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Injuries & Moves: Bleday off IL; Kevin Smith optioned

September 26, 2023


Facing sudden trouble, Kaprielian gives A's a boost

March 17, 2023

MESA, Ariz. -- With 2022 All-Star right-hander Paul Blackburn set to open the season on the injured list, there is suddenly an opening at the top of Oakland’s starting rotation, at least for now. Which means James Kaprielian’s efficient performance in a 7-2 Spring Training victory over San Francisco at

Blackburn shut down for remainder of 2022

All-Star RHP sidelined with injury in pitching hand; A's hope to avoid surgery
August 16, 2022

ARLINGTON -- All-Star right-hander Paul Blackburn will miss the remainder of the 2022 season with a tear of the flexor tendon sheath in his pitching hand, the A's announced prior to Tuesday night's game against the Rangers at Globe Life Field. Blackburn was placed on the 15-day IL on Aug.

Montas optimistic after shoulder tightness ends start early

July 3, 2022

SEATTLE -- The buzz surrounding Frankie Montas as one of baseball’s most sought-after pitchers ahead of the Aug. 2 Trade Deadline has only heightened with each start. However, an early exit on Sunday now leaves his immediate future in question. On a cold Seattle afternoon with heavy rainfall in the

Montas gets scare when comebacker hits hand

Right-hander exits game in 2nd inning, but X-rays are negative
May 22, 2022

ANAHEIM -- The right hand of Frankie Montas is a valuable appendage to the Oakland A’s present and future, both of which were temporarily clouded Saturday night after he took a line-drive comebacker to his two forefingers in the second inning of a 5-3 loss at Angel Stadium. Fortunately for

Kozma back in bigs for the first time since '18

Laureano undergoes surgery for core injury, expected to be ready for ‘22
October 1, 2021

HOUSTON -- Pete Kozma had already been resigned to the fact that a callup to the A’s big league roster was probably not in the cards for 2021. So when Las Vegas Aviators manager Fran Riordan broke the news, Kozma assumed he was part of some cruel prank that was

Andrus has surgery, expected back by camp

September 29, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Shortstop Elvis Andrus had successful surgery on Wednesday at the Trinity Surgical Center in Arlington, Texas, with Dr. Brigham Au, the A's announced. The club anticipates a return to health by Spring Training 2022 for Andrus, who needed to be helped off the field on Saturday after

Andrus lands on IL: 'Speaks to his toughness'

Lowrie (hand sprain) also on injured list for season's final week
September 26, 2021

OAKLAND -- Elvis Andrus knew something was wrong. Rounding third base in an attempt to score the game-winning run on Starling Marte’s double on Saturday, the A’s shortstop clearly was in pain after feeling a pop in his left ankle while charging towards home. Determined to give his all to

A's walk-off win tempered by Andrus' injury

Oakland remains four back in Wild Card ahead of Sunday's home finale
September 25, 2021

OAKLAND -- Entering their final home series of the regular season, manager Bob Melvin said the A’s needed to play every game like it was their last. Two games in, they’ve responded by playing with the type of desire needed to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Starling Marte roped

Bassitt back Thursday: 'Kind of miraculous'

All-Star RHP to be activated for return from Aug. 17 facial fracture
September 21, 2021

OAKLAND -- When Chris Bassitt was involved in the scary incident that saw him take a hard line drive off his face in Chicago on Aug. 17, the prospect of a return to the mound this season was considered a long shot. Bassitt, however, refused to buy into that notion.

A's hope to have Bassitt back this week

September 20, 2021

OAKLAND -- The comeback trail for Chris Bassitt is nearly complete. Prior to Monday’s four-game series opener against the Mariners, Bassitt threw a 30-pitch bullpen session at the Coliseum, marking his fourth throwing session over the past nine days, as he continues to build himself back up. The next time

Jefferies hits IL with elbow issue

September 18, 2021

ANAHEIM -- The A’s will be without one of their long-relief options as rookie right-hander Daulton Jefferies was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow ulnar neuritis on Saturday. Jefferies will be reevaluated in the coming days. Jefferies, Oakland's No. 5 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, was scheduled

