Athletics place Bradford on DL
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Bradford has been bothered by a strained back. He last pitched on Saturday, tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings during a 4-3 loss to Minnesota. The 29-year-old Bradford leads Oakland in appearances this season with 49 and has compiled a 5-5 record with a 4.69 ERA and one save. Meanwhile, the club recalled righthander Jairo Garcia from Triple-A Sacramento to replace Bradford on the roster. Garcia made his major league debut on Monday, pitching two scoreless innings of relief during Oakland's 8-2 win over Minnesota.