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Update: Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Coco Crisp (neck) will not play Friday when the team returns home.

This situation just seems to get worse everyday. When Crisp gets back to Oakland on Friday, he will receive treatment on his neck and will not play that night. The timetable for his return to the lineup is completely up in the air, but Oakland is hoping to not put him on the DL.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

30 Jul, 01:01 PMSource

OF Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics starting lineup Wednesday.

Vogt has started the last seven-straight games and will just get a day off here. He's been used all around the field, often spelling everyone else for a day. This time it's his turn. With Billy Burns in center for Coco Crisp, the rest of the Oakland regulars can just fall into their usual spots for Wednesday.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 11:47 AM

Billy Burns will lead off for the Athletics on Wednesday.

Burns is getting his first start since being called up and will be counted on to set the table for the A's lineup Wednesday. He posted a .330 OBP and swiped 51 bases (56 attempts) for Double-A Midland this season, so with Coco Crisp still out, he'll get his chance to flash some of that speed in the big leagues now.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 11:19 AM

Billy Burns CF, Jed Lowrie SS, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Josh Donaldson DH, Derek Norris C, Brandon Moss 1B, Alberto Callaspo 3B, Josh Reddick RF, Nick Punto 2B, (Jason Hammel P)

30 Jul, 10:43 AM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Jeff Samardzija coughed up four runs on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 6.2 inninsg against the Astros on Tuesday.

It's been an up and down month for Shark here in July as he has three quality starts in five outings and has allowed three or more runs in three games during that span. His strikeout rate has dropped considerably since joining the A's, but he's certainly made up for it by dropping his walk rate a bunch as well. We'd like to see him bring that K-rate back to where it usually sits, but the move to the AL will probably continue to hinder that. He does have a favorable match-up against the Rays, so there's still hope.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Jul, 09:56 AM

MRI shows no change in neck issue for Coco Crisp, he'll meet the team Friday in Oakland. There is no word on when he will return to the lineup.

He's going to be out till at least Friday, so make the proper lineup adjustments. The A's will put him on the disabled list if the injury doesn't get any better.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 06:23 PMSource

Coco Crisp (neck) remains out of the Athletics' starting lineup on Tuesday.

Crisp continues to deal with the neck issue and the MRI results still have not been released. He's missed four of the last five and could be out longer as he's obviously not responding to basic treatment. Consider him day-to-day, but expect a more detailed announcement from the team soon. Josh Reddick gets the nod in center for Tuesday.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

29 Jul, 04:49 PM

John Jaso DH, Jed Lowrie SS, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Brandon Moss RF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Stephen Vogt 1B, Derek Norris C, Josh Reddick CF, Eric Sogard 2B, (Jeff Samardzija P)

29 Jul, 03:20 PM

Stephen Vogt went 2-for-5 with a solo home run during the A's 7-3 loss to the Astros on Monday.

Although the return of Josh Reddick was expected to chip away at Vogt's at-bats, that has certainly not been the case of late, as he continues to swing his way into the everyday lineup. He is now slashing .361/.387/.544 with five home runs and 23 RBI through 147 at-bats, including five multi-hit performances since returning from the All-Star break. Until he cools down he remains a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

29 Jul, 07:32 AM

Jesse Chavez was tagged for six runs on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over just 5.1 innings on Monday.

After allowing five earned runs over his last three starts, Chavez took a set backwards on Monday, allowing a season-high six runs on five hits and three walks. The A's hurler has struggled since starting off the season 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA through May 18, now sitting 8-7 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.30 WHIP but has managed to strikeout just under one batter per inning pitched (119 K over 125.2 innings). As long as he continues to rack up the strikeouts fantasy owners will have to take the good with the bad down the stretch. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Royals on Sunday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

29 Jul, 07:30 AM

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