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7/30, 5:05 PST
Oakland (Lucas Harrell) @ Chicago (Brett Anderson)

7/31, 1:10 PST
Oakland (John Danks) @ Chicago (Dallas Braden)

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Oakland (Gavin Floyd) @ Chicago (Gio Gonzalez)

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Texas 3, Oakland 1
Oakland 3, Texas 1
Texas 7, Oakland 4

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Braden scratched, Mortensen to make the start

via SFGate:

"The A's have decided on the most sensible course of action and scratched Dallas Braden from tomorrow's start; he'll now get more than two weeks and potentially nearly three to rest his left elbow. Nicely done, no need to risk further issues for Braden for just one start.

Clayton Mortensen, having a very nice (10-2) season at Triple-A Sacramento will come up to start tomorrow. The A's have not made the move yet, but there's no reason not to put Braden on the DL since he won't be needed until after the break."

The smart, conservative move here --- the A's need Braden to be healthy and one start is not worth further damage to his elbow.  Apparently, Conor Jackson may also need to be DLed, but Daric Barton was healthy enough to play yesterday.

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