The Athletics announced Friday that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Cam Bedrosian from Triple-A Las Vegas. Righty Mike Fiers was moved from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster, while southpaw Adam Kolarek was optioned to Vegas to open a spot on the 26-man roster. Bedrosian, who began the year with the Reds, was signed to a minor league deal earlier this month. Fiers was placed on the injured list back on May 8 due to a sprained right elbow, and he’ll now be out until at least early July.
Bedrosian, 29, was clobbered for seven runs in just 5 2/3 innings with Cincinnati earlier this season, but he has a strong track record that spans several years with his now-division-rival 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.
The A’s haven’t provided any sort of update on Fiers’ elbow injury other than the transfer to the 60-day injured list. Oakland brought the righty back on a one-year, $3.5MM deal back in February. He surrendered eight runs on 14 hits, including four homers, and four walks through 9 1/3 innings before landing on the IL earlier this month.
Prediction: he is nails from here on out.
Obviously, bad news regarding Fiers, especially if Cole Irvin is possibly reverting to the form he displayed while with the Phillies.
He’s been great against pretty much everyone except the Astros. His worst other game was the Rays, 6IP 3R.
7.97 ERA v Houston (13 ER, 14-2/3 IP)
1.90 ERA v everybody else (8 ER 38 IP)
And the Astros top 7 hitters have all been completely on fire and wrecking everyone so far. Due for some regression, but smelling like big time May champs, same with the Giants, who still could easily finish 4th in that division. Posey, Crawford and Longoria? Really? lol
Cole Irvin is extremely good. Phillies blew it. A’s FO found gold.
he’ll be better then that. Phillies did not use him properly.
I would have assumed that Kolarek is out of options by now but he’s only been in the MLB since 2017. It feels like he’s been around for way longer.
Bedrosian’s numbers are deceiving apparently. He had one good rookie season with the Angels and has stunk since. If he inhereted a runner, that runner scored always. He is not a shutdown bullpen piece. Good for the Angels that he’s with the A’s.
Mike Fiers isnt he the guy that squealed on his Teamates bout cheating while in Houston? Looks like bad Karma is finally catching him and the Astros are pounding the baseball again..
After he left. So he’s a hero, but also a villain.
Mike Fiers is a hero, cheating is bad.
so no karma for the real criminals? yeah, that’s totally how it works.
May Sportsfan– not be the one to find your wallet if inadvertently dropped in the parking lot.