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SFGate Sep 1, 2018

Why A’s are using a reliever to pitch the first inning

When the lineup was posted for Saturday’s game, pitcher Daniel Mengden wasn’t listed as the starter even though he had been scheduled to start. The starter: reliever Liam Hendriks. The A’s are the latest team to pull a pitcher out of the bullpen to open on the mound and pitch an inning or two. It’s the first day of September, so it’s the first day roster limits are 40 instead of 25. Oakland’s bullpen includes 14 relievers. That includes Mengden, at least for a day. The plan would be for him to follow Hendriks. “With the starters going down, we’re going to have to use our...
The Mercury News Aug 30, 2018
Prognosis not encouraging for two injured A’s starting pitchers

Prognosis not encouraging for two injured A’s starting pitchers

Sean Manaea, Brett Anderson remain out indefinitely as A's look to Frankie Montas, Daniel Mengden to pick up the slack
SFGate Aug 27, 2018

Daniel Mengden back with A’s, in bullpen for now

HOUSTON - While the A’s await news on starter Sean Manaea, Daniel Mengden has rejoined the team and he might wind up starting in the spot left vacant when Manaea went on the disabled list Sunday. Manaea felt discomfort in his left shoulder while playing catch before Oakland’s game at Minnesota and he flew back to the Bay Area on Monday so had yet to be seen by team doctors, according to manager Bob Melvin. The extent of the injury is unknown. So for the first time since he was in rookie ball - with the Astros - Mengden will be in the bullpen for the...

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