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23 Sam Fuld CF
Height/Weight: 5-10/175 | Birthdate: 11/20/1981 | Birthplace: Durham, NH | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Oakland | College: Stanford | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $725,000 | Owned/Started%: 7/2 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Sam Fuld drives in two runs in Athletics' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Athletics left fielder Sam Fuld drove in his first two runs in the month of May during Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.

Fuld went 1 for 3 and walked once, increasing his average to .202. He had two RBI, driving in his sixth and seventh runs of the season, and his first in 18 games. 


Athletics' Marcus Semien jumps to No. 2 spot on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) With Billy Burns receiving the night off in favor of Sam Fuld, the Athletics moved Coco Crisp to the leadoff spot and Marcus Semien to the No. 2 hole Tuesday night against Boston, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

Semien is hitting .295/.340/.810 with five home runs on the season.

Oakland is considered a home favorite (-120) against the Red Sox, per VegasInsider.com.


A's rookie outfielder Billy Burns gets a breather on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) For just the second time this season, Athletics outfielder Billy Burns is not in the starting lineup. Burns has started nine of the first 11 games in his career since being called up on May 2.

The rookie outfielder is .286 to start his big-league tenure. But he will get a rest on Tuesday as Sam Fuld is in the lineup, playing centerfield on Tuesday against the Red Sox.


Mark Canha out of Athletics' lineup for Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Athletics left fielder Mark Canha is not in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Sam Fuld gets his third start of the year in left field, batting eighth in the lineup. 


Athletics' Stephen Vogt, Sam Fuld out of the lineup Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners, the team announced. 

Vogt has started five of the last seven games for Oakland and is hitting .322 with seven home runs with 25 RBI in 90 at-bats. Josh Phegley will replace him behind the plate. Center fielder Sam Fuld will also get a day off with Billy Burns drawing the start in center. Burns is hitting .286 in 28 at-bats this season.

Ike Davis will also get a break as Mark Canha will draw the start at first base. Davis has started 13 games in a row for Oakland.


Athletics' Sam Fuld blames 'little angels' for errors


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld made his second error of the season over the weekend. It was the ninth miscue by an A's outfielder.

Fuld had an explanation for the team's defensive struggles.

"Sometimes I think there are like little angels out there, but they’re not helping us," he said, per the Inside the A's blog.

Fuld said he was confident that the A's had a good defensive outfield. "I have no explanation for it other than to say 'it’s baseball.' We’re better than we’ve been playing, that’s for sure," he said. 


Billy Butler out of starting lineup for Athletics


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Athletics designated hitter Billy Butler is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game. It will be just the second start Butler has missed this season. 

Mark Canha moves to DH from left field to give Butler a day of rest. Sam Fuld shifts from center to left to replace Canha. 

Entering the lineup to fill Fuld's vacancy in center is Billy Burns, who will bat leadoff. Burns is making his second consecutive start in center. 


Ben Zobrist, Sam Fuld out of the starting lineup Tuesday for A's


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist, center fielder Sam Fuld, first baseman Ike Davis and right fielder Josh Reddick are all out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Angels, the team announced.

Craig Gentry will draw his fifth start of the year against lefty pitcher Hector Santiago. Gentry is 0 for 18 with six strikeouts to start the season. Zobrist will miss his second straight game with Eric Sogard taking over at second. 

Stephen Vogt will start at first and move Josh Phegley behind the plate. Cody Ross takes over in right for Reddick. The Athletics are currently the underdogs (+110) against the Angels.


Stephen Vogt, Ike Davis, Eric Sogard out of Athletics' lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) The Athletics gave several regulars a rest for Sunday's day game. 

Catcher Stephen Vogt, first baseman Ike Davis, center fielder Sam Fuld and second baseman Eric Sogard were all out of Sunday's starting lineup. 

Josh Phegley gets the start at catcher, batting sixth in the order. Ben Zobrist will play second base, batting third. 

Mark Canha moves from left field to first base, replacing Davis. Cody Ross gets the start in left, batting fifth. 

Craig Gentry gets the call in center, batting leadoff. 


Athletics' Sam Fuld impresses with defense Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Athletics center fielder Sam Fuld made a diving catch in the fifth inning of Monday's 8-1 win over the Astros to take away an extra-base hit, earning praise from manager Bob Melvin after the game, per MLB.com.

"He's a highlight every day it seems like," Melvin said. "When that ball was hit, I didn't think there was any chance. I thought maybe [right fielder Josh] Reddick had a better chance to get to it. His defensive metrics in center field are really good."

In addition to the highlight-reel catch, Fuld went 1 for 4 with a walk and scored two runs while batting leadoff. He's racked up four multihit performances in seven games while hitting .357/.419/.571 with two doubles and two triples in 28 at-bats.


Athletics C Vogt becomes third different player to hit third in order


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will become the third different player to hit third in the batting on Thursday against the Rangers, per MLB.com. Manager Bob Melvin went with Sam Fuld in the opener, followed by Eric Sogard in Game 2 and newcomer Cody Ross in Game 3.

"Somebody's got to hit there," Vogt said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. "That's a spot where we're trying to find who the right guy will be."

Mark Canha will hit No. 7 in Vogt's place.

Oakland will face right-hander Nick Martinez on Thursday. Vogt is hitting .429 (3 for 7) with a double, a home run and an RBI to start the season.


A's to start Ben Zobrist in left, Sam Fuld in right for Opening Day


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) In a somewhat surprising move, the Athletics listed Ben Zobrist as the starting left fielder, while Sam Fuld will receive the start in right field for Monday's Opening Day game against the Rangers, the team announced.

A's manager Bob Melvin had previously said Zobrist would start in right field. Zobrist will bat third and Fuld will bat in the two spot.

