Lefty Mike Zagurski has opted out of his contract with the Athletics, MLBTR has learned. The 30-year-old reliever had signed with Oakland after opting out of his previous deal with the Yankees, and will now look for a big league job over the month of September.
During his brief stint with Triple-A Sacramento over the last couple of weeks, Zagurski gave up four earned and struck out eight batters over six innings. He sports a 3.04 ERA in 53 1/3 total Triple-A innings on the season, and has posted an eye-popping 14.0 K/9 against 4.0 BB/9. Though Zagurski was less successful in a short run with the Pirates earlier this year, his big strikeout potential could make him attractive now that rosters have expanded.