Oakland Athletics

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Athletics.2467392344.67
AL West3rd4th3rd5th
American League 11th9th4th12th

Schedule

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Sun Feb 25
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Mon Feb 26
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Tue Feb 27
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Wed Feb 28
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Thu Mar 1
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TEX
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Sun Mar 4
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Mon Mar 5
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Standings

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Texas0-00-0
Seattle0-00-0
Los Angeles0-00-0
Houston0-00-0
Oakland0-00-0
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Athletics' Daniel Gossett: Could earn starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gossett will have the opportunity to compete for a starting spot in Oakland's rotation over spring training, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports.

Gossett was a liability on the mound last season, throwing to the tune of a 6.11 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over 18 games (91.1 innings). The long ball gave him troubles, as he surrendered 21 in that time, giving him a 2.1 HR/9. However, the A's rotation is rather thin, so he'll have the chance to leave spring training with a starting spot if he impresses. Jharel Cotton will be Gossett's main source of competition to be Oakland's fifth starter.

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Athletics' Jharel Cotton: In contention for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cotton will compete for a spot in Oakland's starting rotation during spring training, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports.

Cotton had a tough time adapting to the Show during his debut season in 2017. He started 24 games (129 innings) and ended the year with a lofty 5.58 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. The long ball gave him plenty of trouble, as he owned a 2.0 HR/9. His control was lacking as well, as was his ability to strike out the opposition, a combination that resulted in a bleak 105:53 K:BB. Despite Cotton's struggles, he'll have the chance to compete for a spot at the back of the A's rotation. In addition to Cotton, Oakland will consider Andrew Triggs and Daniel Gossett as potential options.

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Athletics' Jorge Mateo: Aggravates left knee sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mateo will be limited at the start of spring training after aggravating a left knee sprain, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

The injury doesn't appear to be too serious, though it may cause him to lose some at-bats in the first few spring training games. Acquired from the Yankees last season in the Sonny Gray trade, Mateo is a highly rated shortstop prospect who has a chance of reaching the big leagues later this season. The 22-year-old hit for a .296/.357/.521 line in 60 Double-A games with Trenton and Midland last season.

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Athletics' Dustin Fowler: Taking batting practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler (kneecap) took part in live batting practice Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Though the Athletics continue to ease Fowler along in his recovery from late-June surgery to repair a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee, his involvement in live batting practice suggests that he remains on pace to make his Cactus League debut later this month. Fowler should receive enough at-bats in spring training to make a case for the Athletics' starting center-field job heading into Opening Day, but he'll likely need to outperform Boog Powell (knee) and Jake Smolinski to claim those honors.

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Athletics' Paul Blackburn: To contend for spot in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blackburn (wrist) is fully healthy heading into 2018 and will be looking to secure a spot in the rotation, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports.

Blackburn was able to toss his first bullpen session of the spring camp Friday, and felt no ill effects from a right wrist injury that caused him to end last year prematurely. The right-hander was struck by a line drive against the Orioles in August, and was forced to shut down instead of rushing through a recovery since the team was well out of playoff contention. In 10 starts, he posted a 3.22 ERA and 1.26 WHIP and a 22:16 K:BB over 58.2 innings. Moving forward, he will be competing with a bunch of others for one of three spots left in the rotation behind Sean Manaea and Kendall Graveman. Even if he's able to secure a spot in the rotation, Blackburn's inability to strike batters out significantly limits any upside in the fantasy realm.

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2017 Team Leaders
AVGJed Lowrie , 2B.277
HRKhris Davis , LF43
RBIKhris Davis , LF110
OBPJed Lowrie , 2B.360
SLGKhris Davis , LF.528
RKhris Davis , LF91
SBMarcus Semien , SS12
WSean Manaea , SP12
KSean Manaea , SP140
SVBlake Treinen , RP16

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