Injuries & Moves: Bride to IL; Piscotty returns

June 29th, 2022

Keep track of the A's recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

June 28: INF placed on 10-day IL
Two days after injuring his shoulder in a collision with Chad Pinder, Bride was placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to June 27, with a right shoulder strain.

In Sunday’s game, Bride was replaced by Elvis Andrus in the seventh inning, departing with what manager Mark Kotsay described as a “banged-up shoulder” and a laceration over his nose from the impact with Pinder’s shoulder in shallow right field. -- Bill Ladson/Martín Gallegos

June 28: RF Stephen Piscotty reinstated off IL
With Jonah Bride going on the injured list, Piscotty was reinstated before Tuesday's game against the Yankees. Rehabbing from a left calf strain, Piscotty went 8-for-21 with an .863 OPS in five games with the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators. -- Bill Ladson

June 26: LHP recalled from Triple-A, LHP Jared Koenig optioned
Koenig was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Sunday’s series finale against the Royals, one day after allowing three runs on five hits and three walks in four strikeouts across 4 2/3 innings in Saturday’s victory over Kansas City. Selman, back for his third stint with Oakland this year, has allowed just one run in four relief appearances with Las Vegas since he was last optioned on June 9.

“Sam Selman is here to help us out in the bullpen,” said A’s manager Mark Kotsay. “We obviously need some bullpen help today, and I think we got a good look at Koenig in his four starts up here.”

Asked who might get the start when the fifth starter slot comes up again Thursday in Seattle, Kotsay said, “We’ll look into that. Lots of things can happen in the next three or four days. We’ll look into who we’re going to bring here to make that start.” -- Martín Gallegos

INJURY UPDATES

Day to day

DH/INF  (left shoulder soreness)
Lowrie's sore left shoulder, which forced him to miss some games earlier in June, continues to be an issue, manager Mark Kotsay said before Wednesday's series finale against the Yankees. The A's continue to discuss a stint on the injured list as a possibility for the 38-year-old veteran.

"This injury's kind of lingered," Kotsay said. "Jed felt he was gonna be able to manage it and get the strength back, and so at this point right now we're trying to give him that opportunity. But the IL isn't out of the question." -- David Adler (Last updated: June 29)

10-day and 15-day IL

INF  (right shoulder strain)
Expected return: TBD
The A's were hopeful of having Bride available off the bench in the Yankees series, but the club placed the infielder on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 27, with a strained right shoulder. Bride hit .333 over his first seven games, but went 1-for-17 over his final five contests before he was injured in a collision with Chad Pinder on June 26 in Kansas City. (Last updated: June 28)

RHP Dany Jiménez (right shoulder strain)
Expected return: Early July
Jiménez’s placement on the injured list is retroactive to June 19. MRI results on his shoulder showed no structural damage, but the A’s plan to be cautious in monitoring the right-hander’s activity over the next two weeks.

“For Dany, we’re going to make sure he’s 100 percent,” manager Mark Kotsay said. “We’ll take our time through these next 15 days to get built back up. Have to assess where he’s at from a strength standpoint before he starts playing catch.” -- Martín Gallegos (Last updated: June 21)

60-day IL

OF Skye Bolt (Right oblique strain, right hamstring strain)
Expected return: Late June
Bolt is set to start a rehab assignment on June 15 with Triple-A Las Vegas in El Paso, Texas. Bolt landed on the 10-day IL on April 10 (retroactive to April 7) with a right oblique strain, and then was shut down from his rehab assignment with Las Vegas on May 18 after sustaining a right hamstring strain.

"He'll be there [with Las Vegas] for a period of time, get his at-bats up and get his innings built up in the outfield," head trainer Nick Paparesta said. -- Molly Burkhardt (Last updated: June 14)

RHP (thoracic outlet syndrome)
Expected return: Likely 2023
Jefferies underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on June 13 with Dr. Greg Pearl in Dallas. A's head trainer Nick Paparesta said Jefferies will pick up a ball again in about four months, meaning his season is likely over. At that four-month mark, the hope is for Jefferies to play catch for a few weeks to make sure his arm feels good, then he'll be shut down and will pick up the offseason throwing program around Christmas.

Jefferies was originally placed on the 15-day IL on May 20 (retroactive to May 19), before he was later diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and transferred to the 60-day IL on May 29. -- Molly Burkhardt (Last updated: June 14)

RHP Brent Honeywell Jr. (right elbow)
Expected return: Unknown
June 14 marked the first time Honeywell threw on back-to-back days, as the right-hander is out to 90 feet in long toss.

"I didn't get any red flags, so I'm assuming everything went well with him," A's head trainer Nick Paparesta said. "I don't have a timeline for him at this stage. We just need to get his arm strength built up and to make sure he's throwing comfortably without any pain." -- Molly Burkhardt (Last updated: June 14)

RHP Deolis Guerra (right forearm tightness)
Expected return:
Unknown
Guerra underwent Tommy John surgery, which was performed by Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on April 13. The right-hander will remain in Texas until April 15 before returning to Oakland to begin his rehab work. -- Martín Gallegos (Last updated: April 13)