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A.J. Puk

A.J. Puk

RP - OAK - IL10

Age: 25College: FloridaBats: LThrows: L

Next Game

Mon, 4/12 9:40pm
Rank P #150
Projection (?) 1.6 pts




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A.J. Puk placed on 10-day IL with strained left bicep

The Athletics have placed left-handed reliever A.J. Puk on the 10-day injured list with a strained left bicep. The move is retroactive to April 7th.

Fantasy Impact

Puk, 25, opened the year on a positive note by allowing one hit and zero runs over 3.1 innings on Monday. He owns a career 2.45 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 11 games (14.2 innings). Puk spent part of 2019 in the majors but missed all of 2020 due to shoulder surgery.

Andersen PickardApr 8, 2021
A.J. Puk tosses 3.1 shutout innings out of the bullpen Monday

A.J. Puk threw 3.1 shutout innings in long relief Monday against the Dodgers, allowing just one hit with four strikeouts and three walks.

Fantasy Impact

Puk was just called up by Oakland prior to this game Monday against the Dodgers. He struggled a little with his command, walking three hitters, but otherwise provided the Athletics a few innings of tremendous work on the mound after starter Frankie Montas could not escape the third inning.

Ari Koslow5 days ago
A.J. Puk recalled from alternate training site

The A's recalled LHP A.J. Puk from their alternate training site.

Fantasy Impact

The plan is for Puk to be utilized out of the bullpen. He was seemingly in line to win Oakland's fifth rotation spot back in spring training, but that plan has been put aside for now.

A.J. Puk optioned to alternate training site

The A's optioned LHP A.J. Puk to their alternate training site.

Fantasy Impact

Puk is believed to have lost the battle for the team's No. 5 rotation spot to Daulton Jefferies. An annual top prospect, the big lefty should still pitch for Oakland for most of the season, but it might happen out of the bullpen.

A.J. Puk (shoulder) will make spring debut on Wednesday

Athletic LHP A.J. Puk (shoulder) will make his Cactus League debut on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Puk needed shoulder surgery last year and has been limited to sim games so far this spring. With Mike Fiers (hip) unlikely to be ready for the Opening Day rotation, Puk could win a starting spot with a strong finish to the spring. He's on the late-round redraft radar, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect a huge workload following so many lost years due to injury.

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