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A's call up top pitching prospect Manaea to start vs Astros

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Sean Manaea, Oakland's top pitching prospect, was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make his major league debut on Friday night against Houston.

Manaea, a hard-throwing, 24-year-old left-hander acquired from the Royals last year in the Ben Zobrist trade, was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in three starts at Nashville.

The A's also recalled right-hander Andrew Triggs, optioned catcher/outfielder Matt McBride to Nashville and placed right-hander Chris Bassitt on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

Bassitt underwent an MRI on Friday, the results of which A's manager Bob Melvin said wouldn't be available until later in the day.

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To make room on their 40-man roster, the A's transferred outfielder Sam Fuld (shoulder strain) to the 60-day DL.

The A's will recall right-hander Jesse Hahn from Triple-A to start Saturday against Houston in what will be his 2016 major league debut, Melvin said. Hahn, dogged by blister problems, was 0-1 with 2.04 ERA in four starts at Nashville.