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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||460.00||16.00||.248||69.00||66.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||31||6||0|| .286|| .290|| .194|
|vs Ventura (Career)||3||2||1||2.000||.750||.667|
|vs RHP||142||30||2|| .291|| .324|| .211|
|12/26/2014||Marcus Semien, 3B OAK||Teoscar Hernandez, LF HOU|
|12/26/2014||Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
James Loney, 1B TB
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
|Joey Gallo, 3B TEX|
Marcus Semien, 3B OAK
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Carlos Carrasco, RP CLE
|12/23/2014||Marcus Semien, 3B OAK|
Max Stassi, C HOU
|Austin Hedges, C SD|
|Last 10 Games|
Five Athletics competing to bat second in lineup
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) Manager Bob Melvin indicated that five players are competing to bat second in the Athletics lineup this season, the Bay Area News Group reports.
Shortstop Ben Zobrist, second baseman Marcus Semien, third baseman Brett Lawrie and outfielders Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry are all in the mix for the second spot in the lineup.
The Athletics opened last season with third baseman Josh Donaldson slotted second, but Donaldson has since been traded to Toronto.
Melvin: Marcus Semien will have to earn A's starting shortstop job
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday infielder Marcus Semien will be given every opportunity to win the starting shortstop job. However, Melvin reiterated Semien will have to earn his spot in the starting lineup.
Semien's biggest competition for the starting shortstop job is likely Eric Sogard.
Athletics GM Beane: Semien will get every chance to win SS job
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) Athletics general manager Billy Beane told reporters Tuesday at the winter meetings that newly-acquired infielder Marcus Semien will get every opportunity to win the everyday shortstop job, according to San Francisco Chronicle.
"He's got a chance to be a guy who plays shortstop and hits 20-plus home runs," Beane said, per Richard Justice of Sports Illustrated.
Semien was part of the six-player trade that sent Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox. Semien hit .240 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 85 career games for Chicago.
Semien among four players A's acquire in trade with White Sox
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) The Athletics announced Tuesday they completed a six-player trade with the White Sox. The Athletics acquired infielder Marcus Semien, pitcher Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley and infielder Rangel Ravelo in exchange for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.
Semien has hit .240 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 85 career games for Chicago. He was considered a top-100 prospect (No. 91) by Baseball America heading into 2014. He has appeared at second base, third base and shortstop in his MLB career.
Bassitt went 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in six outings (five starts) for the White Sox last season. He was 22-10 with a 2.97 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 96 career appearances (44 starts) in the minors.
Phegley hit .207 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 76 games over the last two seasons for Chicago.
Ravelo hit .309 with a .473 slugging percentage, .859 OPS, 11 home runs, 37 doubles and 66 RBI in 133 games for Double-A Birmingham last season. He has a career .301/368/.424/.792 slash line. The 22-year-old Ravelo has played at both first base and third base in the minors.
Marcus Semien goes yard to give White Sox win
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/11/14) White Sox infielder Marcus Semien played the role of offensive hero Thursday against Oakland in a game with virtually no offense.
Semien blasted off to left in the sixth inning to provide the lone run in the game and give teammate Chris Sale the victory. He has hit safely in five of his last six games.
|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.
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