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Josh Phegley (R) Headshot

Phegley was scratched with left oblique tightness prior to Wednesday's game, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Phegley was replaced in the lineup by Bruce Maxwell and could miss an extended period of time depending on the severity of the injury. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, Phegley is hitting .205/.246/.346 with three home runs and seven RBI in 47 games.
6:10 pm (EST)
Homer Bailey (R) Headshot

Bailey gave up seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits and one walk while striking out zero in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

It's hard to have a worse fantasy line than Bailey put forth, as he torpedoed ratios without providing a single strikeout. He now has an 8.37 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 33.1 innings, and it's hard to make a case for him being useful in any format at the moment.
6:04 pm (EST)
Bruce Maxwell (L) Headshot

Maxwell was a late addition to the lineup for Wednesday's game against Toronto, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Maxwell was added to the lineup after originally receiving a day off, while Josh Phegley was scratched from Wednesday's card. The 26-year-old will set up in his usually spot behind the dish, but will bat eighth in the order as he switches directly into Phegley's position.
6:02 pm (EST)
Luis Severino (R) Headshot

Severino gave up two runs, both unearned, on three hits and two walks while striking out nine over seven innings Wednesday against the Reds to improve to 7-4 on the season.

The young righty continues to roll, notching his fourth straight start of seven innings, allowing four earned runs and striking out 31 over 28 innings during that stretch. He ranks in the top 10 among qualified big-league starters in ERA (eighth), WHIP (sixth) and strikeouts (eighth), so it's hard to say he has been anything other than a true SP1 this year in mixed leagues. Severino lines up for two starts next week, first at home against the Tigers and then on the road against the Indians.
6:01 pm (EST)
Josh Phegley (R) Headshot

Phegley was scratched from Wednesday's lineup prior to the contest against Toronto, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Phegley was originally plugged into the lineup at the catcher's position, but will head back to the bench while Bruce Maxwell takes over for Wednesday's affair. The A's have yet to provide a reason for Phegley's removal, although manager Bob Melvin will likely discuss his absence if the catcher is suffering from an ailment or was involved in a trade.
5:57 pm (EST)
Zach Britton (L) Headshot

Britton gave up two runs on three hits and zero walks while striking out one in a non-save situation Wednesday against the Rays.

Britton came on in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Orioles trailing 3-1 and proceeded pad the Rays' lead. He has now given up six runs in his last eight innings, notching a save in his only save situation over that stretch. The best-case scenario for Britton's owners would be for Brad Brach to get dealt at the deadline while Baltimore holds onto Britton, so as to remove the cloud that currently hovers over the ninth inning.
5:50 pm (EST)
Jayson Werth (R) Headshot

Werth (toe/foot) hit in a simulated game Wednesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

This is good progress for the veteran, as he had previously been set back due to a foot fracture on top of his toe injury. Werth seems to be able to do everything except for running at this point, so a clearer timetable for his return should emerge once he's able to move better.
5:49 pm (EST)
Ubaldo Jiménez (R) Headshot

Jimenez gave up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out nine over six innings Wednesday against the Rays.

He got tagged with the rare loss that he did not actually deserve in this one. Jimenez pitched well enough for the O's to prevail, but he was narrowly outpitched by Alex Cobb on the other side, and his bullpen gave up three runs in two innings after he left. This was Jimenez's third quality start in his last eight outings. He lines up for two home starts next week against the Royals and Tigers.
5:46 pm (EST)
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