Sam Fuld OF OAK 1 day ago

Fuld will earn his fifth start in a row in Sunday's game against the Royals.

Aside from Saturday, Fuld has been buried at the bottom of the order in each of those five games, illustrating the lack of impact the Athletics are expecting from him in the batter's box. With Billy Burns (hip) back in action Sunday, at-bats could start becoming harder to come by for Fuld.

Sam Fuld OF OAK 2 weeks ago

Fuld (hand) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

Fuld missed just one game due to a bruised hand, indicating that the injury is very minor. He has otherwise been getting semi-regular at-bats, with Tuesday marking his fifth start in the last seven games.

Sam Fuld OF OAK 2 weeks ago

Fuld is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres due to a bruised hand, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

The Athletics could surely use Fuld's ranginess in the spacious Petco Park, but the outfielder will sit out Monday while he nurses a couple of bruised fingers after he took a pitch to the hand Sunday. Fuld indicated Monday that he was feeling better than he anticipated, so it doesn't sound like the injury is anything more than a day-to-day situation. Ben Zobrist will fill in for Fuld in left field Monday.

Sam Fuld OF OAK 2 weeks ago

Fuld will play left field and bat ninth in the order Sunday against the Angels.

It's the fourth start in five games for Fuld, who has leveraged the injuries of Coco Crisp and Ike Davis into more frequent at-bats. Even so, Fuld's lack of power and .205 batting average this season won't allow him to retain much fantasy value despite the uptick in starts.

Sam Fuld OF OAK 4 weeks ago

Fuld is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

This marks four absences in the last five games for the struggling Fuld, who owns a .191/.267/.290 slash line through 131 at-bats. Ben Zobrist has been spending more time in left field, allowing Eric Sogard to stay at second base against right-handed pitchers.

Sam Fuld OF OAK 1 month ago

Fuld is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

Fuld's .196 average this season likely led to his third absence in the last four games. Ben Zobrist will start in left field in his place Sunday, batting second for the Athletics.

Sam Fuld OF OAK 1 month ago

Fuld is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

With the A's facing left-handed C.C. Sabathia, it's unsurprising to see Fuld out of the lineup for the first time since May 20. He only has nine at-bats against lefties this season, but he did start Tuesday's game against Tigers southpaw David Price.

Sam Fuld OF OAK 2 months ago

Fuld is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.

For a second straight game, the A's are going with Mark Canha in left field and Billy Burns in center. With Coco Crisp (elbow) nearing a return from the disabled list, Fuld may soon be in danger of losing his spot on the 25-man roster. The decision will likely come down to Burns vs. Fuld.

Sam Fuld OF OAK 2 months ago

Fuld is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins.

Fuld had another tough day at the plate Sunday as he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout to drop his average to .216, and will get his second day off in the last three games. With the promotion of Billy Burns, who will get the start in center field Monday, Fuld could see a decrease in his regular playing time.

Sam Fuld OF OAK 2 months ago

Fuld is back in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

Fuld will get the starting nod in left field, with Mark Canha moving to the DH spot and Billy Butler getting the day off. He typically resides in center, but manager Bob Melvin will elect to start Billy Burns there for the second straight game. Fuld, who is in the midst of a 1-for-25 slump, will look to shake that off against Yovani Gallardo and the Rangers.