Oakland Athletics right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt will re-join the starting rotation on Thursday and make his first start since August 26. Bassitt had been out with a shoulder injury since then. Bassitt has made 10 starts for the A's with a 2.73 ERA, though poor run support has led to a 1-6 record.
Bassitt starting Thurs, Gray on Friday. A's wanted Gray to get a bit more rest. And want Bassitt to get good vibes going into offseason— Joe Stiglich (@JoeStiglichCSN) September 22, 2015
Josh Phegley will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a concussion last weekend:
Melvin says Phegley is out the rest of the season. Says Butler swing that caught Phegley at total accident.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 22, 2015
Stephen Vogt, however, hopes to return to catching before the season's end:
Stephen Vogt says he's "feeling good;" he's off now to catch Barry Zito in bullpen session. Vogt still wants to catch this year. #Athletics— John Hickey (@JHickey3) September 22, 2015
Melvin hopes Vogt could be catching again during this homestand.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) September 22, 2015
It appears Jesse Hahn will avoid a second Tommy John procedure:
Jesse Hahn, in a surprising development, is throwing out to 60 feet and feels great, a relief for him and for team.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 22, 2015
Kendall Graveman is on the mend, and Jarrod Parker's rehab from his broken elbow continues to progress:
Jesse Hahn and Kendall Graveman are playing catch out to 60 feet. Jarrod Parker is doing sock throws.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) September 22, 2015
"Sock throws" involve holding onto the heel of a tube sock with a ball inside and simulating the pitching motion, allowing the ball to travel to the toe.