Happy Friday, Athletics Nation!
Martin Gallegos at MLB.com provided some updates on recovering A’s players via Twitter yesterday:
A’s injuries:— Martín Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) July 20, 2023
- Ryan Noda was given a timeline of 3 weeks by oral surgeon
- Mason Miller will throw 20 pitches (all fastballs) on Saturday
- Richard Lovelady (left forearm strain) is going to visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache
- James Kaprielian will throw a 35-pitch bullpen Saturday
Ryan Noda is on the injured list after taking a ball to the grill during pregame infield drills on Tuesday. He will undergo oral surgery to treat his fractured jaw and will be back on the field in a few weeks if all goes well.
Mason Miller hasn’t pitched since early May due to a mild UCL sprain, but the electric young fireballer appears to be feeling better, as he is slated for a throwing session on Saturday.
Reliever Richard Lovelady, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2021 when he was with the Royals, has been struggling with injuries since mid-June. He appears to remain under evaluation.
James Kaprielian hasn’t pitched for nearly a month due to a shoulder strain, but the 29-year-old righty appears to be making progress and is scheduled for a bullpen session on Saturday.
Noda and Miller are especially missed, and it’s good to hear that the rookie first baseman should be back in action fairly soon. The A’s will presumably play it safe and give Miller all the time he needs to fully recover, but any progress is encouraging. Hopefully all four of these players will be healthy and productive in due time.
Have a wonderful weekend, AN.
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- Today in Baseball History
Best of Twitter:
Ryan Noda to IL, Jonah Bride to A’s, RHP Tayler Scott to A's off waivers, Shintaro Fujinami to BAL for LHP Easton Lucas/Lucas to LV, RHP Zack Godley signs/sent to LV, Garrett Acton released, Dany Jimenez to LV on rehab, Royber Salinas to ACL A’s on rehab…https://t.co/joKXkyUAPy— Athletics Farm (@AthleticsFarm) July 20, 2023
Harris brings the filth.
Hogan Harris, Nasty 75mph Changeup. pic.twitter.com/MXznunbV52— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 21, 2023
THIS DATE IN ATHLETICS HISTORY:— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) July 20, 2023
In 1969, at the age of 19 years, 357 days, Vida Blue becomes the first Oakland teenage pitcher to start a game...he takes the loss in the A's 7-3 decision at California...in 1973 Jim Hunter becomes the first Oakland Athletic to win 100 games as he…
That, my friends, is a good dog.
Butler sends it to Poundtown.
A three-run homer by Lawrence Butler brings us to 5-0 in Game 2️⃣ pic.twitter.com/t4vMXdY1o9— Las Vegas Aviators (@AviatorsLV) July 21, 2023
Another Gelof signing.
It’s official, second son is now gainfully employed pic.twitter.com/Ieefkc2hBc— Adam Gelof (@adam_gelof) July 20, 2023
There is no worse feeling than the feeling that you have let your teammates down. When it is self inflicted it’s magnified by a million. It’s not that you believe you’re THAT good it’s the fact you have failed them by simply not being available & it’s 100% your own doing. https://t.co/N2N6nI5lBp— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) July 20, 2023
That time Gaylord proved the doubters wrong.
Gaylord Perry talks about how in 1964, #SFGiants manager Alvin Dark said that there'd be a man on the Moon before he hits a home run. On July 20, 1969, just a half an hour after #Apollo11 landed on the Moon, Perry hit his first HR! #MLB #Legend #Baseball #History pic.twitter.com/cH0UdknYM9— Baseball by BSmile (@BSmile) July 20, 2023