Player News - Athletics

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Athletics manager Bob Melvin said during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Monday that Khris Davis (groin) will likely be placed on the disabled list.

Davis left Sunday's game with a right groin strain. He was scheduled to be reevaluated Monday, but Melvin said that he "can't imagine" he won't end up on the disabled list based on how he was moving around. It's not exactly unexpected given how these injuries usually go. Mark Canha and Chad Pinder figure to see an uptick in playing time while Davis is sidelined, but the A's and fantasy owners are going to miss his big bat.
May 21 - 2:53 PM

Athletics designated C Dustin Garneau for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Bruce Maxwell, who is back from the restricted list. Garneau, 30, was batting .208/.263/.333 over 22 games in Triple-A this season.
May 21 - 2:45 PM

Athletics optioned C Josh Phegley to Triple-A Nashville.

He'll head back down to the minors now that Bruce Maxwell has been activated from the restricted list. Phegley went 1-for-4 with an RBI double during his brief stay.
May 21 - 2:41 PM

Athletics activated C Bruce Maxwell from the restricted list.

Josh Phegley was sent down in a corresponding roster move. Maxwell was unable to travel with the team for their series in Toronto because of his ongoing legal case for allegedly pointing a gun at a delivery person in October.
May 21 - 2:39 PM

Marcus Semien bashed a two-run homer and drove in three runs overall in a win over the Blue Jays.

Semien's blast was a two-run shot off of Danny Barnes in the fifth inning that upped the A's lead to 5-0. He also drove in a run on a sac fly, with the only negative being that he was thrown out stealing for the second time this season. On the year, Semien has a .276/.323/.404 line with five homers, 23 RBI and four steals over 47 games.
May 20 - 4:40 PM

Matt Chapman went 3-for-4 and doubled twice in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Chapman also reached once via walk, and he scored twice. The two doubles give the impressive second-year player nine on the season, and reaching three times raises his season OPS to .820. He's also one of the better defenders at the hot corner, so Oakland appears to have a building block in the 25-year-old. As long as he can keep the strikeouts to a dull roar, he'll remain a fantasy option worth considering as well.
May 20 - 4:37 PM

Daniel Mengden pitched seven shutout innings while allowing only two hits in a 9-2 rout of the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Mengden only struck out two, but he also only allowed three baserunners, and he made it look easy against the Toronto lineup. The 25-year-old right-hander has been one of the better surprises in the American League this year, and he’s given up one run or fewer in five of his last seven starts. His WHIP in 2018 now sits at 1.08, and his 38/6 strikeout-to-walk ratio is even more impressive. He’s an intriguing streaming option against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
May 20 - 4:32 PM

Khris Davis exited Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with a right groin strain.

Davis pulled up while running to first base in the fourth inning and went directly into the clubhouse. We'll have to see what the A's say after the game, but it certainly seems like something that could send him to the disabled list.
May 20 - 3:26 PM

Athletics claimed RHP Carlos Ramirez off waivers from the Blue Jays.

Ramirez had been designated for assignment a week ago. He'll provide relief depth for Oakland.
May 20 - 3:09 PM

Chad Pinder crushed a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning, propelling the Athletics to a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon in Toronto.

The A's had been held off the board through the first seven innings on the strength of a fine start from Sam Gaviglio and some nice bullpen work. That all changed in the eighth as Matt Chapman drew a leadoff walk on four pitches and Khris Davis follwed with a sharp single. After Matt Olson had struck out, Stephen Piscotty delivered a run-scoring single to get the A's on the board. After Dustin Fowler had lined out, Jed Lowrie walked, loading the bases for Pinder. Tyler Clippard made what appeared to be an excellent pitch, but Pinder was able to drive it out to right-center to put the A's ahead to stay. He finished the day 2-for-4 and is now slashing .280/.341/.507 with four homers and 10 RBI.
May 19 - 4:41 PM

Khris Davis went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored as the Athletics dispatched of the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.

Davis singled and came around to score as part of a five-run uprising in the eighth inning that the Blue Jays used to take the lead. With the two-hit effort, the 30-year-old slugger is now hitting .238/.310/.503 with 13 homers and 38 RBI.
May 19 - 4:36 PM

Blake Treinen slammed the door on the Blue Jays in the ninth inning on Saturday, working a scoreless frame to protect a one-run advantage.

Treinen allowed a two-out walk to Justin Smoak, but he wouldn't advance past there. It's the second straight day that Treinen has been able to protect a late lead against the Jays, recording the final four outs on Friday night. He now boasts a 1.19 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio over 22 2/3 innings on the year while locking down 10 saves.
May 19 - 4:30 PM

Sean Manaea wasn't at his best on Saturday, giving up four runs on five hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays.

Manaea walked three and punched out two on the afternoon. He kept the Jays' offense at bay through the first four innings, but they broke through for four runs in the fifth inning powered by a two-run blast from Giovanny Urshela. Even with the rough outing, Manaea owns a sparkling 2.71 ERA and 0.86 WHIP through 66 1/3 innings in his first 10 starts. He'll tryto right the ship on Friday when he does battle against the Diamondbacks.
May 19 - 4:28 PM

Jed Lowrie is absent from the Athletics' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Blue Jays.

It's just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting second baseman. Lowrie is off to a ridiculous start this season, slashing .328/.391/.559 with nine homers and 37 RBI. Only Manny Machado, Khris Davis and J.D. Martinez have driven in more runs than Lowrie this season. Chad Pinder is starting in his place at second base and batting ninth for the A's against Sam Gaviglio and the Blue Jays.
May 19 - 10:24 AM

Athletics recalled RHP Ryan Dull from Triple-A Nashville.

Dull was just optioned to Triple-A on Friday, but is able to come back with Brett Anderson hitting the disabled list on Saturday. The 28-year-old hurler owns a 6.30 ERA and 1.70 WHIP across 10 innings with the A's this season.
May 19 - 9:33 AM


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