Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 2 Days
Dunn is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
Dunn will bow out of the lineup for the first time in three games with a lefty on the mound for the Rangers. Derek Norris serves as the Athletics' designated hitter in Dunn's pace.
Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 7 Days
Dunn is out of the lineup Friday against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Nothing to see here, as the M's are trotting out a lefty in James Paxton and Dunn is just 9-for-55 (.164 average) against lefties this season. His exposure to southpaws will remain very limited over the remainder of the season.
Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 8 Days
Dunn is out of the lineup Thursday against the White Sox, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Dunn will sit for the finale against his former team, after going 2-for-8 in two starts earlier in the series. It comes as no surprise given lefty Chris Sale is toeing the rubber for Chicago, as Dunn has started almost exclusively against right-handers since joining Oakland.
Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 12 Days
Dunn is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.
Dunn will take a seat Sunday with the left-handed Dallas Keuchel on the mound, joining a group of lefties. Derek Norris will start as the designated hitter Sunday in his place.
Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 13 Days
Dunn (.227/.346/.449) went 1-for-3 with one RBI against the Astros on Friday night.
It was only a few days ago that Dunn was traded to the Athletics, but he's done a good job contributing with the bat. Dunn gives the Athletics a great on-base guy, while obviously keeping his power in the mix. Look for Dunn to see most of the DH at-bats here on out.
Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 17 Days
Dunn is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.
Dunn made a nice first impression on the A's faithful Monday, going 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in his first game with the club, but he'll head to the bench Tuesday with lefty James Paxton on the hill for Seattle. The 34-year-old is batting just .154/.274/.288 against left-handed pitching this season, but given the A's offensive struggles of late, it seems likely manager Bob Melvin will find a way to play him regularly against right-handers.
Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 18 Days
Dunn went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer Monday against the Mariners.
Dunn made quite a first impressive with his new team Monday. Batting average is always a problem for Dunn, but he is still a big power hitter even at this stage of his career. Being traded to a team with a chance to win a championship might lead to a rejuvenated Dunn and a big final month of the season.
Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 19 Days
Dunn said he plans to retire after the 2014 season, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.
In waiving his no-trade clause to join the Athletics on Sunday, Dunn will attempt to conclude his career with a World Series ring, which has eluded him in his 14 seasons in the big leagues. While Dunn could have a change of heart with regards to retirement based on how his season ultimately ends, those who own the slugger in keeper leagues may want to prepare to cut ties with him for 2015.
Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 19 Days
Dunn was traded to the Athletics on Sunday in exchange for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn.
In acquiring Dunn on the final day of the waiver trade deadline, the slugger will be eligible for the Athletics' postseason roster. The 34-year-old Dunn has once again delivered his customary low-batting average, high-power output this season, but it's his on-base skills that might prove most beneficial to the Athletics. He'll likely be a mainstay in the lineup at DH against right-handed pitching for the season's final month.
Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 20 Days
Dunn is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com reports.
Dunn will sit out the nightcap as Jose Abreu serves as the designated hitter and Paul Konerko mans first against lefty Kyle Ryan. The 34-year-old Dunn hit a two-run homer in Game 1, his 20th of the year, and is now just three shy of tying Jose Canseco on the all-time home run leader board.