Jharel Cotton was scratched from his Monday start due to a strained groin suffered in pre-game warm ups.
Cotton suffered a right groin strain while warming up for tonight's game.— Oakland A's ⚾️ (@Athletics) September 18, 2017
Raul Alcantara will make the start in Cotton’s absence.
Hopefully this is a move made out of caution more than necessity. With the season almost over, there’s no use in risking a player’s health no matter how minor the injury. Here’s to hoping this injury is as minor as they come, and Cotton is healed up in no time flat.