Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Oakland Athletics starter Daniel Mengden goes down with a foot injury

Oakland A’s starter Daniel Mengden left his Saturday start against the Chicago White Sox after two innings due to a right foot sprain, according to the team.

It’s the latest setback in a disastrous month for the right-hander, who entered June with a 2.91 ERA that rose to 4.47 after he allowed five runs in his two frames against the White Sox. With a depleted pitching rotation already missing the likes of Brett Anderson, Trevor Cahill and Andrew Triggs to injury, Oakland doesn’t have many tested options to replace Mengden if he’s forced to miss his next start.

Last year, Mengden underwent surgery on his right foot.

Potential replacements include veteran Edwin Jackson — signed to a minor league contract earlier this month — and James Naile.

While the A’s fell behind the White Sox, 5-0, in the first inning Saturday, they battled back to tie the game behind home runs from Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson. With a victory, they would reach the 40-win mark three weeks earlier than they did last season.Daniel MengdenEdwin JacksonMLBOakland A'sOakland Athletics

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