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Aaron Brooks will be recalled to start on Saturday against the Indians.

Acquired from the Royals in the Ben Zobrist deal, Brooks holds a 3.71 ERA over 18 appearances -- 17 starts -- at Triple-A this season. The A's will keep Drew Pomeranz in the bullpen.
Jul 28 - 8:23 PM

The A's will use Edward Mujica as their closer following the trade of Tyler Clippard.

He hasn't been the club's most effective reliever, but how he's been used indicated that he'd probably be the guy. Having closer experience surely helped him, too. Mujica has put up a 3.68 ERA and 12/2 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings since joining the A's in May. Scoop him up in your league if he's still available.
Jul 28 - 8:11 PM

Athletics recalled INF Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville.

He's taking Ben Zobrist's spot on the roster. Muncy has hit only .203/.273/.367 with the big club this season.
Jul 28 - 7:01 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Aaron Brooks from the Royals in the Ben Zobrist deal.

Brooks doesn't miss many bats and has struggled in his limited opportunities in the majors, but he has excellent control and has pitched well in the Pacific Coast League over the past two seasons. The 25-year-old could be a useful depth arm for Oakland, but there's not a lot of upside here.
Jul 28 - 3:02 PM

Athletics acquired LHP Sean Manaea and RHP Aaron Brooks from the Royals for INF/OF Ben Zobrist and cash considerations.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports hears that the Athletics sent $2 million to the Royals as part of the deal. Manaea is the big piece of the return for Oakland. The 23-year-old has dealt with an abdominal strain this season, but has big-time stuff and has put up a 3.23 ERA with 10.9 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 over his first 32 starts in pro ball.
Jul 28 - 2:57 PM

Athletics prospect 1B Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and five RBI on Monday for Double-A Midland.

He’s batting .237/.376/.417 with 12 home runs, 25 doubles, 52 RBI and a 103/76 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 96 games in the Texas League. Olson has been on a power surge of late, as he now has four home runs in his last five games after hitting seven over his previous 91 contests at Midland. After clubbing 37 long balls last season at High-A Stockton and tallying 23 in his full-season debut the previous year, Olson’s sharp drop-off in home runs this season has been a disappointment. However, the good news is he’s continued to take walks (76) and reach base at a high clip (.376) despite facing older and more advanced pitching at the Double-A level.
Jul 28 - 2:22 PM

Athletics recalled RHP R.J. Alvarez from Triple-A Nashville.

He'll replace Tyler Clippard in Oakland's bullpen. Alvarez has struck out 16 batters in nine inning with the A's this season, but he has also allowed 14 runs (13 earned) on 13 hits and six walks, including four home runs.
Jul 28 - 2:04 PM

Athletics prospect SS Yairo Munoz has been promoted to High-A Stockton.

He batted .236/.278/.363 with nine home runs, 26 extra-base hits, 48 RBI and 10 steals over 97 games at Low-A Beloit prior to the promotion. The 20-year-old shortstop got off to a hot start this season but has struggled of late, batting just .168/.228/.255 in his last 41 games. He will likely handle shortstop duties for Stockton until Franklin Barreto (wrist contusion) is ready to come off the disabled list.
Jul 28 - 1:07 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Casey Meisner from the Mets in exchange for RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations.

Ranked prior to the season as the Mets' No. 21 prospect, Meisner has put up a 2.35 ERA with 89 strikeouts over 111 innings between Low- and High-A. The 20-year-old could wind up being a mid-rotation starter for the A's if everything works out.
Jul 27 - 6:23 PM

Athletics 3B prospect Matt Chapman slugged his 21st home run of the season Sunday for High-A Stockton.

He's crushed nine homers in 88 at-bats this month. A whopping 44 of his 71 hits this year have gone for extra bases. The 22-year-old is second in the California League in both home runs (21) and slugging percentage (.596). The former first-round pick is also a strong defensive player and should be able to stay at third base when he reaches the major leagues.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 27 - 3:12 PM

Josh Reddick "isn't a current consideration" for the Mets, per Mike Puma of the New York Post.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this month that the Angels asked the A's about Reddick and were given a flat "no" -- so maybe he's not available at all. Reddick has a cool .282/.336/.452 batting line with 12 home runs and 56 RBI in 92 games this season and the 28-year-old outfielder carries one more year of arbitration eligibility in 2016.
Jul 27 - 1:52 PM

Josh Reddick went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

The double was Reddick's 14th of the season. He's hitting a cool .282/.336/.452 with 12 homers and 56 RBI. The injury-prone outfielder has already amassed almost as many at-bats this season (330) as he did in the entirety of 2014 (363). As long as he's healthy, he's a productive player.
Jul 26 - 7:40 PM

Kendall Graveman had nothing working for him in Sunday's loss to the Giants, allowing four runs on seven hits in just 1 1/3 innings.

Ouchie. Graveman surrendered three runs in the first inning via a two-run homer by Matt Duffy and an RBI single by Brandon Belt. Duffy also nicked him for an RBI single in the second inning before he was lifted from the contest. Tough start all the way around. That marks three starts in a row that the right-hander's allowed four or more runs. For the season, Graveman's the owner of a 4.13 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 57/32 K/BB ratio across 89 1/3 innings. He'll try to reverse the downward spiral when he heads home to face the Indians next Saturday.
Jul 26 - 7:30 PM

Athletics 2B prospect Chad Pinder extended his hitting streak to 18 games Saturday in a win for Double-A Midland.

Pinder went 4-for-5 with a home run and five RBI. He's hit .476 over his last 10 games and is now batting .368 in 87 at-bats this month. The 23-year-old leads the Texas League with 60 RBI and ranks second in batting average (.319). Pinder's batting average has gone up 26 points since his streak began on July 6.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 26 - 4:55 PM

Coco Crisp (neck) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Monday.

He's slated to play for games there before being re-evaluated, so it sounds like Crisp could be activated by the end of the week. The veteran outfielder has been on the shelf since late May with a nagging neck issue. He had just two hits in 45 at-bats before going on the disabled list.
Jul 26 - 2:15 PM


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