Lawrie day-to-day with lat issue

Lawrie day-to-day with lat issue

OAKLAND -- A's infielder Brett Lawrie was out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers with what manager Bob Melvin called a "lat thing, back thing."

"He's a little bit banged up," Melvin said. "He'd typically be in there against the lefty, so we're a little bit limited."

Lawrie was out of the lineup for the second-straight game after getting the night off Monday, and Melvin said he'd have a better idea of Lawrie's status going forward after the game.

Worth noting

Reliever Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will pitch again for Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday and then potentially Friday as well. After the possible Friday outing, the A's could determine when he will rejoin the club.

Trevor Hass is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.