Powell was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and sent to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.
Powell has been on the shelf since April 8 since suffering a Grade 1 MCL sprain. He'll return to minor-league action after completing a rehabilitation assignment, though he'll surface in the big leagues come September when rosters expand.
Powell (knee, thumb) went 1-for-4 with a run in Triple-A Nashville's win over Las Vegas on Tuesday, his first game back in action at the minor-league level since June 21.
Powell was sidelined for more than a month with a thumb injury that he picked up during his rehab assignment. Prior to the extended absence, Powell had seemed to be nearing a full recovery from the knee injury that originally landed him on the disabled list, as he'd been able to play eight games at the minor-league level without setbacks. It remains to be seen how many more games with the Sounds the organization deems he needs before being considered for activation.
Powell (knee, thumb) will resume on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville in the coming days, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Powell was initially placed on the disabled list in early April due to a Grade 1 MCL sprain and then suffered a thumb injury while on a rehab assignment with Nashville in late June. The specifics of his thumb injury have yet to come to light, but Powell will likely require multiple games in the minor leagues before returning to Oakland.
Powell (knee, thumb) has been sidelined for more than a week at Triple-A Nashville after suffering a thumb injury, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Powell last saw game action with the Sounds on June 21, which may be when he suffered the injury. At the time, the outfielder appeared close to full health with respect to the knee issue that prompted his rehab assignment, and he'd hit safely in five straight games before suffering the thumb injury. It remains to be seen how long this latest setback will delay Powell's eventual return to the big-league club.
Powell (knee) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run in Triple-A Nashville's win over Round Rock on Thursday.
Powell has now hit in five straight rehab games and sports a .292 average overall in his eight contests down on the farm. He played a full nine innings in center field Thursday, and after four games at the Triple-A level overall, it appears likely he's on the brink of activation. However, the same-handed Dustin Fowler has acquitted himself at center in Powell's absence, so the latter's potential path to playing time at the big-league level would appear a bit murky at present.
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