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Athletics Get Concerning Matt Chapman Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Oakland Athletics got some concerning news on Matt Chapman's injury update after he was scratched from Monday's lineup.
The Oakland Athletics got some concerning news on Matt Chapman's injury update after he was scratched from Monday's lineup. / Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images
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While the Oakland Athletics remain in a tight American League playoff race, the health of third baseman Matt Chapman remains priority number one. With that in mind, his absence from Monday night's lineup has Oakland fans showing growing concern.

Chapman was scratched late from Monday's lineup, which marks his second absence in the past four days. The Athletics did send their All-Star third baseman for x-rays, which came back negative, but this is a situation worth monitoring.

Matt Chapman Injury Update

When it comes to the Athletics playoff hopes, there's two names in the starting lineup that power the offense. Chapman and first baseman Matt Olson have combined for 51 home runs and 139 RBIs thus far, ranking as the team's top-two performers in those categories.

Currently, the Athletics sit in second place in the AL West and trail the Houston Astros by 3.5 games in the standings. Oakland also trails the second American League Wild Card spot by just 1.0 game and hold +500 odds to win their division on FanDuel Sportsbook.


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