Alexei Ramirez extended his hitting-streak to 15 games with a home run in the sixth inning against the Red Sox On Wednesday. He finished 1-for-6 with the homer, two RBI and a run scored.
The Cuban Missille continues to dominate opposing pitcher in the early going and his now sitting on a .390 average with four homers and 14 RBI through his first 59 at-bats of the season. Ramirez has taken a new approach at the plate, in which he is a lot more selective than in years past, which has paid dividends thus far. As long as he doesn't revert back to his old ways, a career-year appears to be in store for the 32-year-old shortstop. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Luol Deng (knee) won't return Sunday.
Michael Beasley is likely the candidate to replace the Deng starting minutes for the rest of the way. There is no word on the long term implications of the injury yet, but if there is, Beasley might be a solid play for the rest of the season. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Athletics reassign Luke Carlin, Max Muncy and Andy Parrino to minor league camp.
One of these things is not like the other. Muncy is a 23-year old prospect, while Carlin and Parrino are older journeymen. Muncy, a first baseman, his 21 home runs in 2013 at High-A in 428 plate appearances. But the power hasn't translated to Double-A yet as he hit just seven home runs in 530 plate appearances there last year. Muncy isn't really a prospect you have to know, but he's far more notable than Carlin and Parrino. Analysis: Brett Talley