Oakland Athletics

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Athletics.2466531694.51
AL West5th5th4th5th
American League 14th15th12th14th

Next Game

Wed, March 1, 3:10 PM EST
Oakland Athletics
at
San Diego Padres

Schedule

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Sun Feb 26
L 5 - 3LAA
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Mon Feb 27
W 5 - 4at SF
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Tue Feb 28
W 5 - 4CLE
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3:10 pm EST
Today
at SD
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3:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 2
TEX
*
3:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 3
SF
*
3:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 4
CLE
*
3:10 pm EST
Sun Mar 5
at SEA
*
3:10 pm EST
Tue Mar 7
at ARI
*
3:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 9
CIN
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8:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 10
at KC
*
3:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 11
TEX
*
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Mar 12
CHC
*
4:05 pm EDT
Mon Mar 13
at CIN

Standings

AL
West
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Los Angeles1-04-0
Seattle1-13-1
Oakland1-12-2
Houston0-12-2
Texas1-21-4
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Athletics' Felix Doubront: Expects to throw curves soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doubront (elbow) could begin incorporating curveballs in his next bullpen sessions, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

The left-hander threw his first bullpen session since Tommy John surgery back in mid-February, and it seems that each session since then has gone without a hitch. If everything goes as planned, Doubront should be able to progress to live BP sessions later in the month with a clearer timetable for return to follow each step in his recovery.

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Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Set to throw curves next bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt (elbow) is expected to be allowed to throw curveballs in his next bullpen session, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

The right-hander began throwing off a mound in mid-February, and it seems like all has gone well as he continues on the long road to recovery from Tommy John surgery. If all goes well with this upcoming session, he could be ramped up to live BP sessions in the near future, although Bassitt's timeline should become clearer as he progresses further in his rehab process.

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Athletics' Marcus Semien: Smacks first homer of spring Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Semien went 1-for-3 with two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-4 Cactus League victory over the Indians.

The slugging shortstop took a Mike Clevinger pitch deep to right field with Jed Lowrie aboard in the first, his first homer of the spring. Despite a drop in batting average and OBP over the previous year, Semien exploded for a career-high 27 doubles, 27 homers and 75 RBI last season, which led to .435 slugging and .735 OPS figures that also represented high-water marks. His homer Tuesday served as his second hit over three spring contests, while also generating his first pair of RBI.

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Athletics' A.J. Puk: Earns hold by striking out side Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk earned his first hold of spring in Tuesday's 5-4 Cactus League victory over the Indians by striking out the side in his one inning.

The towering lefty couldn't have made a splashier debut, setting down Erik Kratz, Lonnie Chisenhall and Abraham Almonte with a four-pitch arsenal in the sixth. Puk's flawless performance was essentially an extension of the superb work that he's put in during bullpen and batting practice sessions during his first exposure to a major league camp. Manager Bob Melvin seemed especially impressed with the way his young pitcher deployed one particular pitch in his repertoire. "As impressive as anything was his changeup," Melvin said. "He had good life on his fastball, but something we've been talking about is using his changeup and using it effectively, and every changeup he threw ended up being a good one. You take the mound for the first time in a Spring Training game, expect to have some nerves and so forth, and he didn't."

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Athletics' Jharel Cotton: Strikes out four in first Cactus League start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cotton surrendered one earned run on one walk, a wild pitch and a hit batsman in Tuesday's 5-4 Cactus League victory over the Indians. He struck out four.

Cotton, projected to be the A's fourth starter this season, pitched more like the ace of a staff, starting his 2017 Cactus League stint by striking out Jose Ramirez, Roberto Perez and Lonnie Chisenhall in the first. A wild pitch on a third strike, a walk and a hit batsman led to a run-scoring double play by Richie Shaffer in the second that served as the only blemish on Cotton's otherwise solid effort. Catcher Josh Phegley, catching Cotton for the first time after having missed most of 2016 with knee surgery, came away considerably impressed with the young pitcher's changeup. "It was there," Phegley said. "I got to see it first-hand. His fastball was also harder than I guess I kind of expected. I was pretty impressed. I don't think he's happy with the location, but that's what Spring Training is for."

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2016 Team Leaders
AVGDanny Valencia , 3B.287
HRKhris Davis , LF42
RBIKhris Davis , LF102
OBPDanny Valencia , 3B.346
SLGKhris Davis , LF.524
RKhris Davis , LF85
SBMarcus Semien , SS10
WKendall Graveman , SP10
ERAKendall Graveman , SP4.11
WHIPKendall Graveman , SP1.31
KSean Manaea , SP124
SVRyan Madson , RP30

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