The 29-year-old Bedrosian is no stranger to the AL West, having spent the majority of his career in the division-rival Angels’ bullpen. The Halos non-tendered Bedrosian this winter and, after latching on with the Reds on a minor league deal, he broke camp with Cincinnati on the heels of a strong spring showing. Bedrosian punched out 16 of the 32 hitters he faced during Cactus League play en route to that Opening Day roster nod.
Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse once the regular season was underway. Bedrosian was rocked for seven runs on 10 hits, including a pair of homers, while posting a 7-to-6 K/BB ratio in 5 2/3 innings.
That said, Bedrosian has a strong track record with the Angels. From 2016-20, he gave them 225 innings of 3.20 ERA ball with a 3.74 SIERA, a 25.1 percent strikeout rate and a 9.1 percent walk rate. He’s missed fewer bats in recent years after seeing his strikeout rate peak in 2016-17, but Bedrosian has been a largely reliable bullpen option who even saw a bit of an uptick in fastball velocity this year in Cincinnati. He’ll give the A’s a rather experienced depth option to call upon should injuries or poor performances among their big league relief corps necessitate some personnel change.