A's righty Brandon McCarthy, who gave up three runs in six innings in his first start since June 19 on Friday, appears on track to go again on Wednesday in Kansas City after reporting no issues with his injury-prone right shoulder after the outing.
"We listen to him," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "If he feels like everything's good, then we try to pitch him on turn. If we feel like there's anything, then maybe you try to give him an extra day. But based on what we heard yesterday, he's feeling good."
The A's had the option of pitching McCarthy on Thursday but instead will put Dan Straily on the mound then. Straily will be going on seven days' rest.
"As tough as it is for Brandon to be consistent going out there, he is very routine oriented. His five days, he definitely has a strict routine he likes to stick to, and I think he gets some comfort and confidence from that."