by Andersen Pickard | Sat, Sep 11th 4:22pm EDT
Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers (elbow) is scheduled to make a rehab start with the organization's Triple-A affiliate next week. If all goes well, the 36-year-old could find himself in the big-league rotation before the end of the season. (Martin Gallegos on Twitter)
Fiers opened the year on the injured list before making two starts in April and May. He has been out since May 8 with a sprained right elbow that required placement on the 60-day injured list. The right-hander allowed eight runs (including four homers) through 9.1 innings of work this season. He went 33-15 from 2018 to 2020 and could give the A's rotation a boost during the final weeks of the season.