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Scott Kazmir will have an MRI of his left shoulder taken Thursday.

Kazmir left Wednesday's start against the Tigers after three innings with shoulder tightness, so the club will have it looked at. More should be known about his outlook after the results of the MRI are known.
May 27 - 7:01 PM

Sean Doolittle threw a scoreless sixth inning in the A's loss to the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon.

It was his first appearance since being activated from the disabled list on Tuesday evening. Doolittle didn't top 90 mph, but he looked pretty sharp in striking out two of the four batters he faced. The left-hander should move into the A's closer role after one or two more low-leverage outings. Doolittle missed the first eight weeks of the 2015 regular season with a slight tear in his left rotator cuff.
May 27 - 6:47 PM

Scott Kazmir left his start Wednesday against the Tigers after experiencing left shoulder tightness.

He worked three hitless innings before giving way to reliever Dan Otero. Kazmir had struggled in his last handful of starts, so it's safe to wonder whether this shoulder issue has been a lingering thing. The 31-year-old southpaw has a long, well-chronicled history of arm injuries. He was supposed to be trade bait this season for the struggling Athletics.
May 27 - 5:12 PM

Scott Kazmir was pulled from his start Wednesday against the Tigers with an apparent injury.

Kazmir had rattled off three hitless innings to open the game, but Dan Otero took the mound in the top of the fourth for the host A's. There should be an update soon. Kazmir is in a contract year and had been looking like an attractive trade chip this summer for Oakland.
May 27 - 4:27 PM

Ike Davis (quad) will take batting practice on the field Thursday.

It will be his first bit of baseball activity since he landed on the disabled list a couple weeks ago with a Grade 2 strain in his left quad. Obviously running is going to be a bigger test for Davis and it's not clear when he might be able to do that.
May 27 - 2:25 PM

Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Pomeranz played catch a few days after being placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder and is now ready for mound work, so it's safe to say the cortisone injection he received has worked. The left-hander could be ready for a rehab assignment before long.
May 27 - 1:53 PM

A.J. Griffin (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Thursday.

Griffin's recovery from Tommy John surgery suffered a minor setback when he was shut down for a bit with shoulder soreness, but he's now getting back on track. The right-hander could begin a rehab assignment soon.
May 27 - 1:50 PM

Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

Semien has just three hits over his last 27 at-bats and has really struggled defensively, so the A's are giving him a breather. Eric Sogard is handling shortstop in his place.
May 27 - 12:43 PM

Brett Lawrie (back) went 0-for-4 at the plate in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Lawrie had missed the last three games with back tightness. The third baseman sports a pedestrian .272/.303/.355 batting line this season.
May 27 - 8:15 AM

Jesse Chavez wasn't provided any run support, taking the loss despite holding the Tigers to an unearned run over eight innings.

Chavez allowed a first-inning run on a Rajai Davis sacrifice fly and it turned out to be the game-deciding run as the A's fell 1-0. Chavez gave up only five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. The right-hander is 1-5 since entering the Athletics' rotation in late April, but has a 2.80 ERA with a 36/14 K/BB ratio in 45 innings as a starter. Chavez will try to get back in the win column over the weekend at home against the Yankees.
May 27 - 1:08 AM

Sonny Gray (ankle) threw a bullpen session Tuesday with no issues.

Gray had to exit Sunday's game with an ankle injury, but he's ready to roll for Friday's matchup against the Yankees. The right-hander boasts a 1.77 ERA over his first 10 starts this season.
May 26 - 7:25 PM

Ben Zobrist is batting third in his return to the A's starting lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

Zobrist was activated from the disabled list Monday, but the A's wanted to give him a day to reacclimate before throwing him back into the fire. The versatile 33-year-old missed four weeks following knee surgery.
May 26 - 5:56 PM

Athletics activated LHP Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list.

Doolittle missed the first eight weeks of the 2015 regular season with a slight tear in his left rotator cuff. He struggled a bit on his minor league rehab assignment, but the southpaw should reclaim ninth-inning duties after two or three low-leverage appearances. Doolittle needs to be owned in all standard fantasy formats.
May 26 - 5:37 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Angel Castro to Triple-A Nashville.

Castro got the boot to clear a roster spot for Sean Doolittle, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move. Castro should get another shot soon.
May 26 - 5:34 PM

Jesse Hahn was on his game Monday, going the distance for his first career shutout in a 4-0 victory over the Tigers.

Hahn's defense didn't make things easy on him, as he had to navigate around three errors behind him. Three double-play balls helped, as did just one walk and five strikeouts. All four of the Tigers' hits were just singles. After a 5/3 K/BB ratio over his first three starts of the season, Hahn has a 31/9 K/BB ratio since in six outings. He'll bring an improving 3.69 ERA into a home matchup with the Yankees this weekend.
May 25 - 7:08 PM


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