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A's recall switch pitcher Venditte

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have recalled pitcher Pat Venditte from their Triple-A affiliate in Nashville. Venditte is a switch-handed pitcher who will make his major league debut when he takes the mound. He will become the first switch-handed pitcher to appear in a big league game since Greg Harris in 1995. The 29-year-old has a record of 1-0 with a 1.36 ERA...

Oakland Athletics Call Up Switch-Pitcher

By Josh Hamburger, 3 weeks 4 days ago
With so many great batters in the MLB, most pitchers spend countless time and effort in perfecting their craft. They understand their strengths and weaknesses, especially when it comes to facing right- and left-handed batters. Pat Venditte, however, has an answer to lefties and righties: He can pitch with both arms. The Oakland Athletics called up this one-of-a-kind pitcher today in a hope...

A's activate P Pomeranz from DL

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics activated left- handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. Before going on the DL with a shoulder sprain after his May 18 start, Pomeranz owned a 2-3 record and a 4.40 ERA in 43 innings over eight starts for Oakland. He is expected to move from the rotation to the bullpen. To make room for Pomeranz on...

A's activate P O'Flaherty from DL

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 8 hours ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics activated reliever Eric O'Flaherty from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. O'Flaherty posted an 0-2 record with an 11.57 earned run average over eight relief appearances before landing on the DL with a strained left shoulder on May 2. In a corresponding move, the A's optioned pitcher Angel Castro to Triple-A Nashville. 

Recap: Detroit vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 8 hours ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Zobrist continued the Detroit Tigers' recent misfortune by clubbing a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning that propelled the Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 win at Comerica Park. The A's had been held scoreless by Alfredo Simon until Billy Burns singled in a run with the bases loaded during the tide-turning seventh. Zobrist then hammered the second...

A's send Doolittle back to DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 day ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics placed reliever Sean Doolittle back on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain on Saturday. Doolittle missed the first 1 1/2 months of the season with a strained rotator cuff. After five rehab appearances, the 2014 All-Star returned to Oakland's bullpen and pitched an inning on Wednesday before going back on the DL. ...

A's activate Doolittle from disabled list

By The Sports Network, 1 month 5 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics activated reliever and 2014 All-Star Sean Doolittle from the disabled list Tuesday. Doolittle missed all of spring training and the first 47 games of the season with a strained left rotator cuff. He made five rehab appearances over stints with Oakland's top three farm teams. The left-hander had 22 saves last season and a 2.73 ERA...

A's activate Zobrist from DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 6 days ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics activated infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist from the 15-day disabled list on Monday. Zobrist missed a month with a left medial meniscus tear in his knee. He batted .240 with a home run and eight RBI in 14 games prior to the DL stint. The Athletics opened a roster spot by sending outfielder Craig Gentry down to Triple-A Nashville....

A's put Crisp on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain. To take his spot on the roster, the A's recalled right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville. Graveman is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Crisp, who has not played since May 19, will not have...

A's place Mujica on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics placed relief pitcher Edward Mujica on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb on Friday. Mujica was injured Thursday night's 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay in the seventh inning on Bobby Wilson's ground ball up the middle. The right-hander has not allowed a run in 5 1/3 innings over five games since being acquired from...