As the Oakland Athletics make a push for a postseason berth, they have relied on the steady performance of veteran starting pitcher Bartolo Colon.
That won't be the case for the next couple of weeks, however, as the 40-year-old Colon has been placed on the disabled list with a left groin strain. Tommy Milone will be brought up from Triple-A Sacramento and start against the Cleveland Indians Sunday.
Manager Bob Melvin provided some insight on the situation, from Jane Lee of MLB.com:
Yesterday was the first time he felt it. He came in today and it was sore again. Probably the prudent thing to do is not push him too much here and give him these 15 days off and see where we go from there. But to be able to have a guy like Tommy Milone to call on and pitch tomorrow is quite the luxury.
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