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  • Athletics' Gunnar Hoglund: Out with biceps issue

    Hoglund hasn't pitched since Aug. 6 due to a biceps issue, Bill Moriarty of A's Farm reports. After making his return from Tommy John surgery, Hoglund managed to make all of three appearances totaling eight scoreless innings before being shut down. The A's are hoping he'll be able to pitch in fall instructs next month, but that doesn't seem to be a certainty. Hoglund has tremendous upside, but his ongoing arm issues mean he comes with far more risk than your average college arm.
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  • Athletics' Gunnar Hoglund: Makes pro debut

    Hoglund (elbow) made his first rehab appearance in the Arizona Complex League on Saturday, allowing an unearned run on one hit with five strikeouts in two innings. Hoglund had been sidelined since even before he was drafted last year due to Tommy John surgery, so this was actually his professional debut. He'll probably get another appearance or two in rookie ball before settling in at either Single-A or High-A for the duration of the season. Expect the A's to handle the 22-year-old righty with kid gloves for the duration of 2022, but he could advance quickly next season if he lives up to his billing.
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  • Blue Jays' Gunnar Hoglund: Headed to Oakland

    Hoglund was traded from the Blue Jays to the Athletics on Wednesday along with Kevin Smith, Zach Logue and Kirby Snead in exchange for Matt Chapman, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. The 22-year-old righty once had a chance to be the first overall pick in 2021, but he needed Tommy John surgery in May of 2021, so he fell to the Blue Jays at pick 19. Hoglund could return to game action sometime this summer and immediately slots in as one of Oakland's top pitching prospects.
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  • Blue Jays' Gunnar Hoglund: Nearing mound work

    Hoglund (elbow) has been throwing off flat ground for four months and hopes to advance to mound work soon, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. Hoglund was selected by the Blue Jays with the 19th pick in last year's draft despite the fact he'd undergone Tommy John surgery in May. He appears to be recovering on schedule and has been able to throw from 120 feet, but he'll need to stretch out to 150 feet before he gets back on a mound. A typical recovery timeline would see him miss the early part of the upcoming season, but he should be able to make his professional debut at some point over the summer.
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