In case you didn’t see it, here’s the full rundown on Andrew Bailey’s arm injury from this morning’s paper. This version of the story has some game detail from the loss to Cleveland and other items.
The A’s don’t have any other updates on Bailey yet, so no fresh news on that front. He has an appointment in Alabama with Dr. James Andrews. We may or may not get the results today, but I’ll throw an update on here when I do hear something. And you can follow me at twitter.com/joestiglich for the latest news as well.
I talked to catcher Landon Powell, who was behind the plate when Bailey suffered the injury, and he shared some insight.
“He had some tightness in his elbow,” Powell said. “Definitely going into the inning, he didn’t feel normal. But he felt good enough to pitch. Obviously he didn’t think anything like that was going to happen. You wish you could freeze time. It sucks.”
But Powell added that Bailey has also felt some discomfort before taking the mound in the past, and the reliever made it through those outings fine.
–The lineups for the A’s split-squad games today:
home vs. Cubs
away vs. Royals
–Gio Gonzalez, who Geren said would throw in a minor league game Wednesday, has now been pushed back to Thursday’s game against the Cubs. Geren is not declaring his opening night starter yet, but pitching Thursday would line Gonzalez up perfectly to pitch the April 1 opener against Seattle. Again, things can change because the A’s have days off right before and right after that first Seattle series.
–Rich Harden (right side muscle injury) checked out OK at his doctor visit and he’ll resume playing catch in a couple days.