Matt Lindstrom picked up his sixth save with a scoreless ninth inning against the A's on Wednesday. He allowed one hit and one walk.
After allowing two earned runs in his previous appearance, Lindstrom was able to bounce back to earn his sixth save in nine tries on Wednesday night. Although the appearance wasn't pretty, he was able to work out of a jam to secure the win and to secure his job at least for the time being. Fantasy owners will want to continue rolling with him while in the closer role, but a turn around may be necessary if he wants to stay in the closer role long term. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jarrod Parker (elbow) hit 92 mph in his simulated game on Saturday.
Parker's surgery was in March of last year, knocking him out for all of 2014. Recovery has gone well for him, and he made a big step earlier in the Spring by throwing to live hitters. This was his second Tommy John procedure, so it's not a surprise that the Athletics are taking it slow with him. Parker had a decent year in 2013, his second full season in the majors, throwing 197 innings en route to a 3.97 ERA and 134 strikeouts. He's not a viable fantasy option this year, though, due to his injury. Analysis: Ben Diamond