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• Injured left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher said he was aiming to be back for the Oakland series in late August, barring a setback. That series would be three weeks since he injured his ankle against Tampa Bay fielding a ground ball, ahead of the four to six weeks initially expected.

Thatcher's ankle was still swollen, although the swelling had diminished from being the "size of a baseball."

Tyler Skaggs has not participated in any baseball-related activity, including throwing, but can keep up his conditioning, Scioscia said.

Skaggs is on the disabled list with a left forearm strain, and a timetable for his return in unknown.

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for
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