Acquired: Claimed on waivers March 12, 2016 (OAK). Originally drafted in the 19th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: 2-1 with a 5.14 ERA in six games in relief at Nashville (Triple-A), allowing six hits in seven innings, walking three and striking out nine.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Nashville April 25 when LHP Eric Surkamp was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 4/25/2016
|April 25, in a 7-3 loss to the Tigers. The last of four pitchers on the night, he tossed one perfect inning. Coming on for reliever Fernando Rodriguez in the bottom of the eighth inning, he struck out Tyler Collins looking, got Mike Aviles to pop out to the infield and retired Jose Iglesias on a line drive. He threw just 14 pitches, 10 for strikes.|
|After spending his first three pro seasons in the Royals’ organization, the three-time draftee (selected as a junior, a senior and, finally, a fifth-year senior) had his contract sold by Kansas City to the Orioles on April 4, 2015. He posted a terrific season at Bowie (Double-A) that summer, collecting 17 saves and posting a 1.03 ERA in 46 games, limiting opposing Eastern League hitters to a .196 average and leading the league in walks/IP rate (1.62) while finishing fifth in SO/9 (10.33). With a career 2.02 ERA in 152 games coming out of that season, he was placed on the Orioles 40-man roster, but released during 2016 spring training and the Athletics were quick to put in a claim on him. He had spent most of 2014 at Northwest Arkansas (Double-A) where he had 19 saves and a 2.93 ERA. His arsenal includes a sinking fastball in the low-to-middle 90s, a slider and a changeup. In the five days since his promotion and debut, he’s been sent down, called back up and sent back down again. Welcome to the big leagues, Andrew."|