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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
28-26 4-6 W1
24-29 2-8 L6
23-29 6-4 L1
22-32 3-7 W1
20-32 5-5 L2

Top Athletics News

  • Athletics' Ross Stripling: Seeing doctor Sunday

    Stripling will see a doctor Sunday to evaluate his right elbow, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Stripling was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday due to a strained right elbow, and the severity of the injury will be known following Sunday's meeting. The right-hander has struggled this season, going 1-9 over 11 starts while registering a 5.82 ERA and 1.60 WHIP over 55.2 innings.

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  • Athletics' Brent Rooker: Getting rare day off

    Rooker is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

    Rooker will hit the bench for the first time since May 1, ending a stretch of 22 consecutive starts during which he posted an excellent 1.062 OPS. With Rooker out of the lineup, Kyle McCann will get a turn as the Athletics' designated hitter.

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  • Athletics' Tyler Soderstrom: Losing hold of regular role

    Soderstrom is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

    The lefty-hitting Soderstrom finds himself on the bench for the fourth time in five games, with three of his absences coming when the Athletics have faced right-handed starters. After slashing .211/.302/.368 since getting called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on May 8, Soderstrom appears to have lost hold of his regular role at first base.

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  • Athletics' Scott Alexander: First hold of season Saturday

    Alexander was credited with his first hold in Saturday's win over the Astros, firing a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.

    Alexander got the final two outs of the eighth, inheriting a one-on, one-out situation from Lucas Erceg and retiring the dangerous duo of Kyle Tucker and Yordan Alvarez on groundouts. The veteran southpaw allowed a solo home run over two-thirds of an inning in his delayed season debut against the Rockies on Tuesday, but he's subsequently fired 1.2 scoreless, hitless frames in his next pair of appearances.

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  • Athletics' Brent Rooker: Timely double in win

    Rooker went 1-for-3 with a two-run double and a walk in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

    Rooker opened the scoring with his timely first-inning double, plating JJ Bleday and Abraham Toro to give the Athletics the early lead. Rooker has now reached safely in seven straight games, a stretch where he's posted four multi-hit efforts and driven in six runs.

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  • Athletics' Seth Brown: Two hits, steal in win

    Brown went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

    Brown authored the only multi-hit effort of the contest for Oakland, bouncing right back after seeing a five-game hitting streak snapped in the series opener Friday. The 31-year-old also surpassed last season's stolen-base tally of three with his swipe Saturday, and he's now slashing .209/.254/.351 across 142 plate appearances following his recent uptick at the plate.

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  • Athletics' Mason Miller: Annihilates Houston, nabs save

    Miller notched his 10th save of the season Saturday, striking out the side in a 4-1 win over the Astros.

    Miller was coming off his worst appearance of the season his last time out against the Rockies, but he had no such trouble in this one. The flamethrower needed 15 pitches to dispose of the Astros in order, topping out at 102.2 mph with his fastball. Miller has struck out multiple batters in 14 of 18 outings this season.

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  • Athletics' JP Sears: Holds Houston in check Saturday

    Sears (4-3) registered the victory Saturday versus the Astros, yielding just one unearned run on two hits and one walk across six frames. He struck out one batter.

    The only run the Astros were able to muster off Sears scored in his final inning of work following a throwing error by shortstop Max Schuemann. Sears threw only 68 pitches over his six innings of work, but Athletics manager Mark Kotsay decided that was enough and turned to his bullpen to get the final nine outs. The lefty's next matchup projects to be a difficult one on the road in Atlanta.

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  • Athletics' Austin Adams: Exits with neck tightness

    Adams was removed from Saturday's game against the Astros due to neck tightness, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Adams entered Saturday's contest in the top of the seventh inning but was only able to face two batters before his neck forced him out of the game. Athletics manager Mark Kotsay said the reliever probably could have continued, so his removal appears precautionary. Consider Adams day-to-day for the time being.

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  • Athletics' J.D. Davis: Getting breather Saturday

    Davis is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

    He will begin Saturday's game on the bench after four consecutive starts. Davis recorded a hit in each of those four games, going 7-for-16 with two home runs and three RBI over that span. Brent Rooker will serve as the designated hitter Saturday while Tyler Soderstrom starts at first base against right-hander Spencer Arrighetti.

