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Franklin Barreto sent down but A’s expect him back soon, to stay

SEATTLE — Franklin Barreto was sent back to Triple-A Nashville, as planned, before Saturday’s game, but the young infielder knew the move was coming. Barreto hit .190 with two homers and four RBIs in 11 games. A’s catcher Ryan Lavarnway also was designated for assignment. Lavarnway was 0-for-2 Friday, and he hit .274 with four homers in 61 games with Nashville. Matt McBride likely would be the next catcher up if the A’s have a need and if Lavarnway doesn’t clear waivers. Melvin said he hopes to announce Sunday how the rotation lines up out of the All-Star break. ... Catcher Bruce Maxwell is batting .393 on the road. ... Shortstop Marcus Semien has hit safely in nine consecutive games at Safeco Field. Susan Slusser is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. All-Star break All-Star Game, Miami Josh Phegley returned after the birth of his second child, Calvin James, who arrived at 12:56 a.m. Wednesday.

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