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Anderson and Braden progressing nicely

MINNEAPOLIS -- The rehabbing duo of Brett Anderson and Dallas Braden continues to lend the A's good news.

Anderson, working his way back from Tommy John surgery, is set to throw three innings in a simulated game in Arizona on Monday, marking the heaviest workload yet in his year-long rehab process.

Braden, meanwhile, threw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Friday and is expected to do so again come Tuesday. The A's southpaw, on the mend from shoulder surgery, has been stationed in Oakland, where righty Brandon McCarthy is rehabbing as well.

McCarthy is "playing catch with no problems," according to manager Bob Melvin, but there is still no timetable on when the hurler will throw off the mound.

MINNEAPOLIS -- The rehabbing duo of Brett Anderson and Dallas Braden continues to lend the A's good news.

Anderson, working his way back from Tommy John surgery, is set to throw three innings in a simulated game in Arizona on Monday, marking the heaviest workload yet in his year-long rehab process.

Braden, meanwhile, threw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Friday and is expected to do so again come Tuesday. The A's southpaw, on the mend from shoulder surgery, has been stationed in Oakland, where righty Brandon McCarthy is rehabbing as well.

McCarthy is "playing catch with no problems," according to manager Bob Melvin, but there is still no timetable on when the hurler will throw off the mound.

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