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Bartolo Colon leaves start with strained oblique

Jun 17, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT

Bartolo Colon, Kurt Suzuki AP

If you’ve ever wondered whether Bartolo Colon has oblique muscles, well, now we know for sure.

Colon injured his in the third inning fielding a sac bunt Sunday against the Padres. He left after a short discussion with the trainer and was replaced by Pedro Figueroa.

Coming off back-to-back wins, Colon entered the day 6-6 with a 4.21 ERA on the season. His injury, assuming that it costs him some time, will leave Tommy Milone as the only A’s starter to have made all of his starts this season. Fortunately, the A’s will get Brandon McCarthy back this week. Tyson Ross, who started Saturday and then was sent down in anticipation of McCarthy’s return, could be brought back to replace Colon.

  1. steveohho - Jun 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    To see him, you wouldn’t think he had an oblique.

  2. cur68 - Jun 17, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    The Dugong has an oblique, eh? That’s news, that is, sure enough. BUT, the fact that its in a state where it can be injured is headline news, ’cause I’d have said its hard to injure a vestigial organ. I mean, no one sprains their appendix, right? Well done on having an oblique, Dugong, and good luck with the re-hab. Keep it away from the buffet a little more often, what say?

  3. jwbiii - Jun 18, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    David Wells was wrong.

  4. samu0034 - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    ha ha ha! Fat jokes! Because racism and sexism are no longer acceptable!

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