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Daz Cameron out of lineup Friday

Fri, May 24th 6:07pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Daz Cameron is back in the Athletics lineup on Friday against the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Cameron hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings where Oakland went on to win on Thursday. Miguel Andujar is back off the injured list and starting in left field for Friday's series opener.


Kyle McCann out of lineup Friday

Fri, May 24th 6:06pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Kyle McCann is not in the Athletics lineup on Friday against the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: McCann picked up three hits in Thursday's win over the Rockies. Shea Langeliers is back behind the plate for Friday's season opener.


Miguel Andujar in lineup Friday

Fri, May 24th 6:04pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Miguel Andujar is in the Athletics lineup on Friday against the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Andujar was activated from the injured list on Friday by Oakland. He is back in left field and hitting cleanup for the Athletics.


Shea Langeliers is back in the lineup for the Oakland Athletics against the Houston Astros Friday. (Source: Oakland Athletics on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Langeliers returns after taking a seat on the bench for general rest Thursday, batting fifth and starting behind the plate at catcher for manager Mark Kotsay against the Astros Friday.


The Athletics have optioned Brett Harris to Triple-A Las Vegas. (Source: Martin Gallegos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harris will head back to Triple-A after struggling with the A’s. The 25-year-old was hitting .116, with three home runs, and five RBI in 43 at-bats.

Category: Transactions


JJ Bleday went 1-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in the Athletics' thrilling 10-9 win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the low hit total in this game, Bleday's ability to drive in crucial runs with his seventh homer of the season highlights his potential impact in power categories for fantasy teams. However, his overall .243 batting average and high strikeout rate might raise concerns for fantasy managers looking for consistent hitters. Bleday's moderate wOBA and BABIP suggest some level of production sustainability, but fantasy managers should temper expectations given his current performance trends and lack of stolen bases.

Category: Game Recaps


J.D. Davis went 2-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in the Athletics' 10-9 win against the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: His performance included a crucial home run, contributing significantly to the tight victory. Despite this, Davis's season has been underwhelming, batting just .208 through 30 games, with a modest .268 wOBA and a high strikeout rate of 25.2%. While the home run might excite some fantasy managers, his overall production suggests caution. Davis's power can provide occasional boosts, but his low batting average and on-base skills limit his value in most fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Joey Estes delivered a mixed performance, allowing four earned runs on seven hits while striking out six over seven innings in Thursday's high-scoring 10-9 victory over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Despite not factoring into the decision, Estes's outing was a rocky one, as he was tagged for a handful of runs but managed to avoid any walks. His season ERA now sits at an inflated 7.47, with a WHIP of 1.34, which are concerning numbers for fantasy managers. However, his decent strikeout rate (8.6 K/9) and solid strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.75) offer some silver linings. Estes's ability to eat innings and keep the ball in play might still make him a speculative play in deeper leagues, but his high ERA and WHIP are red flags that can't be ignored. Proceed with caution.

Category: Game Recaps


The Athletics have designated Jordan Diaz for assignment. (Source: Martin Gallegos on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Diaz was currently playing in Triple-A and was struggling to find his swing at the plate. He will hit the waiver wire and could draw interest from a team in need of infield depth.

Category: Transactions


The Athletics have placed Esteury Ruiz on the 10-day IL with a strained left wrist. (Source: Martin Gallegos on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The team has not stated when Ruiz suffered the injury, but it is going to cost him at least the next 10 days. Daz Cameron was called up from Triple-A to provide depth in the outfield.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Mitch Spence allowed two earned runs over three innings in a loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: He surrendered five hits and three walks while striking out four. This performance nudged his ERA slightly upward from 4.09, reflecting ongoing struggles with consistency this season. His WHIP and BABIP indicate that while he's been somewhat effective at avoiding disastrous outings, his control remains an issue, as evidenced by the three walks in just three innings. Fantasy managers should view Spence as a risky play, primarily useful in deeper leagues or as a streaming option when matchups are favorable. His ability to strike out batters is a redeeming quality, but his high walk rate could be a liability in tighter contests.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler Soderstrom is not in the Athletics lineup on Wednesday against the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Soderstrom went hitless in Tuesday's win. J.D. Davis slides over to first base for Oakland.


Seth Brown is not in the Athletics lineup on Wednesday against the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Brown hit his fifth home run of the season in Tuesday's win. Tyler Nevin gets the start in right field for Oakland.


Tyler Nevin in lineup Wednesday

Wed, May 22nd 5:42pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Tyler Nevin is in the Athletics lineup on Wednesday against the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Nevin draws the start in right field for Oakland. He is hitting .229 on the season with four home runs.


Mason Miller delivered a flawless performance, striking out three in a clean inning to notch his ninth save as the Athletics edged out the Rockies 5-4 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: This outing is a testament to Miller's dominance this season, maintaining an elite level of performance with a minuscule ERA and WHIP. His strikeout rate remains astronomical, and his ability to suppress hits and walks significantly boosts his value in all fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Brooks allowed three earned runs over six innings in the Athletics' 5-4 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Brooks surrendered six hits and one walk while striking out three. This performance was a mixed bag, as he managed to keep his team in the game despite not being overly dominant. Through two starts (13 innings), Brooks' season ERA now sits at 4.15 with a WHIP of 1.15, which are decent numbers but not particularly eye-catching for fantasy managers.

Category: Game Recaps


Joe Boyle will make a rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday or Friday. (Source: Martin Gallegos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Boyle is continuing to work his way back from a back strain. It remains unclear how many more rehab starts he will need to make.

Category: Injury Updates


Luis Medina will make a rehab start on Wednesday for Triple-A Las Vegas. (Source: Martin Gallegos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Medina is working his way back from an MCL sprain in his right knee. He is eligible to be activated next week.

Category: Injury Updates


The Athletics activated Scott Alexander from the 15-day injured list. (Source: Martin Gallegos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alexander is set to make his season debut with Oakland. He has been sidelined due to tress reaction in his left ribs.

Category: Injury Updates


The A’s have optioned Tyler Ferguson to Triple-A Las Vegas. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ferguson was optioned Monday after struggling in Sunday’s outing. The team is expected to add another pitcher on Tuesday prior to their game against the Rockies.

Category: Transactions