The Oakland A’s are going to sell at the trade deadline, but the question is how many pieces will be moved. Anything that can be moved likely will as the A’s look to continue their rebuild. But that will depend on health as well.
Oakland A’s injury roundup
Such is the case with Frankie Montas. He had been pulled from his start on July 3 with tightness in his shoulder after just one inning of work, saying that he was struggling to get extended while he was pitching. He is slated to undergo an MRI on Tuesday, but the A’s are optimistic that he will return relatively soon.
Jed Lowrie is the other potential trade candidate on the Injured List. He has a sprained left shoulder and his return is still to be determined. While Lowrie could be someone that teams look at as a cheaper option at second or as a designated hitter, the A’s have been the only team to keep him healthy over the years. And even they have failed this year.
Dany Jimenez had been one of the Oakland A’s pleasant surprises at the start of the year, taking over the closer role before he began to falter. He was eventually placed on the IL with a right shoulder strain, and played catch on Monday. The A’s plan on monitoring his throwing program and will determine the next steps in that time.
Jonah Bride had been establishing his place on the A’s until he was sidelined with a strained right shoulder. Although he took part in team activities prior to Monday’s game, and is eligible to return from the Injured List on Wednesday, that is not going to happen. However, it is still uncertain as to whether or not he will need a rehab assignment before making his return to the lineup.
The Oakland A’s have several key players on the Injured List. Some of them may be getting ready to return in the coming day.