The Athletics announced a trio of roster moves today, first and foremost selecting the contract of recently-acquired Sam Moll, placing him on the active roster. To make room, Domingo Acevedo was optioned to Triple-A and Jordan Weems was designated for assignment.
Moll returns to the Major Leagues for the first time since 2017 — the last time he was a member of the Oakland organization. Acquiring Moll from the Diamondbacks seemed like a depth move because he wasn’t on the 40-man roster, but the A’s clearly see a more immediate need for the 29-year-old southpaw. Beyond his short stint in the Majors with the A’s in 2017, Moll has been a true minor-league journeyman, playing first for Colorado — who drafted him in the third round back in 2013 — before moving on to Oakland, Toronto, San Francisco, and Arizona.
Weems made just five appearances this season and 14 for the A’s in the past two seasons. The 28-year-old struggles with his command — which has continued this season. Over 4 1/3 innings, Weems have allowed three earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out four.
As for Acevedo, the former Yankees’ farmhand was signed by Oakland in November, 2020. In his first big league action, the right-hander allowed three earned runs in three innings across three outings. To his credit, he did not walk a batter while striking out three.