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A's put switch-pitcher Venditte on DL

By The Sports Network, 3 years 9 months ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have placed ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right shoulder. Venditte became the first switch-handed pitcher to appear in a major league game since 1995 when he tossed two scoreless innings at Boston's Fenway Park on June 5. The 29-year-old did not allow a run in 5 2/3 innings over four...

Recap: Oakland vs. Texas

By The Sports Network, 3 years 9 months ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Scott Kazmir fired eight brilliant innings to halt a lengthy winless drought and lead the Oakland Athletics to a 7-0 decision over the Texas Rangers. Kazmir (3-4) earned his first victory since April 13 with a superb performance in which he yielded only one hit -- an Elvis Andrus single in the fifth inning -- and a pair of walks while logging six strikeouts...

Texas Rangers (31-27) at Oakland Athletics (23-37), 10:05 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 3 years 9 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Yovani Gallardo looks to beat Oakland for the first time in his career on Wednesday night when the Texas Rangers continue a three-game series with the Athletics. Gallardo has faced Oakland once this season, taking a 7-1 loss at home on May 3. He was charged with four runs -- three earned -- over 6 2/3 innings, falling to 0-3 against the Athletics lifetime with a 6.48...

A's recall switch pitcher Venditte

By The Sports Network, 3 years 9 months 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 years 9 months 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 years 9 months 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...

Recap: Detroit vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 3 years 9 months 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 activate P O'Flaherty from DL

By The Sports Network, 3 years 9 months 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. 

A's send Doolittle back to DL

By The Sports Network, 3 years 9 months 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, 3 years 10 months 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...