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Athletics move Jesse Hahn into the starting rotation

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OAKLAND, CA - MAY 22: Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn #32 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch during the second inning against the New York Yankees at Coliseum on May 22, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

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The Athletics have decided to move Jesse Hahn into the starting rotation, replacing Raul Alcantara, NBC Sports California’s Joe Stiglich reports. Alcantara will move to the bullpen.

Alcantara, 24, struggled mightily in his first start on Friday against the Rangers, serving up eight runs in two innings of work. The right-hander is the Athletics’ 24th-best prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

Hahn, 27, relieved Alcantara on Friday and pitched six solid innings, yielding only two runs. He made 25 starts for the A’s between 2015-16, pitching well in ’15 but struggling last season.

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