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Athletics injury update Sep. 9: Nick Punto activated; updates on Sean Doolittle, John Jaso, Stephen Vogt

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Thearon W. Henderson

The Athletics activated infielder Nick Punto from the 15-day disabled list. Punto had been out since straining his right hamstring on August 2.

Punto is not in tonight's starting lineup against Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks, with Alberto Callaspo starting instead. This is speculation, but he might not be in the starting lineup because (a) he is not at 100% and (b) there was no easy opportunity to insert him into rehabilitation games. Punto is statistically the best middle infield bat against left-handed pitching on the A's roster:

Middle Infielders vs. LHP, 2014 (thru Sept. 8)
Player Batting PA wRC+ AVG OBP SLG OPS
Nick Punto Right 102 85 .247 .314 .323 .637
Jed Lowrie Right 122 81 .238 .294 .344 .638
Alberto Callaspo Right 154 53 .201 .273 .252 .525
Andy Parrino Right 22 38 .150 .227 .250 .477
Eric Sogard Left 39 20 .152 .243 .152 .395

Sean Doolittle may be activated this week

Closer Sean Doolittle threw a bullpen on Monday:

John Jaso visiting concussion specialist Sep. 10 for clearance

Catcher John Jaso will go to Pittsburgh on Wednesday seeking clearance to come off the disabled list for his concussion:

Stephen Vogt still not in Chicago

No updates on Stephen Vogt. He is expected to join the team in Seattle on Friday, though his activation date is unknown.