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Josh Smith (R) Headshot

Smith was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.

With Chris Hatcher joining the team from Los Angeles, Smith lost his spot in the bullpen, but he's pitched well enough lately to deserve another look when rosters expand in September. Smith has allowed just one run on seven hits with a 10:3 K:BB over his last eight appearances (11 innings).
1:04 pm (EST)
Odubel Herrera (L) Headshot

Herrera (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against San Diego, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

It was expected that Herrera would miss the series finale after spending Tuesday on the bench while dealing with a hamstring issue. The 25-year-old suffered the injury during a play in the outfield Monday, and should be considered day-to-day for the time being. In his place, Nick Williams slides over to center while Cameron Perkins gets the nod in right.
1:03 pm (EST)
Sam Moll (L) Headshot

The A's acquired Moll from the Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.

Colorado effectively cut ties with its 2013 third-round pick last week, designating Moll for assignment, but the A's deemed Moll worthy of a 40-man spot. The lefty has struggled in the PCL this year, but he figures to get his first major-league opportunity in September as the A's evaluate for 2018.
12:59 pm (EST)
José Pirela (R) Headshot

Pirela is not in the lineup against the Phillies on Wednesday.

Pirela receives a standard day off after starting the past 10 games in the field, hitting .324/.432/.649 with three home runs and seven RBI in that span. Cory Spangenberg slides over to left in his place, while Yangervis Solarte draws the start at third for the series finale.
12:48 pm (EST)
Brandon Woodruff (R) Headshot

Woodruff will take the mound against the Rockies on Saturday for his next scheduled start, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

Woodruff was initially slated to pitch during Friday's series opener, but manager Craig Counsell decided to switch him with Matt Garza due to upcoming matchups down the road. The right-hander will toe the rubber on nine days of rest after limited the Twins to two earned runs off three hits and three walks in 5.2 innings last Wednesday.
12:36 pm (EST)
Matt Garza (R) Headshot

Garza will take the hill for Friday's series opener against the Rockies, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Although Garza was originally slated to pitch Saturday, manager Craig Counsell decided to switch the 33-year-old with Brandon Woodruff due to upcoming matchups in the future. This will place Garza on the mound with normal rest after he earned a victory against the Reds on Sunday, allowing three earned runs over 5.1 innings.
12:31 pm (EST)
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