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SFGate Aug 7, 2018

Chad Pinder comes off DL; A’s send out Barreto, Dull, Wendelken

As expected, Chad Pinder’s stay on the DL was a short as possible after he incurred a lacerated elbow in a car accident on July 28 in Denver. The A’s activated the utility player before the game against Los Angeles on Tuesday, and optioned infielder Franklin Barreto back to Triple-A Nashville. To make room for newly required reliever Shawn Kelley and starter Mike Fiers, the A’s also optioned out relievers Ryan Dull and J.B. Wendelken. Pinder is batting .259 with 10 homers and 23 RBIs in 71 games and he’s played all three outfield...
SFGate Jul 29, 2018

A’s place Chad Pinder on DL, call Franklin Barreto up again

DENVER - With the A’s needing a full bench for the finale of their series at a National League park, the team recalled infielder Franklin Barreto on Sunday and placed utility man Chad Pinder on the 10-day DL with a left elbow laceration. Adding Barreto gives the A’s another right-handed hitting option off the bench. Pinder is batting .259 with nine doubles, a triple, 10 homers, 23 RBIs and 30 runs, and he’s appeared at every position besides first base and catcher. Barreto is joining the team for the fifth time this season and he’s...
SFGate Jul 24, 2018

A’s recall Frankie Montas, sent Franklin Barreto back to Nashville

ARLINGTON, Texas - Oakland recalled right-hander Frankie Montas, Tuesday’s starter, and sent second baseman Franklin Barreto back to Triple-A Nashville. Barreto was called up Saturday on July 14 with Jed Lowrie a little banged up and he went 1-for-4 in two games, including one start. He’s hitting .214 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 20 games with Oakland. Montas was sent down July 9 merely in order to keep getting work in over the All-Star break. He went 5-2 with a 3.35 ERA in eight starts after being recalled May 27. “Frankie did...

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