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A’s place RHP James Kaprielian on 10-day injured list; option C Aramis Garcia to Triple-A Las Vegas

RHP Domingo Acevedo and INF/OF Jacob Wilson designated for assignment


OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland A’s placed RHP James Kaprielian on the 10-day injured list retroactive to July 28 with right shoulder impingement and optioned catcher Aramis Garcia to Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. The moves clear spots on the 26-man roster for INF/OF Josh Harrison and C Yan Gomes, who were acquired from the Washington Nationals yesterday in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Richard Guasch and Seth Shuman and minor league catcher Drew Millas.


Additionally, to clear spots on the 40-man roster, the A’s designated right-handed pitcher Domingo Acevedo and INF/OF Jacob Wilson for assignment.


Kaprielian was recalled from Las Vegas on May 12 and is 5-4 with a 3.24 ERA (26 er in 72.1 ip) over 13 games with Oakland. He ranks sixth among American League rookies in innings pitched (72.1) and strikeouts (79) and is tied for sixth in wins (5) and games started (13). He has allowed two runs or fewer in nine of his 13 starts.


Garcia was on the Opening Day roster and appeared in 30 games at catcher, including 26 starts, batting .205 (18-for-88) with a double, three home runs and seven RBI in 32 total games with the A’s. Opponents were 8-for-12 (66.7%) in stolen base attempts with him behind the plate.


Acevedo was selected from Las Vegas June 21 and appeared in three games with Oakland. He allowed three runs on five hits and no walks in 3.0 innings and struck out three. Acevedo had a 3.09 ERA and .184 opponents batting average in 21 games with the Aviators.


Wilson was selected from Las Vegas July 8 and went 1-for-7 in six games in his Major League debut. He started two games at second base and one in left field and also appeared in one game at third base. Wilson hit .288 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI in 49 games with the Aviators.


Gomes is batting .271 with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 63 games with Washington. He has thrown out 16-of-44 (36.4%) attempted base stealers and is tied for second in the majors in most caught stealing. The 34-year-old right-handed hitter is batting .340 with runners in scoring position, .333 in July and .365 against left-handed hitters. Gomes is a .248 career hitter with 112 home runs and 399 RBI in 842 games in 10 seasons in the majors with Toronto (2012), Cleveland (2013-18) and Washington (2019-21). He was a National League All-Star in 2018, a Silver Slugger in 2014 and has played in the postseason five times, including 2019 for the World Series Champion Nationals.


Harrison is batting .294 with 23 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 38 RBI in 90 games with Washington. He is tied for fifth in the National League in hit by pitches (12), ranks seventh in plate appearances per strikeout (7.18) and is 11th in doubles. The 34-year-old right-handed hitter is batting .304 with runners in scoring position and .412 since the All-Star Break. Harrison has started 61 games at second base, 12 in left field, eight at third base, two in center field and one in right field and has played every position except catcher in his career. He is a .275 career hitter with 62 home runs and 329 RBI in 1,001 games in 11 seasons with Pittsburgh (2011-18), Detroit (2019) and Washington (2020-21). Harrison was an NL All-Star for the Pirates in 2014 and 17.

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