Bassitt throws BP session, return still TBD

Melvin 'extremely proud' of Kemp, A's Roberto Clemente Award nominee
September 15, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The A's could get a major clue on Saturday whether right-hander Chris Bassitt will be able to help them down the stretch in their quest to finish with a flourish and gain a fourth consecutive postseason berth. Bassitt, working his way back from a right facial fracture

Bassitt eager to return following surgery

August 26, 2021

OAKLAND -- The A’s are still formulating their plan for Chris Bassitt’s rehab. Bassitt, however, already has his own schedule in mind for a return to action. Just two days after undergoing facial surgery to repair fractured bones caused by a line drive that hit him in the face on

Bassitt in 'good spirits' after scary injury

August 18, 2021

CHICAGO -- The A’s aren’t yet sure if Chris Bassitt will pitch again in 2021 after getting hit in the face by a line drive on Tuesday against the White Sox, but general manager David Forst wanted to reiterate on Wednesday that Bassitt’s return isn’t the biggest concern for the

Bassitt out of hospital after liner strikes face

August 18, 2021

CHICAGO -- In the second inning of Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, A’s starter Chris Bassitt was hit in the face with a line drive and had to be carted off of the field. Bassitt gave up singles to Eloy Jiménez and Yoán Moncada

Rosenthal has season-ending hip surgery

July 7, 2021

HOUSTON – A’s manager Bob Melvin revealed on Wednesday that closer Trevor Rosenthal will not pitch this year due to a torn labrum in his right hip. Rosenthal, who signed a one-year deal worth $11 million over the offseason, was scheduled to have hip surgery in Colorado on Tuesday. “He

A's mull leadoff options with Canha out

June 25, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- The A’s are going to have to switch things up at the top of their lineup with the absence of Mark Canha. Prior to Friday’s three-game series opener against the Giants, Canha was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hip strain. The outfielder had

Luzardo nearing return, set for rehab game

May 24, 2021

OAKLAND -- Jesús Luzardo is quickly advancing toward his return to the A’s. After completing a 51-pitch bullpen session on Sunday in Anaheim, the left-hander is now set to join Triple-A Las Vegas for a rehab start on Thursday against the Sacramento River Cats. Luzardo has been on the injured

Fouls off mask end Murphy's night early

May 20, 2021

OAKLAND -- Catcher Sean Murphy was removed from Wednesday’s 8-1 loss to the Astros after getting hit by a foul tip in the fourth inning. He was replaced by Aramis Garcia to begin the top of the fifth. Murphy stayed down on his hands and knees for a few minutes

A's call up Luis Barrera; Moreland to IL

May 18, 2021

OAKLAND -- The A’s are going to get a good look at one of their most exciting position players in the organization in outfield prospect Luis Barrera. Barrera -- Oakland’s No. 7 prospect per MLB Pipeline -- was called up on Tuesday prior to the first of a three-game series

Notes: Fiers to IL; Smith back; injury updates

May 8, 2021

Prior to Saturday’s game against the Rays, the A’s placed Mike Fiers on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 7 with a sprained right elbow. The right-hander felt discomfort in the elbow following his previous start against the Blue Jays on Thursday and consulted with the A’s training staff.

Notes: Smith, Pinder closer to returning

May 7, 2021

OAKLAND -- The A’s are inching closer towards regaining a couple of key pieces to their roster. On Thursday night, Burch Smith (groin strain) made his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Las Vegas. The right-hander worked 1 1/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits and no walks with two

'Dumb mistake' gives Luzardo time to think

May 4, 2021

OAKLAND -- Playing video games at home before heading to the Coliseum has become a ritual for Jesús Luzardo on days he’s scheduled to pitch. It’s a way for the lefty to distract himself for a while from the real game he’ll be playing later that day. For his most

Notes: Luzardo, Wendelken to IL; Olson back

May 2, 2021

OAKLAND -- Jesús Luzardo's lack of command in Saturday’s loss to the Orioles was atypical from what the A’s have seen for most of the left-hander’s career. Turns out, there may have been a reason for that. Prior to Sunday’s series finale against Baltimore, Luzardo was one of two A’s