The Oakland A’s have called up Arismendy Alcantara

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 2:05 pm

The Oakland A’s have called up 24-year old switch-hitting 2B/OF Arismendy Alcantara.  Alcantara played in 10 games in AAA-ball for the A’s this year after coming over in the Chris Coghlan deal with the Cubs and he was 6 for 37 (.162 avg, .517 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer, 3 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  To make room for Alcantara on the roster, the A’s have sent 26-year old lefty reliever Daniel Coulombe to AAA.  Coulombe has pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s activate Liam Hendricks from the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 19 June 2016 at 2:23 pm

The Oakland A’s have activated 27-year old righty reliever Liam Hendricks from the D.L.  Hendricks pitched in 11 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the A’s and he was 0-0 with a 8.27 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP.  He has given up 28 hits (2 homers) and 1 walk while whiffing 19 batters in his first 16 1/3 innings this year for the A’s.  To make room in the pen for Hendricks, the A’s have sent 27-year old righty reliever Andrew Triggs to AAA.  Triggs has pitched in 11 games (1 start) for the A’s so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 7.29 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s send Tyler Ladendorf to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 18 June 2016 at 4:46 pm

The Oakland A’s have sent 28-year old righty swinging IF/OF Tyler Ladendorf to AAA.  Ladendorf has played in 26 games for the A’s so far this year and he is 2 for 25 (.080 avg, .195 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.  The A’s have called up 27-year old righty reliever Andrew Triggs to replace Ladendorf on the active roster.  Triggs pitched in 10 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the A’s and he was 0-0 with a 8.00 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP.  He gave up 24 hits (3 homers) and 5 walks while whiffing 18 batters in his first 18 innings this year for the A’s.  The A’s hope that Triggs will be better for them this time around.

The Oakland A’s lose R.J. Alvarez off waivers to the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 12 June 2016 at 9:26 pm

The Oakland A’s have lost 25-year old righty reliever R.J. Alvarez off waivers to the Chicago Cubs.  Alvarez pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in A+AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he was 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and a 0.55 WHIP.  Alvarez pitched in 21 games (0 starts) for the A’s last year and he was 0-0 with a 9.90 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.  Alvarez gave up 27 hits (7 homers) and 13 walks while whiffing 23 batters in his 20 innings with the A’s last year.  So he was wild and he got hit hard with the A’s in 2015.  They won’t miss him moving forward.

The Oakland A’s called up Daniel Mengden earlier today

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 11 June 2016 at 9:17 pm

The Oakland A’s called up 23-year old righty starting pitcher Daniel Mengden and he made his Major League debut against the Reds and he pitched pretty well.  He was the losing pitcher despite working 5 2/3 innings in which he gave up 6 hits (1 homer), 2 runs (both earned) and he walked 4 batters while whiffing 5 of them.  Mengden came into this season as the A’s #24 prospect according to Baseball America.  He pitched in 11 games (all starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the A’s in which he was 5-1 with a 1.19 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP.  He gave up only 43 hits and 22 walks while whiffing 67 batters in 68 1/3 innings in the minors this year.  Mengden has now pitched in 43 games (34 starts) in his first three years in the minors and he is 15-5 with 1 save, a 2.87 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s have called up 1B/3B Max Muncy

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 11 June 2016 at 6:09 am

The Oakland A’s have called up 25-year old righty swinging 1B/3B Max Muncy.  Muncy played in 3 games earlier this year for the A’s and he was 2 for 6 (.333 avg, .889 OPS) with 3 walks and 1 whiff.  Muncy has now played in 48 games in his first two years with the A’s and he is 23 of 108 (.213 avg, .678 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 3 homers and 9 RBIs.

The Oakland A’s send Jesse Hahn back to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 11 June 2016 at 6:05 am

The Oakland A’s have sent 26-year old righty starting pitcher Jesse Hahn back to AAA.  Hahn has pitched in 7 games (all starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 6.49 ERA and a 1.76 WHIP.  Hahn has given up 46 hits (6 homers) and 15 walks while whiffing 16 batters in his first 34 2/3 innings this year, as he has been getting hit hard!  Hahn has been very disappointing for the A’s so far this year.  He looked good in his first year with the A’s in 2015, working in 16 games (all starts) in which he is 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  The A’s have called up 27-year old righty starter/reliever Zach Neal to replace Hahn on the pitching staff.  Neal pitched in 3 games (1 start) earlier this year for the A’s and he was 0-1 with a 11.25 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s deal Chris Coghlan to the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Thursday 9 June 2016 at 5:15 pm

The Oakland A’s have dealt 30-year old lefty swinging OF/2B/3B Chris Coghlan to the Chicago Cubs for 24-year old switch-hitting 2B/OF Arismendy Alcantara.  Coghlan played in 51 games for the A’s this year and he was 23 of 158 (.146 avg, .487 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 5 homers, 14 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Alcantara has played in 53 games for the Cubs in AAA-ball this year and he was 52 of 197 (.264 avg, .751 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 5 homers, 21 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.  He has played in 81 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 59 of 304 (.194 avg, .594 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 10 homers, 30 RBIs and 9 stolen bases.  He has also whiffed 104 times so far in the majors, so he swings a lot.  That being said, I like this deal for the A’s, as Coghlan had been struggling for them this year.  Alcantara will start out in AAA-ball for the A’s, but he could be called up in the near future.

The Oakland A’s have activated Sonny Gray off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 5 June 2016 at 9:44 am

The Oakland A’s have activated 26-year old righty starting pitcher Sonny Gray off of the disabled list.  Gray has pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 3-5 with a 6.19 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.  The A’s hope that the rest Gray has gotten the last couple of weeks will have gotten him healthy and ready to pitch like he has before this season!

The Brewers have returned infielder Colin Walsh to the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 4 June 2016 at 2:20 pm

The Milwaukee Brewers have returned 26-year old switch-hitting infielder Colin Walsh to the Oakland A’s.  The Brewers took Walsh in the Rule 5 Draft away from the A’s last December.  Walsh was overmatched in his first show at the majors.  He played in 38 games for the Brewers this year and he was 4 for 47 (.085 avg, .424 OPS) with 0 runs scored, 0 homers and 2 RBIs.  One a bright note, Walsh walked 15 times for the Brewers….but he also whiffing a stunningly awful 22 times.  He will have to work his way to Oakland by playing well in the minors first.

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