The A's placed pitchers Dallas Braden and Joey Devine on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to March 24.
Pitching coach Curt Young made the decision that Braden would not join the team in Japan on March 15, saying it would be too difficult for Braden to get in his regular work.
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Braden, 28, continues to rehab his shoulder after undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a torn capsule last May. He made just three starts prior to the injury, going 1-1.
"What I need to do," Braden told the San Francisco Chronicle, "is get myself ready to pitch without any potential conflicts in my workout schedule."
Braden who authored MLB's 19th perfect game on Mother's Day of 2010, will try to regain his 2010 durability; he started 30 games for the A's, going 11-14 with a 3.50 ERA.
Devine, 28, hits the DL with right biceps tendinitis. In 2011, he appeared in 26 games, going 1-1 with a 3.52 ERA.
Devine and Braden will be eligible to come off the disabled list prior to the A's three-game home series against the Royals beginning April 9.
The A's are in a unique situation with spring training games to play after their opening series. They are required to reduce their roster to 25 players by April 4, but are not allowed to carry more than 25 players for the Japan series. As a result, pitchers Tyson Ross and Tommy Milone and first baseman Daric Barton will be inactive for the Japan series, getting the A's roster to 25 active players.
OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s traded outfielder Jaycob Brugman to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later or cash, the club announced Wednesday. Brugman was designated for assignment on Monday.
Brugman made his major league debut with the A’s last year and batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games. He also hit .275 with a home run and nine RBI with Nashville and then batted .182 in nine games with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.
Brugman was originally selected by Oakland in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
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In order to get their 40-man roster set for the Rule 5 Draft, the A's did a little roster reshuffling on Monday.
Among the casualties from the roster crunch was outfielder Jaycob Brugman, who played in 48 games for the A's in 2017.
Brugman and left-handed pitcher Sam Moll were designated for assignment in order to clear spots for the A's to add right-handed pitchers Heath Fillmyer and Lou Trivino to the 40-man roster.
During his stint with the A's last season, Brugman hit .266/.346/.343 with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. Brugman participated in the recently-concluded Arizona Fall League, but didn't put up great numbers. He his just 1.82 in nine games.
The 23-year-old Fillmyer started 29 games for Double-A Midland and posted a 3.49 ERA in 149.2 innings. He was a fifth-round by the A's in 2014.
Trivino spent time with Midland and Triple-A Nashville during the 2017 season. In 48 relief appearances between the two levels, he posted a 3.03 ERA and struck out 65 batters in 68.1 innings.
Earlier on Monday, the A's acquired outfielder Ramon Laureano from the Astros for right-handed pitcher Brandon Bailey. Laureano was added to the 40-man roster and right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.
The Rule 5 Draft will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.