Oakland Athletics Roster
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Oakland Athletics catcher Shea Langeliers had himself a nice day at the plate during Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners. The 24-year-old hasn't been too hot with the bat this season, but put together a nice outing here. Langeliers blasted two home runs in what ended up being a 10-0 blowout victory over the Mariners. On paper, Langeliers isn't doing a whole lot at the plate, but is worth holding in dynasty formats. The future is bright and this is only the beginning of his career.
Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano (hamstring) is expected to miss the rest of the season after being placed on the 10-day injured list last Saturday with a right hamstring strain. "I'm kind of sure it's going to be a season-ending (injury)," manager Mark Kotsay said. Still, Laureano will begin a rehab program in the coming days. He had already missed time from Aug. 15 to Sept. 5 with a strained left oblique, so the A's aren't going to rush him back with nothing to play for in 2022. The 28-year-old Dominican outfielder will finish his campaign with a .211/.287/.376 slash line with 13 home runs, 34 RBI, 49 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 383 plate appearances and 94 games. Seth Brown and Cristian Pache have been operating in a platoon in center field with Laureano out.
Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt announced that he will retire from professional baseball after this season. Vogt will retire a 10-year veteran (six seasons with the A's) in which he was a two-time All-Star. The 37-year-old played for the A's, Rays, Diamondbacks, Giants, Braves and Brewers during his career. Vogt currently has a .239/.302/.406 slash line with 81 home runs, 309 RBI, 256 runs scored and five stolen bases in his 784 career games. He made the All-Star team in back-to-back seasons in 2015 and 2016 with Oakland, and he hit a career-high 18 home runs while driving in 71 runs in 2015.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy will be on the bench for the first game of the team's doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday afternoon. The 31-year-old is batting .202 with a .329 on-base percentage, 20 home runs, and a pair of stolen bases in 510 plate appearances this season. The Dodgers will go with Justin Turner at third base with Gavin Lux stepping as the team's designated hitter. Turner will bat third against Diamondbacks right-handed starter Zach Davies while Lux will hit seventh.
Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, run scored and two strikeouts in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros. Murphy is quickly becoming one of the better hitting catchers in the big leagues, as he currently sports a .253/.333/.443 slash line with 18 home runs, 33 doubles, 64 RBI, 61 runs scored and a stolen base in 479 at-bats over 132 games. He's been a bit cold in the month of September so far (.204 average with a homer and six RBI), but fantasy managers should keep riding him in their starting lineups the rest of the way. Murphy has gone 7-for-24 (.292) in his last six contests.