9:37 PM EDT, Thu May 24, 2018
SFGate 6 hours ago

A’s injury report: Liam Hendriks, Paul Blackburn, Ryan Buchter

Liam Hendriks is joining Paul Blackburn at the A’s extended spring training facility in Mesa, Arizona, this week, while another injured reliever, Ryan Buchter, is making some slow progress in his recovering from a left shoulder injury. Hendriks, who has been on the disabled list since April 14, had surgery to remove a cyst in his hip along with a platelet-rich plasma injection for a tear in the hip muscle tendon last month. He said Thursday that he’s been feeling great for weeks and that he can really tell the difference in the way the ball is coming out of his hand,...
SFGate May 4, 2018

A’s starter Paul Blackburn to throw off the mound Sunday

Brentwood’s Paul Blackburn will be back on a mound Sunday for the first time since being shut down during spring training. Blackburn, who was projected to be in the A’s rotation to open the season, has been out since March 20 with a right forearm strain. Friday, Blackburn threw his second flat-ground session, all fastballs, and he said he’ll throw all fastballs Sunday. He’s likely to throw live batting practice late next week. “We’re moving!” he said. “I feel really good. It seems like it’s been forever, but it’s been...

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