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MLB Injury News:
Oakland Athletics left-handed starting pitcher Brett Anderson is slated to make a minor league rehab start for the team's Double-A affiliate on Sunday, according to Mark Emery of MLB.com. Assuming all goes well with his weekend appearance, manager Bob Melvin seemed optimistic that Anderson could be ready to return to the A's rotation five days later.
"Very well could be, depending on how that goes, too,
without getting ahead of myself," Melvin said.
Oakland received encouragement when Anderson "threw well" during a bullpen session on Wednesday, according to Melvin. He's been on the disabled since last week with a strained hamstring. He suffered the injury during the A's 19-inning marathon contest against the Los Angeles Angels.
Before sustaining his hamstring injury, Anderson was hampered by a sprained ankle. The ailment caused him to be skipped earlier in the season.
In all, 2013 hasn't been kind to Anderson. Beyond his injury issues, the 25-year-old hasn't performed well when he's been healthy enough to pitch. Over six appearances spanning 29 innings, Anderson maintained an ERA of 6.21 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.93.
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