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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||460.00||16.00||.248||69.00||66.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||15||5||1|| .375|| .600|| .333|
|vs McHugh (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||60||15||3|| .274|| .467|| .250|
|12/26/2014||Marcus Semien, SS OAK||Teoscar Hernandez, CF HOU|
|12/26/2014||Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
James Loney, 1B TB
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
|Joey Gallo, 3B TEX|
Marcus Semien, SS OAK
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Carlos Carrasco, SP CLE
|12/23/2014||Marcus Semien, SS OAK|
Max Stassi, C HOU
|Austin Hedges, C SD|
|Last 10 Games|
Athletics' Marcus Semien slugs second home run Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-3 win over the Angels Monday.
Semien has been better against lefties than righties but was able to take righty starter Matt Shoemaker over the fence in the fourth inning Monday. He's hit .250/.304/.423 with two home runs, nine RBI and one stolen base in 52 at-bats.
Semien will get to face three lefty starters in a four-game span starting Tuesday against Angels pitcher Hector Santiago.
Athletics' Marcus Semien swinging well against lefties
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/20/15) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien is 4 for 10 against lefties over the first two weeks while hitting just .211/.250/.368 against right-handers.
Semien has struggled with the bat over the last week, going just 2 for 17, but he could be in for a boost during the upcoming week. He'll match up with three southpaws over a four-game span starting Tuesday. Semien also delivered an OPS 98 points higher against lefties in 2014, so any string of left-handed matchups could indicate an impending boost in production.
Lawrie, Semien, Butler all hit home runs Monday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie, short stop Marcus Semien and designated hitter Billy Butler all collected their first home runs of the season during Monday's 8-1 win over the Astros.
"One through nine, you never know what can happen, any given day," Lawrie said, per MLB.com. "We've been stringing hits together, and when you can do that you can be loose and just play and not worry too much. You know someone's going to pick you up. It's good to know anyone who gets in the box can do some damage."
All three home runs came of pitcher Scott Feldman. The home runs were the only hits for Lawrie and Butler, with Semien going 2 for 4.
A's tweak lineup vs. Mariners, Mark Canha batting second
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/10/15) Athletics left fielder Mark Canha will hit second in Friday night's game against the Mariners, according to MLB.com.
A day before in the series-finale against the Rangers, Canha hit seventh. This season, Canha is already 4 of 9 with two double and four RBI. Catcher Stephen Vogt will move down the lineup and bat seventh.
Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Eric Sogard also switched places from Thursday's lineup. Semien will hit eighth and Sogard ninth.
Athletics' Semien opens season with RBI in three of four games
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/10/15) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien had an RBI in three of the four games against the Rangers, including an RBI double during Thursday's 10-1 loss. It was his first extra-base hit of the season.
Semien is batting .308 (4 for 13) with one run, one walk, three RBI and four strikeouts in four games, after batting .288 (19 for 66) with three home runs, five doubles, 11 RBI and 14 runs in 24 games during spring training.
|2014 summary: White Sox manager Robin Ventura gave Marcus Semien an opportunity to start regularly at the beginning of the season as an injury fill-in for Gordon Beckham and Conor Gillaspie, but when both were back in the lineup, his playing time dried up. Semien failed to make the most of his chance, and he was demoted to Triple-A Charlotte on June 1 with a .218/.287/.327 slash line. It wasn't until rosters expanded in September that Semien got another chance, and once again, he split time between second and third base. The second time was the charm, as Semien compiled a .273/.333/.485 slash line over 74 plate appearances. Now Semien heads to Oakland, where he may be limited to serving as the Athletics' primary utility player.|
Playing time status: Semien appears to be blocked from regular play by Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar and Brett Lawrie, but if Escobar declines further, Lawrie continues his pattern of frequent injuries or Zobrist moves to the outfield, he could carve out some playing time for himself.
2015 outlook: The combination of power and strong plate discipline made Semien an enticing sleeper a year ago, but we didn't see as much of those qualities as we would have liked. The fact that he displayed more power and patience after the All-Star break, both at the major and minor league levels, is encouraging. Semien is worth a flier in AL-only leagues and is worth monitoring in deeper mixed leagues in the event that he gets to play with some regularity.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/28/15||LAA||10:05 pm||Jered Weaver|
|4/29/15||LAA||10:05 pm||Matt Shoemaker|
|4/30/15||LAA||3:35 pm||Garrett Richards|
|5/1/15||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Colby Lewis|
|5/2/15||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Nick Martinez|
|5/3/15||@ TEX||3:05 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|5/4/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Phil Hughes|