OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's recalled right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz to Single-A Beloit, the club announced today.
Scribner joins the A's for his fourth stint this year and his ninth over the last two years. He was on the A's Opening Day roster and appeared in two games (1.1 ip) before he was optioned to Sacramento April 7. The 28-year-old right-hander did not pitch during his second stint from June 17 to 19 and had four appearances during his third stint from July 24 to August 1 (4.0 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 1 er, 3 so). Scribner is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in six relief appearances overall for the A's. He is also 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA in 40 relief appearances with Sacramento and is tied for fourth in the Pacific Coast League with 16 saves.
Pomeranz was recalled from Sacramento yesterday to start at Houston and allowed an unearned run in 5.1 innings in a no decision in Oakland's 5-4 win. He was on the A's Opening Day roster and went 5-4 with a 2.91 ERA in 17 games, including eight starts, before 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 is 5-4 with a 2.66 ERA in 18 games overall with Oakland.