Oakland Athletics Player News: All Positions

News: Pinder has been a full participant in the Athletics' summer camp workouts, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: The utility asset extraordinaire should once again enjoy a steady role in 2020, given he's filled in at every position except catcher and pitcher thus far in his big-league career. Pinder participated in a live batting practice session Tuesday against Chris Bassitt, and he'll be slated to see plenty of at-bats in upcoming simulated, intrasquad and exhibition games ahead of Opening Day.
News: Davis has been a full participant in the Athletics summer camp thus far, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: The slugger is healthy and accounted for, working out alongside his teammates and also participating in a live batting practice Tuesday against Chris Bassitt, who Davis laced a hit against according to Martin Gallegos of MLB.com. He also impressed manager Bob Melvin in Monday night's camp session with Melissa Lockard of The Athletic noting Davis "was hitting some balls out that had the type of carry" he usually achieves when making contact. The veteran will look to utilize the remainder of camp to continue getting his swing right after hitting just .176 (3-for-17) during Cactus League play.
News: Montas was impressive in Tuesday's simulated game at Athletics summer camp despite giving up a home run to Franklin Barreto, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The right-hander had already gotten camp off to a strong start by demonstrating his usual velocity during a bullpen session, but he was able to continue impressing Tuesday while facing some his talented teammates. Montas continues to insist he's already geared up to take on close to a normal early season workload, which, if true, has him within range of manager Bob Melvin's expectations. "Montas looked good. He tells me he could go close to five innings right now," Melvin said. "I don't think we're there yet with all of our starters, but if we could get to 80 or 85 pitches for their first game, that's kind of what we're targeting."