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Daniel Mengden cleared waivers and was sent to AAA Las Vegas by the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.
Mengden has a 3.65 ERA over 12 1/3 innings pitched this season. He will be organizational depth for the Athletics who are poised to make a deep run in the playoffs. Mengden survived COVID-19 earlier this season.
Daniel Mengden (COVID-19) cleared to return and will begin throwing at the Athletics alternate site Saturday.
Mengden tested positive for the Coronavirus in early September. He will begin throwing at the A’s alternate site Saturday, but a return to the majors is unclear at this time.
Daniel Mengden was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Thursday.
Mengden is asymptomatic, but will have to test negative twice in order to rejoin his teammates. He tested positive for Coronavirus on August 29th. Mike Minor was added to the active roster in a corresponding move.
Daniel Mengden allowed five hits and three earned runs over four innings of Tuesday’s 8-3 loss to Colorado. He struck out four, walked two, and allowed a home run.
Mengden has a career ERA of 4.68 spanning 290 big league innings, he will be the first to head back to long relief once the A’s get Jesus Luzardo back in the rotation.
The Athletics have placed RHP Daniel Mengden (elbow) on the 60-day IL.
Mengden underwent surgery on his right elbow to remove bone spurs in February. He was deemed fully healthy for the start of spring training 2.0, but will start the season on the injured list. Mengden will be eligible to return at some point during the 2020 campaign. The 27-year-old RHP owned a (5-2) record along with a 4.83 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and a 42:27 K:BB across 59 2/3 innings in 2019.