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A’s Sean Manaea to make minor-league rehab start Tuesday

Left-hander Sean Manaea won’t return to Oakland’s rotation for at least a week. General manager David Forst said Tuesday’s game will be a tandem effort for Manaea and another pitcher on the disabled list, right-hander Chris Bassitt, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery. Manaea, who has missed two starts while on the 10-day DL with shoulder tightness, threw a 38-pitch bullpen session Saturday and said it was pain-free. Manager Bob Melvin said Manaea was throwing 90 mph, which is good for a bullpen session, which is typically 3 or 4 mph less than game velocity. With most of the starters pitching well lately, there was no urgency to rush Manaea back. “Kind of buys some time for everyone else, too, and allows us to be conservative with what we’ve seen from him here recently — drop in velocity and soreness,” Melvin said. Josh Phegley, who is on the seven-day concussion DL, caught two bullpen sessions Saturday and probably will come off the DL when eligible, before Friday’s game. Right-hander Daniel Mengden (foot surgery) will throw 60 pitches in a rehab start at Nashville on Monday. Reliever John Axford (shoulder) is to throw a bullpen session Sunday. Chad Pinder is 5 for his past 12, making him one of the hottest A’s hitters, but the infielder is still getting only sporadic starts. Public-address announcer Bill Callahan was out with a throat ailment, and Matt Shelton, the A’s director of entertainment/production, filled in. Susan Slusser is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Shortstop Marcus Semien is fielding grounders one-handed but not throwing, his right wrist still in a cast after surgery. “My legs feel great and my left hand is still available to catch the ball,” he said.

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