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Sean Doolittle (shoulder) said he expects to start playing catch toward the end of next week.

Doolittle continues to recover from a strained left shoulder. The southpaw has made just one appearance this season between disabled list stints. He won't be eligible to return until late July.
Jul 1 - 10:00 PM

Bill Burns finished 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs scored as the Athletics topped the Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday.

Burns, as he has been for much of the year, was the catalyst for the A's offense against Chad Bettis and the Rockies. The speedy outfielder tripled and scored in the third inning -- his fifth triple of the season -- and doubled and scored in the fifth. Burns is batting .320/.361/.430 with 34 runs scored and 16 steals on the year. Burns is owned in just 64 percent of Yahoo leagues, a number that should be higher given what he's shown to this point.
Jul 1 - 7:12 PM

Sonny Gray (illness) was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Gray had been hospitalized since Tuesday due to "severe gastroenteritis." Despite feeling better, there's no clear picture of when the right-hander might make his next start.
Jul 1 - 7:08 PM

Billy Butler went 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

The second-inning triple was just Butler's fifth in 4,599 career at-bats. He scored later in the inning and added an RBI single in the fifth. The big man is batting .259/.323/.376 on the year.
Jul 1 - 7:05 PM

Tyler Clippard got four outs Wednesday against the Rockies to earn his 14th save of the season.

Clippard was called on to get the final out in the eighth inning before working a perfect ninth to close it out. The right-hander struck out two without allowing a baserunner in the outing. Clippard now owns a 2.67 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 32/15 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings on the year.
Jul 1 - 7:00 PM

Jesse Hahn limited the Rockies to one run over six innings to earn the win on Wednesday.

Hahn held the Rox to just four hits while walking two on the afternoon. The right-hander also struck out six hitters in the outing. Hahn has now won five of his last seven decisions to pull even at 6-6 overall. The right-hander owns a 3.35 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 64/25 K/BB ratio heading into a bout with the Yankees in New York on Tuesday.
Jul 1 - 6:57 PM

Athletics released C Luke Carlin.

Carlin hit just .146/.315/.214 through 34 games with the Athletics' Triple-A affiliate. The 34-year-old may have a hard time catching on elsewhere at this point.
Jul 1 - 6:13 PM

Sonny Gray remains hospitalized due to "severe gastroenteritis," according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

The illness has dragged on longer than expected, but it's possible Gray could be discharged later Wednesday or Thursday. His status for his next scheduled start on Sunday remains up in the air, so the A's are keeping Chris Bassitt around in case he's needed again.
Jul 1 - 2:23 PM

Chris Bassitt, making a spot start, limited the Rockies to one run in five innings, but suffered a tough luck loss on Tuesday.

Sonny Gray was scratched due to an illness, so Bassitt was called up from Triple-A Nashville. The right-hander scattered five hits, walked none, and struck out three in the effort. As Gray will presumably be over his illness soon, Bassitt is likely headed back to Triple-A.
Jul 1 - 1:16 AM

Sonny Gray remains hospitalized due to the flu.

Gray, who had to be scratched from Tuesday's scheduled outing, first started feeling under the weather Monday night and is still being taken care of. Athletics manager Bob Melvin did say the righty is feeling better, but it was too soon to tell when he'd be ready to start again.
Jun 30 - 7:27 PM

Josh Reddick is not in the Athletics' lineup Tuesday.

Reddick is a little banged up, and with Rockies throwing lefty Jorge De La Rosa, it was a good opportunity to sit him. He'll be available off the bench. Sam Fuld is in right field in his place.
Jun 30 - 7:20 PM

The Athletics have signed first-round shortstop Richie Martin.

MLB.com's Jim Callis says he'll get a $1.95 million signing bonus, which is well below the recommended slot value for the No. 20 overall pick of $2.214 million. Martin is a true shortstop but doesn't offer a whole lot of pop, although he does have a chance to hit for average.
Jun 30 - 6:43 PM

Athletics optioned INF Max Muncy to Triple-A Nashville.

Muncy batted .203/.273/.367 with two home runs across 88 plate appearances with the A's. The 24-year-old corner infielder has posted big numbers at Triple-A and should get another shot in the majors soon enough.
Jun 30 - 4:21 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville.

The A's have yet to announce a corresponding roster move. Bassitt will start against the Rockies on Tuesday in place of Sonny Gray, who was scratched due to illness. The 26-year-old has posted a 3.71 ERA and 64/18 K/BB ratio over 63 innings this season in Triple-A.
Jun 30 - 3:32 PM

Athletics pitching prospect Chris Kohler scattered two hits over five shutout frames Monday in a win for Low-A Vermont.

The win was Kohler's first of the season. Monday was only the left-hander's second start since coming back from Tommy John surgery. So far, Kohler has held opponents to a .222 average in 36 at-bats. He's posted 10 strikeouts with one walk over that stretch. The 20-year-old was Oakland's third-round pick in 2013.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 30 - 3:26 PM

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