Injuries & Roster Moves: Laureano returns

June 16th, 2021

Keep track of the Athletics' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 16: CF activated from 10-day injured list
Laureano missed 17 games with a strained right hip but did not need a rehab assignment before being activated. Laureano was hitting .257 with 11 homers, 22 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 48 games at the time of his injury, including .292 with eight home runs over his last 24 games.

June 16: OF optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas
Recalled when Laureano was placed on the IL, Bolt went 1-for-13 in nine games, including three starts in center field. Bolt, whose one hit was his first Major League homer, is hitting .375 with three home runs, 11 RBIs and a .488 on-base percentage in 20 games with Las Vegas.

INJURY UPDATES

10-day IL

RHP (strained left oblique)
Expected return: Upcoming road trip
Wendelken will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday. There is no official number of outings the A’s have set for the right-hander, but Melvin said he’ll require at least a few in order to build up to be able to pitch multiple innings. (Last updated: June 15)

RHP (sprained right elbow)
Expected return: TBD
Fiers felt discomfort when attempting to throw off flat ground earlier this week, leading to the A’s shutting him down for a couple of days. He continues to take part in plyometric exercises and could make another attempt at throwing in the upcoming week. (Last updated: June 12)

60-day IL

RHP (right shoulder inflammation)
Expected return: August
Rosenthal, who underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome on April 8, is currently with the team in Oakland and has been rapidly progressing through his strength program, per manager Bob Melvin. The right-hander still is not playing catch, which is the next big step in his progression, but the club has given a “loose” timetable of mid-August for his return. (Last updated: June 10)