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May 17, 2013
A's announce Anderson has stress fracture in right foot

OAKLAND - The A's announced today that left-hander Brett Anderson has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot, meaning the team likely will be without their Opening Day starter for at least another month.

Anderson (pictured) BRETT.jpegon Thursday underwent CT and bone scans that revealed the navicular stress fracture, the A's announced in a release. Anderson, who has been on the disabled list since May 1 with a sprained right ankle, will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

Anderson was 1-4 with a 6.21 ERA in six games this season before going on the DL. His last outing was a relief appearance in the A's 19-inning win over the Los Angeles Angels on April 29.

The A's hoped that Anderson, by skipping a turn in the rotation, would have enough time to recover from the sprained ankle. The ankle continued to bother him in the relief outing, but he said he didn't think he had worsened the injury. Melvin said that Anderson's continued discomfort during the outing made the A's realize they needed to place him on the DL for more recovery time.

The A's also announced a bullpen move today, selecting left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima from Triple-A Sacramento and designating right-hander Chris Resop for assignment.

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