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A's recall Pomeranz, option Freiman

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's recalled left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned first baseman Nate Freiman to Single-A Beloit, the club announced today.

Pomeranz was on the A's Opening Day roster and went 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA in nine relief appearances before moving into the starting rotation May 7. He went 4-3 with a 3.21 ERA in eight starts and was 5-4 with a 2.91 ERA in 17 games overall when he fractured his right hand June 16. The 25-year-old left-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day and made one rehab start with Sacramento before he was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Sacramento July 13. Pomeranz went 3-1 with a 3.69 ERA in eight starts with the River Cats.

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Freiman is batting .241 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 22 games over two stints with the A's. He was recalled from Sacramento August 3 for his second stint and went 6 for 21 (.286) with three home runs and six RBI in eight games. Freiman batted .284 with 15 home runs and 74 RBI in 80 games with Sacramento.

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