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SFGate May 23, 2018

A’s Khris Davis (groin) hoping for minimum 10-day DL stint; Josh Lucas to start Thursday

A’s slugger Khris Davis said he hopes to miss the minimum 10 days after being placed on the disabled list with a strained right groin Wednesday. Davis’ DL stint is retroactive to Monday, meaning he’d be eligible to return May 31. He was injured on a swing in Sunday’s win at Toronto and diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain. “I could probably come back before 10 days,” Davis said. “But I think they just don’t want me limping out there. They want me at full strength.” The A’s called up infielder Franklin Barreto, who started at...
SFGate May 23, 2018

A’s place Khris Davis on DL, call up Barreto, let Font go

As anticipated, the A’s placed slugger Khris Davis on the 10-day DL on Wednesday and called up top prospect Franklin Barreto. Davis, who leads the majors in homers since the start of the 2016 season, with 98, has a Grade 1 right groin strain. Typically, such injuries require 10 days to three weeks of recovery time. Barreto’s stint will be his second with Oakland this season; he was up for four days in April and did not get an at-bat. In addition, the team officially promoted Wednesday night starter Daniel Gossett, while also...

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