James Loney went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored during the Rays' 5-0 win over the Yankees on Friday.
Loney has now gone 7-for-13 over his last three games, while logging one home run, five RBI and two runs scored in that stretch. Despite Friday's home run being just his sixth of the season, Loney has been able to maintain a solid batting average (.289) up to this point, making him a low-end option if in need of assistance in that area. Just don't expect much more beyond that. 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