Colon set for Tuesday; Anderson progressing
Ryan Cook deservedly stole all of the attention today after garnering his first career All-Star invitation. But here’s a quick update on a pair of other A’s pitchers:
- Bartolo Colon reported no issues Sunday after throwing a bullpen on Saturday, and at this point the team is counting on him to start Tuesday at home against the Red Sox. Once he his activated from the disabled list prior to the game, the A’s will then option a member of their current eight-man bullpen.
- Brett Anderson completed a 40-pitch bullpen session today, even throwing some breaking balls. He’ll continue building on his pitch count through bullpens every few days, and the team will soon assess when he’s ready to face hitters. Though late July/early August was initially targeted for his return, I’d think late August/early September is more of a realistic possibility, especially considering the A’s don’t want to rush him.