Following the All Start break the Athletics will start Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez.
Oakland will give Gray, Kazmir and Chavez a bit of extra rest. Gray is only in his second season, Kazmir hasn't thrown 200+ innings since his years in Tampa, and Chavez has spent most of his career in the bullpen. The Oakland rotation should be a force going forward. ANALYST:
Rangers released OF Nate Schierholtz.
Schierholtz was informed that he would not make the team, and the outfielder opted to request his release from the club instead of being sent to the minors. He'll now search for another club that can provide him with a spot on the 25-man roster. Analysis: Ben Diamond