The Oakland A’s sign Pedro Viola

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 3 February 2013 at 9:31 am

The A’s have signed 29-year old lefty reliever Pedro Viola to a minor league deal.  Viola pitched in 36 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Orioles last year and he was 0-2 with 4 saves, a 4.75 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  He last pitched in the majors in 2011 with the Orioles.  Viola has now pitched in 15 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the majors and he is 0-0 with a 7.50 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP.  He will be a big time longshot to win a spot in the A’s pen this spring.

The Oakland Athletics sign Carlos Fisher

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 3 February 2013 at 9:29 am

The Oakland A’s have signed 29-year old righty reliever Carlos Fisher to a minor league deal.  Fisher pitched in 52 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball last year for the Reds and he was 0-2 with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP.  He last pitched in the majors in 2011 with the Reds.  Fisher has pitched in 74 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the majors and he is 2-5 with a 4.74 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.  Fisher has a good arm and a lot of pitchers have turned things around in Oakland.

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