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• Left-handed reliever Jordan Norberto, who is on the disabled list with left shoulder tendinitis, said he hopes to be able to start playing catch next week. It's still unknown if he will be able to recover in time to help the A's if they reach the postseason, manager Bob Melvin said.

"Once he starts throwing I'm not sure how long it would take to get him in game shape and how we would do that," Melvin said. "I'm not going to speculate as far as that goes. We'll just see what the timing is when he can start playing catch."

Norberto is 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA in 39 appearances and 52 innings this season. Melvin said it would be a big loss for the A's if Norberto can't return.

"We do feel like we have good depth in our bullpen, but man, he was a major contributor," Melvin said. "He got righties out, he got lefties out, he gave us length. He pitched late in games, picked up a starter who was struggling early. He was as versatile of a guy as we have. On top of that he throws from the left side and has the ability to get right-handed hitters out. If he doesn't pitch again, he's already had a spectacular year for us."

• Infielder Eric Sogard, who is on the DL with a strained back, has begun jogging.

"Until he starts doing baseball activities, it's tough to forecast whether or not we have enough time for that one as well," Melvin said.

• Left-handed reliever Jordan Norberto, who is on the disabled list with left shoulder tendinitis, said he hopes to be able to start playing catch next week. It's still unknown if he will be able to recover in time to help the A's if they reach the postseason, manager Bob Melvin said.

"Once he starts throwing I'm not sure how long it would take to get him in game shape and how we would do that," Melvin said. "I'm not going to speculate as far as that goes. We'll just see what the timing is when he can start playing catch."

Norberto is 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA in 39 appearances and 52 innings this season. Melvin said it would be a big loss for the A's if Norberto can't return.

"We do feel like we have good depth in our bullpen, but man, he was a major contributor," Melvin said. "He got righties out, he got lefties out, he gave us length. He pitched late in games, picked up a starter who was struggling early. He was as versatile of a guy as we have. On top of that he throws from the left side and has the ability to get right-handed hitters out. If he doesn't pitch again, he's already had a spectacular year for us."

• Infielder Eric Sogard, who is on the DL with a strained back, has begun jogging.

"Until he starts doing baseball activities, it's tough to forecast whether or not we have enough time for that one as well," Melvin said.