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Sam Fuld | Outfielder

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Athletics and OF Sam Fuld avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $1.75 million contract.
The deal also includes incentives. Fuld batted .239/.321/.342 with 21 steals for the A's and Twins last season and could see a good amount of playing time in left field in 2015. Jan 16 - 2:48 PM

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Sam Fuld will start in left field and bat second in Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Royals.

Athletics manager Bob Melvin has clearly prioritized defense in this one, though it's a little odd to see Fuld batting second. Coco Crisp will bat leadoff and play center field and will be followed by Fuld, Josh Donaldson 3B , Brandon Moss DH, Josh Reddick RF, Brett Lowrie SS, Stephen Vogt 1B, Geovany Soto C, and Eric Sogard 2B.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 02:46:00 PM

Sam Fuld tripled, doubled and drove in both A's runs in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

Fuld entered the day at .180/.226/.280 in 50 at-bats this month, but he's been playing fairly regularly anyway, which says a lot about where the A's are as a team right now. He certainly had a nice game today, but since he was the only one, it didn't matter much.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Sam Fuld went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

Fuld, the second batter of the game, hit a solo shot off Mariners starter Chris Young to start the scoring. He added an RBI single in the eighth, scoring on an Adam Dunn single later in the inning. The 32-year-old remains a part-time player for the A's.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Sam Fuld went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Getting the start in right field, Fuld came through with a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning to extend the Athletics' lead. He also scored two runs on the night. Fuld is hitting .250/.328/.350 as a part-time player this season.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:04:00 AM

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.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 12:16:00 AM

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.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 05:01:00 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.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:16:00 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.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 11:05:00 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.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 03:58:00 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.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 05:03:00 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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 01:27:00 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.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 01:39:00 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.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 12:52:00 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.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 03:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
CF1Coco Crisp
2Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Chris Bassitt
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Ryan Cook
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Dan Otero
6R.J. Alvarez
7Fernando Abad
8Evan Scribner
9Taylor Thompson
10Eury de la Rosa
11Jesse Chavez
12Pat Venditte
13Brad Mills
14Kevin Whelan