Estrada (back) completed a 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday and relayed that he felt "OK" afterward, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
While Estrada wasn't overly positive about his first mound work since undergoing a procedure in April to alleviate back pain, the Athletics were likely satisfied with the fact that the 35-year-old took a step forward in the rehab process. According to Slusser, Estrada's prior experience with rehabbing back injuries (and perhaps his status as a pending free agent) could prompt the Athletics to take an aggressive approach with his recovery, even though he's been sidelined for more than two months. Prior to getting shut down, Estrada managed only a 6.85 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in five outings, but he should be assured a rotation spot if he's able to return shortly after the All-Star break. An already-weak Oakland starting staff suffered a major blow Friday, when ace Frankie Montas was suspended for the rest of the season. Jun 22 3:01 pm (EST)
- Estrada (back) threw 15 pitches from flat ground Thursday and could toss a bullpen session as soon as Saturday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
- Estrada (back) completed a throwing session on flat ground Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
- Estrada (back) is continuing his throwing program and has progressed to throwing from 90 feet, Dawn Klemish of MLB.com reports. All Marco Estrada (R) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Apr 16||L 9 - 1||HOU||0||1||0||3.1||5||2||7||3||1|
|Apr 08||L 12 - 4||@ BAL||0||1||0||4.0||9||2||6||1||3|
|Apr 03||L 6 - 3||BOS||0||0||0||5.1||2||1||2||2||3|
|Mar 29||L 6 - 2||LAA||0||0||0||6.0||2||0||0||2||3|
|Mar 21||L 5 - 4||SEA||0||0||0||5.0||5||2||3||0||1|
|Mar 03||L 4 - 1||@ LAA||0||1||0||3.0||6||2||3||0||3|
|Sep 24||W 5 - 3||@ TOR||0||1||0||4.2||7||2||4||1||1|
|Sep 19||L 2 - 1||@ BAL||0||1||0||6.0||4||1||1||1||5|
|Sep 14||L 11 - 0||@ NYY||0||1||0||2.2||6||0||8||3||2|
|Sep 07||L 3 - 2||@ TOR||0||0||0||6.0||5||1||2||2||5|
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