Coco Crisp went 2-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored during the A's 12-1 drubbing of the Rangers on Wednesday.
Crisp has been streaking of late, going 5-for-13 (.384 BA) over his last three games, resulting in three runs scored, two extra-base hits (1 HR) and one RBI. It appears as if Crisp is finally over his latest hamstring injury and can now be trusted to be atop the Athletics starting lineup on a regular basis. As long as he can stay off the trainer's table he is a must-start in most fantasy formats. 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