A’s make several minor league moves
The Oakland A’s were busy on the transaction front in the minor leagues on Tuesday, moving several pitchers and adding a slugging first baseman back from extended spring training.
On Tuesday, the A’s promoted starter Logan Shore to Double-A Midland. Shore began the season in extended spring training rehabbing a lat strain. He joined the Ports on April 29 and made four starts for Stockton. In 22 1/3 innings, Shore had a 1.21 ERA and a 25:2 K:BB. He also hit three batters. Shore is the second Ports’ starter to earn a promotion to Midland this year, joining Jesus Luzardo.
The A’s also placed Stockton right-hander Boomer Biegalski on the disabled list on Tuesday. Biegalski left his relief appearance on Friday mid-inning. He is pitching very well in a relief role this year, posting a 2.91 ERA and a 36:5 K:BB in 21 2/3 innings.
Those moves coupled with Matt Milburn in Nashville to make a spot start in Daniel Gossett‘s place on Monday meant that the Stockton Ports were in need of pitching and they got reinforcements in the form of Evan Manarino and Dustin Hurlbutt. Both pitchers had been rehabbing spring injuries at extended spring training. The Ports also added first baseman Sandber Pimentel from extended spring training. He had been rehabbing a broken hamate bone.
On Monday, the A’s added two new players to the Nashville roster: outfielder Ramon Laureano and reliever Carlos Ramirez. Laureano was acquired from the Astros this offseason. He had been rehabbing a broken had suffered this spring on a hit by pitch. Ramirez was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on Sunday.
— Chris Bassitt threw five strong innings, Franklin Barreto homered and Bobby Wahl converted a save for a second straight night, as Nashville beat Colorado Springs, 4-2. Barreto’s homer came off of Brewers’ prospect Corbin Burnes. Barreto also walked and scored twice. He’s slumped lately but has added patience to his game, walking 12 times in 20 games this month. Barreto was removed from the game in the seventh inning after hitting his homer in the sixth. Jorge Mateo tripled and stole a base. He is starting to emerge from his deep season-opening slump and is batting .281 over his last 10 games.
— Ivan Andueza threw 6.2 scoreless innings for the Beloit Snappers, but the Peoria Chiefs scratched a run across against Jean Ruiz in the ninth and the Snappers fell, 1-0. Hunter Hargrove remained hot, collecting a hit and a walk. He’s batting .316 on the season.
— Richie Martin had two hits, including a double, but the Midland RockHounds fell to the Arkansas Travelers, 4-2. Martin is batting .341 over his last 10 games and .284 on the season. Kyle Friedrichs allowed two runs in six innings but was stuck with a tough no-decision.
— Angel Duno and Miguel Romero each threw two scoreless innings in relief to help the Stockton Ports hold off the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 4-3, on Tuesday. Nate Mondou hit a two-run home run and Kevin Merrell reached three times with two hits and a walk. Dairon Blanco stole his organization-leading 14th base. Former A’s prospect Logan Salow got the loss. Zack Erwin got the win, allowing three runs in five innings. The Ports moved to two games ahead of second-place San Jose with their win and the Giants’ loss to Modesto.
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