OAKLAND – The A’s placed starting pitcher Kendall Graveman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique and recalled infielder Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville.
Graveman injured himself while pitching in the sixth inning Sunday against Tampa Bay and was forced to leave the game. He did not accompany the team to Seattle and was scheduled to be examined by a doctor Monday.
Considering oblique injuries often take several weeks to heal, there’s the chance that Graveman has thrown his last pitch of the season. His next turn in the rotation comes Saturday as things currently line up. As for options to replace him, the A’s could turn back to Aaron Brooks, who’s currently with Nashville and is pitching on Graveman’s day.
Muncy returns to the A’s for his third big league stint this season. He can provide insurance at third base in case Danny Valencia continues to be bothered by a leg issue.