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Lat tear ends Scribner's season

Martin optioned to Triple-A after Tuesday's loss to Angels

OAKLAND -- A's reliever Evan Scribner will not pitch again this season after being diagnosed with a torn lat muscle in his right shoulder.

"The prognosis going into Spring Training is good," manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday morning, "but he's done for the year."

Scribner, 30, suffered a tear in the same muscle in 2011 while pitching in the Padres organization. He finished his 2015 campaign with a 4.35 ERA in 54 appearances with 14 home runs allowed -- most in the Majors among relievers.

The right-hander posted a 2.01 ERA over his first 27 games but had a 6.91 ERA over his last 27 contests.

Worth noting

• Right-hander Cody Martin, who lost to the Angels on Tuesday after allowing five runs on six hits in three innings, was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.

Video: [email protected]: Martin induces grounder, gets out at first

Melvin was not ready to announce who would next start in that spot.

"We have something in mind but won't make an announcement on it yet," Melvin said. "This was probably going to happen regardless of how he pitched. But it was good to be able to see him firsthand and get him out on the mound, here locally too. I know he had a bunch of family and friends in the stands last night."

Jane Lee is a reporter for
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