OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s placed right-handed pitcher Daulton Jefferies on the injured list retroactive to Sept. 13 with right elbow ulnar neuritis and recalled left-handed pitcher Sam Moll from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today.
Jefferies was 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA (6 er in 15.0 ip) over five games (one start) in two stints with the A’s this season. He was most recently recalled on Aug. 27 and compiled a 2.70 ERA (3 er in 10.0 ip) over four outings in relief. In his first stint, he started and picked up his first Major League win Aug. 1 at Los Angeles (AL) and returned to Las Vegas when Kaprielian was reinstated from the IL on Aug. 8. The 26-year-old right hander went 5-1 with a 4.91 ERA and .288 opponents batting average in 15 starts overall with the Aviators and issued just 11 walks in 77.0 innings (1.29 per nine innings).
Moll joins the A’s for the third time this year. He was most recently recalled on Sept. 3 and pitched 2.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen at Toronto on Sept. 5. He appeared three times during his first stint from July 3 to 26 and did not allow a run in 2.2 innings (1 h, 3 bb, 2 so). The 29-year-old left-hander began the season at Triple-A Reno in the Arizona farm system and was traded to the A’s for cash in a minor league deal on July 2. Moll went 1-1 with two saves and had a 4.58 ERA in 33 relief appearances overall at Triple-A. He allowed a .231 opponents batting average, including .114 with a .401 OPS against left-handed hitters.