With Rich Hill returning to the A's rotation on Saturday, someone had to exit the rotation and Overton's ineffectiveness Thursday against the Giants made the decision easy for the team. After a decent debut, Overton really struggled on Thursday allowing eight hits and eight runs over only three innings. The long ball was a big issue for Overton in his brief initial stint in the majors, giving up five homers in only 8.2 innings. Overton will re-join the Nashville Sounds rotation and be one of the first names considered the next time the A's need a starter.
Doolittle's MRI showed inflammation in the front of his shoulder and "subtle changes" in his labrum, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
This is concerning news for Doolittle and the A's considering that he missed almost all of 2015 with left shoulder issues. Doolittle indicated that the A's trainers were optimistic and that the injury can be treated with rest and treatment. There is no specific timetable for his return, but one would assume the A's will be quite cautious about getting Doolittle right considering how last year went and the fact that they are currently nine games under .500 on the season.
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Foltynewicz (2-2) allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on two hits and two walks while striking out two over three innings, but received no decision Thursday against the Marlins.
Fotynewicz gave up a three-run homer to Justin Bour to account for all of the runs scored against him in his return from the disabled list, and he was removed after throwing 61 pitches in a game that was delayed for over an hour by rain. He's now held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in five of his last six starts, and his ERA is at 3.72. He'll make his next start Tuesday at the Phillies.
Beltran (hamstring) was able to pinch hit Thursday, walking in his only plate appearance in the win over the Rangers.
He was immediately replaced by a pinch-runner after reaching base, but it's still encouraging that Beltran felt good enough to be sent into the contest after being held out of the lineup for two games. The Yankees are set to open a three-game series in a National League park when they head to San Diego on Friday and will lose the DH, so Beltran may continue to be held out of the lineup if he's not yet ready to resume fielding duties.