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  • Athletics' Shea Langeliers: Taking seat Saturday

    Langeliers is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Astros.

    Langeliers started in the series opener Friday, going 1-for-4. With Houston sending out right-hander Spencer Arrighetti, Oakland will start lefty-hitting Kyle McCann behind the dish Saturday. Langeliers is slashing .266/.347/.578 with four home runs and 13 RBI in May.

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  • Athletics' Brandon Bielak: DFA'd by Oakland

    The Athletics designated Bielak for assignment Saturday.

    The move comes with the Athletics recalling right-hander Tyler Ferguson from Triple-A Las Vegas. Oakland acquired Bielak from the Houston on May 16 after the Astros DFA'd the 28-year-old right-hander May 11. Bielak appeared in three games for the Athletics, and he did not give up a run over his last two outings. He's out of minor-league options, but Bielak should still draw interest from teams that are in need of right-handed depth in the bullpen.

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  • Athletics' Ross Stripling: Lands on IL with strained elbow

    The Athletics placed Stripling on the 15-day injured list Saturday due to a strained right elbow.

    Stripling is coming off a disastrous outing against the Astros on Friday, during which he allowed six runs on eight hits while striking out three over 3.2 innings to take the loss. The veteran right-hander is 1-9 over 11 starts this season with a 5.82 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 35:12 K:BB over 55.2 innings. The severity of Stripling's elbow strain is not yet clear, but he will be on the shelf until at least June 9. The Athletics selected the contract of left-hander Jack O'Loughlin from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move, and the southpaw is a candidate to enter Oakland's rotation with eight starts in the minors under his belt this season. Kyle Muller started in 13 games for the Athletics last season, and he could also see some time in the rotation with Stripling sidelined.

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  • Athletics' Tyler Ferguson: Back with big club

    The Athletics recalled Ferguson from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.

    Ferguson returns to the Athletics after being optioned down to Triple-A on Monday. The 30-year-old right-hander didn't give up a run over his first five major-league outings this season, but he allowed four runs on two hits and two walks over one inning against the Royals on May 19. Ferguson will rejoin Oakland's bullpen, while right-hander Brandon Bielak was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

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  • Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Uneven rehab assignment

    Tarnok (hip) has allowed multiple earned runs in two of his four rehab appearances for Triple-A Las Vegas, pitching to a 10.38 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with a 4:1 K:BB across 4.1 innings.

    Tarnok's first and most recent rehab appearances went well, with the right-hander blanking Round Rock over one frame in his minor-league debut May 8 and then bouncing back last Sunday with a pair of perfect innings against El Paso after consecutive rough outings. Tarnok has yet to pitch at the major-league level this season as he completes his recovery from August 2023 hip surgery. He may end up needing his full rehab window with the Aviators, but there could be room for him in the rotation upon activation, considering there are three Athletics starters on the injured list and veteran right-hander Ross Stripling is now sitting on a 1-9 record and a 5.82 ERA across his first 11 starts.

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  • Athletics' Jack O'Loughlin: Moves up to big leagues

    The Athletics selected O'Loughlin's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    O'Loughlin signed a minor-league deal with the A's during the offseason, and he has put up a 5.12 ERA and 1.62 WHIP across 38.2 innings in Triple-A. Despite his poor performance, he'll join the big-league roster to provide a fresh arm to Oakland's pitching staff -- likely as a multi-inning reliever.

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  • Athletics' J.D. Davis: Racks up three hits in loss

    Davis went 3-for-4 in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Astros.

    Davis has gone 7-for-16 with three RBI over his last four games, though that followed a rough 1-for-17 stretch over seven contests. The 31-year-old is slashing .229/.270/.381 with four home runs, five RBI and 11 runs scored over 31 games this season. Davis should continue to see steady playing time versus southpaws, but the Athletics' outfield has gotten even more crowded by the activation of Miguel Andujar (knee) and the promotion of Daz Cameron, and that could spill over into the designated hitter spot.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .224
(27th)
204
(24th)
66
(4th)
4.43
(23rd)

Injuries

Player Injury
E. Ruiz LF Esteury Ruiz LF Wrist
P. Blackburn SP Paul Blackburn SP Foot
J. Boyle SP Joe Boyle SP Back
A. Adams RP Austin Adams RP Neck
R. Stripling SP Ross Stripling SP Elbow

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