Oakland Athletics

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Athletics.2516941464.14
AL West2nd3rd5th3rd
American League 7th9th12th10th

Schedule

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3:10 pm EST
Thu Mar 3
at LAA
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3:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 4
COL
*
3:10 pm EST
Fri Mar 4
at ARI
*
3:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 5
MIL
*
3:10 pm EST
Sun Mar 6
at SD
*
3:05 pm EST
Mon Mar 7
KC
*
3:05 pm EST
Tue Mar 8
TEX
*
3:05 pm EST
Wed Mar 9
at CHW
*
3:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 10
LAD
*
3:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 12
at TEX
*
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Mar 13
CHC
*
10:05 pm EDT
Mon Mar 14
SF

Standings

AL
West
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Texas77-6588-74
Houston70-7286-76
Los Angeles77-6585-77
Seattle68-7476-86
Oakland57-8568-94
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Athletics' Billy Butler: Will see fewer starts at DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Billy Butler is due to play a more limited role with the acquisition of Khris Davis, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Butler, who served in a DH role in 136 games last year for the A's, is likely to see that number drop this year. If newly acquired Khris Davis moves into the everyday left field role for the A's as expected, Coco Crisp would get a lot of starts at DH, which would severely cut into Butler's at-bats. Given his limited upside, Butler would need a full-time role to be useful in most formats, and that no longer looks like it will be the case in 2016.

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Athletics' Coco Crisp: Will see increased DH role
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Crisp will see some time at designated hitter this season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The acquisition of Khris Davis on Friday gives the A's plenty of flexibility in the outfield and will force Coco Crisp out of a starting role in left field. Davis played almost entirely in left during his tenure with the Brewers so it seems probable he would make a smooth transition there for the A's. If Davis does in fact claim the starting role in left, Slusser notes that Crisp would get a lot of at-bats at DH. Crisp, now 36 years old and coming off a 2015 season in which he played in only 44 games due to injury, is due to play a more limited role in 2016, which limits his value to deeper leagues.

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Athletics' Khris Davis: Traded to A's for two prospects
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Davis was traded to the Athletics on Friday for prospects Jacob Nottingham and Bubba Derby.

Davis should land firmly as Oakland's everyday left fielder, pushing the combination of Coco Crisp, Sam Fuld, and Mark Canha further down the depth chart. However, the 28-year-old figures to see a significant drop in home runs, as he's going from the most homer-friendly park in the majors to the fourth worst, according to MLB park factors. That shouldn't take too much from his offensive potential though; he'll be hitting in the middle of the order given Oakland's lack of reliable power hitters.

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Athletics' Sean Nolin: Designated for assigment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sean Nolin was designated for assignment by the A's on Friday.

Nolin was one of the pieces the A's received in the Josh Donaldson trade and was thought to have a shot at the 2016 A's rotation. The A's needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster with the acquisition of Khris Davis and Nolin was the one they chose to designate. Nolin struggled with a groin injury for much of 2015 and his velocity was noticeably down when he was able to return late in the year. It seems likely that Nolin will garner some interest from other teams around the league.

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Athletics' Jesse Hahn: Will enter camp completely healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

A's manager Bob Melvin said recently that Jesse Hahn (forearm) will enter spring training completely healthy, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

The elbow and forearm issues that Hahn dealt with over the second half of last year inevitably led to speculation of a second Tommy John surgery, but it seems the club's cautious approach paid off. That doesn't mean the injury concerns will go away anytime soon, though, as Hahn's health history and the arm stress created by his signature curveball are both red flags. If indeed healthy, Hahn should compete for a rotation spot in spring training.

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2015 Team Leaders
AVGBilly Burns , CF.294
HRJosh Reddick , RF20
RBIJosh Reddick , RF77
OBPStephen Vogt , C.341
SLGJosh Reddick , RF.449
RBilly Burns , CF70
SBBilly Burns , CF26
WSonny Gray , SP14
ERASonny Gray , SP2.73
WHIPSonny Gray , SP1.08
KSonny Gray , SP169
SVSean Doolittle , RP4

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