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Jesse Chavez to take Jesse Hahn's next start for Oakland A's Thursday

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Hahn will get an opportunity for his blister to heal.

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Athletics starter Jesse Hahn will miss his next scheduled start Thursday to allow a blister on his middle finger to heal, tweets CSN California's Joe Stiglich. Jesse Chavez will start in his place. Hahn was removed from Saturday's contest against the Kansas City Royals after 65 pitches and completing 5⅓ innings of three-hit scoreless ball. Chavez completed the game with a a 3⅔-inning save of his own.

The A's will effectively be down to a six-man bullpen until Chavez recovers from Thursday's start. In discussing how he intends to use the bullpen, Melvin had this to say:

If the A's need a long reliever, Evan Scribner made a 3⅓-inning appearance for the A's on March 25. Dan Otero's pitch-to-contact style has also gotten him through several innings in recent years.