With Felix Doubront still feeling the effects of his right foot contusion, the A’s are holding off on a decision for whether the lefty can make his next start.
Manager Bob Melvin told reporters in Seattle that Doubront would be re-evaluated Wednesday before deciding whether he’s able to start Saturday at Arizona. Doubront left after two innings Monday against the Mariners when he was struck in the foot by a comebacker off the bat of Robinson Cano.
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The A’s rotation already was thinned out after Kendall Graveman was placed on the disabled list with a strained oblique suffered Sunday. If Doubront isn’t ready for Saturday, the A’s have the option of calling up starter Aaron Brooks from Triple-A Nashville to go that day. He would be on five days’ rest. That would give them the option of pushing Doubront back a couple days to give him some extra rest.