UPDATE (Friday, April 22, 11:25am) -- The Oakland A’s placed third baseman Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 21 with a strained left hamstring, the club announced.
To take his spot on the roster, the A’s recalled infielder Tyler Ladendorf from Triple-A Nashville.
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NEW YORK -– A’s third baseman Danny Valencia is headed to the 15-day disabled list, manager Bob Melvin announced after Thursday’s win over the Yankees.
Valencia left Wednesday’s game with a strained left hamstring, suffered when he popped up from a slide at home plate as he was thrown out while tagging up from third. The team will announce a corresponding move before Friday’s series opener at Toronto, and it stands to reason they’ll look to add an infielder.
Valencia termed his strain a mild one after Wednesday’s game, but as Melvin pointed out Thursday, rarely do players return after a day or two from hamstring injuries.
Chris Coghlan has filled in at third in Valencia’s absence and he made a couple nice plays in Thursday’s 7-3 victory. The likely candidate for a promotion is Tyler Ladendorf at Triple-A Nashville. He is already on the 40-man roster and can play all over the infield as well as the outfield too – the type of versatility the A’s value.