Oakland starter Colon leaves with strained oblique
Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon has left his start against the
San Diego Padres with a strained right oblique muscle.
Colon pitched two hitless innings Sunday before allowing a
leadoff single to Everth Cabrera in the third. Alexi Amarista
followed with a sacrifice bunt that Colon fielded cleanly, but the
pitcher threw wildly to first base, allowing Amarista to reach
second while Cabrera raced to third.
As Colon walked back to the mound, A’s manager Bob Melvin and a
team trainer came out to meet him. Following a brief discussion,
Colon was removed from the game and replaced by Pedro Figueroa.