Fuld signed a one-year contract with the A's on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. 2015 was a low point for Fuld, who finished with a .197/.276/.293 batting line in 120 games. He logged 108 at-bats atop the order for Oakland while also seeing time at all three outfield spots, and it's his defensive versatility and speed that will likely keep him in the fourth-outfielder role to start 2016. That is, unless the team brings in more outfield talent.
Athletics center fielder Billy Burns was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Rangers due to right hamstring tightness. Burns had started 19 of the team's last 20 games, but he'll at least start Friday's contest on the bench. Sam Fuld, who hasn't played all month due to a back injury, will return to the lineup in place of the ailing Burns. Fuld will bat leadoff and be in center field, according to MLB.com.
Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld was able to take live batting practice Tuesday, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. Fuld is nursing a back injury, but is expected to return soon.
Athletics outfielders Sam Fuld and Josh Reddick remain out of Sunday's lineup, the team announced. Fuld is dealing with a back issue and was able to take swings Sunday and is expected to return against the Astors. Meanwhile, an illness has sidelined Reddick, but he could be available off the bench.
Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt was back in the lineup for Saturday's game, reports MLB Daily Lineups. Vogt was scratched from Friday's game due to elbow soreness. Meanwhile, a back issue will prevent Sam Fuld from starting Saturday.