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Athletics’ Jharel Cotton To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

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Oakland Athletics right-hander Jharel Cotton will miss the 2018 season due to his impending Tommy John surgery, several sources reported on Saturday.

Cotton was putting together a solid spring, as he recorded a 3.75 ERA across 12 Grapefruit League innings (four games, three starts); however, a Friday meeting with Dr. Keith Meister revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament in Cotton’s right elbow.

Meister will perform Cotton’s surgery which will likely take place in the next one-to-two weeks.

“It’s tough,” said Cotton. “I’m missing the 2018 season with my boys, so it’s kind of hard to take. I’m trying to take it as best I can and get ready for the long process, the long road ahead, come back strong next season.”

Cotton, 26, was expected to make the Athletics’ Opening Day rotation, following a 2017 rookie campaign in which he went 9-10 with a 5.58 ERA in 24 games/starts.

With Cotton now sidelined for the year, someone will be asked to step up in his place. As of now, probable starters in Oakland’s rotation includes Kendall Graveman, Sean Manaea, Daniel Mengden, Paul Blackburn, Andrew Triggs, Daniel Gossett, and A.J. Puk — inexperience to say the very least.

“I think we’re comfortable with who we have this year,” said Athletics manager Bob Melvin “[Upper management will] probably look around a little bit at this point, but we’ll see.

“It’s unfortunate, just for [Cotton] having to go through what a lot of guys have to go through. We felt like he was on the cusp of really coming into his own, and [that is] just going to be delayed a year unfortunately.”

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Yankees Activating Aaron Judge Friday

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The New York Yankees are activating slugger Aaron Judge from the injured list on Friday, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.

Judge is coming off a rehab stint in Triple A, where he played all week as he prepare for his official return to the Yankees following a left oblique strain that has kept him out of action since April 21st.

With Judge returning, the Yankees have some tough decisions to make, as it hangs a cloud of uncertainty over the status of outfielder Cameron Maybin.

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Rays Place Yandy Diaz On 10-Day IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays have placed third baseman Yandy Diaz on the 10-day injured list, according to MLB.com’s Juan Toribio.

In a corresponding move, the Rays called up infielder Daniel Robertson to take Diaz’s spot on the roster.

Diaz has been dealing with hamstring tightness lately and will now hope to rehab for a quick return to the active roster.

Diaz has posted a slash line of .286/.363/.502 hitting and 11 home runs thus far this season.

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Astros Activate Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros have activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list and he is now active on the roster.

In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned lefty Cionel Perez to create the roster spot needed for the addition of Altuve.

Altuve, who last played back on May 10th, hit the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

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