evan RP
Sellier Brian OF
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
Streich Seth P
Sulentic Matt OF
Sullivan Brad P
Suniaga Elihoref P
Thigpen Curtis C
Thomas David X. OF
Thompson Derek P
Tichota Clay P
Tietje Chalon OF
Timmons Wes 3B
Urlaub Jeff P
Valdez Merkin RP
Vaughan Beau P
Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
Vogt Stephen C
Vollmuth B.A. INF
Walden Marcus RP
Walton Kent OF
Watson Matt OF
Wells Jeremy 2B
Wentzell Dan OF
Werner Andrew SP
West Jareck OF
Whitney Matt INF
Wilson Kenny OF
Windsor Jason SP
Wing Ryan P
Ynoa Michael SP
Zambotti Anthony P

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Bush Darren TO
Crowley Michael TO
Davis Chili TO
Forst David TO
Gallego Mike TO
Garner Phil TO
Hale Chip TO
Melvin Bob MAN
Waller Tye TO
Young Curt PC

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