Fuld (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday.
Surgery has been deemed necessary to repair the rotator cuff in Fuld's shoulder, and he will miss the entire 2016 season as a result of the injury. The procedure has been set for May 18. He may be a non-tender candidate in the offseason.
Fuld's shoulder is still not strong enough for baseball activity, and he will undergo another strength test in about 10 days, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.
It sounds like Fuld's recovery is going very slowly, and he is without a timetable to return. Once he is cleared to begin baseball activity he will likely head out on a lengthy rehab assignment.
Fuld (shoulder) hopes to return to swinging a bat this weekend, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Fuld has been shut down since undergoing an MRI on March 20, at which point he had cortisone and PRP shots in the region. Scheduled to miss three weeks with a strained left shoulder, swinging a bat would be a step in the right direction, though it remains likely that his health won't be intact once Opening Day rolls around next Monday.
Fuld will be out for three weeks due to a moderate left shoulder strain, CSN's Joe Stiglich reports.
Coming off an ugly 2015 campaign, Fuld was hoping to earn one of the final spots on the Opening Day roster, but he's now expected to miss at least the first week of the season. His absence could allow Jake Smolinski to make the squad.
Fuld is scheduled for an MRI on his shoulder Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Fuld has been on point at the plate throughout the spring, boasting a .417/.517/.625 line, one home run, six RBI, four runs scored, and five walks versus four strikeouts in 24 at-bats. However, on a throw to the plate Saturday, the outfielder "felt something" in his left shoulder. While potentially ominous, the examination will reveal the extent of the injury.
Fuld is likely on the fringe to make the A's Opening Day roster and may need an injury to find his way on the squad.
The A's have made a number of acquisitions, including Chris Coghlan and Khris Davis, that could push Fuld off the 25-man roster. The A's do like Fuld's glove and speed and it is possible they could hang on to him as a 5th outfielder to use late in games on defense or on the base paths. The decision on Fuld will likely be made very near the start of the season and that assumes Coco Crisp is still healthy by then.
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.
Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld was not in Tuesday's lineup because of back spasms, reports SportsNet California. The issue will likely sideline him until Friday's contest.
Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. Reddick has started 98 games in right this season, including the last seven.
Sam Fuld gets the call to replace Reddick, starting in right for the ninth time this year.
Athletics center fielder Billy Burns isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 26 of the last 27 games.
Sam Fuld gets his 27th start of the season in his place.
Athletics left fielder Mark Canha is not in the starting lineup on Sunday, after starting of the last nine games.
Sam Fuld gets the start in left for the 19th time and first since June 28.
Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld started for the first time in five games and just the second time in the last seven games Sunday against the Mariners. He did his best not to let his rare start go to waste.
Fuld provided Oakland's only run during a 2-1 loss with his first home run of the season -- a solo homer off Mike Montgomery in the third inning.
Fuld has gone 20 appearances (11 starts) without a multihit game. He is batting .250 (9 for 36) with a .372 on-base percentage, one home run, three doubles, six RBI, five runs, six walks, six strikeouts and one stolen base in that span.
Athletics center fielder Billy Burns is out of the team's starting lineup for the second straight day on Saturday.
Burns also missed Friday's game after starting 33 games in a row in center.
"It’s just precautionary. I’ve had some tightness in my legs, and they know about it," Burns said, per MLB.com.
Sam Fuld gets the start in center for the second straight day, batting leadoff.
One day after getting hit by a pitch in the hand, Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld said Monday the hand was feeling fine, reports SportsNet California.
Fuld has a couple bruises on his fingers, but he said it's feeling better than expected.
Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld had a bruise on his right hand, which was wrapped after Sunday's game, reports SportsNet California.
Fuld said he wasn't expecting to need an X-ray on the hand and he should be fine.
Right fielder Josh Reddick is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Saturday's game. Reddick will have his streak of 15 straight starts in right snapped.
In Reddick's place, Sam Fuld will play right and bat ninth. It's his second start at the position and first since May 26.
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