The A's announced that they have released left-hander Bobby Cramer. Oakland had designated Cramer for assignment on July 1st.
The 31-year-old appeared in five games this year, pitching 8 1/3 innings with six hits allowed and a 6K/1BB ratio. He also had a 4.03 with 10.5 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9 in six starts at Triple-A before going on the minor league disabled list on June 14th with a sciatic nerve irritation in his back. Cramer, a 38th round selection by the Mariners ten years ago, posted a 2.71 ERA with 8.4 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9 last year, when he pitched at Triple-A and in the Mexican League.