Chris Young returns to Oakland for injury rehab

The A’s sent Chris Young back to Oakland so the outfielder, currently on the 15-day disabled list, can join the rest of the group working with rehab coordinator Brian Schulman.
Young (left quad) becomes the third player to have been disabled in Monday’s 19-inning, six-hour, 32-minute win over the Angels to be in the Bay Area while the team is in the early stages of a 10-game, three-city road trip through New York, Cleveland and Seattle.
Left-handed starter Brett Anderson (sprained right ankle) and center fielder Coco Crisp (left hamstring strain) never left Oakland to come on the trip.
       Manager Bob Melvin said that Anderson is throwing but not putting any pressure on his root yet. When he is ready to throw a regular bullpen session, which could come at the end of the four-game series in Cleveland that starts Monday, Anderson likely would rejoin the team so that he can be monitored.
Melvin also said that Saturday was the first day Crisp reported that he could feel no pain in his hamstring as he walked around.
In other injury news, Hiroyuki Nakajima felt a slight twinge in his hamstring after his first game with Triple-A Sacramento Friday. He had a regularly scheduled day off Saturday and the club is hopeful he will be able to start again Sunday for the River Cats.

John Hickey

A longtime baseball writer three years into in his second go-round covering to the Oakland A's beat after a dozen years covering the Seattle Mariners. Covered the A's through the late 1980s and 1990s.