Found August 18, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Oakland A's will be without starter Bartolo Colon for the near future, as he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with a left groin strain. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, so he might return in less than two weeks, barring any setbacks in his recovery. As reported by Jane Lee of MLB.com, Colon was scheduled to start on Sunday, but the groin injury that initially surfaced during his Friday flat ground session, will force him to the disabled list. Tommy Milone will be recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to start in his place against the Indians.  "Yesterday was the first time he felt it," manager Bob Melvin said. "He came in today and it was sore again. Probably the prudent thing to do is not push him too much here and give him these 15 days off and see where we go from there. But to be able to have a guy like Tommy Milone to call on and pitch tomorrow is quite the luxury." Losing Colon for any significant of time would be a blow to the team, as the 40 year old Colon has been one of the team's best starting pitchers all season. But lately, he has struggled and manager Bob Melvin thinks the time off will be good for Colon in the long run. "You always want him to be able to pitch, but maybe with his age and so forth, a little break at this point might be good for him." This season, Colon is 14-5 with a 2.97 earned run average in 154 1/3 innings. He leads the league in shutouts with three.  This is his best season since 2005, when he won the Cy Young Award with the Angels.  That season he had a record of 21-8 with a 3.48 earned run average in 222 2/3 innings. For his career, Colon has 185 wins, 1,916 strikeouts and an earned run average of 3.98. 
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