Oakland Athletics Roundup: Friday, November 6
Jane Lee reported good news on Thursday when she wrote that A’s starting pitcher Jesse Hahn received an MRI that showed he will not need to undergo a second Tommy John surgery. The starter had already undergone one in 2010, and was reportedly worried that he was due for another after experiencing familiar symptoms.
This news is welcome coming off of a 2015 season where none of the A’s opening day starters finished the season as active starters. It provides at least a little bit of calm for a roster that will surely be turbulent this offseason.
Hahn told Lee, “I was leaning toward what I would say worst-case scenario thinking that I ‘d have to have something done or miss a little bit more time next year. To find out that it got that much better was a huge relief, and now I’m just going to take a normal offseason…”
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Hahn was a bright spot for the Athletics’ disappointing 2015 season. Through 16 starts, he finished the season with a solid 3.35 ERA, and was able to keep hitters off base with a respectable 1.169 WHIP. If he has a strong spring, expect Hahn to be the A’s number two starter behind ace Sonny Gray.
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