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A’s could get Jharel Cotton back soon; Andrew Triggs out for season

Oakland’s rotation, in flux much of the month, could have more clarity Sunday after Jharel Cotton throws a bullpen session that will determine if he can start Tuesday against the Rays. The right-hander, Oakland’s top starter the first six weeks of the season, had surgery to repair his left hip labrum and will not pitch again this season. Triggs told The Chronicle earlier this month that if he had the surgery, he would be throwing off the mound in time for spring training. Fellow starter Sean Manaea had hip surgery in June, 2013, and was pitching again during instructional-league play that fall. Specialist Dr. Marc Philippon, who also performed Manaea and Mark Canha’s hip surgeries, repaired Triggs’ labrum Friday in Vail,Colo. Triggs was 5-2 with a 2-12 ERA in his first eight starts but was 0-4 with a 9.64 ERA over his final four before going on the DL June 10. Graveman, who is on the DL with a right shoulder strain, threw three innings of batting practice at the A’s facility in Mesa, Ariz., Friday. Another starter, Chris Bassitt, will be returning in relief just for this season as he comes back from Tommy John surgery. Bassitt will throw three innings for Triple-A Nashville on Sunday and if all goes well, he could come off the DL soon. Utility player Chad Pinder, out with a left hamstring strain the past three weeks, will run the bases Saturday and could head on a rehab assignment if that goes well. ... Reliever Ryan Dull (right knee) is scheduled to throw two simulated innings in Arizona on Saturday. Susan Slusser is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Catcher Ryan Lavarnway, designated for assignment last week when Chris Smith was added to the 40-man roster, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Friday.

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