NEW YORK – Jesse Hahn became the 15th A’s player and sixth starting pitcher to land on the disabled list Saturday morning when Oakland made room for Saturday starting pitcher Jharel Cotton by putting Hahn on the 10-day DL.
He hasn’t pitched since Tuesday, when he came out of a start against Florida in the third inning with what the team described as a right triceps strain.
“Jesse’s MRI was clear,” manager Bob Melvin said. “It’s a matter of giving it some time and making sure he’s 100 percent when he comes back.”
Melvin said the hope is that Hahn would not be on the DL longer than the 10-day minimum.
“But every time I say that, …” Melvin said, acknowledging that 10-day stays on the DL seems to be the exception instead of the rule where Oakland is concerned.
Of the 15 men the A’s have put on the DL, only one, starter Kendall Graveman, has come off when his 10 days were up. And Graveman may have come back too soon. The A’s will probably make him their 16th DL use of the DL Sunday.
Melvin said a final decision on Graveman, who is back in the Bay Area working his way through some right shoulder tightness, will likely come down Sunday. Graveman had been expected to start Friday before the determination was made that ongoing pain in his right shoulder needed to be dealt with.
Sean Manaea moved up a day to start in Graveman’s spot and Cotton was called up to fill in on Saturday, when Manaea had been scheduled to go. Assuming Graveman goes on the DL, the club is going to have to call up another…
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