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A's make pitching moves: Braden to DL, Purcey arrives from Jays

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A's make pitching moves: Braden to DL, Purcey arrives from Jays · Roster Report · Notes, Quotes

Dallas Braden was fairly certain that he'd miss his next start, and his premonition was accurate. On Monday, the A's placed him on the 15-day disabled list, the same day they acquired left-handed reliever David Purcey from Toronto.

Purcey, who pitched twice against the A's in the first week of the season, was obtained in exchange for minor league right-hander Danny Farquhar, who himself was acquired from the Blue Jays last fall, in the Rajai Davis deal.

Purcey is the fifth left-hander in Oakland's bullpen, although that is not likely to be the case for long. Right-hander Michael Wuertz is likely to come off the disabled list Tuesday, and the A's are likely to send out left-handed long reliever Bobby Cramer.

Tyson Ross remains the best bet to fill in for Braden in the rotation, although the A's have not made any announcement yet. Ross, a right-hander, has been used in relief this season, but he started during the spring and primarily has started in his pro career.

Braden has been diagnosed with left shoulder stiffness, and it is likely that he will seek a second opinion after seeing an A's team orthopedist Sunday. Braden came out of his Saturday start after five innings with a stiff, sore shoulder, and he said Sunday that it had not improved.

To make room for Purcey on the 40-man roster, right-hander Rich Harden was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. Harden is sidelined due to a muscle strain under his right arm.

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