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Tyson Ross appears set to join A’s

Some morning A’s news for you …

The indications I’m getting are that right-hander Tyson Ross will be joining the A’s for tonight’s game in Toronto, as other outlets have been reporting this morning. I can’t tell you in what capacity Ross will pitch — starting or relieving. But I’ve gotten no indications that Dallas Braden won’t take the mound tonight. It’s been reported that Braden has a neck injury. I can tell you that I saw him wearing a large neck brace one day in the middle of spring camp. That was the only day I saw him wearing it, and when I asked Bob Geren about it that morning, he said he wasn’t aware of any neck injury with Braden. Braden never missed any time with an injury during spring.

The bullpen could be thin tonight if Brian Fuentes isn’t available with a blister on his left middle finger, so Ross might be coming up to add some relief depth. More on this later in the afternoon …

Joe Stiglich