John Jaso could be activated September 8 against the White Sox
Left-handed batting catcher John Jaso last played on August 23 before joining the disabled list with concussion symptoms.
Jaso will take BP and do catching drills today. Will talk to Dr. Collins and local docs today about potential clearance.— Aaron Leibowitz (@aaron_leib) September 7, 2014
Melvin says Jaso could be activated as soon as tomorrow. Will likely be limited to pinch-hitting duties to start.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) September 7, 2014
Jaso probably just pinch-hitter when active with Dunn at DH. Still needs clearance to start catching.— Carl Steward (@stewardsfolly) September 7, 2014
Sean Doolittle: not earlier than September 9
Left-handed closer Sean Doolittle has been on the disabled list since August 24 with what appears to have been a mild intercostal strain, based on his progress.
Good sign for Doolittle: plays catch today, throws bullpen tomorrow. #athletics— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) September 7, 2014
Nick Punto on trip to Chicago
Switch-hitting infielder Nick Punto has not played since August 2, when he strained his right hamstring rounding third.
Punto still not running at 100 percent. Until he can do that, he'll continue rehabbing.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) September 7, 2014
Stephen Vogt will not travel to Chicago, will join team in Seattle on Sept. 12
Left-handed batting utility-man Stephen Vogt injured his left ankle on September 3 against the Seattle Mariners.
Melvin says Vogt unlikely to play in Chicago series, might be available in Seattle. #Athletics— Joe Stiglich (@JoeStiglichCSN) September 7, 2014