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Injured Smith, Sogard making strides

OAKLAND -- A's outfielder Seth Smith and infielder Eric Sogard, both of whom are on the disabled list, took part in baseball activities before Sunday's game.

A's manager Bob Melvin said Smith, who has been out with a left hamstring strain since Aug. 3, could go on a rehab assignment Monday.

Smith was in a 1-for-19 slump when he was injured.

Sogard (strained back) is eligible to come off the DL on Wednesday.

OAKLAND -- A's outfielder Seth Smith and infielder Eric Sogard, both of whom are on the disabled list, took part in baseball activities before Sunday's game.

A's manager Bob Melvin said Smith, who has been out with a left hamstring strain since Aug. 3, could go on a rehab assignment Monday.

Smith was in a 1-for-19 slump when he was injured.

Sogard (strained back) is eligible to come off the DL on Wednesday.

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