DARIC BARTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Moss forced to make adjustment to DH

One of Brandon Moss’ tasks this season will be learning what to do with all the free time on his hands. With Daric Barton all but certain to make the Oakland A’s roster and see significant time at first base, Moss will slide over and get a good chunk of at-bats at designated hitter. That will be an adjustment for Moss, a 30-homer man last season who has appeared in just six...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics injury notes: Derek Norris, Daric Barton, Craig Gentry, Addison Russell

The Oakland Athletics received encouraging news on injured players Derek Norris, Daric Barton and Craig Gentry. However, top prospect Addison Russell is now also sidelined. By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsSusan Slusser of the SF Gate delivered all the latest relevant injury news for Oakland.Norris is hitting .273/.333/.636 in five games played this spring, but hasn'...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Daric Barton suffers hamstring strain

Saturday afternoon, Athletics’ first baseman, Daric Barton, left their Cactus league game against the Colorado Rockies with a strained hamstring and the club says he will be held out on Sunday, at the least. He didn't last the first inning after injuring it in his first at-bat of the game. ShashiBellamkonda via Wkimedia Commons (cropped)The injury was first reported by Susan...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A's, Barton agree on one-year deal to avoid arbitration

The A’s announced that they’ve signed Daric Barton to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the first baseman. Salary figures weren’t immediately available. Barton, 28, had two stints with Oakland last season and hit .269 with three homers and 16 RBI in 37 games. As has been the case in recent seasons, Barton could face an uphill battle for playing time in 2014 as...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

A's sign Barton to one-year contract

The Oakland Athletics have signed first baseman Daric Barton to a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration with their longest-tenured player. After playing in 159 games for the A's in 2010, Barton hasn't been in more than 67 in a season since. He batted .269 with three home runs and 16 RBIs in 37 games this year, while spending most of the season with Triple-A Sacramento...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Daric Barton’s journey to success

Daric Barton Daric Barton was once a top prospect. He was drafted in the first round in 2003 by the St. Louis Cardinals and then traded to the Oakland Athletics in 2004. Billy Beane was excited to acquire him, and was looking forward to seeing his potential. From 2005 to 2007, Barton was ranked in Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects and was the Athletics #1 and #2 top prospect...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Oakland Athletics take on the Tigers and win – twice

Daric Barton The Oakland Athletics hold the lead spot in the AL Wild Card race, but they are looking for a little more. Before Monday, the Athletics had only won one game out of the last five. Many think that since the Athletics did so well during the beginning and middle of the season, that this lull the Athletics’ are currently experience is a normal occurrence in the ups and...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Barton's back and A's win

Daric Barton: stretch-run difference maker? It would be an unlikely turn of events but the once-fallen-from-favor A's first baseman was recalled Monday and helped fuel Oakland's 8-6 victory over the American League's top team the Tigers. The A's remain 2 1/2 games behind Texas in the AL West and moved 1 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay for the top AL wild-card spot. Cleveland...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Daric Barton loses bat, accidentally hits cameraman (Video)

Oakland Athletics first baseman Daric Barton lost his bat on a swing and accidentally hit a cameraman during Wednesday's game in Oakland against the Kansas City Royals. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the bottom of the seventh inning as Barton swung at a 1-0 pitch and accidentally let go of his bat, which went flying to the right side of home plate...
Via Holdout Sports
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

1B Daric Barton comes off disabled list for A's

The Oakland Athletics have activated Daric Barton from the 15-day disabled list and plan to use him as their regular first baseman if he stays healthy. Barton went on the DL because of a strained right shoulder that limited him to seven games this spring. He played in four straight games for Triple-A Sacramento, hitting a grand slam Sunday at Las Vegas, and was in the lineup Monday...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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