The A's are the favorites over Texas (-155).


Athletics' Sam Fuld to use face protection device


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Athletics' outfielder Sam Fuld will begin using a device to protect his face at the plate. Fuld took batting practice wearing an attachment for his batting helmet that protects the left side of his face, per SFGate.

Fuld suffered an injured jaw after being hit by a throw while running the bases. 

Fuld returned to the lineup on Tuesday but initially declined to use the device. He tried it on Sunday after veering away from a throw while running to first in Saturday's game. 


Athletics OF Sam Fuld (jaw) returns to lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

Fuld missed two games after getting hit in the jaw by a throw Saturday. The team ordered a protective piece for his helmet to protect the jaw from further injury. Fuld is 9 for 34 with two doubles, two triples, three walks and one stolen base this spring.


Sam Fuld may return to Athletics' lineup on Tuesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld has missed the last two games after getting hit in the jaw with a throw during Saturday's game. 

Fuld said he is feeling better and could return to the field for the Athletics as soon as Tuesday, per MLB.com's Jane Lee


Athletics' Sam Fuld to miss Sunday, Monday games


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld will be held out of action Sunday and Monday, MLB.com reports.

Fuld was hit in the jaw by a throw Friday, and the team has ordered a protective piece for his helmet to allow him to continue playing. He was able to hit in the batting cage Saturday and will likely continue to participate in baseball activities until he can return to game action.


A's OF Sam Fuld has swollen jaw but no concussion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld said his jaw was swollen Saturday after getting hit in the face by a baseball while running the bases Friday. However, he said his teeth were intact and he has no concussion symptoms. He wasn't even checked for a concussion.

Fuld, who is day to day, added he might wear some sort of protection for the left side of his face. He did hit in the batting cage Saturday, per the San Francisco Chronicle.


Athletics' Sam Fuld sent to hospital after getting hit by throw


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld was hit in the jaw by a throw while running to first in Friday's game. 

Fuld hit into a force out at second base, and an errant throw from shortstop Cristhian Adames on a double-play attempt hit him in the face. Fuld was sent to the hospital for further testing, per CSN Bay Area's Joe Stiglich.

X-rays ruled out a broken jaw, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.


Melvin: Coco Crisp moving to LF; Gentry, Fuld to man CF for A's


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Wednesday the team has decided to move Coco Crisp from center to left field in an attempt to keep him healthy and off the disabled list. Melvin added Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry will platoon in center field for Oakland.

“By doing this we have a better chance of keeping Coco healthy,’’ Melvin said. “We’ve talked about it and he had some questions. But he’s been taking balls in left field this spring.’’

Crisp has not played more than 136 games in a season since joining Oakland in 2010. Crisp, who played in 126 games in 2014, missed time last season after collisions with outfield walls led to neck pain. Crisp said in early February he was going to try to tone down his "aggressive game" in order to avoid more injuries.


Five Athletics competing to bat second in lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) 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.


Athletics' Craig Gentry has normal offseason after injury-filled year


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry said Tuesday he was able to have a normal offseason after dealing with multiple injuries during the 2014 season, MLB.com reports.

"I was able to do everything that I normally do with no issues," he said. "Last year was frustrating. It's tough to get into the groove of things and get in a rhythm when you're playing and then you're not playing. Trying to find your way on a new team and then you're hurt all the time, that was definitely the toughest part. Hopefully this year will be better."

Gentry showed up to camp last spring injured after hurting his back on the drive from his offseason home in Dallas. He then broke his hand on a bunt attempt in midseason and suffered a concussion in September that prevented the outfielder from appearing on the team's postseason roster. He was cleared to return at the start of October but the team was unable to make it past the AL Wild Card Game.

Gentry delivered his worst season as a semiregular in 2014 while battling the various injuries, hitting .254/.319/.289 with no home runs and 20 stolen bases in 232 at-bats. He's expected to split time with Sam Fuld in left field this season.


Athletics avoid arbitration with Cook, Lawrie, Fuld, Gentry


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Athletics announced they have agreed to one-year contracts with Ryan Cook, Brett Lawrie, Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry, according to the team's official website. The club has not disclosed the salary figures for Cook, Fuld, or Lawrie. Gentry is set to make $1.6 million in 2015, per FOX Sports.

Sam Fuld available Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld is available Tuesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Fuld is dealing with a sore knee. He was not in the team's starting lineup Monday or Tuesday due to the issue. Fuld is hitting .256/.340/.349 over 258 at-bats. 


Sam Fuld to play through knee injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Athletics outfielder Sam Fuld thinks he'll be able to play through knee soreness, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Despite that, Fuld is not in the team's starting lineup Monday. He banged his knee against the wall during Sunday's game, but doesn't believe the issue is serious. Fuld was able to do some running and swing a bat prior to Monday's game. His left knee is giving him some issues, but Fuld will try to play through it. Fuld is hitting .256/.340/.349 over 258 at-bats.


Trade does little for Sam Fuld's value


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) The Athletics re-acquired outfielder Sam Fuld at the trade deadline Thursday, and will likely utilize him as part of a platoon in the outfield through the end of the season. He has been a solid contributor for the Twins since the A's cut him earlier in the season, but Fantasy owners have not yet taken notice. Should they?

Fuld is likely to play nearly every time a right-handed pitcher takes the mound against the A's, though he is hitting just .298 against them this season. He brings solid gap power but won't put the ball over the fence too often for you. And though he is a solid base stealer, Fuld isn't really a game-changer in that regard, with 13 in 60 games so far, but just eight in 119 games a year ago.

The A's might be smarter than everyone else in baseball, but it is unlikely they have unearthed a diamond here. Fuld is a solid player, but is unlikely to be much more than low-end AL-only Fantasy contributor in his new home.