Oakland Athletics
    Jharel Cotton
    Jharel Cotton
    #45 | Jharel Cotton
    Healthy
    Starting Pitcher | Oakland Athletics
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 1/19/1992
    Height, Weight 5'11", 195 lbs
    From St. Thomas, VI
    College East Carolina
    Drafted 2012 - Rd 20
    Salary --
    Nationality Virgin Islands, U.S. VIR
    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 1/19/1992
    Height, Weight 5'11", 195 lbs
    From St. Thomas, VI
    College East Carolina
    Drafted 2012 - Rd 20
    Salary --
    Nationality Virgin Islands, U.S. VIR
    RotowireJun 22, 3:07p ET

    News

    Cotton (elbow/hamstring) tossed a 27-pitch bullpen session Saturday and said he's hopeful to resume a rehab assignment around the All-Star break, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Impact

    Cotton has been sidelined all season while recovering from 2018 Tommy John surgery, but he had been trending toward a return from the 60-day injured list at some point in June before developing a hamstring injury three appearances into his rehab assignment with High-A Stockton. A June return is now off the table after he required a minor procedure to address the hamstring injury, but it sounds like he's already progressing nicely from that setback. Per Slusser, manager Bob Melvin reiterated Saturday that Cotton will be used as a reliever once reinstated from the IL, so the right-hander probably won't require extensive time in the minors to build up his pitch count. Cotton could be viewed as a late-inning setup option or a candidate to serve as an opener in games for one of the Athletics' rotation members.

    RotowireJun 19, 2:23p ET

    News

    Cotton (elbow/hamstring) threw off flat ground Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Impact

    Cotton is working his way back from last March's Tommy John surgery and this June's hamstring debridement surgery. The fact that he's resumed throwing within two weeks of the hamstring surgery suggests that the procedure isn't likely to throw off his timeline too much. He's expected to throw a bullpen session over the weekend.

    RotowireJun 17, 11:23p ET

    News

    Cotton (elbow) did some running Monday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Impact

    Cotton was able to run for the first time since undergoing right hamstring debridement surgery June 6. He's also rehabbing from Tommy John surgery that took place in March of 2018, though a timetable for his return became murky after undergoing another procedure. The next step in his recovery process will depend on how he fares in Saturday's throwing session.

    RotowireJun 6, 5:53p ET

    News

    Cotton (elbow) underwent right hamstring debridement surgery Thursday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Impact

    This comes after Cotton -- who was working his way back from Tommy John surgery he underwent in March of 2018 -- was pulled off his rehab assignment earlier in the month with a hamstring injury. The A's have yet to announce an updated timetable for Cotton's return at this point.