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26 Matt Watson CF
Height/Weight: 5-11/200 | Birthdate: 9/5/1978 | Birthplace: Lancaster, PA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Oakland | College: Xavier (Ohio) | MLB Experience: 2
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Watson reinstated, then outrighted


(8/26/2010) The A's have reinstated OF Matt Watson (kidney stones) from the 15-day disabled list and outrighted him to Triple-A Sacramento. Watson is expected to rehab with Sacramento.

Watson to start baseball activities


(8/17/2010) A's OF Matt Watson, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 9 with kidney stones, did some weight work Tuesday and will start baseball activities later this week. "Hopefully in the next couple days I can start fully working out and then do some rehab at Sacramento," Watson told MLB.com. "Then, I guess we'll see what happens."

Watson lands on DL


(8/9/2010) A's OF Matt Watson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with kidney stones. Watson was taken to a hospital before Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers after complaining of pain in his side and back. He is batting .200 with four RBI on the season.

Watson makes trip to hospital


(8/8/2010) Oakland OF Matt Watson was taken to a hospital before Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers after complaining of pain in his side and back. Watson, who hit an RBI double in the A's 6-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday, felt discomfort as he arrived in the clubhouse. He is 6 for 30 in 12 games for the A's, who signed him to a minor league contract on May 28 out of the independent Atlantic League. Watson's injury was not baseball related, according to MLB.com.

Watson hits first major-league homer


(7/21/2010) Matt Watson's baseball journey has taken him to Japan, South Korea and all over the minors and independent leagues ever since making his big league debut with the New York Mets. Nearly seven years later, Watson hit his first major league homer to help the Oakland Athletics win their third straight series with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. "I enjoyed it," Watson said. "It was nice to finally get one. I'd like to count some of my Asian ones as major league home runs but I don't think they count in the record book."

Watson purchased by Oakland


(7/5/2010) Oakland OF Conor Jackson was officially placed on the 15-day DL on Monday, reports MLB.com. The A's recalled Matt Carson from Triple-A and selected Matt Watson's contract by transferring Travis Buck to the 60-day DL. "I always like the perseverance of a young man that keeps trying to get his opportunity in the big leagues and to keep that dream alive," said Oakland manager Bob Geren.

Watson could be called up by A's


(7/4/2010) The Oakland A's may have to put outfielders Coco Crisp and Conor Jackson on the disabled list in the coming days and could promote either Matt Carson or Matt Watson to the club from the minors, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Carson is on the 40-man roster and Watson is not.

Mets give OF Watson minor deal


(6/1/2009) The Mets signed outfielder Matt Watson to a minor league contract Sunday.

Watson doesn't make Jays roster


(3/30/2008) Matt Watson did not make the Blue Jays opening day roster.

Blue Jays hand out spring invites


(1/17/2008) The Blue Jays signed LHP Jesse Carlson, RHP Jeremy Cummings, RHP Jamie Vermilyea, OF Wayne Lydon, RHP Kane Davis and OF Matt Watson to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. They also invited C J.P. Arencibia, C Brian Jeroloman, 1B Chip Cannon, OF Ryan Patterson and OF Travis Snider to spring training.

Matt Watson headed to Japan


(5/16/2006) According to reports, Matt Watson will play for the Chiba Lotte Mariners in Japan.

Watson to sit vs. lefties


(4/9/2006) With the Astros starting left-handers Sunday and Monday, manager Frank Robinson planned to bench slumping left-handed hitters Brian Schneider and Brandon Watson. Schneider entered Saturday's game 0-for-13 on the season. Watson was 2-for-16. "I said to Schneider and Watson, 'You're not swinging the bat well right now,"' Robinson said. "'Going against two left-handers is going to mess you up even worse.'" Marlon Byrd would replace Watson in center field and Wiki Gonzalez would fill in for Schneider in the final two games of the series.

Watson optioned to Triple-A


(3/26/2006) The A's optioned RHP Chad Gaudin, LHP John Rheinecker, C Jeremy Brown, IF Mike Rouse, OF Charles Thomas and OF Matt Watson to Sacramento of the PCL after the game.

Watson makes best of limited chance


(3/20/2006) Matt Watson had three hits and four RBI on Sunday. "My at-bats have been sporadic so it was nice to get four at-bats in a game," Watson said. "I'd be lying if I didn't say this helped my confidence. It's something to build on for the next day."

Athletics recall Matt Watson


(9/1/2005) The Athletics recalled Watson from Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday.

It's Triple-A Mr. Watson


(8/21/2005) The A's optioned OF Matt Watson to Triple-A Sacramento of the PCL.

Watson will go and come back


(8/17/2005) Matt Watson, playing in Oakland this week while OF Nick Swisher is on the bereavement list, will likely be at the top of the list to return to the club in September.

OF Watson called up by A's


(8/14/2005) Oakland recalled outfielder Matt Watson from Triple-A Sacramento for his third stint in the majors this season. Watson is batting .152 in 12 games with the A's this season, but the Pacific Coast League All-Star is batting .313 with a team-leading 73 RBI in Sacramento. He takes the place of OF Nick Swisher (bereavement) for the next three to seven days.

A's send Watson to Triple-A


(6/14/2005) The Athletics optioned Matt Watson to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.

Matt Watson gets start in left


(6/9/2005) The A's recalled OF Matt Watson from Triple-A Sacramento Thursday.

A's call up outfielder Watson


(6/9/2005) The Athletics recalled Matt Watson from Triple-A Sacramento Thursday.

Matt Watson optioned Wednesday


(5/26/2005) The Athletics optioned Watson to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.

Watson gets some time with A's


(5/15/2005) OF Matt Watson was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento and immediately put into Oakland's slumping lineup Saturday, going 0-for-4 with a run scored in his season debut. Watson, who played briefly with the Mets two seasons ago, is batting .345 in the minors with a 10-game hitting streak. He replaced Eric Byrnes in the lineup, and he'll probably stay with the A's at least until Nick Swisher returns from his shoulder injury.

A's option Matt Watson


(3/14/2005) The Athletics optioned Watson to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.

Matt Watson claimed by Athletics


(10/10/2003) The Oakland Athletics claimed Watson off waivers from the New York Mets on Thursday. He batted .174 with two RBI in 15 games with the Mets this season after batting .295 with 11 home runs and 55 RBI in 74 games for Triple-A Norfolk.