|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||7/5/1983|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 180 lbs|
|College||Long Beach State|
|Drafted||2005 - Rd 6|
Estrada (back), who still isn't cleared to throw regular bullpen sessions, could be in the minor leagues until rosters expand in September, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The veteran right-hander appeared to be trending in the right direction in late June, when it was reported he'd completed a 25-pitch bullpen session without setbacks. At that point, it was believed that Estrada could embark on a recovery timeline that would make him available shortly after the All-Star break, but Gallegos essentially reports that's no longer the case. Estrada would still need to throw multiple bullpen sessions within relatively close proximity and then eventually embark on a multi-appearance rehab assignment. Given the timing, it appears increasingly likely the veteran right-hander may not be summoned back to the majors until the final month of the season.
Estrada (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
The move has no effect on Estrada's timeline, as he's already been out for more than 60 days. He's expected to return to the Athletics' rotation at some point soon after the All-Star break. The transaction clears a spot for Oakland to activate Chris Herrmann (knee) from the injured list.