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SFGate May 17, 2018

A’s starter Andrew Triggs exits early with an injury

TORONTO - A’s starter Andrew Triggs exited the team’s game at Toronto with an apparent injury on Thursday night. Triggs left with a 2-0 count on Justin Smoak with one on and one out in the third inning and Oakland leading 3-1. Triggs didn’t show any major signs of discomfort, although one television replay showed him shaking his right forearm slightly after a pitch to Smoak. Santiago Casilla took over and got Smoak to pop up and Yangervis Solarte to fly out to end the inning. Triggs’ 2017 season was ended by a hip injury in June; he...
SFGate Apr 29, 2018

Santiago Casilla, Lou Trivino on rise in A’s bullpen

HOUSTON - Oakland’s bullpen is in some flux this April, with some injuries and underperformance, which means roles are changing. Among the more interesting recent developments: Former closer Santiago Casilla, little used to open the season, might see more action in the sixth or seventh innings, effectively moving past Emilio Pagan and Chris Hatcher. “He’s really done a nice job for us,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said of Casilla, who’s allowed only two hits in his seven outings. “For a guy who’s used to pitching and pitching a lot in a certain part of the game,...

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