Oakland Athletics place Paul Blackburn (foot) on 15-day IL

May 13, 2024, 2:40 PM | Updated: 2:44 pm

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12: Paul Blackburn #58 of the Oakland Athletics pitches during the firs...

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(Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images)

The Oakland Athletics placed right-hander Paul Blackburn on the 15-day injured list Monday with a right foot injury and recalled left-hander Easton Lucas from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Blackburn, 30, was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his fifth metatarsal. His IL move is retroactive to Saturday.

The 2022 All-Star was 3-2 with a 4.11 ERA in eight starts this season. In eight seasons for the A’s, he is 20-26 with a 4.80 ERA in 80 appearances (76 starts).

Lucas gave up three runs over 2 1/3 innings during two previous outings with the A’s this season. In eight relief appearances with Oakland over the past two seasons, the 27-year-old has a 9.00 ERA in nine innings.

–Field Level Media

More Oakland Athletics coverage from Sactown Sports’s Oakland Athletics beat reporter Martín Gallegos joined Stiles & Watkins on Monday to break down what has been behind the A’s return to relevancy as they hover around the .500 mark and set their sights on more.

What’s behind the new-look 2024 Oakland Athletics?

Upcoming schedule for the Oakland Athletics

  • Monday, May 13th-Thursday, May 16th – @ Houston Astros
  • Friday, May 17th-Sunday, May 19th – @ Kansas City Royals
  • Tuesday, May 21st-Thursday, May 23rd – vs. Colorado Rockies
  • Friday, May 24th-Sunday, May 26th – vs. Houston Astros
  • Tuesday, May 28th-Thursday, May 30th – @ Tampa Bay Rays

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