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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
9-9 3-7 L1
8-9 4-6 L1
7-10 6-4 L1
7-10 4-6 W1
6-13 4-6 L2

2024 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .262 1 5 .679 0

Top J.J. Bleday News

  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Heats up at plate Sunday

    Bleday went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in a win over the Nationals on Sunday.

    Bleday authored one of two three-hit efforts for the Athletics, and he scored the run that started Oakland's rally from a five-run deficit. In the process, the outfielder snapped out of a brief 0-for-10 skid that had encompassed his previous three games, and his productive afternoon gave his batting average a welcome 34-point boost to .262.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: On bench vs. lefty

    Bleday is not in Saturday's lineup against the Nationals.

    He'll head to the bench against lefty MacKenzie Gore. Bleday is hitting .236 with one home run, three runs and five RBI in 55 at-bats.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Stays hot with first homer

    Bleday went 1-for-3 with two walks and a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.

    Bleday put the A's ahead 4-3 in the third inning with a two-run shot off Brayan Bello, his first homer of the year. The 26-year-old Bleday has gotten off to a fast start this season, going 8-for-23 with four extra-base hits out of the No. 3 spot in Oakland's lineup. Bleday slashed .195/.310/.355 with 10 homers and 27 RBI in 256 at-bats in 2023.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Drives in two

    Bleday went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in and a run scored during Sunday's game against the Guardians.

    Bleday took part in three of the Athletics' four runs Sunday, plating Esteury Ruiz on a first-inning triple and then bringing Ruiz around once again on a single in the third frame. Following the triple, Bleday was brought in on a Seth Brown single. Bleday has now hit safely in three of four games and is batting 5-for-17 (.294) overall.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Only bright spot in loss

    Bleday went 2-for-4 with a double in an 8-0 loss to the Guardians on Thursday.

    Shane Bieber and three relievers allowed only four hits in the shutout victory, but Bleday picked up half of them. The encouraging start at the plate follows a productive spring for the 26-year-old outfielder in which he hit .348 with three doubles, one triple, two home runs and seven RBI across 51 plate appearances.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Tearing up spring pitching

    Bleday went 2-for-3 with a run Saturday in a Cactus League loss to the Brewers, pushing his spring average to .353 across 39 plate appearances.

    Bleday snapped a three-game hitless streak with his fourth multi-hit effort of spring. The 26-year-old outfielder has a triple, a homer and five RBI on his Cactus League resume as well, and his spring performance has seemingly locked him into a reserve outfielder job despite his paltry .195/.310/.355 slash line across 82 games in his A's debut campaign in 2023.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Standout day in Cactus League win

    Bleday went 2-for-3 with a two-run triple, a solo home run and an additional run in the Athletics' Cactus League win over the Giants on Wednesday.

    Bleday drew the start in center field and snapped the three-game hitless stretch he'd opened Cactus League play with in spectacular fashion. A first-round pick of the Marlins in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, Bleday landed in the A's organization a season ago and slashed .195/.310/.355 with 21 extra-base hits and 27 RBI across 82 games with the big-league club. His body of work at Triple-A Las Vegas was much more noteworthy -- he posted a .333 average and 1.111 OPS over 133 plate appearances with the Aviators -- but Bleday should have a solid chance to break camp with Oakland and open the season as a reserve option across all three outfield positions.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: First hit since IL activation

    Bleday went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run in a win over the Twins on Thursday.

    Bleday was playing in only his second game since returning from a stay on the injured list due to a knee sprain. After going hitless Wednesday, he got on base for the first time since Aug. 13, the last game he'd played prior to his absence. With the Athletics due to face right-handers Chase Silseth and Davis Daniel in the first two games of a season-ending weekend series against the Angels, the lefty-hitting Bleday should be set for another two starts in 2023 before potentially taking a seat against southpaw Kenny Rosenberg on Sunday.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Activated from injured list

    Bleday (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    Bleday has been sidelined since mid-August with an ACL sprain in his left knee, but he'll be available for the Athletics this week after appearing in a few rehab contests. The 25-year-old should see playing time, at least against righties down the stretch.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Stands out while playing full game

    Bleday (knee) took a full game's worth of plate appearances as the designated hitter in Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Reno on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, three total RBI and a walk.

