RP - OAK - MiLB
A's LHP A.J. Puk was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Puk struggled in his 2021 campaign for the A's. He recorded a 6.08 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, and 16 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings pitched on the season.
The Oakland A's have recalled A.J. Puk from Triple-A. Puk was injured due to a strained biceps back in April.
Puk looked good in Triple-A with a 1.64 ERA through 22 innings. He can help Oakland with their bullpen depth for the rest of the season.
A's LHP A.J. Puk (biceps) threw a scoreless inning at Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday night.
Puk threw 20 pitches in the outing. He's continuing to work his way back from a biceps strain that he suffered in early-April. He's really only a rosterable option in deeper dynasty leagues at the moment.
The Athletics southpaw A.J. Puk is slowly progressing with two recent 15-pitch sessions. The next step in Puk's recovery involves facing hitters.
As one of the more electric pitchers, Puk has struggled with injuries throughout his career. Given the workload and injury concerns, Puk will likely end up in a relief role. Put him on the watch list in 15-team leagues later in the season as he could fit a Michael Kopech type role for the A's.
A's team trainer Nick Paparesta says A.J. Puk (biceps) is expected to begin throwing at the team's alternate training site soon.
Puk was placed on the injured list back on April 8th and has yet to throw off a mound. The 25-year-old southpaw is a former top prospect who has struggled with a plethora of injuries in recent seasons.