Player News - Athletics

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Sonny Gray was hammered for six earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

Gray let up eight hits and walked one in the ugly afternoon outing. The trouble started right away, with the Anaheim offense pouring in four runs in the top of the first inning and another two in the top of the second. Gray will carry a 12-7 record, 2.36 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Astros.
Sep 2 - 6:40 PM

Evan Scribner is done for the season after being diagnosed with a torn right lat muscle.

The feeling had been that he had a scapula issue, and an MRI apparently revealed the lat tear. There's no word on whether Scribner might need surgery.
Sep 2 - 2:09 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Cody Martin to Triple-A Nashville.

Martin yielded five runs over three innings against the Angels Tuesday in his first major league start. Even with the rosters expanded, the A's have elected to send him back to Nashville.
Sep 2 - 1:17 PM

Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

He's on the bench as he often is when the opponent starts a lefty. Josh Phegley is behind the dish in Vogt's place.
Sep 2 - 1:04 PM

Billy Burns (wrist) is back in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

The plan had been to sit Burns for a second straight day due to a sore left wrist, but he evidently talked his way into the lineup. Burns sports a .296/.336/.387 batting line with 25 steals this season.
Sep 2 - 1:03 PM

Billy Burns (wrist) isn't expected back in the lineup until Friday.

Burns jammed his left wrist on Saturday. Although he was able to play the next two days, he sat out Tuesday and A's manager Bob Melvin would like to hold him out through Thursday's off day.
Sep 2 - 9:04 AM

Cody Martin made his first major league start and lost to the Angels on Tuesday after allowing five runs over three innings.

Martin put up a 5.40 ERA as a reliever with the Braves this year before the A's purchased him in early July. The right-hander gave up six hits and a walk without recording a strikeout. Four of the runs came in a tough third inning. Martin will try for better results in next week's home start against the Astros.
Sep 2 - 1:18 AM

Brett Lawrie's only hit in four at-bats was a solo home run as the Athletics lost on Tuesday to the Angels.

Lawrie gave the Athletics an early 1-0 lead, driving a Matt Shoemaker over the fence in left-center for his 14th home run of the year. He's batting .269/.308/.419 with 53 RBI in what has been another adequate season for the former top prospect.
Sep 2 - 1:15 AM

Sam Fuld is expected to be unavailable until Friday due to a back issue.

Fuld has dealt with the back problem off and on this season. He's hitting just .194/.271/.302 this year.
Sep 1 - 7:17 PM

Evan Scribner is expected to be unavailable for at least a few days due to a scapula issue in his right shoulder.

Scribner hurt the shoulder during an appearance on Monday. The A's will be careful with him this month since they have extra relievers available.
Sep 1 - 7:15 PM

Chris Bassitt (shoulder) doesn't need an MRI after all and hopes to rejoin the Athletics' rotation before long.

Bassitt was scratched from a scheduled start Tuesday with a sore right shoulder, but the feeling is that a little rest an strength work will get him over the hump. It's great news for a guy who's been a pleasant surprise for Oakland this season.
Sep 1 - 6:27 PM

Athletics recalled OF Jason Pridie from Triple-A Nashville.

Pridie hasn't seen time with the A's this season. At Triple-A Nashville, he was hitting a solid .310/.380/.515 with 20 homers and 89 RBI through 541 at-bats. He can clearly clobber minor league pitching and could see a few starts with the expanded roster.
Sep 1 - 4:04 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Nashville.

Otero was just option to Triple-A last week, but he's back with the major league rosters expanding on Tuesday. In 30 appearances earlier this season, he held a tough 7.08 ERA. He'll try to redeem himself this month, assuming the A's actually toss him out there for work.
Sep 1 - 4:00 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Cody Martin from Triple-A Nashville.

The A's traded for Martin in early July. He'll have a chance to impress with rosters expanding, as he's scheduled to start Tuesday's contest against the Angels. Over 88 1/3 Triple-A innings, he posted a 4.08 ERA while striking out 84. He struggled in 21 2/3 relief innings at the big league level earlier this season to the tune of a 5.40 ERA.
Sep 1 - 3:58 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville.

Leon held a 5.68 ERA across nine relief appearances with the A's this season. He's kept the ERA under 3.00 at the Triple-A level and could work as a long relief arm out of the pen during the final month of the season.
Sep 1 - 3:53 PM


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