Josh Reddick (back) is unlikely to play on Monday.
Reddick tweaked his back while making a running catch during Sunday's game against the Indians. He indicated that his back was feeling better after icing it though, and doesn't believe it will be an issue moving forward. Expect him to return to the A's lineup on Tuesday.
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the White Sox, Rangers and Orioles have emerged as the most likely destinations for Danny Valencia.
In a bit of a surprise move, Valencia was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Saturday. He is expected to be claimed off trade waivers on Monday, which will give the Jays an opportunity to deal him. Valencia is having a terrific season, slashing .296/.331/.506 with seven long balls and 29 RBI in his 162 at-bats.
Mark Canha hit a walk-off double to propel the A's to a 2-1 win over the Indians on Sunday.
Canha had not recorded a hit entering the 10th inning, but his two-out double off of Indians reliever Cody Allen scored Sam Fuld from first to give the A's a low-scoring win. Canha's hitting .229/.292/.381 with eight homers and 35 RBI in 236 at-bats this season.
Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that Dan Haren will "probably" retire after the 2015 season.
"I would say right now the chances are this will probably be it," Haren told Muskat. "I don’t want to say this is it and pull a Brett Favre. That’s why I said ‘probably’ [on Twitter]. At least I leave myself a little way out." The 34-year-old contemplated retirement before the 2015 season as well if he wasn't traded to a team on the west coast, but the competitor in him wound winning out and he is enjoying a terrific year in his 13th big league season.
Jerry Sands went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in Sunday's loss to the A's.
The Indians accumulated six total singles in the game. Sands had one of those, and he also had the only RBI on Cleveland's side of the ledger, as he hit a sacrifice fly against Athletics starter Sonny Gray in the first inning. In 27 at-bats this season, Sands has picked up 10 hits, two of which have gone for doubles. He's not going to see the playing time for fantasy relevance.
Sonny Gray pitched a typically strong game in a no-decision against the Indians on Sunday, yielding one run on four hits over seven innings before watching his team take a 2-1 win in 10 innings.
Gray had issues with his control, as he walked four, but he also struck out seven. The lone run to score against the All-Star came in the first inning, when he allowed a sacrifice fly to Jerry Sands. Otherwise, Gray kept the Indians at bay over his seven innings of work. He's been money all season and currently holds a 2.12 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 131/40 K/BB ratio across 152 2/3 innings. A home date with the Astros is up next on his schedule.
Trevor Bauer pitched well in earning a no-decision during Sunday's contest with the Athletics, allowing one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Bauer struck out six and walked four, with the lone run scoring in the fifth inning on a Billy Burns RBI single. He's had his hiccups this season, but still holds a 3.98 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 127/52 K/BB ratio in 131 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander is slowly rounding into form as a respectable major league starter. He'll take on the Twins in his next start.
Andre Ethier hit a walk-off home run to cap Sunday's 5-3, 10-inning win over the Angels.
Ethier homered twice in the game. The first--a solo shot in the eighth inning--gave the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. They would squander this advantage, though, which just offered Ethier another chance to shine. In the bottom of the 10th inning, he delivered again with a two-run homer, and this time, the Angels would not have an opportunity to respond. The veteran outfielder is slashing .280/.362/.480 with 12 homers and 37 RBI in 271 at-bats.