UPDATE (8:51 a.m. PST on Saturday): The A's officially announced that RHP Jesse Hahn has been placed on the disabled list retroactive to July 6 with a right forearm strain. RHP Chris Bassitt has been recalled and will start Saturday in Cleveland.
Right-hander Jesse Hahn will be placed on the disabled list with a right forearm strain and be shut down for two weeks, A’s manager Bob Melvin told reporters before Friday’s game at Cleveland.
Hahn had been pushed back in the rotation to Saturday after feeling tightness in his elbow. The discomfort continued to the point where Hahn was sent back to the Bay Area to get an MRI, which showed the forearm strain. Chris Bassitt will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make Saturday’s start against the Indians.
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If Hahn indeed does not throw at all for two weeks, it figures he will miss his first couple turns through the rotation after the All-Star break as well. That’s a blow for Oakland considering Hahn, 25, has shown great promise this season, posting a 6-6 record and 3.35 ERA in 16 starts. And any arm trouble has to raise some concern for a pitcher who missed the 2011 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery while in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.