    Bleday's night couldn't have gone much better, as the recovering outfielder continued to corroborate the improving health of his knee by suiting up for a second straight day. Bleday logged seven innings in the outfield during his rehab debut Friday night and reached safely twice in that contest, so he appears to be trending firmly in the right direction in all aspects. Bleday may be deemed to need only one more game with the Aviators before potentially being activated ahead of Tuesday's series opener against the Twins.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Kicks off rehab stint

    Bleday (knee) started in left field in Triple-A Las Vegas' loss to Reno on Friday night and played seven innings, going 1-for-3 with a walk.

    Bleday had a solid showing all the way around in his first rehab game, getting in an extended stint on defense while providing some offense as well. The outfielder may need only a couple more games down on the farm before he's deemed ready for activation, which would enable him to get in multiple games at the big-league level before the conclusion of the regular season Oct. 1.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Beginning assignment Friday

    Bleday (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    With the Triple-A season nearing its end, Bleday will likely remain in Las Vegas for its final few games and could return to Oakland next week if everything goes as planned. Bleday has been out of action since mid-August due to a sprained ACL in his right knee.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Expected to up activity level

    Bleday (knee) is expected to run the bases sometime this week and may subsequently head out on a short rehab assignment, the Associated Press reports.

    Bleday was originally thought to very likely be done for the season when he was diagnosed with an ACL sprain in mid-August, but the outfielder has progressively been disproving that assumption over the last few weeks. Bleday's recovery has been going faster than expected, with his most recent benchmark being a live batting practice session Friday. If Bleday does indeed run the bases without setbacks in the coming days and then gets in a quick rehab assignment before the minor-league season wraps up, he could have a chance to get some big-league at-bats in before the end of the 2023 campaign on Oct. 1.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Live batting practice on tap

    Bleday (knee) took batting practice for the second time in three days Wednesday and is slated for a live batting practice session Friday against Austin Pruitt (forearm), the team's official site reports.

    Bleday continues to make unimpeded progress from his left ACL sprain, with the recent pair of batting practice sessions coming on the heels of the outfielder gaining clearance to resume running this past weekend. The progression to live batting practice could soon be followed by a brief minor-league rehab assignment, and it increasingly appears Bleday will have a chance to log some game action before the end of the regular season.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Logs first BP session

    Bleday (knee) took batting practice Monday, Nathan Han of reports.

    Bleday took the field for batting practice for the first time since going down with a left knee sprain as he continues to ramp up his baseball activities. The outfielder was also cleared to run over the weekend. A timeline for Bleday's return has yet to be established, but given his recent progress, it's not out of the question that he could take the field again in 2023.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Making progress with injury

    Bleday (knee) has begun running again and could take batting practice by the middle of the coming week, the Associated Press reports.

    The outfielder went on the injured list Aug. 15 after an MRI revealed an ACL sprain in his left knee. At the time, it was expected there was a good chance he'd miss the rest of the regular season. However, Saturday's update seems to indicate some tangible progress, and it seemingly gives Bleday an outside chance of returning for at least the last week of the campaign if his recovery process continues without setbacks.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Diagnosed with ACL sprain

    Bleday was diagnosed with an ACL sprain in his left knee after undergoing an MRI on Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    Athletics manager Mark Kotsay didn't rule Bleday out for the rest of the season, but there's no guarantee the outfielder makes it back on the field even if he doesn't require surgery to address the injury. If Bleday remains out, he will finish 2023 with a .203/.313/.373 slash line, 10 home runs and 27 RBI across 284 plate appearances. Catcher Carlos Perez (thumb) was brought back from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday to fill Bleday's roster spot.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Out with sprained knee

    Bleday was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left knee sprain, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    The 25-year-old was held out of the lineup for Monday's matchup with the Cardinals and will be sidelined until at least the middle of next week. Carlos Perez (thumb) was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move, while it's likely Tony Kemp and Brent Rooker will see more action in the outfield while Bleday is on the shelf.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Bows out Monday

    Bleday is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Cardinals.

    Bleday started Oakland's first 11 games in August and posted an .898 OPS over the last six contests, but manager Mark Kotsay decided it was time for a day off. Bleday most frequently lined up in left field over the last week or so, but Esteury Ruiz will slide over and cover that spot Monday night.

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  • Athletics' JJ Bleday: Launches 10th homer Saturday

    Bleday went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

    Bleday blasted a 432-foot shot to center field in the third inning to knot the game at 1-1, leaving the yard for the second time in the last four games. The 24-year-old has hit safely in four of his last five games, but the aforementioned recent pair of homers are the only extra-base hits he's tallied across the 48 plate appearances covering his last 13 games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Danville, PA
Age: 26
School: Vanderbilt
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L