A’s roundup: No more Andrew Bailey details yet

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

Crisp CF
Barton 1B
Willingham LF
Matsui DH
Suzuki C
Sweeney RF
Kouzmanoff 3B
Timmons 2B
Sogard SS

Anderson LHP

away vs. Royals

Pennington SS
Ellis 2B
DeJesus RF
Jackson 1B
Carter LF
LaRoche 3B
Powell DH
Donaldson C
Choice CF

McCarthy RHP

–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.

Joe Stiglich