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Athletics optioned RHP Zach Neal to Triple-A Nashville.

The 27-year-old hurler posted a troublesome 8.04 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 5/0 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings with the A's. He should get another chance at some point this summer.
Jun 30 - 4:59 PM

Athletics placed LHP Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 26, with a strained left shoulder.

The oft-injured southpaw is heading back to the disabled list, though this soreness is not in the same area that troubled him in 2015. Doolittle compiled a 2.93 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 35/8 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings before landing on the shelf.
Jun 30 - 4:57 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Andrew Triggs from Triple-A Nashville.

He'll help to provide depth in a depleted A's bullpen. Triggs owns a 7.29 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 19/5 K/BB ratio over 21 innings with the big league club this season. He'll work in middle relief.
Jun 30 - 4:55 PM

Athletics recalled LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Nashville.

The left-hander continues to shuttle back and forth between the A's and Triple-A anytime they need an extra left-handed arm. He'll take the place of the disabled Sean Doolittle in the Athletics bullpen.
Jun 30 - 4:54 PM

Sean Manaea blanked the Giants for 5 2/3 innings in a victory Wednesday.

Manaea gave up three of his six hits in the fourth, but they were all singles and none plated a run. It's the first time in 10 major league starts that he's gone without allowing a run, and it comes in his return from a pronator strain that put him on the DL for two weeks. He'll get the Twins next time out. That's a pretty good matchup, but Manaea remains too risky to play in mixed leagues.
Jun 30 - 1:04 AM

Yonder Alonso hit a two-run homer off Jake Peavy in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

It's just the second homer of the year for Alonso, but he is hitting .325 with more walks (eight) than strikeouts (seven) in 83 at-bats this month. It's raised his season OPS from .552 to .640.
Jun 30 - 12:57 AM

Khris Davis was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants due to a left shoulder contusion.

Davis ran into the wall during Tuesday's game, which might have been the cause for his late scratch on Wednesday. Coco Crisp shifts over to left from center, with Billy Burns earning the CF start in Crisp's now-vacated place. Davis should be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Jun 29 - 9:02 PM

Khris Davis has been scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

At this point, the A's have not offered a reason for Davis' absence. He homered on Tuesday, so whatever is bothering him appears to have cropped up very recently. Expect the team to pass along word of his exact ailment in due time.
Jun 29 - 8:40 PM

Sean Doolittle's availability for Wednesday's game against the Giants is uncertain due to shoulder soreness.

Doolittle also dealt with a shoulder injury last season, but he said this new soreness is not in the same area as that. He could even be available to pitch against the Giants, as he is testing his arm in the bullpen to see if his shoulder will allow him to take the mound if necessary.
Jun 29 - 7:33 PM

Athletics optioned INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Nashville.

Alcantara came over to the A's from the Cubs as part of the Chris Coghlan trade earlier this month. He was called up to the big league club on June 21 and picked up two hits in eight at-bats during that cup of iced coffee. The 24-year-old utility bat also stole two bases in that space. Expect to see him called up again the next time the A's are looking for an additional bench bat.
Jun 29 - 5:54 PM

Athletics activated LHP Sean Manaea from the 15-day disabled list.

Manaea was initially placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left pronator strain in mid-June, but no structural damage was found in the subsequent MRI. He ended up missing the minimum 15 days while on the DL. In nine starts prior to the injury, the 24-year-old southpaw held a tough 6.02 ERA.
Jun 29 - 5:49 PM

Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

Davis cracked a solo homer off Giants starter Albert Suarez in the fourth inning. At the time, it drew the A's to within 2-1. Pitcher's duel? Not so fast, my friend. The two teams would combine to score 21 additional runs through to the end of the game. For his part, Davis is now slashing .253/.291/.509 with 19 homers and 53 RBI across 265 at-bats.
Jun 29 - 2:57 AM

Kendall Graveman was unable to secure a quality start in Tuesday's no-decision against the Giants, allowing four runs on nine hits over five innings.

Graveman entered Tuesday having surrendered two or fewer runs in his last three outings, but he was unable to find such success against the Giants, as they scored twice in the third inning and twice in the fourth. He will carry a 4.84 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 55/27 K/BB ratio (80 innings) into a home start against the Pirates next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 29 - 2:38 AM

Daniel Mengden will have his next start pushed back until Sunday to accommodate Rich Hill's return to the A's rotation.

That makes it sound as though Mengden will be keeping his spot in the starting rotation even after Hill's return. He'll square off against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates on Sunday in Oakland.
Jun 28 - 8:40 PM

Rich Hill (groin) said Tuesday that he's ready to return to the Athletics rotation on Saturday against the Pirates.

Hill struck out six batters over three-plus innings in a rehab start with High-A Stockton on Monday. After a brilliant stat to the season, he has been sidelined since May 30 with his groin issue. He'll return to a stellar 2.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 74/24 K/BB ratio in 64 innings of work.
Jun 28 - 8:15 PM


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