Athletics center fielder Ramón Laureano and catcher Josh Phegley are officially hitting the injured list retroactive to July 29, the team announced Wednesday.
Laureano has a stress reaction in his right leg, which manager Bob Melvin said would keep him out for more than the 10-day minimum on the injured list. Prior to his injury, he had a hot July, hitting .392 with eight home runs in 22 games.
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Phegley has a contusion on his left (catching) thumb that necessitated the IL stint.
The A’s are recalling catcher Beau Taylor and outfielder Nick Martini to fill those roster spots. Martini has played one game at the major-league level this year, and Taylor’s seen action in eight, going 4-for-19.
Martini, 29, played 55 games for the A’s in 2018 with a .397 on-base percentage and a single home run in 152 at-bats.
The roster changes were not the A’s biggest news of the day, though, as they traded for starting pitcher Tanner Roark hours before MLB’s trade deadline.
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports