The Athletics have released right-hander Daniel Gossett and added fellow righty Ben Bracewell to their 60-man player pool, the club announced. Bracewell will report to the A’s alternate training site in San Jose.
Oakland designated Gossett for assignment last week after a couple of years of struggles in the majors and then a pair of injury-ruined seasons. Now 27 years old, the former second-round pick (2014) recorded a 5.91 ERA/5.67 FIP with 6.54 K/9 and 3.03 BB/9 in 115 1/3 innings and 23 starts as an Athletic from 2017-18 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in the latter of those seasons. He hasn’t taken a major league mound since June 3, 2018, though potential selling points for other clubs include a 2.87 ERA with 8.2 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 128 1/3 Triple-A frames and one more minor league option.
Bracewell, 29, hasn’t gotten an opportunity to pitch in the majors yet, having been a career-long A’s minor leaguer since debuting as a professional in 2014. He spent parts of the previous three seasons in Triple-A ball and has done a respectable job at the minors’ top level, where he has pitched to a 3.88 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in 174 innings.
Hope this kid braces well in the majors
Fly to Miami.
Ah good. Red Sox have a starter for Thursday night.
Could be an option for HOU’s ailing Pen.
He’s about as hittable as Ohtani was on Saturday, good luck not getting bombed on some other team!
Why not take a chance with this guy. He could be low risk/high reward, he’s struggling right now. Might just need a change of scenery
Neither the Marlins, Orioles, or Red Sox are concerned with quality right now. Gossett is an apparently able-bodied unemployed SP at the moment, and so he’ll be wearing one of those unis before the weekend.
I’m pretty sure the A’s DFA’d him because he’s just not healthy. Early in the first spring training, there were good reports about his velocity being there following TJ surgery. But he didn’t pitch at all during the summer camp, makes me think he’s still far off from being game ready.