Player News - Athletics

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Khris Davis is getting the night off Tuesday against the Mariners.

Oakland clinched a postseason berth on Monday with a win over Seattle and will rest a couple regulars in this one. Jed Lowrie is at DH and batting third, with Chad Pinder playing second base and hitting eighth.
Sep 25 - 6:06 PM

Khris Davis went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 7-3 victory over the Mariners on Monday.

The solo homer is the 46th of the season, and it came off of Adam Warren to give the A's a 3-1 lead on a shot to center field. It's also the 120th RBI on the season for the slugger, who is having a remarkable season that is one of the key reasons that the A's are going to be playing into October.
Sep 25 - 1:23 AM

Blake Treinen pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners on Monday.

Treinen didn't get the save since it was a 7-3 game, but it was still an impressive outing that saw him throw just 10 pitches -- seven of them for strikes. The scoreless inning lowers his ERA to a preposterously low 0.80 over 78 1/3 innings, and his WHIP is just a tick above that at 0.82. He hasn't gotten many save chances as of late, but this is still a sensational season for Treinen.
Sep 25 - 1:19 AM

Daniel Mengden allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Monday.

He walked one and struck out five. Mengden allowed a solo homer in the first to Robinson Cano, but then breezed through the next four innings. The sixth wasn’t so breezy, as the right-hander allowed a two-run homer to Dee Gordon. Yes, that Dee Gordon. The Athletics have to be encouraged by what they saw for the most part, however, even if it didn’t end the way he wanted to. He owns a 4.05 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over 115 2/3 innings accumulated over 22 appearances and 17 starts. This was likely Mengden’s last start of the regular season, but the A’s will be able to set their rotation now that they’ve clinched a playoff spot.
Sep 25 - 1:15 AM

Daniel Mengden will start for the Athletics on Monday against the Mariners.

That will provide the rest of the rotation an extra day of rest, with Brett Anderson getting pushed back until Tuesday and Edwin Jackson going on Wednesday. For fantasy owners that are looking to stream double starters over the final week of the season, that means that Anderson is no longer lined up for two starts next week.
Sep 23 - 9:04 PM

Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.

Laureano's double is the 11th of the season. He's been sensational since his call-up to the A's in August, and he has his slash up to .301/.370/.507 in 136 at-bats. He's a solid player now -- he's a great player on defense -- and it's not unreasonable to think that the 24-year-old is going to keep getting better.
Sep 23 - 7:30 PM

Matt Olson went 3-for-4 with a homer in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

Olson’s homer was the only run scored in the game by Oakland, and it was a solo (obviously) shot off of Kyle Gibson that gives the left-handed hitter 28 homers and 77 RBI. It’s the third homer of the month for Olson, and his OPS for September is now at .818, thanks in large part to a .375 on-base percentage in that time frame. We expected more power from the 24-year-old, but it’s been a respectable -- if not spectacular -- season with a line of .246/.332/.454 in 560 at-bats.
Sep 23 - 7:25 PM

Trevor Cahill allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.

Only three of the runs were earned, and he didn’t walk anyone while striking out five. This was Cahill’s first start since September 9 as he was out with a back injury, and it didn’t go particularly well, with the defense not exactly helping the veteran right-hander. Unfortunately, this continues a bit of a poor run by Cahill, as he hasn’t had a quality start (six-plus innings of three or fewer runs) since August 18th. He’ll take a 3.91 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 106 innings into his final start of the regular season, scheduled for Saturday against the White Sox.
Sep 23 - 7:13 PM

Blake Treinen earned a win in a second straight game after pitching a scoreless ninth Saturday against the Twins.

The A's won 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth when a Trevor Hildenberger wild pitch allowed Stephen Piscotty to score. Treinen's last three appearances have all resulted in wins. His last save chance came two weeks ago on Sept. 8.
Sep 23 - 12:32 AM

Mike Fiers allowed one run over six innings Saturday in his start against the Twins.

Fiers left with a one-run lead, but the pen blew it immediately. Still, the team did prevail in the ninth to move to 8-1 in Fiers' nine starts since he was acquired. Fiers has a 2.90 ERA in that span.
Sep 23 - 12:30 AM

Khris Davis homered in the first and 10th innings to propel the A's past the Twins 7-6 on Friday.

Davis had a two-run homer off Jose Berrios to open the scoring and delivered a walkoff blast off Matt Magill to end it. The first homer gave him a career high of 44, overtaking last year's total of 43. With 45 now, he has a pretty good shot of moving into the top five in A's history; he's currently two behind Reggie Jackson's 1969 for that spot. Jimmie Foxx's 58 from 1932 is well out of reach.
Sep 22 - 2:21 AM

Chris Bassitt struck out five in four scoreless innings of relief Friday against the Twins.

Bassitt was the long man following opener Liam Hendriks in this one, and he had his best outing in three similar appearances since he was recalled Sept. 7. He's making a strong case for a spot on the postseason roster.
Sep 22 - 2:18 AM

Blake Treinen was perfect for two innings Friday to record his eighth win of the year.

Treinen was brought into a tie game to begin the top of the ninth and ended up winning when Khris Davis homered in the bottom of the 10th. It was his first appearance in a week, so going two innings wasn't much of a problem. He's still without a save since Sept. 8.
Sep 22 - 2:16 AM

Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBI as the A's crushed the Angels 22-3 on Thursday.

Everyone in Oakland's starting lineup had at least one hit, one run and one RBI. In all, the team had 22 hits and seven walks on the day, even without the benefit of a ninth inning while playing at home. Semien got his five RBI without collecting an extra-base hit. Mostly hitting lower in the lineup now, he's driven in 12 runs in 17 games this month, even though he hasn't been particularly hot. Still, he's enjoying a fine second half; he's hitting .267 with 18 extra-base hits, 34 runs scored, 28 RBI and a 41/28 K/BB ratio in 240 plate appearances.
Sep 20 - 7:31 PM

Edwin Jackson yielded two runs and three hits in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a win over the Angels.

Jackson was given 12 runs to work with in the third and fourth innings today, so it was just a matter of how long he would go in a sure victory. He wasn't particularly efficient, though, and he was removed after giving up a homer to Mike Trout and walking Shohei Ohtani in the sixth. Jackson improved to 6-3 with a 3.27 ERA. The last time he won as many as six games was when he finished 6-15 with a 6.33 ERA for the 2014 Cubs.
Sep 20 - 7:25 PM


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