Zack Gelof

A's place Gelof on 10-day injured list with left oblique strain

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The Athletics will be without one of their cornerstone players for an extended period of time.

Oakland announced it placed second baseman Zack Gelof on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left oblique strain and recalled infielder Darell Hernaiz from Triple-A Las Vegas as the corresponding move.

After the A's 7-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, Oakland manager Mark Kotsay provided an update on Gelof, who was scratched from the lineup before the game.

"Zack came in a little sore, went through his pregame groundball routine, we talked about it and decided to scratch him," Kotsay said. "He did go for imaging. Zack does have a left oblique strain and most likely will be heading to the IL."

After a breakout rookie 2023 season, Gelof batted .196/.260/.337 with three home runs, seven RBI and four stolen bases in 92 at-bats before suffering the injury, presumably at some point in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Yankees.

It remains to be seen exactly how long the A's will be without Gelof, but they certainly will miss the 24-year-old rising star at the plate and in the field.

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