Oakland's Graveman, Hahn likely headed to disabled list

Hazel Gray
May 28, 2017

The Athletics didn't announce why Graveman wouldn't pitch Friday night in the series opener at NY.

Jesse Hahn became the 15th A's player and sixth starting pitcher to land on the disabled list Saturday morning when Oakland made room for Saturday starting pitcher Jharel Cotton by putting Hahn on the 10-day DL. With the win, Manaea improves to 3-3 on the year with a 4.35 ERA. Manaea will be pitching on five days' rest.

Latest on Cotton from Rotoworld: Athletics recalled Cotton from Triple-A Nashville. On the other side, the over is 8-2 in the Yankees' last 10 home games versus a right-handed starter and 4-1 in Sabathia's last five home starts versus a team with a losing record. NY is also 1-4 in their last five game twos of a series, and 6-0 in Sabathia's last six home starts. Coming into this series, Jed Lowrie was tops on 51 hits, 29 runs and 15 RBI, while Ryon Healy has been solid with 45 hits, 19 runs and 19 RBI in that span. Healy whiffed 0-for-4 on Friday but Lowrie bagged three hits and an RBI.

Manaea's best start of the season lasted seven innings and was followed up by a ideal eighth inning by reliever Ryan Madson. He walked one hitter in 12 innings there after walking 16 in his 38 innings with Oakland. NY loaded the bases with one out in the ninth against Santiago Casilla before Didi Gregorius hit a sacrifice fly and pinch-hitter Gary Sanchez popped out. It was the eighth hit in nine at-bats for Lowrie, who had seven in a row before grounding out in the sixth.

A 25-year-old right-hander, Cotton made his big league debut last September and was 2-0 with a 2.15 ERA in five starts.

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Cotton traveled from Nashville on Friday and arrived at Yankee Stadium after a 90-minute bus ride from LaGuardia Airport.

And so some nervous energy pulsated throughout the Stadium, and maybe even the home dugout, Saturday afternoon when Joe Girardi pulled CC Sabathia with one out in the seventh, a man on second and the Yankees leading by a run.

"I worked on keeping the ball down, mixing my pitches, throwing in, getting better fastball command, that's about it right there", Cotton said Friday. "You had a lot of success and then you have teams start to make adjustments to you and that's what longevity in the big leagues is all about".

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