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  • Athletics' Denzel Clarke: Returns from Double-A injured list

    Clarke (shoulder) is slashing .382/.488/.941 with four home runs, 13 runs, 11 RBI and one stolen base in 43 plate appearances over his nine games since being activated from Double-A Midland's 7-day injured list April 24. Clarke missed the first two and a half weeks of the minor-league season while recovering from a left shoulder strain, but he hasn't had any trouble tapping into power upon being activated from the IL. For all his success thus far, the 23-year-old outfielder is striking out at a 30.2 percent clip, so expect his production to drop off considerably once his .500 BABIP regresses to a normal level.
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  • Athletics' Denzel Clarke: Out with shoulder strain

    Clarke is on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Midland with a left shoulder strain, Jonathan Mayo of reports. Clarke presumably suffered the injury in minor-league camp, so his 2023 season will be delayed by several weeks. The 6-foot-5 slugging outfielder registered a 36.2 percent strikeout rate as a 22-year-old at High-A last year, so it will be a tall task for him to make contact at an acceptable clip in his first year against Double-A pitching.
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  • Athletics' Denzel Clarke: Returns from IL

    Clarke (undisclosed) has gone 1-for-19 with three walks and four stolen bases in six games since being reinstated from High-A Lansing's 7-day injured list Tuesday. Clarke was on the shelf for just five days with the unspecified issue, which may have been COVID-19-related. Since moving up to the High-A level in mid-June, Clarke has slashed .209/.308/.407 with eight home runs and 14 steals in 46 games.
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  • Athletics' Denzel Clarke: Heads to IL

    High-A Lansing placed Clarke on the 7-day injured list Thursday due to an unspecified injury. Lansing's season is set to come to an end Sept. 11, so Clarke's 2022 campaign could well be over if his injury keeps him sidelined beyond the minimum amount of time. Since receiving a promotion from Single-A Stockton in mid-June, Clarke is hitting .226 with eight home runs and 12 stolen bases over 180 plate appearances in the Midwest League.
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  • Athletics' Denzel Clarke: Makes jump to High-A Lansing

    The Athletics promoted Clarke from Single-A Stockton to High-A Lansing on Tuesday, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports. Clarke will fill one of the three roster spots that opened up for Lansing after three prospects (pitchers Hogan Harris and Jeff Criswell and outfielder Austin Beck) were advanced to Double-A Midland earlier Tuesday. A 2021 first-round pick, Clarke slashed .295/.420/.545 with seven home runs and 14 steals in 193 plate appearances to earn the bump up to Lansing.
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