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A's reinstate SS Semien from the DL; place RHP Cotton on the DL

The Oakland A's reinstated shortstop Marcus Semien from the 60-day disabled list and placed right-handed pitcher Jharel Cotton on the 10-day DL retroactive to July 4 with a blister on his right thumb, the club announced today. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A's transferred right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs to the 60-day DL.

Semien was on the A's Opening Day roster and was batting .171 with a .370 on-base percentage in 11 games when he was placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 15 with a right wrist contusion. He was diagnosed with a fractured scaphoid bone and had surgery to insert a screw into the bone April 18. Semien had an eight-game rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton (June 23-29) and Triple-A Nashville (July 1-4) and hit a combined .323 with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. He started five games at shortstop and three at designated hitter.

The Oakland A's reinstated shortstop Marcus Semien from the 60-day disabled list and placed right-handed pitcher Jharel Cotton on the 10-day DL retroactive to July 4 with a blister on his right thumb, the club announced today. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A's transferred right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs to the 60-day DL.

Semien was on the A's Opening Day roster and was batting .171 with a .370 on-base percentage in 11 games when he was placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 15 with a right wrist contusion. He was diagnosed with a fractured scaphoid bone and had surgery to insert a screw into the bone April 18. Semien had an eight-game rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton (June 23-29) and Triple-A Nashville (July 1-4) and hit a combined .323 with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. He started five games at shortstop and three at designated hitter.

Cotton is 5-8 with a 5.17 ERA in 14 starts over two stints with the A's. He was originally diagnosed with the blister after leaving his start on June 23 at Chicago (AL) after just five innings and missed a turn in the rotation. Cotton started again on Monday against the White Sox and allowed four runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings for the loss.

Triggs was 5-6 with a 4.27 ERA in 12 starts when he was placed on the DL June 10 with a strained left hip.

The complete 2017 statistics for Semien follow:

SEMIEN

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

SLG

OBP

OAKLAND

.171

11

35

5

6

2

0

0

1

10

11

4

0

.229

.370

Stockton (A)

.353

5

17

2

6

3

0

1

5

0

2

0

0

.706

.300

Nashville (AAA)

.286

3

14

4

4

0

0

1

3

1

1

0

0

.500

.333

Oakland Athletics