A's recall Scribner to reinforce bullpen

A's recall Scribner to reinforce bullpen

ANAHEIM -- The A's shored up their bullpen in time for Thursday's series opener at Angel Stadium by recalling right-hander Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento.

The club was down a relief arm on Wednesday because of its decision to utilize a sixth starter in Drew Pomeranz, who will now join first baseman Nate Freiman at Class A Beloit.

Both will return to the A's when rosters expand Monday.

For Scribner, this is his fourth stint with the A's this year -- ninth over the last two seasons -- and he is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in six relief appearances over that span. He's also 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA and 16 saves in 40 relief outings for the River Cats.

"He's pitched in any number of roles for us," said manager Bob Melvin. He's been here with us, he knows the up-and-down thing, we can use him for length and he has done a nice job for us."

At least for Thursday, Scribner was to fill Dan Otero's role, after the righty tossed 38 pitches in earning his eighth win of the season in Houston on Wednesday.

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