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Oakland A's pitcher James Kaprielian is set to throw a 35-pitch bullpen session Saturday as he works his way back from a shoulder injury.
Kaprielian received a cortisone shot in his ailing right shoulder in early July but is now inching closer to a potential minor-league rehab assignment. The right-hander has struggled in 2023, working to a 6.34 ERA across 14 outings, 11 of which came as a starter. He posted a much stronger 4.23 ERA in 26 starts last season but continues to struggle with his control with an 11.1% BB% on the season.
James Kaprielian received a cortisone shot.
Kaprielian remains with no timetable to return to throwing at this time.
Kaprielian had a solid outing against the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing four earned runs on six hits and one walk over six innings while striking out eight batters.
Although he did not factor into the decision, Kaprielian was able to keep the Athletics in the game and give them a chance to win, which they ultimately did by a score of 5-4. Kaprielian's season-long numbers are unimpressive, as his ERA remains elevated at 6.34 and his WHIP sits at 1.59 through 14 games.
James Kaprielian had a solid outing on Saturday, striking out six batters over 5.1 innings while allowing just one earned run on five hits and no walks.
The right-hander has struggled this season with a 6.38 ERA over 10 starts. He'll look to build off his strong outing Saturday though.
Kaprielian delivered a solid outing on Monday, allowing three earned runs on five hits and three walks over six innings while striking out four.
The right-hander earned his second win of the season as the Athletics edged out the Rays 4-3. Kaprielian has struggled with consistency this season, but he will look to build on this outing in his next start Saturday against the Phillies. Despite the win, his ERA remains high at 6.89 and his WHIP sits at 1.71 through nine starts.