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MLB Injury News:
The Oakland Athletics have been without left-handed starting
pitcher Brett Anderson since May due to a stress fracture in his right foot.
The southpaw is hoping to learn more about his return timeframe today, as he’s
slated to undergo a bone scan on his ailing foot, according to Jeff Kirshman of
The bone scan will help determine if Anderson is ready to
shed his walking boot. While the stress fracture hasn’t healed as quickly as
Oakland was hoping or anticipated, a positive result from today’s scan could
have Anderson cleared to resume baseball- and weight-bearing activities.
Even with a positive reading, Anderson is still not expected
to rejoin the A’s until the end of August, and that’s a best-case scenario. The
left-hander has been prone to setbacks, so you can’t make any assumptions when
it comes to his return.
Injuries have plagued Anderson’s young career. He’s only
made six appearances for Oakland this season, and he hasn’t started more than
19 games in a single year since 2009. Over five seasons in the majors, the
25-year-old owns a career ERA and WHIP of 3.74 and 1.271 with a 2.98
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