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Coco Crisp went 2-for-5 with a triple and three RBI during the Athletics win over the Mets on Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum. 

Crips has been battling with a nagging neck injury for much of the second half, leading to a .141 average with just nine RBI over 78 since returning from the All-Star break. Unless his most recent output becomes more regular from the A's outfielder, he should only be used in starting lineups in AL-only and deep mixed leagues moving forward. He is slashing .256/.353/.392 with seven home runs, 40 RBI and 16 steals on the year.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 01:32 AM

Josh Reddick went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored in the Athletics win over the Mets on Tuesday night. 

In the month of August, Reddick is slashing .295/.338/.541 with three home runs and nine RBI through 61 at-bats as he continues to try and salvage his season after a miserable first half (.229 BA with 4 HR). His recent performance has driven up his batting average from .229 to .255 over his last 92 at-bats and if he is able to keep up the pace he will be a solid fantasy asset the rest of the way while seeing regular playing time in the A's outfield.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 01:30 AM

Scott Kazmir improved to 14-5 after allowing one run on four hits and three walks while striking out six Mets over six innings on Tuesday night. 

After allowing 12 earned runs over his last three starts, Kazmir got back on track Tuesday night, as he moved into first place in the American League in wins (14). He is now sitting 14-5 with a 2.73 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through 25 starts while owning a solid 131:36 K:BB rate over 155.0 innings. The Athletics southpaw will look to become the league's first 15 game winner when he takes on the Angels in a very important divisional series this weekend.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 01:27 AM

Jason Hammel, who was scheduled to start Friday will be skipped in the rotation. 

This is probably a good thing for both Hammel and the A's. Since joining Oakland, Hammel owns a 6.75 ERA and a .319 batting average against. He hasn't adjusted well since moving to the American League and a mental rest could help him get back on track.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Aug, 10:14 PMSource

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17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Coco Crisp CF, John Jaso DH, Josh Donaldson 3B, Brandon Moss LF, Stephen Vogt 1B, Derek Norris C, Josh Reddick RF, Alberto Callaspo 2B, Eric Sogard SS, (Scott Kazmir P)

19 Aug, 03:55 PM

Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry went hitless in his first rehab start Monday.

This is good news, despite the lack of a base hit. When Gentry returns, he will continue to be a very good play against lefties.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

19 Aug, 09:02 AM

Craig Gentry (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Monday.

Gentry will likely need close to a week's worth of games to ensure that the hand isn't a problem inside the batter's box. When he comes back, perhaps he and Sam Fuld will merge to create some superhuman speedster.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Aug, 04:55 PMSource

Nate Freiman went 2-for-3 with two home runs, two RBI and a pair of runs cored against the Braves on Sunday.

Freiman is having himself a nice stretch of baseball, having now smacked three home runs over his last two games. However, Freiman is still now in the everyday lineup at this point, making it difficult to make him a fantasy add. Unless his recent performance earns him more at-bats, he should remain on the waiver wire.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

18 Aug, 02:41 AM

Jon Lester gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts over six innings against the Braves on Sunday.

Lester fell to 3-1 since joining the A's at the trade deadline, having now allowed three earned run in three of his four starts with his new team. Overall he is 13-8 with a 2.58 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through 25 starts while owning a solid 174:38 K;BB rate over 170.2 innings. Despite his recent outing, Lester remains a must-art option every time he toes the rubber moving forward.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

18 Aug, 02:39 AM

Coco Crisp CF, Jonny Gomes LF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Derek Norris C, Brandon Moss RF, Nate Freiman 1B, Alberto Callaspo 2B, Andy Parrino SS, (Jon Lester P)

17 Aug, 05:39 PM

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