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Athletics' Chad Pinder: On bench Friday
Pinder isn't starting Friday against the Angels.
Pinder went 1-for-4 with a double and a run during Wednesday's loss to Minnesota, but he'll be out of the lineup for the fourth time in the last six games. Seth Brown, Ramon Laureano and Luis Barrera will start in the outfield from left to right.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Sitting again Tuesday
Pinder is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Pinder is 3-for-17 with six strikeouts over his past five appearances and finds himself on the bench for the second consecutive contest. Luis Barrera will man left field in Pinder's absence Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Not in Monday's lineup
Pinder isn't starting Monday against the Twins.
Pinder went 2-for-2 with a double, a stolen base and a walk during Sunday's loss to the Angels, but he'll be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. Luis Barrera will start in left field and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: On bench for evening game
Pinder will sit for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Angels.
Pinder didn't do much in the afternoon portion of the doubleheader, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. Seth Brown will start in left field for the nightcap.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Not starting Thursday
Pinder is not in the lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Tigers.
Pinder returned to the lineup Wednesday following a one-game absence with a knuckle injury, going 1-for-5 with a run scored in the 9-0 win. Luis Barrera will take his place in left field and bat seventh in Thursday's series finale.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Back in lineup Wednesday
Pinder (knuckle) is starting Wednesday against the Tigers.
Pinder sat out the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader due to a small laceration on one of his knuckles, but he'll return to action a day later. He's gone just 2-for-18 with two RBI, a walk and nine strikeouts over his last five games, and the 30-year-old will start in left field and bat third Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Tending to knuckle injury
Pinder is out of the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Tigers due to a small laceration on one of his knuckles, Dawn Klemish of MLB.com reports.
Pinder and Elvis Andrus collided with one another in the field at one point during Athletics' 6-0 loss in Game 1, but both players were able to remain in the contest. Manager Mark Kotsay said following Game 1 that Pinder -- who went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the contest -- was allowed to stay in the game after clearing the concussion protocol, according to Kawahara. However, Pinder will be monitored while he tends to the hand injury, which will keep him on the bench for at least the second half of the doubleheader.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Continues timely hitting Monday
Pinder went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Tigers on Monday and is now hitting .400 (6-for-15) with runners in scoring position.
Pinder's timely hitting has been one of the few bright spots for the revamped Athletics in a tough first month-plus of the season. The veteran boasts a solid .270 average and .432 slugging percentage. He's spent the overwhelming majority of his time thus far in left field.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Pair of hits in loss
Pinder went 2-for-3 with an RBI sacrifice fly in a loss to the Guardians on Sunday.
Pinder continued his solid start to the season with the only multi-hit effort of the afternoon for the moribund Athletics offense. Despite the team's recent struggles, Pinder has put together a .286 average and .510 slugging percentage across his first 50 plate appearances, and he's gone 5-for-11 with a home run, two RBI and a run in his first three games since returning from a stint on the COVID-19 injured list.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Not starting Saturday
Pinder isn't starting Saturday against the Guardians.
Pinder went 3-for-8 with a solo home run and four strikeouts over his last two appearances after returning from an eight-game absence. Tony Kemp will shift to left field while Nick Allen starts at second base.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Plates game's only run in return
Pinder went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 1-0 victory versus the Athletics on Wednesday.
Pinder was out nine days while on the COVID-19 injured list. but he showed no rust upon his return. The veteran outfielder swatted a solo homer to left field to lead off the game, and that run stood up for the entirety of the contest as Oakland pulled out a 1-0 win. Pinder extended his hitting streak to five games, during which he is slashing .316/.316/.474 with three RBI and a stolen base.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Reinstated from COVID-19 IL
Pinder (undisclosed) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.
Pinder was one of several Athletics who landed on the COVID-19 IL last week, but he'll be able to rejoin the club after spending just over a week away from the team. The 30-year-old should serve as the team's primary left fielder now that he's been cleared to return.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Lands on COVID-19 injured list
Pinder was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Pinder was one of six Athletics to hit the COVID-19 injured list Monday. It's unclear if he or any of the rest tested positive for the virus or if they merely have COVID-like symptoms or have been exposed to someone else who's tested positive. It's therefore difficult to say when Pinder is likely to return. Tony Kemp will be the left fielder Monday against Baltimore, with Sheldon Neuse starting at second base.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Comes through as pinch hitter
Pinder produced an RBI single in a pinch-hit at-bat and subsequently recorded a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Pinder generated the sole run of the night for Oakland with his timely sixth-inning knock that plated Tony Kemp. The valued utility man had drawn starts in six of the Athletics' first seven games prior to Friday, and he's hit safely in four of his last five contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Not starting Friday
Pinder isn't starting Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
Even though Stephen Piscotty (undisclosed) is on the COVID-19 injured list, Pinder will retreat to the bench after drawing four consecutive starts. Kevin Smith will start at the hot corner and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Plates pair in Tuesday's loss
Pinder went 1-for-5 with a two-run double and a run in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.
Pinder was an integral part of the Athletics' three-run rally in the seventh, lacing a two-bagger to deep right that plated Seth Brown and Sean Murphy to knot the game at 7-7. The valued utility man has seen regular playing time early this season, appearing in all five games (four starts) and already compiling four extra-base hits (two doubles, two home runs).... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Swats second homer
Pinder went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and an additional run scored in a 13-2 win over Tampa Bay on Monday.
Pinder went deep off Rays reliever Chris Mazza in the first inning as the second half of back-to-back blasts by he and Seth Brown. The long ball was the second of the campaign for Pinder, who smacked only six homers in 214 at-bats for Oakland last season. Three of his four hits thus far in in 2022 have gone for extra bases.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: On bench Sunday
Pinder is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Pinder went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and an additional run Opening Day, but he took the golden sombrero Saturday with four strikeouts in four at-bats. The 30-year-old has started in left field with Ramon Laureano serving out his suspension, but Billy McKinney will play there Sunday with catcher Sean Murphy serving as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Homers in loss
Pinder went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in a 9-5 loss Friday in Philadelphia.
Pinder homered in the fourth inning and singled and scored in the sixth inning off starter Aaron Nola. After posting a solid .886 OPS in the spring, Pinder started in left field to begin the regular season and hit cleanup. The versatile 30-year-old primarily played in the corner outfield spots last year and should continue to see regular playing time while Ramon Laureano (suspension) is unavailable.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 207 lbs|
|Birthplace: Richmond, VA|
|School: Virginia Tech|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|