Player News - Athletics

Date: Team: Pos:

Rich Hill (finger) is scheduled to throw his next bullpen session on Wednesday.

Hill has been throwing with a protective cover on his finger and it's unclear whether he has made enough progress to shed it. The southpaw hasn't pitched since July 17, but the A's remain hopeful he'll be able to make a start before the end of the team's current road trip. It's worth noting that the road trip runs right through the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline.
Jul 25 - 11:51 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Monday's game that Coco Crisp (neck) might be ready to play Tuesday.

Crisp has missed back-to-back games due to neck soreness, but he was able to take batting practice Monday. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jul 25 - 11:46 PM

Daniel Mengden was lifted after allowing four runs in 4 2/3 innings Monday in a no-decision against the Rangers.

Mengden doesn't have a single quality start in five tries this month; he's given up 23 earned runs over 23 innings. It's time for him to head back to Triple-A, though whether that happens could hinge on Rich Hill's status. One thing is for sure: Jesse Hahn is more deserving of the rotation spot right now (though there might be room for both).
Jul 25 - 11:40 PM

Ryan Madson took his sixth blown save after giving up a two-run homer to the Rangers in Monday's loss.

Madson has given up a whopping five homers and 10 runs in his last 12 innings of work, so his time as a closer could be coming to a close. Ryan Dull has looked like Oakland's best reliever all season long and is worthy of an opportunity.
Jul 25 - 11:37 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Rangers in a loss Monday.

Valencia is the hitter the A's wanted Billy Butler to be when they gave him a three-year deal prior to 2015, and the A's have responded to it by cutting back his playing time against righties lately. It doesn't make a lot of sense to us. Valencia isn't great against righties, but neither are the alternatives the A's possess. Ideally, Valencia would get traded this week.
Jul 25 - 11:33 PM

Stephen Vogt is expected to rejoin the Athletics on Tuesday.

Vogt was placed on the family medical leave list on Saturday, but he's back with the team Monday and will officially be activated on Tuesday.
Jul 25 - 6:05 PM

Coco Crisp (neck) is out of the Athletics' lineup for the second straight day Monday against the Rangers.

Crisp was scratched Sunday due to neck soreness and the A's don't want to take any chances given his history. Consider him day-to-day. Jake Smolinski will start in center field and bat second.
Jul 25 - 6:01 PM

Rich Hill described the blister on his left middle finger as "a little hot spot," but said that it's healing.

Hill, who left a start on July 17 after just five pitches, threw a bullpen session Sunday while wearing a protective cover on his finger. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to action, but some clarity would be nice as August 1 approaches. The southpaw is one of the top starting pitchers on the trade market.
Jul 25 - 5:16 PM

Josh Reddick (back) has returned to the Athletics' starting lineup Monday against the Rangers.

Reddick missed consecutive starts over the weekend due to back soreness, but he was able to play some defense on Sunday. It's not a major concern.
Jul 25 - 4:44 PM

Athletics recalled INF/OF Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville.

Muncy is batting .257/.366/.314 in 41 plate appearances this season at the major league level. The 25-year-old infielder is doubtful to hold fantasy relevance, even if trades open up playing time for him.
Jul 25 - 12:14 PM

Josh Reddick (back) played an inning of right field Sunday in the A's defeat of the Rays.

That's a pretty good indication that his return to the starting lineup is imminent. Reddick has been bothered by a sore back since Saturday. It's nothing serious.
Jul 25 - 6:13 AM

Athletics optioned RHP Jesse Hahn to Triple-A Nashville.

Hahn threw 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday afternoon in the A's win over the Rays, but it was only meant to be a spot start. He should get another try in a few weeks after Oakland sells off some parts.
Jul 24 - 7:38 PM

Jesse Hahn delivered 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in the A's 3-2 win over the Rays.

It was the best outing of the season for Hahn, who has been toiling away at Triple-A Nashville since posting a 6.49 ERA and 1.76 WHIP over his first seven starts with Oakland. He yielded just four hits and one walk while striking out five on Sunday, keeping Tampa Bay off the board until the top of the eighth inning. Hahn probably deserves another turn, but it's not clear yet if that will happen.
Jul 24 - 6:54 PM

Coco Crisp was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to neck soreness.

Crisp has a history of neck issues, although there's been no indication that this is more than a day-to-day thing. The A's put Yonder Alonso in the lineup in Crisp's place, moving Danny Valencia to right field and Jake Smolinski to center.
Jul 24 - 2:06 PM

Josh Reddick (back) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

It's a second straight game that he's missed due to a sore back. Reddick is considered day-to-day. Jake Smolinski is in right field Sunday.
Jul 24 - 12:50 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    FanDuel MLB 6-Pack: Monday

    FanDuel MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    MLB On the Bump: Monday

    MLB On the Bump: Monday
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9