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Injuries & Moves: Stripling set to return from IL

July 24, 2024


Patience key for Wilson after A's top prospect hits IL

Shortstop on the shelf with left hamstring strain, with Schuemann expected to assume role
July 21, 2024

OAKLAND -- Jacob Wilson could not have started his Major League career much better on Friday against the Angels, showing off his nifty glovework on a double-play turn and notching a single in his first plate appearance -- a first Major League hit that set up a two-run inning for

Wilson's debut 'high moment of my life' despite injury

A's No. 1 prospect singles in first career at-bat, flashes glove before hamstring strain
July 20, 2024

OAKLAND -- Jacob Wilson experienced the ultimate range of emotions over a span of about five minutes in his Major League debut during Friday’s 13-3 A’s victory over the Angels. Facing Halos starter Griffin Canning in his first Major League at-bat, Wilson -- Oakland’s No. 1 prospect and the No.

Medina expected to miss 'significant' time with elbow sprain

July 13, 2024

PHILADELPHIA -- Mark Kotsay compared Luis Medina to one of the best starting pitchers in baseball on Saturday. It was the kind of comparison a manager never wants to make about a young starting pitcher. The Athletics placed Medina on the 15-day injured list with a right elbow sprain, with

Andujar makes good first impression in Oakland debut

May 25, 2024

OAKLAND -- Miguel Andujar had no easy assignment for his first Major League at-bat in nearly eight months, going up against none other than likely future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander. Stepping into the batter’s box in the first inning Friday at the Coliseum, Andujar watched two breaking pitches go

Waldichuk undergoes Tommy John surgery, to miss rest of '24

May 16, 2024

HOUSTON – The A’s were hopeful that Ken Waldichuk would be able to boost their starting rotation at some point in 2024. Now, they’ll have to plan for the rest of the season without the left-hander. Waldichuk underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles with Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Bullpen picks up Stripling after 'bummer' of a start

Harris, Ferguson (in MLB debut) do heavy lifting ahead of doubleheader vs. Rangers
May 7, 2024

OAKLAND -- You never want to give up on a game before it’s over, but with Tuesday’s game getting out of hand for the A’s early on the eve of a scheduled doubleheader, Mark Kotsay had no choice but to manage with an eye towards the next day. Ross Stripling

With Boyle sidelined, what are the A's pitching options?

May 5, 2024

OAKLAND -- One day after the offense broke out for 20 runs, the A's bats could not rally back from an early deficit as they fell to the Marlins, 12-3, in Sunday's series finale at the Coliseum, putting an end to their season-high six-game winning streak. Starter Joe Boyle lasted

A's split set with Yankees as Gelof goes on the IL

Second baseman's left oblique strain gives No. 4 prospect Hernaiz a closer look
April 25, 2024

NEW YORK -- Embarking on his first full season as a big leaguer, Zack Gelof established a goal of playing at least 150 games to prove his durability. His chances of reaching that target took a hit on Thursday. After getting scratched from the A’s starting lineup on Wednesday, Gelof

Rooker placed on 10-day IL with rib injury

April 11, 2024

After a breakout 2023 campaign in which he hit 30 homers and was the Athletics’ only All-Star, DH/outfielder Brent Rooker's 2024 season is off to a rougher start. He started the season 6-for-30 (.200) with 16 strikeouts before having to leave Oakland’s game in Detroit on April 7 with abdominal

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