Injuries & Moves: Bolt's return still up in air

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Keep track of the A’s recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

RF Stephen Piscotty
Expected return: TBD
Piscotty was placed on the COVID-19 injured list ahead of the game on April 15 in Toronto. Vaccinated players on the COVID-19 IL must receive clearance from Major League Baseball’s Joint COVID-19 Health and Safety Committee to be reinstated. Unvaccinated players must submit two negative PCR tests before returning. — Mitch Bannon (Last updated: April 15)

OF Skye Bolt (Right oblique strain)
Expected return: TBD
Bolt was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 7 with a right oblique strain. While he’s now eligible to be activated, that won’t happen anytime soon, manager Mark Kotsay said.

The switch-hitting outfielder is receiving ongoing treatment on his oblique, and the team is evaluating his progress on a day-to-day basis. A rehab stint would be the next step, but one isn’t imminent. The A’s will likely get a better timeline on his injury once they return home on April 18. — Ethan Diamandas (Last updated: April 17)

RHP James Kaprielian (AC joint irritation)
Expected return
: Late April
Kaprielian began a rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton on April 15. The righty pitched five innings, reaching 52 pitches, striking out six and allowing two earned runs. Kaprielian’s velocity was up, manager Mark Kotsay said, and the A’s will continue to monitor him on a day-to-day basis. — Mitch Bannon (Last updated: April 16)

RHP Deolis Guerra (right forearm tightness)
Expected return:
Guerra underwent Tommy John surgery, which was performed by Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on April 13. The right-hander will remain in Texas until April 15 before returning to Oakland to begin his rehab work. — Martín Gallegos (Last updated: April 13)

RHP Brent Honeywell Jr. (right elbow)
Expected return: Unknown
Honeywell has been partaking in range-of-motion workouts and strength training, but he remains shut down from all baseball activities as the A’s monitor the stress reaction in his right elbow that sidelined him after just two outings in Spring Training. A re-scan of the right-hander’s elbow will likely take place in late April or early May, giving the A’s a better indication about a possible timeline for a return. — Jesse Sanchez (Last updated: April 8)