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Sam Fuld | Outfielder

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Sam Fuld went 3-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth as the A's beat the Astros 5-4 on Wednesday.
Eric Sogard singled in Craig Gentry to tie the game at 3 in the ninth, and Fuld hit his third homer of the year to give the A's the lead before the Astros rallied for one run in the bottom of the ninth. Fuld also doubled in the contest. He had been hitting just .231/.286/.292 with no homers and three RBI in 65 at-bats since being reacquired by the A's on July 31. Aug 28 - 12:16 AM

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Sam Fuld (knee) is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

Fuld banged his left knee during Sunday's game and is still dealing with some discomfort. He did some running and swung a bat Monday, so it doesn't sound like he'll need to miss much time at all.
Aug 25 - 5:01 PM

Sam Fuld went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in the Athletics' lopsided win over the Royals on Tuesday.

Fuld had three of the Athletics' 20 hits on the night. The outfielder has 11 hits in 40 at-bats since being dealt back to the A's, and he's scored eight runs in those 12 games. In all, the 32-year-old is batting .265/.351/.355 this season.
Aug 12 - 11:16 PM

Athletics acquired OF Sam Fuld from the Twins for LHP Tommy Milone.

Fuld isn't much of a hitter, but he can play all around the outfield and that's useful to Oakland in the wake of Thursday's trade that sent Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes. Fuld is not fantasy-relevant.
Jul 31 - 11:05 AM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics are looking at numerous outfield options, including Sam Fuld of the Twins.

Fuld had a brief stint with the Athletics earlier this season and the club is looking for some outfield depth given the health of Coco Crisp (neck) and Craig Gentry (hand). The 32-year-old has played well since joining the Twins, but it likely wouldn't take much to acquire him.
Jul 29 - 3:58 PM

Sam Fuld went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

After a fast start with the Twins, Fuld has slowed down after the All-Star break -- he was just 2-for-18 in the games leading up to Sunday. The stolen base was his 13th in 16 attempts this year. The 32-year-old is batting .261/.350/.367 as should continue to be in the outfield rotation for the Twins going forward.
Jul 27 - 5:03 PM

Sam Fuld reached base three times for the third consecutive game on Thursday against Seattle.

He finished 1-for-2 with two walks, a steal and a run scored. Fuld doesn't want to leave Seattle. He went 5-for-10 (.500) with four walks, a homer, three steals, two RBI and three runs scored as the Twins took three of four. If you need a center fielder in your AL-only league, Fuld is probably your best free agent bet at the moment. He won't keep raking like this -- he's hit safely in nine of 10 -- but Fuld will draw the occasional walk and steal bases as long as he's in the lineup.
Jul 11 - 1:27 AM

Sam Fuld reached base three times, drove in a run and scored another in Wednesday's 8-1 blowout at Seattle's expense.

He finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks. Fuld is 13-for-29 (.448) over his past nine games, and he's accrued a multi-hit game in four of his last seven. He doesn't have the tools to be a consistent contributor in even AL-only leagues, but he can be started by those without better options in that format as long as he's hot and receiving everyday at-bats.
Jul 10 - 1:39 AM

Sam Fuld singled twice, homered and swiped two bases in Tuesday's 2-0 win against the Mariners.

Fuld failed to reel in Michael Saunders' round tripper on Monday, but he made up for it a day later, taking Chris Young over the right field fence in the fifth inning. Fuld finished 3-for-3 as a one-man wrecking crew. He's hit safely in seven of his last eight games to raise his batting average from .214 to .253. Fuld has enough speed to be usable in AL-only formats when he's starting -- tonight's steals were his ninth and 10th in 45 games -- but he doesn't make consistent contact, and rarely lifts the ball when he does. This was only his seventh career round-tripper.
Jul 9 - 12:52 AM

Twins activated OF Sam Fuld from the 7-day disabled list.

Fuld missed over a month of action with post-concussion symptoms, but he played in a few rehab games and is feeling fine now. With Danny Santana settling in in center field, Fuld will be used in a backup role.
Jun 13 - 3:44 PM

Sam Fuld (concussion) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Fuld, out since May 8 with a concussion, has made it through four rehab games without incident. He was hitting .250/.291/.365 over his first 13 games with the Twins before going on the disabled list.
Jun 12 - 5:37 PM

Sam Fuld (concussion) is expected to be activated by the end of the week if he continues to have no issues on his rehab assignment.

Fuld has played two games with Double-A New Britain and hasn't had any post-concussion problems. "Fuld played yesterday with no problems," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Monday. "The team had an off-day today, but he'll continue tomorrow on his rehab. He's had no side effects. No headaches. No problems."
Jun 9 - 9:00 PM

Sam Fuld (concussion) is hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

Fuld took batting practice with his Twins teammates on Wednesday and felt fine. He was hitting .250/.291/.365 in 13 games for Minnesota before suffering a concussion in early May. The utility outfielder should be ready for activation around the middle of June.
Jun 4 - 5:03 PM

Sam Fuld (concussion) will take batting practice with the Twins on Wednesday.

The outfielder has been out since May 8. He's progressed nicely in his recovery and has been able to participate in full baseball activities as of late. Still, there's still no timetable for his return.
Jun 2 - 7:30 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that Sam Fuld (concussion) had a "real good day" Friday and is ready to "press the issue."

Fuld hit off a tee with no issues. The outfielder has yet to be without concussion symptoms for multiple days on end, but perhaps he's finally turning a corner. The Twins will obviously be careful with him.
May 30 - 4:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1John Jaso
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner