Athletics Designate Joe Savery For Assignment

The Athletics have designated lefty Joe Savery for assignment, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle tweets. The move clears space on their 40-man roster for catcher Bryan Anderson.

Savery has only pitched four innings for the A’s this season, spending most of it with Triple-A Sacramento, where he posted a 2.84 ERA, 9.1 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in 44 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old was a first-round pick by the Phillies in 2007, and he pitched parts of three seasons in the Philadelphia bullpen before the A’s claimed him in February. In the midst of a respectable season, he seems like a reasonable bet to be claimed again, but the A’s already had three good lefties in their bullpen in Luke Gregerson, Fernando Abad and Eric O’Flaherty and didn’t necessarily need Savery.

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3 Comments on "Athletics Designate Joe Savery For Assignment"

Larry Bowa
1 year 3 days ago

Luke Gregerson is not a lefty.

1 year 3 days ago

Gregerson is a rhp

1 year 3 days ago

Gregerson is a RHP. Doolittle, Abad, and O’Flaherty are the A’s lefties.