Moreland (side) remains out of the lineup Sunday, but manager Bob Melvin said Moreland was feeling "a little better," Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "Those things are dicey," Melvin said. "Good chance we get through the off day and make a better determination once we get home."
It sounds like Melvin will stay away from Moreland entirely on Sunday if he can help it with the team off day looming. Moreland is receiving treatment, but as of Saturday, he still had not had any tests done on the injury. Jed Lowrie will serve as the designated hitter in the finale in Minnesota as Chad Pinder mans second base.
Moreland is out of Saturday's lineup due to left side tightness and is receiving treatment, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Moreland is currently receiving treatment for the issue, but he has had no tests to this point. Manager Bob Melvin did not rule out the potential that Moreland would land on the injured list, but he said there has not been a decision yet. Seth Brown replaced Moreland in the lineup Saturday and is hitting second while serving as the designated hitter.
Moreland is not in Saturday's lineup against Minnesota.
Moreland had started each of the Athletics last six games, but he will be out of the lineup Saturday against Jose Berrios. Seth Brown will take over as the designated hitter and hit second.
Moreland went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's loss against the Red Sox.
Moreland has now hit safely in four games in a row, while recording two RBI and two runs scored in that stretch. The veteran is hitting just .200 with a .606 OPS in 33 plate appearances this month, though.
Moreland went 1-for-3 with a two-run single and a walk in a loss to the Rays on Sunday.
The veteran's timely fourth-inning knock brought home Seth Brown and Stephen Piscotty to give the Athletics a 3-0 lead at the time. Moreland has reached safely in seven of his last nine games, but he's actually seen his batting average drop 27 points to .218 during that span, while his on-base percentage has experienced a similar 28-point tumble to .300. However, he's shown a knack for clutch hitting like Sunday's throughout the season, as he now has a .353 average across 23 plate appearances with men in scoring position.
Moreland isn't starting Friday against the Rays, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Moreland will be on the bench for a third consecutive contest with left-hander Rich Hill starting for the Rays. Ramon Laureano will serve as the designated hitter while Mark Canha starts in center field and Tony Kemp starts in left.
Moreland isn't starting Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Moreland will be out of the lineup for a second straight day since southpaw Hyun Jin Ryu is starting for Toronto. Jed Lowrie will serve as the designated hitter while Tony Kemp starts at second base.
Moreland is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The veteran slugger launched his fourth homer of the season Tuesday, a two-run shot during the second inning. However, he'll head to the bench Wednesday with lefty Robbie Ray on the mound for Toronto. Sean Murphy will serve as the designated hitter while Austin Allen works behind the plate for the A's.
Moreland went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's victory over the Blue Jays.
The veteran plated half of Oakland's runs in the win with a two-run shot to left field in the second inning. The long ball was his fourth this season and pushed Moreland's RBI total to 13. He is slashing .225/.305/.423 this season while primarily logging time at designated hitter.
Moreland will sit Monday against the Blue Jays.
Moreland will hit the bench against lefty Steven Matz. He's not quite being strictly platooned, though he's sat against six of the 11 southpaws the Athletics have faced thus far. Mark Canha will serve as the designated hitter Monday.
Moreland went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the 3-2 loss to the Orioles on Friday.
Moreland took John Means deep in the seventh inning for his third home run of the season. Moreland has a hit in each of his last four games as he is starting to find some consistency. The 35-year-old's two home runs on April 20 is the only game where he has more than one run or RBI. He only has five extra-base hits in 69 plate appearances.
Moreland was added to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.
Moreland was initially slated to get a breather against a left-hander (Shane McClanahan), but he'll take over at first base and bat sixth after Matt Olson was scratched from the lineup for an unspecified reason. The veteran is off to a slow start this season, hitting .250/.328/.385, with both his homers having come in one game (April 20 against the Twins).
Moreland will hit the bench against lefty Shane McClanahan and the Rays on Tuesday.
McClanahan is the eighth lefty the Athletics have faced this season. Moreland has started against just two of them. Jed Lowrie will serve as the designated hitter Thursday, with Tony Kemp starting at second base.
Moreland isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays.
Moreland will be out of the lineup for a second straight game with another left-hander (Rich Hill) on the mound. Ramon Laureano will serve as the designated hitter while Tony Kemp enters the lineup in left field.
Moreland is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.
With a southpaw (John Means) on the hill for Baltimore, the lefty-hitting Moreland will bow out of the lineup as Athletics skipper Bob Melvin elects to play matchups. Jed Lowrie will replace Moreland at designated hitter, while Vimael Machin fills Lowrie's usual spot at second base.
Moreland went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in a 7-0 win during the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins.
He then went 1-for-1 with a walk in the nightcap. Moreland came into Tuesday hitting only .206 (7-for-34) with zero home runs, but the veteran slugger finally showed why the A's brought him in this offseason to fill their DH vacancy. He delivered 29 home runs over 133 games across the past two seasons, so there should be plenty more to come for Moreland as long as he can stay healthy.
Moreland is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.
Moreland will receive the day off Sunday with left-hander Matthew Boyd starting for the Tigers. Aramis Garcia will bat seventh as the designated hitter in the series finale.
Moreland (hamstring) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Tigers on Friday.
Moreland enjoyed a successful return after a five-game absence from the starting nine due to a hamstring injury, churning out his first multi-hit effort in an Athletics uniform in the process. The veteran is slashing just .233/.273/.233 over his first 33 plate appearances, but he's shown a knack for some timely knocks with four RBI on just seven hits thus far.
Moreland (hamstring) is starting Friday's game against the Tigers, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Moreland was not in the starting lineup for any of the past five contests but appeared as a pinch hitter in the past two games. He'll serve as the designated hitter Friday, batting sixth.
Moreland (hamstring) isn't starting Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Moreland entered Tuesday's game as a pinch hitter, but he'll be out of the lineup for a fifth consecutive game due to a hamstring issue. He should be available off the bench once again Thursday, but Stephen Piscotty will serve as the designated hitter while Tony Kemp enters the lineup in left field.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/14||@ MIN||W 6-1||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/13||@ BOS||L 1-8||4||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/12||@ BOS||W 4-1||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/11||@ BOS||W 3-2||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/09||vs TB||L 3-4||3||0||1||0||2||1||0|
|05/08||vs TB||W 6-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||vs TOR||W 4-1||3||1||1||1||2||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||95||353||52||102||29||2||12||65||47||63||2||1||.289||.371||.484|
|2012||AAA-Round Rock Express||2||6||0||1||0||0||0||0||--||2||0||0||.167||.167||.167|
|2015||AAA-Round Rock Express||4||11||2||0||0||0||0||0||6||1||0||0||.000||.353||.000|
|2019||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||4||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||0||0||.000||.071||.000|