Player News - Athletics

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Sean Manaea allowed two runs on five hits over 7 2/3 innings in the Athletics' win over the Mariners on Monday.

Manaea struck out three batters and issued only a pair of free passes. He gave up just one extra-base hit in the contest and departed after allowing a two-out single to Mitch Haniger in the eighth. He threw a staggering 61 of 89 pitches for strikes in this one. It was an encouraging outing for the 26-year-old southpaw, who only went 2 2/3 against the Dodgers in his last outing. He's 11-8 with a 3.44 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 102/31 K/BB ratio in 25 starts. He’s lined up to face the Astros on the road in his next start on Sunday.
Aug 14 - 2:13 AM

Blake Treinen gave up a pair of hits, but struck out three batters in a scoreless ninth inning to to pick up his 31st save of the year on Monday.

Treinen was thrust into a bases-loaded, nobody out jam to protect a four-run lead in the ninth inning. Jeurys Familia began the frame, but failed to record an out, walking all three batters he faced. Treinen struck out the first batter he faced, but uncorked a wild pitch, allowing a run score, and gave up a two-run single to Mitch Haniger to cut the lead to one. He bounced back to fan Cameron Maybin before allowing a two-out single to Jean Segura and struck out Nelson Cruz to preserve the victory. The 30-year-old righty owns a microscopic 0.90 ERA with an 82/19 K/BB ratio over 60 innings.
Aug 14 - 2:03 AM

Matt Chapman went 3-for-5 with three doubles, a pair of RBI and three runs scored in the Athletics’ win over the Mariners on Monday.

Chapman smacked a line-drive double off Mariners starter Marco Gonzales, and came around to score the first run of the contest on a Jed Lowrie RBI single in the first inning. He also doubled to right field in the third and swatted a two-run double to left field off reliever Casey Lawrence in the sixth. The 25-year-old third baseman been one of the most underrated assets in fantasy, slashing .279/.365/.508 with 71 runs scored, 16 homers, 43 RBI and one steal in just 430 plate appearances.
Aug 14 - 1:52 AM

Jed Lowrie went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBI in the Athletics’ 7-6 victory over the Mariners on Monday.

Lowrie kicked off the scoring with an RBI single to right field off Mariners starter Marco Gonzales in the first inning. He also slapped a two-run double to left field in the second and an RBI double off reliever Casey Lawrence in the sixth. The 34-year-old second baseman has been mired in an extreme slump in recent weeks, hitting just .210 (17-for-81) with a pair of home runs and 12 RBI since a mid-July collision with teammate Stephen Piscotty, which resulted in a left leg contusion. If he’s finally healthy again, Lowrie is primed for a monster six-week stretch to close out the regular season.
Aug 14 - 1:42 AM

Paul Blackburn (elbow) played catch Monday.

Blackburn has been sidelined since early July with an elbow injury. The Athletics are hopeful that he'll be able to make it back at some point this season.
Aug 13 - 7:42 PM

Jharel Cotton (elbow) played catch Monday.

It's the first time he's done any throwing since he had Tommy John surgery back in March. Cotton is likely to be sidelined until around midseason next year.
Aug 13 - 7:41 PM

Matt Joyce (back) hopes to take batting practice later this week.

Joyce has been hitting off a tee and hit flips Monday. He's dealt with back issues for much of the season but appears to be making a bit of progress lately.
Aug 13 - 6:34 PM

Andrew Triggs (arm) resumed a throwing program this week.

Triggs resumed throwing at the end of July but apparently was shut down for a bit after that. He is coming back from nerve irritation in his pitching arm and his status for the rest of the season remains up in the air.
Aug 13 - 6:14 PM

Jed Lowrie went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run as the Athletics defeated the Angels 8-7 on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles.

Lowrie clubbed his two-run homer off of Jim Johnson in the fourth inning, increasing the Athletics' lead to 7-3. While he has cooled considerably after his hot start to the season, he's still hitting .267/.347/.459 with 18 homers and 70 RBI on the year.
Aug 12 - 8:59 PM

Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored as the Athletics held off a late charge from the Angels on Sunday.

Semien also drove in a run in the ballgame with an RBI single in the first inning. It's the second straight three-hit game for Semien, and his fifth multi-hit effort in his last nine games. He's now hitting .263/.322/.386 with nine homers and 44 RBI on the season.
Aug 12 - 8:56 PM

Blake Treinen struck out all three hitters that he faced in the ninth inning on Sunday, protecting a one-run lead to earn his 30th save of the season.

Treinen needed just 11 pitches to whiff Jose Fernandez, David Fletcher and Kaleb Cowart with the game on the line. He has been one of, if not the, best bullpen arm in all of baseball this season, compiling a masterful 0.92 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 79/19 K/BB ratio across 59 innings. Fantasy owners who invested a mid-round selection in him have been handsomely rewarded.
Aug 12 - 8:53 PM

Trevor Cahill couldn't make it out of the fifth inning on Sunday, allowing four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings against the Angels.

Cahill walked one and struck out three on the afternoon. He was one out away from qualifying for a victory in this one, but the Angels had him on the ropes and manager Bob Melvin decided instead to turn to his unbelievably deep and talented bullpen instead. Even with the poor performance, Cahill still sports a stellar 3.39 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 79 2/3 innings on the season. He'll try to get back on track when he squares off against the Astros at home on Saturday.
Aug 12 - 8:51 PM

Khris Davis launched his 34th home run of the season on Saturday night against the Angels.

It was a third-inning solo shot off Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs. Davis also hit an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning, finishing the game 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored. He's sporting a cool .893 OPS.
Aug 12 - 12:26 AM

Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with two homers, four RBI, and three runs scored Saturday in the A's win over the Angels.

Semien hit a leadoff double in the top of the first inning, clubbed a three-run homer in the top of the second, and added a solo shot for good measure in the top of the fourth. It was the most productive game of the season for the 27-year-old shortstop, who's batting just .259/.317/.381 overall. Maybe this will be part of a strong finish.
Aug 12 - 12:24 AM

Edwin Jackson was terrific again Saturday, spinning 7 1/3 shutout innings in the Athletics' 7-0 blanking of the Angels.

Jackson issued three walks but gave up only three hits and struck out six. The veteran right-hander now holds a 2.48 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 41/17 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings (nine starts) since joining the Oakland rotation in late June. He'll put those numbers to the test next week against the AL West-leading Astros.
Aug 12 - 12:21 AM


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