Oakland Athletics Player News: All Positions

News: Profar went 3-for-4 with four RBI in Saturday's 11-2 win over the Mariners.
Impact: None of his hits went for extra bases but they were certainly extra timely, as he drove in runs with all three of them. Profar is doing his best to dig himself out of his early-season hole, and the utility player is now slashing .333/.375/.489 through 12 games in June with a homer, a steal, five runs and eight RBI.
News: Semien went 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run, three runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 11-2 rout of the Mariners.
Impact: The shortstop extended his hitting streak to 12 games, during which he's slashing .296/.439/.623 with three homers and 11 RBI. The hot stretch has boosted Semien's slash line to .279/.362/.441 on the year -- all of which would be career highs if he can keep them up.
News: Montas (9-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 11-2 romp over the Mariners, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings while striking out nine.
Impact: The A's put up three runs in the first inning and Montas never looked back, recording his third straight quality start and 10th of the year while winning his fifth straight decision. The right-hander will carry a 2.85 ERA and 88:21 K:BB through 82 innings into his next outing Thursday, at home against the Rays.
News: Gossett (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session prior to Saturday's game, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The session was especially notable in that it was Gossett's first time back on a mound since he underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2018. Manager Bob Melvin still doesn't factor Gossett into his 2019 plans, but he also reported that the veteran impressed him with his effort level during the session. Gossett is likely to log several additional bullpens before potentially moving on to throwing live batting practice.
News: Hundley (back) has not resumed baseball activities and is expected to remain sidelined beyond the minimum 10 days that his injured-list stint requires, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Hundley's back spasms haven't subsided much since he began experiencing them June 8 during a doubleheader against the Rangers. He received a cortisone shot earlier this past week to alleviate some of the pain, but he still has considerable physical limitations. As such, Hundley remains without a firm timetable for return, and he also faces the prospect of eventual competition from Chris Herrmann (knee), who's two games into a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas.
News: Grossman will remain on the bench Saturday against Seattle.
Impact: Grossman will sit for the second game in a row. Right-handed opener Gerson Bautista will be the first pitcher on the hill for the Mariners, but lefty Wade LeBlanc will pitch the bulk of the innings, so Grossman will stick on the bench. Mark Canha will start in left field.
News: Profar went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.
Impact: Profar provided one of only two multi-hit efforts for the mostly moribund Athletics offense on the night. The struggling second baseman still sports an unsightly .209/.272/.372 line for the season, but he's offering reason for optimism in June with a .293 average (12-for-41) that's partly comprised of four doubles, one home run and four RBI.
News: Chapman went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a run in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.
Impact: On a night when the Athletics offense was largely silent, Chapman made some noise with his second triple of the season. The two-hit effort was a much-needed respite from a multi-game slump, as Chapman had gone just 1-for-27 over the previous seven contests.
News: Herrmann (knee) played a full game as the designated hitter and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Triple-A Las Vegas' loss to Nashville on Friday.
Impact: The veteran backstop was given the night off from working behind the dish on his surgically repaired knee, playing all nine innings at DH instead. Herrmann socked his solo shot in the seventh inning for his first hit over his two rehab outings. The 31-year-old is likely to work at catcher again Saturday and potentially exceed the six innings he logged at the position Wednesday.
News: Manaea (shoulder) is scheduled to throw in a simulated game at Oakland's minor-league facility in Arizona on Saturday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The sim game will be yet another pivotal step in the recovery process for Manaea, who most recently threw a successful batting practice session. If all goes off without a hitch Saturday, Manaea could be ready to embark on a minor-league rehab assignment, although manager Bob Melvin also left open the possibility that the southpaw logs at least one more sim game.
News: Bassitt (3-3) took the loss Friday against the Mariners after allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out four through 5.2 innings.
Impact: Bassitt started the fourth inning with a four-pitch walk and it all went downhill from there. He allowed three consecutive hits including a two-run double to J.P. Crawford and a sacrifice fly to Dee Gordon to tack on a pair of runs and give the Mariners the lead for good. With the loss, the right-hander falls to 0-3 against the Mariners in six appearances (five starts) this season. Bassitt will carry a 3.68 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 57:24 K:BB into a Wednesday showdown against Baltimore.