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No elbow issues for Oakland A's Jesse Hahn, will be shut down two weeks with forearm strain

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The Athletics starting pitcher will be placed on the disabled list but for now it appears at least for now it is not a worse injury.

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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jesse Hahn was diagnosed with a forearm strain and does not have an elbow problem, manager Bob Melvin informed assembled beat writers this afternoon (Susan Slusser tweet). Hahn will be placed on the disabled list tomorrow to allow Chris Bassitt to start Saturday's game against the Cleveland Indians. The A's will shut down Hahn for two weeks to try to resolve the issue.

It could be that Hahn has a similar issue to A's reliever Ryan Cook that has affected him the last couple of seasons. He was able to return to pitching each time after a short trip to the disabled list, but who knows if that injury had anything to do with his decline in performance.

Hahn threw 115⅔ innings in the San Diego Padres organization last year. He has thrown 96⅔ innings this season.

If you were hoping for some roster maneuvers while Hahn was out, like calling up an eighth reliever or fifth bench player, there's a good reason for not doing that. Because the A's are recalling Bassitt before 10 days have expired since he was last sent down, he needs to directly replace a player going on to the disabled list. Had the A's called up a different player before then, Bassitt would not have been allowed to start on Saturday.

There was other injury news from the Bob Melvin press gaggle: