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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.
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.
Mike Fiers took the loss Thursday against Toronto, allowing five runs on nine hits over 3.1 innings with two strikeouts and two walks.
After throwing two shutout innings to open up the game, the Blue Jays got to Fiers for five runs in the third and fourth innings on home runs by Randal Grichuk and Danny Jensen.
Mike Fiers took the loss Friday against Baltimore, allowing three runs on six hits over six innings with three strikeouts and two walks.
The Orioles got to Fiers with back-to-back two-out solo home runs hit by Cedric Mullins and Austin Hays in the third inning. Outside of that stretch, Fiers was rather dominant but got little run support from the Athletics offense.
The Athletics activated pitcher Mike Fiers from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Fiers will most likely work out of the bullpen after being reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday. He owned a 4.58 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and a 37:16 K: BB across 59 innings in 2020. Adam Kolarek was optioned to the minors in a corresponding move.
A's SP Mike Fiers will pitch three innings at the A's alternate site in Stockton on Monday.
Fiers was placed on the 10-day IL on Thursday due to hip inflammation. As a fixture in the A's rotation, this news is indicative of a positive step in the right direction for Fiers. Fiers should likely return in mid- to late-April for the A's.