Before Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox, the Athletics beat writers reported on Twitter that Stephen Vogt will not join the team on their road trip to Seattle starting on Friday. Manager Bob Melvin hopes Vogt's ankle sprain will heal enough in time for the homestand beginning Monday against the Texas Rangers.
C Stephen Vogt hoped to join #Athletics in Seattle Friday, but ankle sprain won't allow it.— John Hickey (@JHickey3) September 11, 2014
Vogt won't join #Athletics in Seattle but Melvin hopeful he will be available on final homestand. Gentry not available today.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 11, 2014
Sean Doolittle to be activated Friday (intercostal strain)
Sean Doolittle and Bob Melvin believe the left-handed closer will be activated for the start of Friday's series against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
Sean Doolittle said he's ready to come off DL but after a hard 40-pitch throw Weds, he'll probably not be activated until Friday. #Athletics— John Hickey (@JHickey3) September 11, 2014
Melvin fully expects Doolittle to come off DL tomorrow. Big for bullpen as whole, getting everyone back in usual roles.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 11, 2014
Craig Gentry still unavailable (concussion)
As noted by Susan Slusser above, Craig Gentry was unavailable for Thursday's game. In her Thursday pre-game Drumbeat blog, Slusser noted:
Melvin said that Craig Gentry (concussion) was "still a little foggy" yesterday, so he is unavailable today. You'd have to think it would be unlikely for him to play at least through the weekend, but that's my guess only. Melvin emphasized that the team will not push it with Gentry.