A's option Chavez to Triple-A to make room for Straily

A's option Chavez to Triple-A to make room for Straily

OAKLAND -- By skipping Brett Anderson's turn in the rotation on Monday in favor of Dan Straily, the A's were forced to option a reliever to Triple-A to make room on their roster.

It was right-hander Jesse Chavez making the trip back to Sacramento, just nine days after leaving there to join the A's. He appeared in three games out of the bullpen, allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings.

The righty is expected to resume starting duties with the River Cats, having already compiled a 1-1 record and 2.45 ERA in three starts for them this season.

Straily was on hand in Oakland to make his first start for the A's since April 6, when he fanned a career-high 11 batters in 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Astros. He was optioned to Sacramento the next day when Bartolo Colon was reinstated from the suspended list.

Straily was 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in three starts with the River Cats, allowing a .159 opponents' average without surrendering a home run in 18 2/3 innings. He struck out 20 and walked six.

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