Paul Blackburn

#58 SP / Oakland Athletics / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Athletics' Paul Blackburn: Reinstated from DL
      By RotoWire Staff

      Blackburn (wrist) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Blackburn's season was cut short in August after he took a comebacker off his wrist. The right-hander, who turned in a 3.22 ERA over 58.2 innings last season despite unsightly peripherals (2.5 percent K-BB), should compete for a roster spot in spring training.

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    • Athletics' Paul Blackburn: Transferred to 60-day DL
      By RotoWire Staff

      Blackburn (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday. Blackburn was expected to miss the remainder of the season after being hit by a comebacker late last month, and this move makes it official. The right-hander turned in a 3.22 ERA over 58.2 innings for Oakland this season, but the peripherals suggest he overachieved to a large extent (2.5 percent K-BB%). Regardless, Blackburn figures to get a chance to compete for a roster spot in spring training.

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    • Athletics' Paul Blackburn: Likely out for season
      By RotoWire Staff

      Blackburn (wrist) has a deep bone bruise and will likely be shut down for the season, Joe Stiglich of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The severity of the bruise will require Blackburn to be in a splint for a week. That time combined with the necessity of bullpen sessions and potentially a rehab assignment means that a return is extremely unlikely with just a month to go. The Athletics have no reason to rush him back, so consider Blackburn's season over.

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    • Athletics' Paul Blackburn: No timetable for return
      By RotoWire Staff

      Tests on Blackburn's injured wrist came back clean but there is no timetable for his return, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. He will miss at least several starts, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, so it's possible he does not return at all this season. Blackburn has a 3.22 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 10 big-league starts, but his 22:16 K:BB in 58.2 innings suggests he has extreme negative regression coming whenever he returns to the mound.

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    • Athletics' Paul Blackburn: DL stay to be extended
      By RotoWire Staff

      Blackburn (wrist) will miss longer than the minimum 10 days with his injury, Alex Simon of MLB.com reports. "Right now, he hasn't gotten to the point where he's able to play catch or really even grip a baseball," Athletics manager Bob Melvin said. "It may take a little longer than we originally anticipated." The rookie has been dealing with swelling in his injured right hand, as well as limited range of motion. While he's eligible to return Sept. 2, Blackburn's lack of progress has rendered that date irrelevant. With more testing on tap in the coming days, Blackburn may not be able to return until close to mid-September, which would potentially afford him two or three more starts before the end of the season.

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