60DSam Fuld
OF/DH OAK
5 months ago

Fuld (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Surgery has been deemed necessary to repair the rotator cuff in Fuld's shoulder, and he will miss the entire 2016 season as a result of the injury. The procedure has been set for May 18. He may be a non-tender candidate in the offseason.

60DSam Fuld
OF/DH OAK
5 months ago

Fuld's shoulder is still not strong enough for baseball activity, and he will undergo another strength test in about 10 days, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

EDGE Analysis

It sounds like Fuld's recovery is going very slowly, and he is without a timetable to return. Once he is cleared to begin baseball activity he will likely head out on a lengthy rehab assignment.

60DSam Fuld
OF/DH OAK
6 months ago

Fuld (shoulder) hopes to return to swinging a bat this weekend, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fuld has been shut down since undergoing an MRI on March 20, at which point he had cortisone and PRP shots in the region. Scheduled to miss three weeks with a strained left shoulder, swinging a bat would be a step in the right direction, though it remains likely that his health won't be intact once Opening Day rolls around next Monday.

60DSam Fuld
OF/DH OAK
6 months ago

Fuld will be out for three weeks due to a moderate left shoulder strain, CSN's Joe Stiglich reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off an ugly 2015 campaign, Fuld was hoping to earn one of the final spots on the Opening Day roster, but he's now expected to miss at least the first week of the season. His absence could allow Jake Smolinski to make the squad.

60DSam Fuld
OF/DH OAK
6 months ago

Fuld is scheduled for an MRI on his shoulder Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fuld has been on point at the plate throughout the spring, boasting a .417/.517/.625 line, one home run, six RBI, four runs scored, and five walks versus four strikeouts in 24 at-bats. However, on a throw to the plate Saturday, the outfielder "felt something" in his left shoulder. While potentially ominous, the examination will reveal the extent of the injury.

60DSam Fuld
OF/DH OAK
6 months ago

Fuld is likely on the fringe to make the A's Opening Day roster and may need an injury to find his way on the squad.

EDGE Analysis

The A's have made a number of acquisitions, including Chris Coghlan and Khris Davis, that could push Fuld off the 25-man roster. The A's do like Fuld's glove and speed and it is possible they could hang on to him as a 5th outfielder to use late in games on defense or on the base paths. The decision on Fuld will likely be made very near the start of the season and that assumes Coco Crisp is still healthy by then.

60DSam Fuld
OF/DH OAK
10 months ago

Fuld signed a one-year contract with the A's on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

2015 was a low point for Fuld, who finished with a .197/.276/.293 batting line in 120 games. He logged 108 at-bats atop the order for Oakland while also seeing time at all three outfield spots, and it's his defensive versatility and speed that will likely keep him in the fourth-outfielder role to start 2016. That is, unless the team brings in more outfield talent.

60DSam Fuld
OF/DH OAK
12 months ago

Fuld will make his third straight start in left field Sunday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The Athletics have lacked a true regular in left field for much of the season, and it looks like they're now extending Fuld a trial at the position. Given Fuld's meager offensive track record (.229/.309/.327 career line over 1,523 plate appearances), fantasy players shouldn't expect the increased starting opportunities to yield much value.

60DSam Fuld
OF/DH OAK
1 year ago

Fuld went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in a 5-4 win over the Giants on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Fuld has had a disappointing year as this game rose his average above .200. The outfielder lost his everyday job to Billy Burns and it appears that was the right choice, as Burns is significantly outplaying Fuld this season. He may even have trouble making the A's 25-man roster to start next season.

60DSam Fuld
OF/DH OAK
1 year ago

Fuld (back) was a late addition to Friday's lineup.

EDGE Analysis

Fuld was initially out of the lineup, but returned with Billy Burns being scratched. The combination of his back issue and depth in the outfield has kept him to just one at-bat since Aug. 23, but he'll add some more to it Friday.