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Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will make his next minor league rehab start on Thursday at Triple-A Nashville.

Alvarez spun four shutout innings at High-A Stockton on Saturday, allowing just one hit and a walk while striking out four. He's expected to be stretched out to around 75 pitches or five innings in that outing. After that, he may only need one more start before he's deemed ready to rejoin the A's rotation.
Source: CSN Bay Area
May 1 - 4:38 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, the first day he's eligible.

Valencia will begin a three-game rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Monday, playing third base twice and serving as a designated hitter once. Assuming all goes well, he'll be back with the A's next weekend in Baltimore. Valencia was off to a .294/.345/.353 start in his first 14 games before straining his hamstring.
May 1 - 10:21 AM

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

Jesse Hahn made a statement in his season debut Saturday, holding the Astros scoreless over 6 2/3 innings in the Athletics' 2-0 win.

Hahn gave up just three hits and walked two in the game. He began the season at Triple-A Nashville after struggling in spring, but he posted a 2.04 ERA in four starts in the minors prior to being recalled. With Chris Bassitt on the disabled list, Hahn will keep his rotation spot for at least the next few weeks. If he pitches well, his stay in the A's rotation will very likely extend beyond Bassitt's return.
Apr 30 - 6:50 PM

Ryan Madson loaded the bases with one out but escaped the jam unscathed on Saturday, earning his eighth save of the season against the Astros.

Madson walked two of the first three batters he faced, and a single by Colby Rasmus loaded the bases with Evan Gattis stepping to the dish. Madson regrouped to get Gattis to ground into a double play, ending the game and preserving the Athletics' 2-0 win. The right-hander has been terrific this season, owning a 1.42 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 10/3 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings.
Apr 30 - 6:43 PM

Billy Burns hit a two-run single in the second inning to lead the A's past the Astros on Saturday.

The A's managed just five hits, but his single with the bases loaded ended up being enough for the home side. Burns has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games to raise his line to .278/.321/.367. He's also doing his stolen base thing, racking up seven steals through the month of April.
Apr 30 - 6:40 PM

Josh Phegley went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Astros.

Phegley has been deployed sparingly thus far, appearing in eight games behind the dish, but he's made the most of his playing time. The 28-year-old has hits in seven of his eight games to date, batting .360/.407/.440 overall. His hot start at the plate could earn him some more starts moving forward.
Apr 30 - 6:39 PM

Chris Bassitt has been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow and could require Tommy John surgery.

It's another tough break for the Athletics who have been ravaged by injuries in their starting rotation. Bassitt will get a second opinion on Thursday to confirm the diagnosis, but it's very likely his 2016 season is over.
Apr 30 - 3:18 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Andrew Triggs to Triple-A Nashville.

Triggs was with the club just for a day as an extra bullpen arm, and is being sent back down to make room for Saturday's starter, Jesse Hahn. He'll continue to serve as bullpen depth at Triple-A and should be back with the big league club before long.
Apr 30 - 12:50 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Jesse Hahn from Triple-A Nashville.

Hahn will make his season debut on Saturday against the Astros. As long as he pitches well, he has a chance to stick for a while given all of the injuries experienced in the A's rotation.
Apr 30 - 12:42 PM

Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

Being a day game after a night game, Vogt will take a seat and allow Josh Phegley to work behind the plate. Phegley will bat eighth against opposing right-hander Chris Devenski on Saturday.
Apr 30 - 12:39 PM

Yonder Alonso hit a three-run homer off Pat Neshek in the bottom of the ninth to give the A's a 7-4 win over the Astros on Friday.

The Astros took a 4-2 lead in the sixth in this one, only to give up two runs in the eighth and Alonso's three-run bomb in the ninth. It was Alonso's first homer of the year, and it doubled his season RBI total. He entered the night with a .154/.203/.185 line in 65 at-bats.
Apr 30 - 1:44 AM

Sean Manaea yielded four runs in five-plus innings against the Astros in his major league debut Friday.

It was one run through five innings, but then Manaea hit a batter, walked one and gave up an RBI single to open the sixth. He was lifted, and both inherited runners came around to score off Sean Doolittle. Manaea is expected to remain in the rotation, and he remains an intriguing option in mixed leagues. He'll get the Mariners on Wednesday.
Apr 30 - 1:42 AM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) ran sprints on Thursday and has continued to hit off of a tee and pitching machine.

Valencia is sidelined with a strained left hamstring, but it's looking as though he may only need a minimum stint on the disabled list. Before he was sidelined, Valencia was hitting .294/.345/.353 with two RBI in 14 games.
Apr 29 - 7:27 PM

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


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