A’s Designate Jerry Blevins For Assignment

The Athletics have designated lefty Jerry Blevins for assignment, tweets Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

As with Blevins' previous three DFAs this season, he is removed from Oakland's 25-man roster but remains on its 40-man, so the move is procedural and does not expose him to other teams. Blevins was removed from the active roster to make room for Graham Godfrey, who was slated to start Game 2 of the Athletics' doubleheader in Boston.

Blevins has shuttled between Oakland and the minors for parts of five seasons, posting a 4.00 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 8.5 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9.

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3 years 11 months ago


3 years 11 months ago

Must suck being the 26th guy on the roster.

David X
3 years 11 months ago

How does this work? I always thought DFA meant off the 40. What’s the deal that makes this a special circumstance? Thanks.

Giants 27
3 years 11 months ago

He’s been placed on optional waivers, so other teams can claim him, but if they do, the A’s will just pull him off. If he clears (which he will), he’ll just be optioned to AAA.

3 years 11 months ago

I’m sure there’ll be a race to claim him!