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Dallas Braden will be shut down for the next three weeks

Apr 3, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

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When Dallas Braden strained his surgically-repaired shoulder last week, the A’s weren’t exactly sure how bad of a setback it would be to his ongoing recovery.

But that information has since been revealed.

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, A’s manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Braden will be shut down for the next three weeks and will have to “restart” his throwing program after that. In other words, Braden’s original early-May return timetable can now be pushed back into June.

The 28-year-old left-hander has posted a 4.16 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 491 1/3 career major league innings. Another setback — even a minor one — could put him in danger of missing the entire first half of 2012.

  1. bigharold - Apr 3, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Did someone tell him to get off the mound?

  2. sjsharksfan11 - Apr 3, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Who cares???? This guy is trash

  3. jimbo1949 - Apr 3, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    guess that’s how they come to a screeching halt in the 209.

  4. cur68 - Apr 4, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Good luck, Mr. Braden. You always made me laugh.T’was ’bout time someone on field told off ARod (sorry Len), and you made some new meme with that one. Get well soon and I hope you show up to represent the 209 just like you used to.

  5. randygnyc - Apr 4, 2012 at 3:35 AM

    I guess ARod was right. Baseball will remember AROD throughout many, many generations. The memory of Braden dies out when his few friends and family die out. That’ll take a lot longer compared to how fast baseball will forget him.

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