The Oakland A’s have released Carson Blair

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 2:59 pm

The Oakland A’s have released 26-year old righty swinging catcher Carson Blair.  Blair played in 23 games in A+AA+AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he was 27 of 81 (.333 avg, .888 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 3 homers and 14 RBIs.  Blair got his first taste of the show with the A’s last year, when he played in 11 games for them and he was 4 for 31 (.129 avg, .454 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs.  He did whiff 18 times last year with the A’s, so he was overmatched.  This isn’t much of a loss for the A’s.  At the same time, Blair should have little problem finding a new team to play for.

The Oakland A’s have sent Tyler Ladendorf back to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,In Need of a Slumpbuster,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 7:29 pm

The Oakland A’s have sent 28-year old righty swinging IF/OF Tyler Ladendorf to AAA.  He has played in 35 games for the A’s so far this year and he is 3 for 36 (.083 avg, .191 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Ladendorf has now played in 44 games in his first two years with the A’s and he is 7 for 53 (.132 avg, .333 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers, 3 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  The A’s better make Ladendorf earn his next promotion to the show, as he has not proven ready for prime time so far in his career.

The Oakland A’s place Andrew Triggs on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 7:24 pm

The Oakland A’s have placed 27-year old righty reliever Andrew Triggs on the 15-day disabled list due to a left leg contusion.  Triggs has pitched in 16 games (1 start) for the A’s so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 5.83 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP.  Triggs has given up 37 hits (4 homers) and 9 walks while whiffing 30 batters in his first 29 1/3 innings for the A’s so far this year.  He has gotten hit pretty hard in his first year in the show.

The Oakland A’s call up a couple of lefty pitchers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 7:11 pm

The Oakland A’s have called up 24-year old lefty starting pitcher Dillon Overton and 26-year old lefty reliever Daniel Coulombe.  Overton has pitched in 2 games (both starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 11.42 ERA and a 2.31 WHIP.  He has given up 15 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 4 batters in his first 8 2/3 innings this year, so he has gotten a rude welcome to Major League baseball so far!  Coulombe has pitched in 13 games (0 starts) so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  He has given up 18 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 15 batters in his first 18 innings so far this year.

The Oakland A’s acquire Ross Detwiler from the Indians

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 18 July 2016 at 10:37 am

The Oakland A’s have acquired 30-year old lefty reliever/starter Ross Detwiler from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.  Detwiler pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Indians this year and he was 0-0 with a 5.79 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  Detwiler has now pitched in 180 games (76 starts) in his first 9 years in the show and he is 21-37 with 1 save, a 4.21 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  This move just proves that if you throw with your left arm, teams will take a chance on you.

The Oakland A’s send Billy Burns to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 15 July 2016 at 7:24 pm

The Oakland A’s have sent 26-year old switch-hitting outfielder Billy Burns to AAA.  Burns played in 73 games for the A’s this year and he was 64 of 274 (.234 avg, .573 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 0 homers, 12 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.  Burns has now played in 211 games in his first three years with the A’s and he is 218 of 800 (.273 avg, .671 OPS) with 106 runs scored, 5 homers, 54 RBIs and 43 stolen bases.  The A’s needed Burns’ roster spot to promote 3B/1B Ryon Healy.  Burns should be back with the A’s later this year, but he is going to have to show something in AAA first.

The Oakland A’s DFA Nick Tepesch

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 15 July 2016 at 7:20 pm

The Oakland A’s have designated 27-year old righty starting pitcher Nick Tepesch for assignment.  Tepesch pitched in 3 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he was 1-1 with a 5.51 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.  Tepesch has pitched in 43 games (40 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 9-18 with a 4.68 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  The A’s needed a roster spot for 3B/1B Ryon Healy and that is why Tepesch lost his spot on the 40-man roster.

UPDATE:  (7/18/2016) – The A’s have lost Nick Tepesch on waivers to the Royals.

The Oakland A’s call up Ryon Healy

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 15 July 2016 at 6:43 pm

The Oakland A’s have called up 24-year old righty swinging 3B/1B Ryon Healy.  Healy came into this season as the A’s #22 prospect according to Baseball America.  Healy played in 85 games in AA+AAA-ball so far this year and he was 110 of 337 (.326 avg, .940 OPS) with 60 runs scored, 14 homers, 64 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He has now played in 392 games in his first four years in the minors and he is 463 of 1,579 (.293 avg, .785 OPS) with 212 runs scored, 46 homers, 238 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  Healy is starting at 3B for the A’s tonight in what will be his Major League debut.

The Oakland A’s place Fernando Rodriguez on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Monday 4 July 2016 at 1:45 pm

The Oakland A’s have placed 32-year old righty reliever Fernando Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right shoulder.  Rodriguez has pitched in 34 games (0 starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.  He has given up 30 hits and 17 walks while whiffing 37 batters in his first 40 2/3 innings for the A’s so far this year.  The A’s have called up 27-year old righty reliever Andrew Triggs to replace Rodriguez in the pen.  Triggs has pitched in 13 games (1 start) for the A’s so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 6.20 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s call up Pat Schuster

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 4 July 2016 at 12:41 pm

The Oakland A’s have called up 25-year old lefty reliever Pat Schuster.  He has pitched in 28 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the A’s so far this year and he is 1-0 with 5 saves, a 1.30 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.  He has given up 26 hits and 12 walks while whiffing 37 batters in his first 34 2/3 innings this year in the minors, which are pretty impressive numbers.  He has now pitched in 286 games (31 starts) in his first 8 years in the minors and he is 22-18 with 6 saves, a 3.29 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  This will be Schuster’s first shot at pitching in the show.  To make room on the roster for Schuster, the A’s have sent 26-year old lefty reliever Daniel Coulombe to AAA.  Coulombe has pitched in 13 games (0 starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.

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