Player News - Athletics

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Blake Treinen has been diagnosed with a bruised right shin.

Treinen took a 105 mph line drive off the shin in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's win over the Rangers and hobbled off the field, but A's manager Bob Melvin said he expects his closer to be fine after Thursday's off day. Santiago Casilla earned his first save of the season Tuesday with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Apr 24 - 11:30 PM

Andrew Triggs limited the Rangers to one run over six innings in winnings Tuesday.

Triggs was lit up by the White Sox last time out, but he's allowed one or two runs in four of his five starts this year. He should remain a useful AL-only pitcher going forward.
Apr 24 - 11:29 PM

After Blake Treinen got hurt, Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth for his first save Tuesday.

The A's weren't far away from cutting Casilla this spring and he opened the season in a mop-up role, but he came through tonight while pitching with a lead for the first time in six appearances this year. It's possible that he'll get more save chances if Treinen lands on the DL, though Ryan Buchter would also seem to be a possibility there. Fortunately, it seems more likely that Treinen will be OK.
Apr 24 - 11:27 PM

Blake Treinen exited an appearance Tuesday against the Rangers after taking a line drive off his lower right leg.

Treinen entered the game with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, presumably to try for a five-out save. The first batter he faced, Shin-Soo Choo, hit a rocket right back to him that struck his right leg and went for an infield single. There should be an update soon from the Athletics. If it's a serious injury for Treinen, Santiago Casilla or Ryan Buchter could fill in at closer. Casilla worked the ninth inning Tuesday, earning his first save of the season.
Apr 24 - 10:44 PM

Liam Hendriks recently had a cyst removed from his hip and a platelet-rich plasma injection.

Hendriks was placed on the 10-day disabled list April 14 with what was originally labeled a right groin strain, and it sounds like he is going to be sidelined for at least another couple of weeks. The 29-year-old right-hander had allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks through three innings this season out of the Oakland bullpen.
Apr 24 - 6:11 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Lou Trivino from Triple-A Nashville.

Trivino will be available out of the A's bullpen on Tuesday night against the Rangers. He's worked four scoreless innings of relief this season at the MLB level.
Apr 24 - 4:11 PM

Athletics placed RHP Yusmeiro Petit on the bereavement list.

Petit's mother had been battling a serious illness back in his native Venezuela. He spent some time on the family medical emergency list last week and will now be excused again to attend the funeral. Condolences to the Petit family.
Apr 24 - 4:09 PM

Athletics OF prospect Dustin Fowler went 3-for-5 with a stolen base on Monday for Triple-A Nashville.

Fowler now has five steals on the season. The -left-handed hitting outfielder has a .275 batting average, but his on-base percentage of .311 and slugging percentage of .304 leave a lot to be desired. There's obvious talent in the former New York Yankees prospect, but the approach needs to get better -- and there has to be a semblance of power -- before he's getting called up to Oakland.
Apr 24 - 2:23 PM

Marcus Semien went 2-for-6 and hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning Monday in Oakland's 9-4 win in Texas.

It was a 3-3 tie when Semien took Kevin Jepsen deep to begin the ninth. Obviously, the A's added on from there, making it of little concern that the Rangers got a run of their own in the bottom of the inning. Semien has three homers, 13 RBI and 20 runs scored in 23 games this year. Batting at the top of the order has enhanced his fantasy value.
Apr 24 - 12:13 AM

Trevor Cahill yielded three runs in five innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Rangers.

It wasn't quite a match for his first start last week, but Cahill kept the A's in the game while striking out six and walking two. He'll get the Astros next time out.
Apr 24 - 12:11 AM

Mark Canha went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored Monday against the Rangers.

With 13 hits in 37 at-bats, Canha is in the midst of his best run since his rookie season in 2015. He'll be in the lineup regularly until he cools off.
Apr 24 - 12:04 AM

Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with four RBI, including a go-ahead, three-run home run in the eighth inning, to lead the Athletics past the Red Sox 4-1 on Sunday.

With two on and two outs in a tie game in the eighth inning, Red Sox manager Alex Cora elected to leave Price in the game to face Davis. Davis made Cora regret the decision, smashing a three-run bomb into the left field seats to give the A's a lead they would hold. The bopper now has six homers and 19 RBI through 22 games, batting .270/.347/.539 overall.
Apr 22 - 8:08 PM

Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Semien now somewhat quietly is up to fourth in the American League in runs scored with 18 following Sunday's two-run affair. He's also been delivering at the dish, with multi-hit games in four of his last seven outings. The shortstop, who was off to a good start last year as well before missing three months with a broken right wrist, is hitting .266/.327/.394 through the first 22 games this year.
Apr 22 - 8:01 PM

Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

Piscotty was part of the deciding rally in the eighth inning when he singled with one out against David Price. Two batters later, Khris Davis homered to give the A's a late lead. Piscotty has been on fire since April 10, picking up hits in 10 of the 11 games and batting .372 (16-for-43) in that span. The hot streak has his season line up to a healthy .291/.341/.405 overall.
Apr 22 - 7:57 PM

Daniel Mengden allowed one run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings but settle for a no-decision Sunday against the Red Sox.

Mengden couldn't replicate the no-hit effort of teammate Sean Manaea, but he was pretty darn good, striking out five without issuing a walk. The good outing came on the heels of his best start of the year, in which he went eight innings while allowing a lone run in a win over the White Sox. A late-arriving offense deprived him of his third straight win, but Mengden is now 2-2 with a respectable 3.86 ERA and 1.12 WHIP through five starts. The defending World Champion Astros await on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 7:49 PM


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