Powell (knee) went 2-for-7 during two games over the weekend with Triple-A Nashville. Powell shifted his rehab to Nashville after making four appearances with High-A Stockton to kick off his minor-league assignment. The outfielder is now 4-for-17 with an RBI and five walks over his six rehab games overall, and he's been able to play in the field without setbacks. It remains to be seen how much longer the Athletics will hold off on activating Powell, as he appears to have regained full strength in his previously sprained knee.
Powell (knee) went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk and a stolen base in High-A Stockton's win over San Jose on Monday. Powell led off and played center field for seven innings in the contest, his second since starting his rehab assignment with the Ports. He took a scheduled night off Tuesday and will likely be back in the lineup Wednesday, when he might be slated to play the full game. If all continues setback-free, Powell will move his rehab to Triple-A Nashville by week's end.
Powell (knee) went 0-for-3 for High-A Stockton on Saturday while playing five innings in center field, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. It marked Powell's return to game action after hitting the disabled list April 8, and the fact he was able to play five innings in the field as scheduled was certainly encouraging. The outfielder is now scheduled to test himself further Monday with what is expected to be a seven-inning stint. If all continues well, Powell is expected to shift his rehab assignment to Triple-A Nashville by the end of the week.
Powell (knee) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Powell has already been sidelined for 60 days, so this move is simply procedural. Paul Blackburn, who is slated to start Thursday against the Royals, was brought off the 60-day DL in a corresponding roster move. Powell is expected to begin working out with the Athletics on Friday, while a minor-league rehab assignment shouldn't be too far behind.
Powell (knee), who's been in extended spring training this week, will resume workouts with the Athletics on Friday, Dave Sessions of MLB.com reports. The outfielder has been in Arizona participating in various baseball activities, including taking at-bats and running the bases. It appears he'll be ready to rejoin the big-league club for workouts by the end of the week, and he's eventually expected to embark on a minor-league rehab assignment. Powell has been sidelined since April 8 and only resumed baseball activities May 16, so he'll likely need several games to regain timing and conditioning.