MESA, Ariz. – Sam Fuld left Saturday’s game against Colorado after he was struck in the jaw by an errant throw, and the A’s outfielder is listed as day-to-day.
Fuld was running to first in the top of the seventh of a split-squad game when a throw from shortstop hit him. He underwent a CT scan at Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center that came out negative.
The A’s beat Colorado 3-2 at Salt River Fields, but it was a rough day for their outfield. Billy Burns was struck in the knee with a pitch but managed to stay in the game.
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CAMP BATTLE: Jesse Chavez, in the thick of the battle for a rotation spot, went four innings and gave up two runs on six hits against Colorado. He struck out five and walked none.
Four relievers combined for five innings of shutout relief. Tyler Clippard began that effort, followed by three relievers vying for bullpen spots. Pat Venditte went two innings and allowed one hit with one walk and one strikeout. R.J. Alvarez gave up one hit with one strikeout in his inning and Fernando Rodriguez went one inning and surrendered one hit with one walk and two strikeouts.
QUOTABLE: “Teams that are able to come back and win like that are the ones that are loose and have fun. From the top down that’s what they create here.” – Luke Carlin, who delivered the walkoff single that gave the A’s a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Dodgers.
ODDS AND ENDS: Ike Davis, hindered by a sore back, was in the lineup for the first time since March 10 and went 1-for-3 with a run against the Rockies. Davis served as DH and manager Bob Melvin has said he’d like to get Davis some time in the outfield along with his standard first base duties.