The Oakland A’s activate Sean Manaea off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 8:03 pm

The Oakland A’s have activated 24-year old lefty starting pitcher Sean Manaea from the D.L.  He has pitched in 9 games (all starts) so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 6.02 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  Manaea has given up 55 hits (8 homers) and 16 walks while whiffing 40 batters in his first 49 1/3 innings this year.  The A’s hope that he is better for them this time around.  The A’s have sent 24-year old switch-hitting 2B/OF Arismendy Alcantara to AAA to make room on the roster for Manaea.  Alcantara played in 3 games for the A’s in his first stint with the team and he was 2 for 8 (.250 avg, .500 OPS) with 2 stolen bases.  He will probably be back in the near future for the A’s.

The Oakland A’s activate Josh Reddick off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 5:29 pm

The Oakland A’s have activated 29-year old lefty swinging outfielder Josh Reddick from the 15-day D.L.  Reddick has played in 41 games for the A’s so far this year and he is 47 of 146 (.322 avg, .860 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 5 homers, 18 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  To make room for Reddick on the active roster, the A’s have sent 25-year old lefty swinging 1B/3B/OF Max Muncy to AAA.  Muncy has played in 14 games for the A’s so far this year and he is 9 for 35 (.257 avg, .680 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 2 RBIs.  He did show a good eye at the plate this time around with 6 walks and only 3 whiffs.  Muncy has now played in 59 games in his first two years with the A’s and he is 30 for 137 (.219 avg, .666 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 3 homers and 11 RBIs.

Jake Smolinski is playing well for the Oakland A’s in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 9:30 am

27-year old righty swinging outfielder Jake Smolinski is playing well this year for the Oakland A’s.  He has played in 27 games for the A’s so far this year and he is 17 of 58 (.293 avg, .817 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 3 homers and 12 RBIs.  Smolinski has now played in 68 games in his first two years with the A’s and he is 41 of 164 (.250 avg, .774 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 8 homers and 32 RBIs.  Smolinski has been a find for the A’s.

The Oakland A’s have claimed Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Dodgers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 27 June 2016 at 8:09 pm

The Oakland A’s have claimed 27-year old righty starting pitcher Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Tepesch pitched in 1 game (1 start) for the Dodgers this year and he was 0-1 with a 11.25 ERA and a 1.75 WHIP.  He also has pitched in 14 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Rangers and Dodgers this year in which he was 7-2 with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  He has now 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.  To make room on the roster for Tepesch, the A’s have designated 28-year old lefty starting pitcher Eric Surkamp for assignment.  Surkamp pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the A’s this year and he was 0-5 with a 6.98 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP.  Surkamp has now pitched in 52 games (16 starts) in his first five years in the show and he is 4-8 with a 6.68 ERA and a 1.82 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s call up Dillon Overton

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 25 June 2016 at 5:37 pm

The Oakland A’s have called up 24-year old Dillon Overton and he will start tonight against the Los Angeles Angels.  Overton came into this season as the A’s #8 prospect according to Baseball America.  Overton has pitched in 14 games (13 starts) in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 8-4 with a 3.01 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  Overton has now pitched in 53 games (50 starts) in his first three years in the minors and he is 15-13 with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  The A’s have sent 28-year old lefty starting pitcher Eric Surkamp to AAA to make room for Overton.  Surkamp has now pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 0-5 with a 6.98 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP.  The A’s should just let the kids pitch.  Surkamp isn’t suddenly going to quit stinking up the place.

UPDATE:  (6/29/2016) – The A’s have lost Eric Surkamp on waivers to the Texas Rangers.

Sean Doolittle is back to his old self this year for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 10:45 am

29-year old lefty reliever Sean Doolittle is back to being his old self this year for the Oakland A’s after struggling through shoulder problems in 2015.  Doolittle has pitched in 33 games (0 starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 2-2 with 3 saves, a 2.51 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP.  He has given up only 19 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 35 batters in his first 28 2/3 innings so far this year, as he has been excellent!  Doolittle has now pitched in 220 games (0 starts) in his first five years with the A’s and he is 12-12 with 32 saves, a 2.97 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP.

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 place Sean Manaea on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 7:28 pm

The Oakland A’s have placed 24-year old lefty starting pitcher Sean Manaea on the 15-day disabled list due to a lefty pronator strain.  He has pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 6.02 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  He has given up 55 hits (8 homers) and 16 walks while whiffing 40 batters in his first 49 1/3 innings this year.  28-year old lefty starting pitcher Eric Surkamp will replace Manaea in the starting rotation.  He has pitched in 6 games (all starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 0-3 with a 6.41 ERA and a 1.95 WHIP.

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