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  • Athletics' Lawrence Butler: Day off versus lefty

    Butler isn't in the Athletics' lineup Saturday against the Guardians.

    Butler will step out of the lineup as the Guardians send lefty Logan Allen to the mound Saturday. Tyler Nevin will replace him in right field while batting second.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Idle against southpaw

    Bleday isn't in the Athletics' lineup for Saturday's game against Cleveland/

    The lefty-hitting Bleday will take a seat as left-hander Logan Allen prepares to start on the mound for the Guardians. Esteury Ruiz will take over in center field and bat in the leadoff spot.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Sitting against lefty

    Brown isn't in Oakland's lineup for Saturday's game versus Cleveland.

    Southpaw Logan Allen will start on the mound for the Guardians, meaning the left-handed bat of Brown will remain in the dugout to begin the game. Brent Rooker will man left field in his place, moving Abraham Toro into the DH spot while Max Schuemann draws a start at the hot corner.

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  • Athletics' Brent Rooker: Homers in return

    Rooker went 1-for-2 with a solo home run during Friday's loss to Cleveland.

    Rooker didn't draw a start in his first game since returning from the injured list, but he entered as a pinch hitter for Lawrence Butler in the sixth inning and hit a solo shot in the ninth - his third long ball of the season. The 29-year-old slugger hasn't quite been able to replicate the production he enjoyed during his breakout 2023 campaign, though he remains one of the lone bright spots in a relatively weak Oakland lineup.

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  • Athletics' Joe Boyle: Gives up seven Friday

    Boyle (1-3) allowed seven earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three batters across six innings during Friday's 10-2 loss versus Cleveland.

    Boyle was able to keep Cleveland's offense relatively quiet for the first four innings, allowing only a Tyler Freeman two-run home run in the second inning. However, he was lit up for another five runs in the fifth and the 24-year-old righty now owns a lofty 7.23 ERA and 1.71 WHIP across his first four starts, giving him very little fantasy appeal even in the deepest of leagues.

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  • Athletics' Esteury Ruiz: Out again against righty

    Ruiz is not in the lineup for Friday's contest in Cleveland.

    In four games since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, Ruiz has started once against a left-hander but has been on the bench all three times the Athletics have faced a righty. Ruiz's speed upside warrants him being held in deeper leagues in case he starts playing more, but Oakland doesn't seem to view him as an everyday player.

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  • Athletics' Darell Hernaiz: Homers in first minors game

    Hernaiz, optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas earlier in the day, went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over Tacoma on Thursday.

    Hernaiz put the first runs of the night on the board in the third inning with his shot to center field. The 22-year-old struggled badly with big-league pitching during his 17-game stint in the majors, but he fashioned a .319/.384/.454 slash line across 131 games between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Las Vegas last season and has picked up where he left off in the minors.

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  • Athletics' Brent Rooker: Activated from injured list

    Rooker (ribs) was activated from the 10-day injured list by the Athletics on Friday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Rooker wound up missing just the minimum 10 days while dealing with an injury to his ribcage area. The 29-year-old has popped a couple home runs in the early going this season but has just a .659 OPS and 16:1 K:BB across 31 plate appearances. Rooker is not in Friday's lineup at Cleveland in his first game back from the IL.

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  • Athletics' Darell Hernaiz: Shuttled to Las Vegas

    Hernaiz was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Hernaiz had started seven of the last eight games for the Athletics, though he went just 3-for-20 with six strikeouts in that span. It's very likely that he'll be back in the majors at some point in 2024, though there's no indication of how long the team plans to keep him in the minors. The move should give Nick Allen the starting job at shortstop while creating a roster spot for Brent Rooker (ribs) to be activated off the injured list.

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  • Athletics' Tyler Nevin: Stands out in Wednesday's win

    Nevin went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a double and a run in a win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Nevin drew the start in right field and delivered once again, pushing his average to .303 across 37 plate appearances. Nevin has now reached safely in five consecutive games, but Wednesday's two-bagger was his first extra-base hit of the campaign.

