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Athletics starter Jharel Cotton (groin) scratched from Monday start vs. Tigers

MLB, Oakland Athletics

DETROIT -- Oakland Athletics starter Jharel Cotton was a late scratch Monday night against the Detroit Tigers with a right groin strain.

Cotton started his warm-ups at the normal time, but Raul Alcantara went out to the bullpen and began to get ready as Cotton walked back to the dugout.

Alcantara has pitched in 10 games over the past two seasons, including six starts, and posted an 8.91 ERA. This season, he is 0-1 with a 12.27 ERA in five games. 

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