A.J. Burnett was burned for five runs on five hits and six walks but did strikeout 11 over seven innings of the no-decision versus the Mets Friday.
Seriously? You punch out 11 batters in seven innings but still allow five runs, to the Mets of all teams. Pretty perplexing, but we should expect nothing else from the strange bird that is Burnett who has now allowed three or more runs in each of his last five starts and it was just the third time in 12 starts that he has struck out more than six batters making Friday's surge in K's more a product of a free swinging opponent.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
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