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Jonny Gomes went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Gomes managed two of the Athletics' five hits, and his single in the first inning plated the team's first run. Gomes is hitting .237/.333/.343 and will continue to be a part-time player for the A's.
Aug 26 - 10:59 PM

Jason Hammel went seven strong innings against the Astros on Tuesday, allowing just one run, but he ended up with a no-decision.

Hammel gave up just three hits on the evening, with Dexter Fowler's solo home run serving as the only damage against him. The right-hander also struck out six. He left in line for his second win since joining the Athletics, but the bullpen failed to hold the lead. Still, it was the third promising start for Hammel in his last four outings, something he'll look to build on Sunday at the Angels.
Aug 26 - 10:53 PM

Led Lowrie (finger) will play catch on Tuesday.

If all goes well, he could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week. Lowrie has been on the disabled list since August 14 because of a hairline fracture in his right index finger. He's tracking toward an early-September return.
Aug 26 - 5:11 PM

Josh Reddick is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Craig Gentry is starting in right field and Jonny Gomes will play left.
Aug 26 - 3:33 PM

Jeff Samardzija yielded two runs over eight innings and struck out 10 in defeating the Astros on Monday.

A two-run homer by Chris Carter in the bottom of the eighth concluded Samardzija's evening on a sour note, but it was still a nice bounce-back effort from him after he gave up seven runs to the Mets last time out. The 10 strikeouts matched his season high, which was established against the Giants on May 26.
Aug 25 - 11:43 PM

After warming up to come in for the save, Eric O'Flaherty ended up finishing an 8-2 game against the Astros on Monday.

It was 3-2 until the A's racked up five runs in the top of the ninth, extending O'Flaherty's saveless streak for at least one day. He's expected to be Oakland's fill-in closer for now, even though he's never saved a game in 388 appearances. In tonight's game, he gave up a double and a walk with one out before inducing a double-play ball to end the contest.
Aug 25 - 11:40 PM

Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a stolen base Monday in his return to the starting lineup.

Donaldson didn't play Sunday because of a sore left knee. It was kind of odd to see him attempting a steal with the bad wheel, but it seems it didn't do any damage. Before the nice game tonight he hadn't scored or driven in a run in nine games since Aug. 12.
Aug 25 - 11:37 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed Monday that Drew Pomeranz will be recalled to start on Wednesday versus the Astros.

The A's will use a sixth starter for one turn in order to set up the top four of their starting rotation for a big four-game weekend set in Anaheim. Pomeranz held a 2.91 ERA and 48/23 K/BB ratio in 55 2/3 innings before being bumped to Triple-A Sacramento in July by the Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija trade. He makes for a decent fantasy streamer versus the Astros.
Aug 25 - 6:34 PM

Nick Punto (hamstring) is scheduled to take batting practice Monday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.

Punto strained his right hamstring on August 2, but is now close to running at full-strength and a minor league rehab assignment doesn't appear too far off. Look for him to return around September 1.
Aug 25 - 5:25 PM

Jed Lowrie (finger) hopes to start throwing in the next few days.

Lowrie suffered a hairline fracture in his right index finger earlier this month and has been in shutdown mode for about 10 days. With the minor league season winding down, the A's are likely to activate him as soon as he resumes baseball activities.
Aug 25 - 5:20 PM

Sam Fuld (knee) is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

Fuld banged his left knee during Sunday's game and is still dealing with some discomfort. He did some running and swung a bat Monday, so it doesn't sound like he'll need to miss much time at all.
Aug 25 - 5:01 PM

Josh Donaldson (knee) is back in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

Donaldson was held out of Sunday's lineup after experiencing discomfort in his left knee, but an MRI ruled out any structural damage. He'll try to play through it.
Aug 25 - 4:31 PM

Athletics placed C John Jaso on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Jaso has been dealing with concussion-like symptoms since early August and the situation got worse this weekend. Geovany Soto was acquired from the Rangers on Sunday to give the A's some needed depth at catcher. Because brain injuries are always unpredictable, there is no exact timetable for Jaso's return.
Aug 25 - 2:18 PM

Drew Pomeranz is likely to start for the A's on Wednesday night against the Astros.

The A's will use a sixth starter this week in Houston to line up the top four of their starting rotation for a big four-game weekend set in Anaheim. Pomeranz had a cool 2.91 ERA and 48/23 K/BB ratio in 55 2/3 innings before being bumped to Triple-A Sacramento in July by the Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija trade. He should make for a decent fantasy streamer versus the light-hitting 'Stros.
Aug 25 - 8:45 AM

Eric O'Flaherty is expected to serve as the A's closer while Sean Doolittle (intercostal) is sidelined.

That will allow Ryan Cook and Luke Gregerson to remain in their current setup roles -- where they have both excelled. Doolittle was placed on the disabled list Sunday with an intercostal strain and could be out for close to three weeks. O'Flaherty, who has a 1.35 ERA and 0.83 WHIP in 13 1/3 innings since returning in July from Tommy John surgery, obviously needs to be scooped up in all standard fantasy leagues.
Aug 25 - 8:31 AM


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