Tuesday March 29th, 2016

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The Oakland Athletics optioned righthander Jesse Hahn to Triple A Nashville on Tuesday, the team announced.

The move allows lefthander Felix Doubront to become the team’s fifth starter at the beginning of the season. 

Hahn posted a 11.15 ERA this spring, as opponents batted .382 against him.

The 26-year-old pitched in 16 games for Oakland last season, going 6–6 with a 3.35 ERA and 64 strikeouts before being shut down because of arm injuries. In two MLB seasons, Hahn has accumulated a 13–10 record and a 3.23 ERA with the A’s and San Diego Padres.

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Oakland’s starting rotation to begin the season will consist of Sonny Gray, Rich Hill, Kendall Graveman, Chris Bassitt and Doubront.

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