Ramón Laureano is in the lineup Wednesday at Anaheim as the A’s are still awaiting a ruling on the center fielder’s appeal of his six-game MLB suspension for charging the Astros’ dugout Sunday. The A’s held off releasing their lineup until about 40 minutes before first pitch. Manager Bob Melvin said the A’s were tentatively expecting Laureano’s appeal to be decided by noon and had given the Angels a heads-up what the lineup would look like either way.
The starting lineup for the Los Angeles Angels against the Oakland Athletics on Aug. 12.
Laureano was the only member of the lineup doing much the first week, and he’s a spark plug for the team, a strong presence in the No. spot in the order and in center field, where he is improving. He’s one of the emerging young stars in the league.