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A’s catcher John Jaso is expected to head to the 7-day concussion disabled list, pending Major League Baseball approval.
Jaso took several foul balls to the facemask during the past two games against the Houston Astros and was checked out before flying home with the team on Wednesday night. Stephen Vogt will take Jaso’s spot on the roster.
The 7-day DL, created in 2011, allows players a shorter stint away to recover only from a concussion and the league must approve any players placed on the list. If Jaso isn’t ready to be activated after the seven days, he’s automatically shifted to the 15-day DL.
Melvin expects the seven days to be enough for Jaso, who is batted .271 with three home runs and 21 RBIs.
Vogt played in four games in an earlier stint on the roster in June. The A’s won all four games. He batted .154 (2 for 13) and hit a solo home run n a 6-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
n Pitcher Brett Anderson, out since May with a sprained right ankle, will throw another bullpen session on Saturday. He’ll throw 25 pitches, sit down to simulate a rest between innings, then throw 25 more.