For the second day in a row, the A’s had a starting pitcher leave early due to injury.
Lefty Felix Doubront departed after two innings against Seattle because of a right foot contusion after he was struck by a first-inning comebacker off the bat of Robinson Cano. Doubront stayed in and worked a scoreless second, but it was clear from his body language after several pitches that he was in pain.
Evan Scribner replaced him on the mound to start the third and promptly gave up five runs that inning, including two home runs.
On Sunday, rookie Kendall Graveman’s start was cut short after six innings due to a strained oblique. He went on the disabled list Monday and it’s unclear when, or if, Graveman will return this season. He joins another starter, Jesse Hahn, who’s already on the DL with a forearm injury and is likely done for the season.
There was no immediate word on the severity of Doubront’s condition.