But the A's aren't as optimistic about their other two injured outfielders, with no timetable on the horizon for either Coco Crisp (left hamstring) or Josh Reddick (right wrist) to return.
Crisp "is feeling better," manager Bob Melvin said Saturday, and could begin running the bases within the next few days. Whether he needs a rehab assignment is not yet known. Reddick, meanwhile, is simply getting treatment on his sprained wrist.
The A's have won just three games since Crisp and Young were placed on the DL on April 30.
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