Oakland manager Bob Melvin said Laureano is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay due to a right thumb injury, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Melvin downplayed the injury to the outfielder's throwing hand, saying it's nothing serious while noting that Laureano could still be available off the bench for the series finale. Laureano looks like he'll be on track to rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's series opener in Boston, but fantasy managers may want to confirm as much before activating him in weekly leagues.
Laureano went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and two runs in Wednesday's loss to Toronto.
Laureano collected three of Oakland's seven hits in the contest, the first of which was a solo shot in the first inning to put the team on the board. The 26-year-old has found his power stroke of late, swatting four homers in his past five games. Over that stretch, he's batted .400 (8-for-20) with six runs and six RBI.
Laureano went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's 5-4 win over Toronto.
Laureano went deep off Steven Matz in the fifth inning, giving him a home run in three consecutive games. The 26-year-old outfielder is now slashing .243/.308/.486 with 12 extra-base hits and 14 RBI.
Laureano went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's win over the Orioles.
Laureano was one of three Oakland players who produced multi-hit performances in this game, and he also extended his hitting streak to five games. In fact, he has recorded at least one knock in nine of his last 10 appearances but is hitting only .275 during that stretch.
Laureano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday.
Laureano's 420-foot solo blast in the ninth inning served only as window dressing on the final scorecard, but it allowed him to extend his hitting streak to four games. The 26-year-old outfielder is still slashing just .224/.296/.429 through 108 plate appearances , but following a three-game stretch earlier in the week in which he struck out eight times in 12 plate appearances, Laureano has gone down on strikes only once over the nine PAs covering his last two contests.
Laureano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-1 loss to the Orioles.
Laureano has now homered twice in his last three games, and he provided the Athletics with their only run production in Sunday's loss to Baltimore. The 26-year-old has hit .231 with four extra-base hits, 10 runs and six RBI in the last 13 games.
Laureano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-1 win over the Orioles.
Laureano popped out in each of his first two at-bats Friday, but he led off the fifth inning with a solo blast. The 26-year-old had gone 0-for-8 with a run and four strikeouts in the last two games, but he's now hitting .209 with two home runs, 12 runs, seven RBI and eight stolen bases this season.
Laureano went 2-for-4 with a walk, two stolen bases and two runs scored in Monday's 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
Laureano struck out in the first but got on three straight times afterward. The 26-year-old upped his slash line to .323/.400/.548; he's got a home run, seven runs scored and four RBI through eight games. Laureano has been rewarding fantasy managers with his legs too, as he leads the league with seven steals. His career high in that category was 13 back in 2019, so it's been an impressive start for him on the basepaths, to say the least.
Laureano went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional run scored, a stolen base and a walk in Saturday's win over the Astros.
Laureano launched his first homer of the season in the fifth inning off Jose Urquidy, but that wasn't his only contribution to the box score -- he finished as one of the Athletics' biggest offensive performers. Laureano, who's also known for his elite defense in center field, ended a three-game hitless streak in style with his best output of the campaign to date.
Laureano went 0-for-4 with two stolen bases and a walk in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-inning victory over the Dodgers.
Laureano reached base only once in the contest, but he took full advantage of a fourth-inning HBP by swiping second and third base before coming around to score on a wild pitch. The 26-year-old is up to four steals this season, tops in MLB.
Laureano went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
Laureano was responsible for Oakland's only run of the contest, plating a run in the first inning with a double off Clayton Kershaw. The veteran outfielder was making his first appearance since suffering a wrist injury in the second game of the campaign.
Laureano (wrist) is starting in center field and batting third Tuesday against the Dodgers, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
He ends up missing three games after exiting Friday's game with a sore wrist suffered sliding into first base. Laureano will face lefty Clayton Kershaw in his first game back.
Laureano (wrist) remains on the bench Monday against the Dodgers, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Laureano will sit for the third straight day after exiting Friday's game against the Astros with a sore wrist after hurting himself while sliding into first base. Mark Canha will again slide over to center field Monday, with Tony Kemp starting in left. The Athletics hope he can return Tuesday, per Martin Gallegos of MLB.com.
Laureano (wrist) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
He'll be sidelined for the second game in a row while he continues to deal with pain his left wrist after jamming it in Friday's game. Mark Canha will shift over to center field as a replacement for Laureano, while Ka'ai Tom enters the lineup as the Athletics' left fielder. According to Alex Coffey of The Athletic, manager Bob Melvin noted that Laureano was feeling better Sunday, but the Athletics are uncertain if the 26-year-old will be ready to return to the lineup for Monday's series opener versus the Dodgers.
Laureano (wrist) will sit Saturday against Houston, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Laureano is considered day-to-day after jamming his wrist while sliding into first base Friday. X-rays were negative, but he'll miss at least one contest. Mark Canha will slide to center field in his absence, with Chad Pinder playing left.
X-rays on Laureano's wrist came back negative following Friday's game against Houston, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
He jammed his left wrist on a diving attempt to reach first base on a groundout in the sixth inning and was later pinch hit for in the seventh. Manager Bob Melvin said the X-rays showed nothing structural but it is unclear how much time Laureano will miss. Ka'ai Tom could see an uptick in playing time in the short term.
Laureano exited Friday's game against the Astros after jamming his left hand sliding into first base, Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
He went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple before being replaced in the outfield by Tony Kemp. Laureano should be considered day-to-day for now, and his status will be updated when the team provides an official diagnosis.
Laureano, who missed six days with side soreness, went 1-for-5 with a double, an RBI, two walks and a run in his first two games back Tuesday and Wednesday.
The talented outfielder appears to be fully over his injury, considering the solid workload he's seen in the last two exhibitions. Despite the handful of games he missed, Laureano has now logged 27 Cactus League plate appearances and is hitting .300 with five extra-base hits (two doubles, one triple, two home runs) and seven RBI over 10 spring contests.
Laureano (side) will start in center field and bat second in Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Laureano wound up missing six days with side soreness. Assuming he checks out fine following Tuesday's appearance, his readiness for Opening Day shouldn't be significantly affected.
The Athletics plan to have Laureano (side) pick up some more at-bats in a simulated game before he returns to the team's Cactus League lineup Tuesday or Wednesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Laureano has been out of the lineup for just under a week with a sore left side, but the Athletics don't seem too concerned about the injury. He had been a candidate to return to the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks before manager Bob Melvin elected to err on the side of caution and hold him out another day. If Laureano's side responds well to the simulated game, he should be back in the starting nine in the next day or two.
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