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Athletics RHP Colon Goes To DL With Groin Injury

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Bartolo Colon #40 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on July 8, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Bartolo Colon #40 of the Oakland Athletics. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon was placed the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

The All-Star righty hurt himself throwing on flat ground Friday. The A’s made the move Sunday and lefty Tommy Milone was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to start against Cleveland.

Manager Bob Melvin said a break might be good for Colon and described placing him on the disabled list as “the prudent thing to do.”

The 40-year-old Colon didn’t get past the fourth inning in his last two starts. He is 14-5 with a 2.97 ERA.

(Copyright 2013 CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved.)

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