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Anderson on track to start on Saturday

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ANAHEIM -- On the same day the Angels learned they'll be without No. 1 starter Jered Weaver for a month, the A's got encouraging information regarding their ace.

Lefty Brett Anderson, who sustained a left thumb contusion during his Sunday start against the Astros, is "in good shape" to make his next scheduled outing at home on Saturday against the Tigers, manager Bob Melvin said.

"He's going to play catch today and if everything goes well, I don't see why he wouldn't throw his normal bullpen a couple of days after that," Melvin said. "It's a little bit sore, but he does get an extra day, anyway."

Anderson can thank Monday's off-day for that. He'll now be able to push back his bullpen session and start on five days' rest, rather than the standard four.

The A's southpaw underwent X-rays that came out negative at a Houston hospital after completing his sixth inning on Sunday, four frames after he hurt his thumb. Knowing he was able to pitch with the injury, matching a career high in strikeouts (10) along the way, the A's were never too concerned but simply wanted to act out of precautionary measures.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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