Oakland Athletics say Ramon Laureano not ready to return from IL

May 22, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) follows through on a single against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano had a cortisone shot in his right hip Thursday and will not be activated from the 10-day injured list when he is eligible.

Originally placed on IL with right groin tightness, Laureano is eligible to be activated Monday.

Laureano, who last played for Oakland on May 27, could begin activities next week, according to Athletics trainer Nick Paparesta.

The 26-year-old is hitting .257 with 11 homers, 22 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

“Ramon’s doing great … and we will have a better idea where we’re at with Ramon next week,” said Paparesta, who did not commit to a timeline for Laureano.

“Just because he has a cortisone injection done in his hip doesn’t mean it’s a more severe or significant injury than we originally anticipated. The hip is still structurally sound and doing well.”

Manager Bob Melvin said Skye Bolt, recalled from the minors when the A’s placed Laureano on the IL, could see playing time in center field.

–Field Level Media