Trevor Cahill

Blast from the past: A's to start former All-Star in 50th Anniversary Game

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Blast from the past: A's to start former All-Star in 50th Anniversary Game

For the first time since 2011, Trevor Cahill will start a game for the Oakland A's.

The 30-year-old right-hander will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night at the Coliseum. It figures to be a packed house, as tickets to the game are free, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Athletics' first game in Oakland.

Cahill has made two starts for Nashville this season, allowing four earned runs in 9 2/3 innings, while striking out 10 and walking seven. He signed a one-year deal with the A's in March, after previously pitching for Oakland from 2009-11.

Last season with the Padres and Royals, Cahill went 4-3 with a 4.93 ERA in 21 appearances, including 14 starts. For his career, he has a record of 73-79 with a 4.11 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.

Cahill's best season came with the A's in 2010, when he went 18-8 with a 2.97 ERA and was named an American League All-Star.

A's agree to deal with familiar veteran pitcher

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A's agree to deal with familiar veteran pitcher

UPDATE (Mar. 19, 7:45 p.m. PT): The A's officially announced the Cahill signing on Monday. This story has been updated to reflect that.

On the same day the Oakland A's learned they'd be without Jharel Cotton all season, they signed a familiar face to bolster their pitching depth. 

Oakland agreed to a one-year deal with Trevor Cahill, nearly 12 years after the A's drafted him in the second round. 

Cahill pitched for Oakland from 2009-11. He started 96 games in three seasons with the A's, going 40-35 with a 3.91 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Since Oakland traded him to the Arizona Diamondbacks in Dec. 2011, Cahill's pitched for six teams. 

The 30-year-old won a World Series ring with the Chicago Cubs in 2016, and pitched for the San Diego Padres and Kansas City Royals last season. In 2017, he went 4-3 in 21 appearances (14 starts) with a 4.93 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.