The Oakland A’s recalled right-handers Trevor Cahill and Lou Trivino from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday. Cahill will start Tuesday’s game for the A’s. To make room for both pitchers, the A’s designated outfielder Trayce Thompson for assignment and placed reliever Yusmeiro Petit on the family medical emergency list.
Cahill, the A’s top pick in 2006 (second round), returns to pitch a regular season game with the A’s for the first time since 2011. He was traded that offseason to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cahill returned to the A’s this spring when he signed a one-year deal late in spring training.
He spent the first part of the regular season building up his pitch count with Triple-A Nashville. In two starts, Cahill allowed four earned runs in 9.2 innings. He struck out 10 and walked seven. Cahill has a career MLB record of 73-79 with a 4.11 ERA in 1,233.1 innings. He won a World Series in 2016 with the Cubs and was an All-Star with the A’s in 2010.
Trivino, the A’s 11th-round pick in 2013, will be making his major-league debut. A starter early in his pro career, Trivino’s path to the big league accelerated significantly when he moved to the bullpen partway through the 2015 season. After posting a 3.03 ERA in 68.1 innings for Double-A Midland and Triple-A Nashville last season, Trivino was added to the A’s 40-man roster.
Trivino made four appearances this spring in big league camp, allowing a run in 4.2 innings pitched. He was off to a strong start with Nashville, not allowing a base-runner in 4.1 innings over three appearances. He had eight strike outs.
Trivino is a power pitcher who can run his two-seam between 95-98 MPH, his four seam 96-101 and his cutter 88-92.
The A’s will try to get Thompson through waivers. They claimed him on April 5 from the Yankees. Thompson was DFA’d by the Dodgers at the end of spring training. He appeared in three games with the A’s and had one hit in seven at-bats.
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