A's Braden seeking 2nd, 3rd opinions on shoulder


A's Braden seeking 2nd, 3rd opinions on shoulder

May 7, 2011A'S PAGE A'SVIDEO

Paul GutierrezCSNCalifornia.com

A's left-handed starter Dallas Braden, on the disabled list since April 18 with what has been diagnosed as stiffness in his throwing shoulder, will seek both a second and third opinion early next week, according to the team.Braden, 27, will visit Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., on Monday before meeting with Mets physician David Altchek on Tuesday in New York City.

The author of the 19th Perfect Game in MLB history, against Tampa Bay last Mother's Day, last pitched on April 17 and appeared distraught after beating Detroit with a five-inning, 67-pitch outing in which he gave up one run, three hits, struck out five and walked two.He was initially examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum on April 20 and was diagnosed with inflammation but no structural damage. Braden attempted to play catch for the first time since suffering the injury on Monday but had to shut it down early in a session general manager Billy Beane called "so-so." He was then re-examined by Yocum on Wednesday and when no answer to Braden's satisfaction came, he decided upon second and third opinions.It is the fourth time in Braden's career he has been on the disabled list.

A's claim left-handed reliever off waivers from Cubs

A's claim left-handed reliever off waivers from Cubs

OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s claimed left-handed pitcher Giovanni Soto off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, the club announced Wednesday.

Soto began the 2016 season in the Indians organization but was traded to the Cubs on April 11 for cash considerations. He spent the entire season at Triple-A Iowa where he went 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA and .274 opponents batting average in 33 relief appearances. The 25-year-old left-hander struck out 55 batters in 49.0 innings but also walked 31.

He was designated for assignment on Saturday when the Cubs reinstated Kyle Schwarber from the 60-day disabled list.

Soto made his Major League debut with Cleveland in 2015 and did not allow a run or issue a walk in six games and 3.1 innings. 

A native of Puerto Rico, Soto was selected by Detroit in the 21st round of the 2009 draft and was traded to the Indians July 28, 2010 for Jhonny Peralta and cash.

Report: Day after loss to Raiders, Jaguars owner speaks to players

Report: Day after loss to Raiders, Jaguars owner speaks to players

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Several people familiar with the situation say Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan made a rare appearance in front of the team a day after one of the most embarrassing losses in coach Gus Bradley's four-year tenure.

The people say Khan's message Monday night was "why are we not winning and what can we do to fix it?" The people spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because details of the meeting have not been disclosed.

The people say Khan's open forum allowed players and coaches to ask questions and exchange thoughts about what's gone wrong for a team that was expected to make a significant jump this season.

The Jaguars (2-4) play at Tennessee (3-4) on Thursday night.