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  • Athletics' Mason Miller: Notches fourth save

    Miller pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Cardinals to record his fourth save Wednesday, striking out two and walking one while not allowing any hits.

    Miller entered the contest with a three-run lead in the top of the ninth and proceeded to walk the leadoff man before getting two of the next three batters to go down on strikes, both swinging. The right-hander needed only nine pitches to retire the final three batters and record his fourth save in as many chances. Miller has not allowed a hit over his last four appearances, posting a 9:1 K:BB over that stretch.

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  • Athletics' Paul Blackburn: Improves to 2-0

    Blackburn (2-0) allowed three runs on six hits and five walks over 5.2 innings in a win over the Cardinals on Wednesday. He struck out seven.

    Blackburn struggled with his command out of the gate, surrendering a leadoff single to open the game before walking two batters in the first inning. He then went 1-2-3 through the next two innings, even striking out the side in the second, but was tagged for three runs in the fourth after allowing three consecutive hits to begin the frame. The right-hander had not allowed a run through his first three starts coming into Wednesday's matchup, while it also marked the first time this season in which he failed to make it through at least six innings. Blackburn also recorded a season-high seven strikeouts in the win and currently holds a 1.08 ERA on the season, though he's now issued seven walks over his last two starts.

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  • Athletics' Esteury Ruiz: Second homer in three games

    Ruiz went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run, a stolen base and an additional run in a win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Ruiz led off and went deep for the second time in three games, slugging a 412-foot shot to left center with Max Schuemann aboard in the third inning to open the scoring. The hot-hitting outfielder's recent power display is especially noteworthy, considering he belted only five homers across 490 plate appearances in 2023, and because he's been focused on improving his hard contact since spring training.

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  • Athletics' Dany Jimenez: Falters again Tuesday

    Jimenez (1-1) was charged with a loss and a blown save against the Cardinals on Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on a hit and two walks over one-third of an inning.

    Jimenez was entrusted with preserving a 2-1 lead when he entered in the sixth inning, but he immediately worked himself into trouble by allowing the first three hitters he faced to reach safely via a single and a pair of walks. Jimenez would go on to surrender back-to-back RBI sacrifice flies to allow the Cardinals to pull ahead by a run, which would prove the final margin of victory. The normally reliable right-hander has been a bit more vulnerable than usual of late, being saddled with blown saves in two of his last three outings while giving up a total of three runs on four hits over 2.2 innings in that span.

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  • Athletics' Tyler Nevin: Gaining traction in lineup

    Nevin will start in right field and bat second in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Nevin will open a game in right field for the first time all season while the lefty-hitting Lawrence Butler rests with southpaw Steven Matz on the hill for St. Louis. Though Nevin's playing time in the outfield will likely be limited to when the Athletics face lefties, he should be in store for at least a semi-regular spot in the starting nine versus right-handers after Oakland recently placed third baseman/designated hitter J.D. Davis (adductor) and outfielder/designated hitter Brent Rooker (ribs) on the injured list.

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  • Athletics' Darell Hernaiz: Seizing hold of regular role

    Hernaiz will start at third base and bat sixth Wednesday against the Cardinals.

    Though he's drawing a start at the hot corner in the series finale, Hernaiz appears to have leapfrogged Nick Allen on the depth chart at shortstop. Hernaiz will be making his fifth straight start and his seventh in eight games, despite having recorded just two hits through his first 26 at-bats in the majors. Hernaiz remains one of the top positional prospects in the organization, so he could continue to play regularly while the 7-11 Athletics don't fancy themselves as contenders.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .208
(28th)
58
(29th)
19
(17th)
3.95
(12th)

Injuries

Player Injury
J. Davis 3B J.D. Davis 3B Thigh
L. Medina SP Luis Medina SP Knee
K. Waldichuk SP Ken Waldichuk SP Elbow
S. Alexander RP Scott Alexander RP Ribs
F. Tarnok RP Freddy Tarnok RP Hip

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