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Scott Kazmir gave up three runs (two earned) over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Friday.

The only damage was a three-run homer by Evan Longoria in the bottom of the fifth inning, but it was enough to put him on the losing side. Kazmir struck out four and walked three in the loss and remains winless over his last seven starts. He'll try to snap the streak in a start against the Tigers next week.
May 22 - 11:31 PM

Stephen Vogt launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Rays.

It was his 10th home run of the season and his first since May 12. With a .309/.408/.610 batting line to go along with 31 RBI, the 30-year-old has been the top fantasy catcher so far this season.
May 22 - 11:28 PM

Ike Davis (quad) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Davis is a week removed from a Grade 2 strain in his left quad. He's going to require more than a minimum stay on the DL, although an exact timetable isn't known at this point.
May 22 - 5:16 PM

Coco Crisp will not undergo surgery to repair his nagging neck injury.

Crisp revealed via social media on Thursday that he received "disheartening news" about his neck after seeing a doctor, but the plan is to treat the ailment with rest and rehab. The alternative would be a potentially career-ending operation, so it's no surprise they chose the former route. The A's haven't decided yet whether to place Crisp on the disabled list.
May 22 - 5:11 PM

Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

New A's coach Ron Washington is putting Semien through drills prior to Friday's game as he seeks to improve the youngster's defense, so it's no surprise he's not in the lineup. Andy Parrino is handling shortstop.
May 22 - 2:55 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of INF Andy Parrino from Triple-A Nashville.

Parrino was batting .273/.369/.432 with four homers for Nashville. He'll serve as a utility infielder for the A's.
May 22 - 12:18 PM

Athletics placed RHP Edward Mujica on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb.

Mujica suffered the injury Thursday when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of the Rays' Bobby Wilson. The good news is that the fracture is considered minor, so his stay on the DL shouldn't be too lengthy.
May 22 - 12:17 PM

Billy Butler went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

It's about time the A's stop automatically hitting Butler cleanup against righties, considering that he's really only been useful versus lefties since the start of 2014. He has a .630 OPS versus righties this season, and he came in at .653 in Kansas City last year.
May 21 - 10:34 PM

Edward Mujica suffered a fractured right thumb in Thursday's loss to the Rays and will head to the disabled list.

Mujica sustained the injury when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Bobby Wilson. He left the game with his hand wrapped in a towel and did require stitches. It's unclear at this point how much time the right-hander may stand to miss.
May 21 - 10:24 PM

Coco Crisp said via Snapchat on Thursday that he got "disheartening news" about his neck injury, but would not elaborate.

The oft-injured outfielder underwent an MRI on Thursday and is scheduled to meet with a doctor in Dallas on Friday. The Athletics should provide an update on his status then, but a trip to the disabled list certainly appears to be in order.
May 21 - 10:04 PM

Drew Pomeranz received a cortisone shot for his sprained left AC joint.

Pomeranz will resume throwing once the cortisone shot does its job. There's no clear timetable for his return. Kendall Graveman is set to take his place in Oakland's starting rotation.
May 21 - 5:24 PM

Coco Crisp (neck) will get an MRI on Thursday and is scheduled to see a doctor in Dallas on Friday.

It was originally reported that he would see a specialist on Thursday, but there was a scheduling conflict. Crisp left Tuesday's game with a neck issue that is similar to the problem he dealt with in 2014. It's possible he'll need another stint on the DL.
May 21 - 5:15 PM

Kendall Graveman will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start Saturday against the Rays.

That was the expectation already, but it's now official. Graveman, who will be replacing the injured Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) in the starting rotation, struggled to the tune of an 8.27 ERA over four starts prior to being demoted last month. However, he has bounced back in Triple-A by posting a 1.85 ERA over four starts.
May 21 - 5:11 PM

Ron Washington has joined the A's as an infield instructor.

Washington won't be on the bench during games, but he'll travel with the team all season and work with the Oakland infielders behind the scenes. Washington resigned suddenly from his post as Rangers manager last September, citing personal reasons. It's still not exactly clear what happened there.
May 21 - 12:07 PM

Coco Crisp will visit a neck specialist in the Dallas area on Thursday morning.

Crisp was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Astros with a neck injury and did not play Wednesday. It's similar to the neck problem that bothered him in 2014. The veteran outfielder could be headed to the disabled list.
May 20 - 5:48 PM


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