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Chris Bassitt has moved to the bullpen for the rest of the season. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Blake Treinen was shut down with a stress reaction in his back, which is part of the reason the A's wanted to add Bassitt to the bullpen mix. The A's still have five starting pitchers plus Jesus Luzardo, so it was a luxury they could afford. Bassitt can be safely dropped in most leagues as the end of the season draws near.

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Blake Treinen will not pitch again this season due to a stress reaction in his back. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Treinen was one of the top closers off the board in many drafts, but was a massive disappointment. He ended up eventually losing the closer's job to Liam Hendriks. Treinen owned a 4.91 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings while providing 16 saves and six wins. He said he has had the issue for three weeks and thought he could pitch through it before an MRI revealed the stress reaction. Treinen is hoping to pitch again in the postseason.

Category: Injury Updates


Khris Davis went 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is hitting below the Mendoza line in his last seven games, averaging .192 (5-for-26) with two home runs and 12 strikeouts. He is slashing .220/.289/.386 with 22 home runs, 71 RBI and 59 runs scored in 506 plate appearances this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Mark Canha went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Canha smacked an RBI double off Jesse Hahn in the 11th inning to lead the Athletics to a 1-0 victory. He is is slashing .270/.394./.509 this season with 24 home runs, 14 doubles, 56 RBI and 75 runs scored in 119 games this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Homer Bailey allowed three hits and a walk while striking out 11 through seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Royals. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Bailey recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts, holding the Royals hitless until Alex Gordon singled in the fifth. The no-decision ended a four-game winning streak for Bailey. He owns a 4.55 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 146:53 K:BB across 158 1/3 innings this season. His next scheduled start is Tuesday, away against the Angels.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Olson has homered in four of his last six games and has eight long balls overall in the month of September. He missed all of April with a hand injury but has still managed to set career highs in homers (35) and RBI (86) in 118 games this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Liam Hendriks struck out two batters in a perfect inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Hendriks suffered a rare rough outing against the Royals on Monday, but he rebounded to make quick work of Kansas City on Tuesday. He has converted 23 of 29 save chances this season while posting a 1.66 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 118:21 K:BB over 81 1/3 innings.

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Brett Anderson allowed one run on five hits and zero walks while striking out two through five innings in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Royals. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson was pulled after five frames for his third straight start. Oakland has won each of Anderson's last three starts while he has surrendered six earned runs over 15 innings. Anderson sports a 4.00 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and a 87:48 K:BB in 171 innings this season. His next scheduled start is Tuesday, away against the Angels.

Category: Game Recaps


Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Semien currently has a seven-game hitting streak and crushed his 31st home run of the season in Monday's loss. He is enjoying a career-year, slashing .284/.365/.519 with 31 home runs, 85 RBI, 115 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 693 plate appearances this season.

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Tanner Roark allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out eight through four 2/3 innings in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Royals. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Roark labored through 110 pitches and exited Monday's loss in the fourth inning. He's now allowed four or more runs in three of his last four outings. Roark owns a 4.12 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 152:48 K:BB across 157 1/3 innings on the season. His next scheduled start is Tuesday, away against the Angels.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Chapman went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman has now homered in back-to-back games, giving him a total of 34 long balls on the season. He is slashing .251/.344/.517 with 34 home runs, 85 RBI and 96 runs scored in 619 plate appearances this season.

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Luzardo allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out four through three innings to earn the save in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Luzardo could be in line to get a start this week. He owns a 3.00 ERA and a 6:2 K:BB through two appearances this season. Luzardo is must add in fantasy for the final weeks of the season due to his tremendous upside.

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Sean Manaea (2-0) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out six through six scoreless innings in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers. He picked up his second win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Since being activated off the injured list, Manaea sports a 0.50 ERA and a 21:6 K:BB through three starts this season. His next scheduled start is Sunday, home against the Rangers.

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Ramon Laureano went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Laureano is hitting .286/.337/.521 with 22 homers, 72 runs scored and 63 RBI this season. He also has 12 stolen bases, but due to his leg issues, Laureano might not run as much as he did earlier in the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Phegley went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Phegley has struggled in September, hitting .154 (4-for-26) with two homers, six RBI and three runs scored in eight games during the month. He is slashing .243/.286/.423 with 12 homers, 59 RBI and 43 runs scored in 101 games this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Fiers left Saturday's game against the Rangers with right arm nerve irritation. He allowed three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one in one 1/3 innings before exiting. (Source: Shayna Rubin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fiers left his start Saturday against the Rangers in the second inning with arm nerve irritation and his status for his next outing is up in the air. The Athletics have been using a six-man rotation, so the team could just skip his start and drop to a standard five-man rotation. Fiers is considered day-to-day.

Category: Injury Updates


Sean Murphy went 3-for-4 with a walk, three doubles and four runs scored in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy belted his first big-league two-baggers in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers. He slashing .409/.458/1.091 through 24 plate appearances since his promotion with seven of his nine hits (three doubles, four homers) going for extra bases.

Category: Game Recaps


Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday’s 10-2 win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Profar smacked his 20th home run of the season in the second inning, tying a career-high set last season. He is slashing .220/.302/.422 with 20 home runs, 65 RBI, and 61 runs scored in 122 games this season.

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Frankie Montas (suspension) has been working out at the Athletics’ spring training facility in Arizona since July preparing for a late-season return. He is eligible to come back to the majors September 25th. (Source: Vic Cotroneo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As an 80-game suspension comes to a close, Montas will be eligible to return to action in the minors September 10th. He won’t have sufficient time to stretch out for a starting role, but could provide a big boost to the Athletics bullpen. Since the suspension kept Montas off the 40-man roster beyond August 31st, he won’t be eligible to pitch in the playoffs. Leave him on the waiver wire for redraft leagues, but Montas is an excellent hold in dynasty and keeper league formats.


Seth Brown went 2-for-3 with two triples, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Brown has now racked up five extra-base hits in just 31 major-league plate appearances. If he continues to hit, he could force his way to everyday at-bats. Brown is slashing .448/.484/.690 with nine RBI and eight runs scored in eight games this season.

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