Athletics

Scott Kazmir threw seven innings of shutout ball, but the A's continued to have more bullpen problems in Friday night's loss to the Astros...
The A's open their home series against the upstart Astros with Marcus Semien leading off and Ben Zobrist back after missing four starts.
The A's season doesn't have any dramatic highs or lows through 17 games and they remain a question mark going forward.

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Scott Kazmir - S
Scott Kazmir blanked the Astros for seven innings and struck out seven in a no-decision Friday. Kazmir has been one of the AL's very best pitchers out of the starting game, amassing a 0.99 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP through four starts. Of course, the thing happened last...
Apr 24 10:58PM Read More
Marcus Semien - SS
Making his first start in the leadoff spot, Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer... With Sam Fuld on the bench, it's the first time this year that Semien has batted higher than eighth. He'll probably return to the bottom of the order on Saturday, but it's...
Apr 24 10:51PM Read More
Sean Doolittle - R
Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw 15 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Friday. Doolittle came away from the session feeling great and said the he's using the time to work on new grips for his changeup and slider. He'll continue to build up his strength...
Apr 24 4:37PM Read More
Ben Zobrist - OF
Ben Zobrist (knee) is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday. It's his first start since he hurt his left knee during Sunday's game. Zobrist is being used in the designated hitter spot Friday but should be ready to play the field soon.
Apr 24 2:14PM Read More
Jarrod Parker - S
Jarrod Parker (elbow) gave up three runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings in his first minor... Parker struck out one and also hit a batter during the outing. He reportedly hit 93 mph on the radar gun on his final pitch of the evening and also threw several good...
Apr 23 8:15PM Read More
Ben Zobrist - OF
Ben Zobrist (knee) indicated after Thursday's game that he's feeling better every day, but he... Zobrist appeared as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Thursday's contest and said that his knee still felt "weird" as he trotted down to first base. While it's...
Apr 23 6:56PM Read More
Jesse Chavez - R
Jesse Chavez limited the Angels to two runs -- one earned -- and one hit over six innings in... Chavez was excellent as a starter in the first half of last season, but the A's elected to go young rather than keep him in that role to start this year. Maybe they'll...
Apr 23 6:54PM Read More
Brett Lawrie - 3B
Brett Lawrie went 0-for-4 with two more strikeouts in the loss to the Angels on Thursday. While Josh Donaldson was delivering his fourth homer and sixth double for the Blue Jays. Lawrie thus far has three extra-base hits, four RBI and a 23/2 K/BB ratio in 65...
Apr 23 6:50PM Read More
Coco Crisp - OF
Coco Crisp (elbow) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from spring elbow surgery. Crisp was not expected to start baseball activities until the weekend, but has already begun playing catch and taking dry swings. The veteran underwent surgery on his right...
Apr 23 2:20PM Read More
Ben Zobrist - OF
A's manager Bob Melvin said that Ben Zobrist (knee) could be available to pinch-hit if he feels... Zobrist received a cortisone shot in his left knee on Monday. He's recovering from cartilage issues. He could make his way back into the lineup on Friday.
Apr 23 2:16PM Read More
Chris Bassitt - S
Athletics recalled RHP Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nasvhille. Bassitt has posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 16/4 K/BB ratio in 16 innings this season at the Triple level. The 26-year-old should do well in a long relief role.
Apr 23 10:29AM Read More
Arnold Leon - R
Athletics optioned RHP Arnold Leon to Triple-A Nashville. Leon allowed one run on two hits in his one-inning major league debut Wednesday night against the Angels. The right-hander wasn't pitching very well at Triple-A either. He...
Apr 23 10:27AM Read More
Chris Bassitt - S
Chris Bassitt will join the A's on Thursday. He will take over in long relief for right-hander Arnold Leon, who allowed a run on two hits and a walk in one inning of work Wednesday night against the Angels. That was...
Apr 23 5:42AM Read More
Billy Butler - DH
Billy Butler hit a two-run home run and drove in four runs in Wednesday's 9-2 win over the... Butler drove in his runs with variety on Wednesday, notching an RBI grounder in the first inning, a two-run homer off Vinnie Pestano in the seventh and an RBI single in the...
Apr 22 11:08PM Read More
Sonny Gray - S
Sonny Gray held the Angels to just one run on two hits in Wednesday's 9-2 win. Gray was simply masterful in the outing, especially considering that the Royals knocked him around for 11 hits in his last start. No such problems versus the Angels. He...
Apr 22 10:51PM Read More

Team Stats

Oakland Athletics Stats
View All Players  |  Last updated Apr. 25, 3:41 A.M. ET
Batting
PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIAVG
Stephen Vogt165191931414.373
Ike Davis17518184018.353
Billy Butler1870102440312.343
Sam Fuld175915185304.305
Marcus Semien186881940311.279
Mark Canha156210163017.258

Pitching
PitcherWLPctGGSSIPKERA
Ike Davis00-1001.000.00
Jesse Chavez01.00051112.2130.71
Scott Kazmir201.00044027.1300.99
Tyler Clippard01.0007017.041.29
Evan Scribner00-70010.2101.69
Sonny Gray201.00044028.1191.91
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