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Oakland A’s roster reset: Keeping up with the near-daily moves

Welcome back, Rajai!
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The Oakland A’s activated outfielder Rajai Davis from the 10-day disabled list, the team announced Tuesday. He’d been out with a strained hamstring, and last played on April 20. The A’s already had an open spot on their 25-man roster, so no corresponding move was needed.

If you’re feeling like the A’s have made a lot of roster moves lately, that’s because they have. In fact, dating back to April 15, the A’s have made at least one move involving the MLB club on 10 out of 18 days — and that’s not including the day when they acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre from the Angels. Here’s a quick rundown (click the date to see the full AN coverage):

  • April 15: Option OF Mark Canha, recall OF Jaff Decker
  • April 16: SS Marcus Semien to DL, recall IF Chad Pinder
  • April 17: RHP Kendall Graveman to DL, recall C Bruce Maxwell
  • April 20: Option C Bruce Maxwell, recall RHP Cesar Valdez
  • April 21: Option RHP Cesar Valdez, recall 1B/OF Matt Olson
  • April 23: Acquire OF Ryan LaMarre from Angels
  • April 25: OF Rajai Davis to DL, RHP Raul Alcantara DFA’d, recall RHP Cesar Valdez and OF Ryan LaMarre
  • April 27: Option 1B/OF Matt Olson, activate RHP Kendall Graveman from DL
  • April 30: LHP Sean Manaea to DL (no other move)
  • May 1: Option OF Ryan LaMarre, activate RHP Sonny Gray from DL
  • May 2: Activate OF Rajai Davis from DL (no other move)

Whew. Got all that? If not, here’s the updated roster:

Pitchers Hitters

Sonny Gray (R)
Kendall Graveman (R)
Jharel Cotton (R)
Andrew Triggs (R)
Jesse Hahn (R)


Ryan Madson (R)
Santiago Casilla (R)
Sean Doolittle (L)
Ryan Dull (R)
Liam Hendriks (R)
Daniel Coulombe (L)
Frankie Montas (R)
Cesar Valdez (R)

Stephen Vogt (L)
Josh Phegley (R)


Yonder Alonso (L)
Ryon Healy (R)
Jed Lowrie (S)
Adam Rosales (R)
Trevor Plouffe (R)
Chad Pinder (R)


Khris Davis (R)
Rajai Davis (R)
Matt Joyce (L)
Jaff Decker (L)

10-day DL: LHP Sean Manaea, RHP Daniel Mengden, RHP John Axford

60-day DL: RHP Chris Bassitt, SS Marcus Semien, OF Jake Smolinski

Don’t blink now, because the moves are sure to keep coming as the A’s make liberal use of the new 10-day disabled list and shuffle through their many Triple-A prospects and veteran depth options!