RP - OAK - IL10
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.
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.
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.
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.
The A's recalled LHP A.J. Puk from their alternate training site.
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.
The A's optioned LHP A.J. Puk to their alternate training site.
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.
Athletic LHP A.J. Puk (shoulder) will make his Cactus League debut on Wednesday.
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.