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A's Injury News Impacts Entire System

Dallas Braden will be out for an extended period.

Putting together minor league rosters is never more difficult than when there is a move involving the major league roster. When something changes on the major league roster, it almost invariably impacts the rosters in the minor leagues. How will the news that Dallas Braden will miss significant time and that Andrew Bailey is moving closer to returning from the DL impact the Oakland A's system?

It has been a case of good news/bad news for the Oakland A's pitching staff this week. The team received a bit of good news with the continued progress of All-Star closer Andrew Bailey in his recovery from a spring training arm injury. However, the team also learned that starter Dallas Braden will miss an extended period, likely the year, with a torn shoulder capsule. These two developments not...

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