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Sam Fuld | Outfielder | #23

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 10 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Sam Fuld (shoulder) is facing a 12-15 month recovery.
His surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache no later than May 18. With Fuld set to miss a good chunk of 2017, it could be hard for the veteran to find work this offseason. The 34-year-old's contract expires at the end of 2016. Apr 30 - 10:51 PM

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Sam Fuld announced Friday that he'll undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.

He's scheduled to have the procedure done on May 18. Fuld suffered the injury late in spring training. He'll miss the entire 2016 campaign and hope to come back strong next year.
Apr 29 - 7:15 PM

Athletics transferred OF Sam Fuld from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Sean Manaea. Fuld remains out indefinitely with a strained shoulder.
Apr 29 - 4:52 PM

Sam Fuld (shoulder) is still doing strengthening work.

A's trainer Nick Paparesta told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday that Fuld will be eased back into baseball activities. There is no timetable for his return to Oakland's active roster. He'll have a checkup with team doctors in 10 days.
Apr 12 - 7:12 PM

Athletics placed OF Sam Fuld on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained shoulder.

Fuld hurt his shoulder in a game against the Reds on March 19 and hasn't played since. There's no timetable for his return. Fuld hit just .197 last year and won't be a fantasy option even after his shoulder heals up.
Apr 2 - 9:14 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Thursday that Sam Fuld (shoulder) is "not close" to returning to game action.

The hope had been that Fuld would be ready to resume swinging a bat this weekend, but that won't happen. He's been battling a right shoulder strain for a couple weeks and can be considered out indefinitely.
Apr 1 - 11:24 AM

Sam Fuld (shoulder) hopes to resume swinging a bat this weekend.

Fuld recently received platelet-rich plasma and cortisone injections for a moderate strain in his right shoulder. He's set to begin the season on the disabled list, but could be an option for the A's at some point in April if he can avoid setbacks.
Mar 28 - 6:37 PM

Sam Fuld was given a cortisone injection Wednesday for his balky right shoulder.

Fuld also received platelet-rich plasma treatment to hopefully help expedite the recovery. Fuld will open the 2016 season on the 15-day disabled list with a moderate right shoulder sprain, but the A's are hoping to have him available by the middle of April.
Mar 23 - 5:59 PM

Sam Fuld flew to Los Angeles to get a second opinion on his injured shoulder.

He met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the same doctor who performed teammate Jarrod Parker's Tommy John surgery. Fuld's MRI revealed a moderate shoulder sprain but meeting with ElAttrache is never a good sign. His absence will create more at-bats for Chris Coghlan.
Mar 22 - 1:27 PM

Sam Fuld is expected to miss the next three weeks with what is being termed a moderate shoulder sprain.

Given the timetable, it's likely that Fuld will begin the regular season on the 15-day disabled list. He's never been much of a hitter, but the A's do seem to value his defensive ability at all three outfield spots. Chris Coghlan will have a clearer role in the early going at least.
Mar 20 - 8:57 PM

Sam Fuld underwent an MRI after feeling soreness in his right shoulder on a throw during Saturday's game.

The results of the exam aren't in yet. Fuld is competing for a bench spot and is out of options, so he can't afford a big setback.
Mar 20 - 1:55 PM

Sam Fuld carried the load for Oakland’s offense on Friday by going 2-for-2 with a home run, four RBI, and a walk in a 9-4 win over the split-squad Reds.

Were you expecting somebody else? Fuld launched a three-run homer off Jon Moscot in the second inning before adding an RBI triple in the seventh. The 34-year-old batted just .197/.276/.293 over 325 plate appearances last season. Playing time is going to be hard to come by in 2016, but the Athletics still see value in him as a potential reserve outfielder.
Mar 11 - 6:43 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Saturday that he still expects to find room for Sam Fuld in the club's outfield.

With the recent acquisitions of Khris Davis and Chris Coghlan, in addition to incumbent options Billy Burns, Josh Reddick and Coco Crisp, it's easy to see how Fuld could get squeezed out. He's a plus defender at all three outfield positions though, and given Crisp's injury history there's a chance he could beat him out for a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Feb 27 - 12:28 PM

Athletics and OF Sam Fuld avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

Fuld played in 120 games with the A's in 2015, hitting .197/.276/.293 with a pair of homers, 22 RBI, and nine steals across his 290 at-bats. He was dealing with a back injury in September, but should be ready to roll when spring training kicks into gear in February. The 34-year-old is a capable defender at all three outfield spots.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:47:00 PM

Sam Fuld (back) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the Athletics starting lineup on Friday.

Fuld had been on the shelf since August 30 due to a continued back program that affected him while throwing and running. He has had a very disappointing season at the dish, hitting a mere .191/.267/.297 in 275 plate appearances.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 08:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chris Coghlan
3Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Coco Crisp
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
8Jesse Hahn
9Zach Neal
Relief Pitcher
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Andrew Triggs
9Daniel Coulombe
10R.J. Alvarez
11Jarrod Parker