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Oakland A’s activate Kendall Graveman from DL, option Matt Olson

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The Oakland A’s activated pitcher Kendall Graveman from the 10-day disabled list, the team announced Thursday. Graveman will start tonight’s game against the Angels. To make room on the roster, 1B/OF Matt Olson was optioned to Triple-A.

Graveman looked excellent in his first two starts of the season and even seemed to have added some velocity, but he left his third outing after just 74 pitches. Soon after, he went on the DL with a strained shoulder, though it was made clear that the injury wasn’t serious and the move was precautionary. As hoped, he only missed one start. His numbers this year:

Graveman, 2017: 3 starts, 2.00 ERA, 18 ip, 12 Ks, 5 BB, 3 HR, 4.81 FIP

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old Olson only got into one game while he was up in Oakland. He started in RF on Sunday and went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts, but he did make a good play on defense — a sliding catch, followed by doubling off the runner at first base (video link). Olson is now 2-for-24 overall in his brief MLB career dating back to last September, with 7 BB and 6 Ks.

With so many moves over the last couple weeks, here’s an updated look at the 25-man roster.

Pitchers Hitters

Kendall Graveman (R)
Sean Manaea (L)
Jharel Cotton (R)
Andrew Triggs (R)
Jesse Hahn (R)


Ryan Madson (R)
Santiago Casilla (R)
Sean Doolittle (L)
Ryan Dull (R)
Liam Hendriks (R)
Daniel Coulombe (L)
Frankie Montas (R)
Cesar Valdez (R)

Stephen Vogt (L)
Josh Phegley (R)


Yonder Alonso (L)
Ryon Healy (R)
Jed Lowrie (S)
Adam Rosales (R)
Trevor Plouffe (R)
Chad Pinder (R)


Khris Davis (R)
Matt Joyce (L)
Jaff Decker (L)
Ryan LaMarre (R)

10-day DL: RHP Sonny Gray, RHP Daniel Mengden, RHP John Axford, 2B Joey Wendle, OF Rajai Davis

60-day DL: RHP Chris Bassitt, SS Marcus Semien, OF Jake Smolinski