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Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes returns, replaces Coco Crisp

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:49:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is back in the lineup Friday, July 25, in place of OF Coco Crisp (rest), who has the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Good news for Cespedes. Crisp is just getting over a neck malady and could always use an extra day off. The Athletics' three-catcher lineup will keep fantasy owners guessing, though, so pay attention to their daily offensive changes.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - John Hickey

Athletics | Acquire Deck McGuire

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:29:56 -0700

The Oakland Athletics acquired SP Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations. He will report to Triple-A Sacramento.

Fantasy Tip: Oakland knows how to select and work with intriguing but shaky pitchers, so maybe McGuire will be their next long-term project. AL-only full-retention dynasty players with a deep taxi squad could consider him as a dice roll.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Joe Stiglich

Athletics | Alberto Callaspo rehab starting soon

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:33 -0700

Oakland Athletics INF Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) is expected to start his rehab assignment Saturday, July 26, and may return to the majors Sunday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Callaspo probably will resume most of the keystone duties, but he's still chiefly an AL-only piece.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Carl Steward

Athletics | Good news for Yoenis Cespedes

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:27:06 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is available to pinch-hit Thursday, July 24, and could start Friday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: This is a boon for his fantasy owners, as long as he doesn't aggravate the injury. Stay tuned for more updates.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Carl Steward

Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes sitting

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:07:22 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is not in the lineup Thursday, July 24, as he continues to rest his sprained thumb.

Fantasy Tip: This could last at least a few more days if not result in a DL stint.

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

Athletics | Jim Johnson DFA'ed

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:06:53 -0700

Correcting a previous report, Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson was designated for assignment. Oakland recalled RP Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento.

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Athletics | Jim Johnson released

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:55:33 -0700

The Oakland Athletics have released RP Jim Johnson.

Fantasy Tip: So much for that preseason plan for him to close. He'll probably catch on to another contending roster, depending on salary conditions.

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Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes suffers sprained thumb

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:06:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes' (thumb) X-rays were negative after leaving the game Wednesday, July 23, with a right thumb sprain. He hit two homers in the game before leaving.

Fantasy Tip: This is still an injury that can wreck a swing and require a DL stint. Monitor his status, but expect Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt to see more ABs in the interim.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser

Athletics | Alberto Callaspo might return Sunday

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) might be back with the team as soon as Sunday, July 27, when he is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list, according to manager Bob Melvin.

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Athletics | Jim Johnson the move?

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:59:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson has not been a fit for the team this season, and the team would likely have to absorb much of the remaining portion of his $10 million salary to move him. The Miami Marlins might be one team interested in him.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick to play against righties

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:59:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (knee) is wearing a brace on his right knee, and said it will take some getting used to. He said it doesn't impede him and has not cost him any speed. Manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday, July 23, that Reddick will see his usual playing time, particularly against right-handed pitchers, with C Stephen Vogt and 1B Brandon Moss also factoring in. "There's a way to get all three of them out there," Melvin said.

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Athletics | Unlikely to have interest in Darwin Barney

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:45 -0700

The Oakland Athletics are believed to be searching for a second baseman, but Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney is not believed to be a target despite glowing words from former teammates SPs Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija. The team is looking for an offensive upgrade at the position, not necessarily a strong defensive player.

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Athletics | Skipper speaks with Tommy Milone

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:14 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Tommy Milone asked for a trade, and manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday, July 23, that he spoke with the pitcher briefly earlier this week. "He got ahold of me when all this was coming out, and I'm pretty sure he didn't expect it get the play it has," Melvin said. "To an extent, he's looking out for his big-league career, and he's pitched really well for us." Milone has drawn interest from other teams.

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Athletics | Kyle Blanks making progress

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:59:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Kyle Blanks (calf) said Wednesday, July 23, that he is "doing better, a lot better," in his recovery from a calf injury. Manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday, July 22, that Blanks is at least a week away from beginning a minor-league rehab assignment.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt limited

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:34:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics C/OF Stephen Vogt (foot) has a foot ailment that is keeping him from catching right now.

Fantasy Tip: Vogt has been a pleasant surprise hitting .361 with four homers and 18 RBIs from the catcher position. His playing time may be affected by Josh Reddick's (knee) return, though.

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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
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Castillo David P
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Chavez Jesse SP
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Cook Ryan RP
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Coughlin Cameron OF
Crisp Coco OF
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Day Dewon RP
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DiNardo Lenny SP
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Everidge Tommy 1B
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Fisher Carlos RP
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Flores Jose P
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Forsythe Blake C
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Freiman Nate 1B
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Gentry Craig OF
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Gordon Derrick P
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Gregerson Luke RP
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Hall Kris P
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Lee Chad P
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Lindblom Josh SP
Lowrie Jed SS
Lyman Jeffrey P
Lynch Matt P
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Marte Jefry 3B
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Matthes Kent OF
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McGuire Deck SP
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Miller Corey P
Milone Tommy SP
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Morgan Josh X. P
Moss Brandon 1B
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O'Flaherty Eric RP
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