Found August 27, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
As the Oakland Athletics continue to battle for first place into the final month of the season, they will need every weapon in their arsenal.  That includes Bartolo Colon.  The injured veteran has been making good progress in his rehab, and the team hopes he can be activated for a start Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. Colon threw a 38-pitch bullpen session and all went well; #Athletic hopeful he will start vs. #Tigers on Thursday. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 26, 2013 Colon was having another surprising season this year leading up to his injury.  He suffered a groin strain, but fortunately the injury does not seem like it will keep him out too long.  If he comes back on Thursday, he will have missed the minimum time allowed with a 15-day DL stint.  Colon and the A's had hoped the injury would heal without a trip to the DL, but they had to end up making the move and back-dating the placement on the DL. Colon is 14-5 with a 2.97 ERA this season.  This comes on the heels of last season's 3.43 ERA.  Of course, Colon was suspended for 50 games for a positive drug test, and he was linked to the Biogenesis scandal earlier this year.  He avoided penalty this season because the league said he had served his suspension last year, and there was no evidence to suggest he received any substances after that suspension. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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