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Stephen Vogt finished 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

Vogt slugged a two-run homer in the second inning, singled in the fourth, drew a walk in the sixth, and smacked an RBI single in the eighth. It was a promising performance from the 30-year-old, who has been slumping in the second half.
Aug 29 - 10:59 PM

Drew Pomeranz picked up his third save of the season Saturday in the A's defeat of the Diamondbacks.

Pomeranz struck out all three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning. The left-hander has been granted the A's last two save opportunities and looks to be the guy to own in Oakland for the stretch run.
Aug 29 - 10:56 PM

Felix Doubront (foot) will have his next start pushed back until Monday.

He had been scheduled to work against the D'Backs on Saturday, but the A's want to play things cautiously and give his foot a couple of extra days to heal. Aaron Brooks was recalled from Triple-A and will start in his place on Saturday.
Aug 29 - 8:33 AM

Athletics recalled RHP Aaron Brooks from Triple-A Nashville.

The A's have opted to play things cautiously with Felix Doubront and push his start back until Monday, meaning Brooks will start in his place on Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He was destroyed by the Blue Jays in his last spot start and isn't a recommended streaming option, especially against the high-powered D'Backs offense.
Aug 29 - 8:26 AM

Athletics optioned INF Max Muncy to Triple-A Nashville.

It should only be a brief stay for Muncy, who should rejoin the A's on Tuesday when rosters expand. The 25-year-old is hitting .217/.283/.386 with two homers and six RBI in 83 at-bats with the big league club this season.
Aug 29 - 8:23 AM

Brett Lawrie hit a 470-foot homer Friday in the loss to the Diamondbacks.

The rest of Oakland's offense isn't doing a whole lot, but Lawrie has 14 hits in his last eight games, including three homers and three doubles. If anything, he's played a little better and stayed healthier than the A's should have expected this year. It just doesn't really make up for losing Josh Donaldson.
Aug 29 - 1:22 AM

Athletics head trainer Nick Paparesta said Friday that Ike Davis (hip) should be fully recovered and ready for spring training.

Davis underwent successful surgery earlier in the month to repair his ailing left hip. He hit just .229/.301/.350 with three homers and 20 RBI in 214 at-bats in his first season with the Athletics.
Aug 28 - 8:00 PM

Billy Burns hit a leadoff home run in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.

Burns jumped on the first pitch he saw from Felix Hernandez, lining it over the right field wall. The homer was his lone hit in four at-bats. Burns now has three home runs, 25 stolen bases and a .298/.338/.392 line in a breakout season.
Aug 26 - 7:16 PM

Chris Bassitt had a rough day Wednesday, allowing four runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Mariners.

Rather, Bassitt had a rough first inning. The M's plated all four of their runs and collected six of their seven hits in the frame before Bassitt settled down. He did walk five to go with his seven hits allowed, so it wasn't as though he was the victim of bad fortune. It was a hiccup for the right-hander, who has been largely good this year. Bassitt will carry a 1-6 record, 2.82 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into Tuesday's contest against the Angels.
Aug 26 - 7:02 PM

Athletics C prospect Jacob Nottingham recorded three hits Tuesday for High-A Stockton.

He's hit a remarkable .405 over his last 10 games with seven RBI in that span. The 20-year-old has been a productive hitter at all three stops this year, batting .317 with 15 homers. Acquired in the Scott Kazmir trade, Nottingham is an interesting prospect but may have to move to first base at some point.
Aug 26 - 4:44 PM

Felix Doubront (foot) has been cleared for his next scheduled start on Saturday in Arizona.

Doubront exited Monday's outing after just two innings due to a right foot contusion, but he ran and threw without issue Wednesday. The left-hander holds a 2.41 ERA over 18 2/3 innings since joining the A's.
Aug 26 - 2:26 PM

Jesse Chavez lost versus the Mariners on Tuesday, yielding six runs in 4 2/3 innings.

The Mariners rallied for three runs in both the fourth and the fifth inning. Chavez allowed two homers in the fourth. In the fifth, he gave up three singles and two walks before departing. Overall, the right-hander served up eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. Despite a 7-13 record, Chavez has mostly been reliable out of the rotation, carrying a 4.00 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 122/41 K/BB ratio over 144 innings. He'll face the Angels at home next.
Aug 26 - 1:39 AM

Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, but the Athletics dropped Tuesday's game to the Mariners.

Semien drove in the middle two runs in the Athletics' four-run second inning, clubbing a two-run homer to left-center off of Mike Montgomery. It's his first home run in three weeks. The shortstop is batting a mediocre .253/.299/.391 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI, and 10 stolen bases on the year.
Aug 26 - 1:36 AM

Felix Doubront (foot) will be re-evaluated on Wednesday before a decision is made on whether he can make his next start.

Doubront left Monday's outing after just two innings due to a right foot contusion. He's still limping on Tuesday but said the foot is feeling much better. We'll know soon whether the A's will have to find another fill-in starter.
Aug 25 - 8:27 PM

Danny Valencia had two hits in five at-bats, including a two-run home run, as the Athletics defeated the Mariners on Monday.

Valencia capped of the Athletics' seven-run fifth inning with a two-run home run off of Hisashi Iwakuma. It's his 12th of the season and his fifth in only 15 games since joining the Athletics from the Blue Jays.
Aug 25 - 1:37 AM

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