Hurting Dallas Braden to see orthopedist
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Athletics left-hander Dallas Braden is scheduled have his troublesome shoulder examined again by renowned orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Braden played catch Monday for the first time since being placed on the 15-day DL on April 18 but the session didn't go as well as Braden or the A's had hoped, according to manager Bob Geren. The lefty is approaching the one-year anniversary of his May 9, 2010, perfect game against Tampa Bay.
An initial appointment with Yocum late last month showed no structural damage in Braden's shoulder. Braden is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts this season.
Injured Oakland closer Andrew Bailey, the 2009 AL Rookie of the Year, is set to throw to hitters Wednesday afternoon before the A's host the Cleveland Indians. Bailey hasn't pitched this season because of a strained right forearm.
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