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Ryan Noda headed to the IL with a fractured jaw

Noda was a late scratch from Wednesday’s lineup.

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The Oakland Athletics will be without first baseman Ryan Noda for an unknown length of time after he suffered a fractured jaw. Noda was originally in Wednesday’s lineup, but was a late scratch. The San Francisco Chronicle’s John Shea reports that Noda suffered the injury during pregame on Tuesday when he took a grounder off his mouth. He still finished with a double and a homer in the game.

The A’s selected Noda from the Dodgers in the Rule 5 Draft this past offseason. He has been productive as a three-true outcome player in his first season in the big leagues. Noda is hitting just .229, but has a .375 on-base percentage and a 131 wRC+. He has a 34% strikeout rate, but also walks 17.6% of the time.

Without Noda, expect Tyler Soderstrom to see the bulk of the playing time at first base.