The Athletics announced on Twitter that they have designated right-hander Pat Neshek for assignment. In related moves, Josh Reddick was placed on the disabled list, and right-hander Evan Scribner and first baseman Daric Barton were recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.
Neshek possesses some of the better-looking stats you'll see out of a DFA'ed reliever, as he's posted a 3.58 ERA with 6.7 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 37 2/3 innings for the A's this season. Stats like FIP (4.57), xFIP (4.66) and SIERA (4.18) all feel that his ERA is a bit of a mirage, however. He's also struggled greatly as of late (six earned runs in his past three innings) and comes with significant platoon splits, as left-handed batters have produced a .327/.379/.577 batting line against the former sixth-round pick.