Injuries & Moves: Tarnok throws two innings in ACL

June 10th, 2023


June 6: Recalled INF from Triple-A Las Vegas; optioned INF  to Triple-A
Smith, who hit .267 with three homers and nine RBIs over 10 games in his most recent stint with Las Vegas, begins his second go-round with the A's this season. He posted a .521 OPS in 26 games with Oakland before being optioned on May 14. Allen has hit .196 in 38 games with the A's and .339 with a .960 OPS in 14 games at Triple-A.


10-day and 15-day IL

RHP Drew Rucinski (stomach illness)
Expected return: TBD
Rucinski was placed on the 15-day injured list on May 20. Manager Mark Kotsay said the stomach issue had been looked at and was being addressed. Rucinski is 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA in four starts this season. (Last updated: May 20)

RHP Zach Jackson (right flexor tendon strain)
Expected return: TBD
Jackson was placed on the 15-day injured list on May 19 with a right flexor tendon strain. He will be shut down until he is pain-free, which could take four to six weeks, before beginning a throwing program. Jackson was 2-1 with one save and a 2.50 ERA in 19 relief appearances. (Last updated: May 19)

RHP Mason Miller (right UCL sprain)
Expected return: TBD
Miller was diagnosed with a sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Miller will be shut down from throwing until he is asymptomatic and there is currently no timetable for his return, though the A's expect him to pitch again at some point this season. (Last updated: May 16)

60-day IL

RHP Freddy Tarnok (right shoulder strain)
Expected return:
Tarnok, Oakland’s No. 5 prospect per MLB Pipeline, pitched two innings in the Arizona Complex League on June 9 and came away feeling good and healthy, per A’s manager Mark Kotsay. Tarnok will rejoin the A’s when they return home on June 11 at the Coliseum, where he is expected to throw a bullpen session as he continues his progression. As of now, there is still no timetable for a return. (Last updated: June 10)

RHP Dany Jiménez (strained right shoulder)
Expected return: TBD
Jiménez has started a throwing program and is up to 60 feet, per manager Mark Kotsay. Jiménez was transferred from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on April 19 with a right shoulder strain. The placement is retroactive to April 17. There is no timetable for his return. (Last updated: June 3)

LHP (left shoulder strain)
Expected return: TBD
Snead threw a live bullpen session on June 2 in Arizona. “He felt great coming out of it,” manager Mark Kotsay said. “His next phase is to join an affiliate. That’s a positive." Snead previously threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on May 26 and faced hitters in a sim game on May 30. The left-hander has been sidelined since Spring Training due to a strained left shoulder. (Last updated: June 3)

C (left wrist inflammation)
Expected return:
Piña was transferred to the 60-day injured list after being taken off his rehab assignment. Manager Mark Kotsay said the doctor’s evaluation was to stop baseball activity. Piña received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will need time to recover. (Last updated: May 11)