A's lineup: Phegley batting ninth, catching Graveman against Red Sox

A's lineup: Phegley batting ninth, catching Graveman against Red Sox

The A's look to keep their bats hot as they face Red Sox ace Chris Sale. And Bob Melvin is making a change behind the dish.

Boston Red Sox (21-19)

1. Mookie Betts (R) RF
2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
3. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
4. Andrew Benintendi (L) LF
5. Hanley Ramirez (R) DH
6. Mitch Moreland (L) 1B
7. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
8. Sandy Leon (S) C
9. Deven Marrero (R) 3B
Chris Sale -- LHP

Oakland A's (18-23)

1. Rajai Davis (R) CF
2. Adam Rosales (R) SS
3. Jed Lowrie (S) 2B
4. Khris Davis (R) LF
5. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
6. Ryon Healy (R) 1B
7. Mark Canha (R) RF
8. Chad Pinder (R) DH
9. Josh Phegley (R) C
Kendall Graveman -- RHP

A's place Phegley on concussion DL

A's place Phegley on concussion DL

The Oakland A’s placed catcher Josh Phegley on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled catcher Bruce Maxwell from Triple-A Nashville, the club announced Thursday morning.

Phegley was removed from Wednesday’s game against the Twins after taking a foul ball off his mask. He has started nine games for the A’s, all at catcher, and five of his seven hits have gone for extra bases (four doubles, one home run). 

Maxwell returns for his second stint with the A’s this season. He was originally recalled on April 17 and started two games at catcher before being optioned to Nashville on April 20. His seven doubles in Nashville are tied for the team lead.

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A's lineup: Phegley catching Valdez's first start for Oakland

A's lineup: Phegley catching Valdez's first start for Oakland

Cesar Valdez has not pitched in the majors since 2010. As the 32-year-old steps back on the bump, Josh Phegley will be in the squat.

Seattle Mariners (7-9)

1. Jarrod Dyson (L) LF
2. Mitch Haniger (R) RF
3. Robinson Cano (L) 2B
4. Nelson Cruz (R) DH
5. Kyle Seager (L) 3B
6. Taylor Motter (R) SS
7. Danny Valencia (R) 1B
8. Leonys Martin (L) CF
9. Mike Zunino (R) C
James Paxton -- LHP

Oakland A's (7-8)

1. Rajai Davis (R) CF
2. Adam Rosales (R) SS
3. Jed Lowrie (S) 2B
4. Khris Davis (R) LF
5. Ryon Healy (R) 1B
6. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
7. Chad Pinder (R) DH
8. Josh Phegley (R) C
9. Jaff Decker (L) RF
Cesar Valdez -- RHP