Oakland A’s starter Bartolo Colon headed to DL

Oakland A’s starting pitcher Bartolo Colon is headed to the disabled list.

According to MLB.com, Colon will head to the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a strained groin. He was scheduled to start on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. Colon’s injury occurred during a throwing session on Friday.

“Yesterday was the first time he felt it,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “He came in today and it was sore again. Probably the prudent thing to do is not push him too much here and give him these 15 days off and see where we go from there.

According to CBS Sports, the A’s called up pitcher Tommy Milone from Triple-A Sacramento to start on Sunday for Colon. Milone was demoted to Triple-A earlier this month after going 9-9 for the A’s with a 4.39 ERA.

Colon, 40, has been the A’s most reliable starter this season. He is 14-5 with a 2.97 ERA with 83 strikeouts in 154-1/3 innings this season. He also made his first trip to the All-Star Game since 2005, this year. In 2005, Colon won the AL Cy Young award for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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