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A’s recall RHP Martínez, select INF Machín and reinstate OF Bolt from IL

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics recalled right-handed pitcher Adrián Martínez from Triple-A Las Vegas, selected infielder Vimael Machín from Las Vegas and reinstated outfielder Skye Bolt from the 60-day injured list, the club announced today. The A’s also placed Jed Lowrie on the 10-day injured list retroactive to June 27 with a sprained left shoulder and optioned right-handed pitcher Adam Oller and outfielder Cristian Pache to Las Vegas. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s designated left-handed pitcher Adam Kolarek for assignment.

Martínez joins the A’s for the second time this year after making his Major League debut as the 27th man in the May 10 doubleheader at Detroit. He started the second game and pitched 5.1 scoreless innings for the win before returning to Las Vegas following the game. The 25-year-old right-hander went 4-1 with a 4.84 ERA in eight starts with the Aviators following his return and is 4-3 with a 5.63 ERA in 13 starts overall at Triple-A. Martínez ranks eighth in the Pacific Coast League in strikeouts (73) and tied for eighth in games started (13).

Machín was on the A’s 40-man roster this spring before he was outrighted to Las Vegas on April 4. He was hitting .324 with four home runs and 49 RBI in 64 games with the Aviators. The 28-year-old left-handed hitter leads the Pacific Coast League in hits (83), ranks sixth in batting average, on-base percentage (.401) and RBI and tied for sixth in doubles (16). Machín made his Major League debut with the A’s in 2020 and is a .179 hitter with a home run and 11 RBI in 39 games in two seasons with Oakland.

Bolt began the season on the injured list with a strained right oblique and went 4-for-8 (.500) in three games on a rehab assignment with Las Vegas before straining his left hamstring on May 17. He resumed his rehab assignment on June 15 and hit .395 with three home runs, 12 RBI, 11 runs scored and a 1.131 OPS in 12 games overall with the Aviators. The 28-year-old switch hitter is 6-for-67 (.090) with a home run and four RBI in 39 games in two seasons in the majors with the A’s (2019, 2021) and Giants (2021).

Lowrie is batting .185 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 46 games with the A’s. He hit .253 over his first 25 games, but is batting .118 over his last 21 contests and is 0 for his last 25. This is Lowrie’s 14th career stint on the injured list but just his fifth as an Athletic.

Oller was recalled from Las Vegas on June 9 for his second stint with the A’s and logged a 3.24 ERA in five relief appearances. He began the season as a starter and went 0-3 with a 12.27 ERA in four starts over two stints with Oakland. Oller is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA in nine games, four starts, with the A’s and 3-0 with a 3.91 ERA in five starts with Las Vegas.

Pache was on the A’s Opening Day roster and batted .159 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 68 games. He hit .203 in April, .146 in May and .120 in June. Pache was one of four players acquired from Atlanta on March 14 in the Matt Olson trade.

Kolarek was 0-1 with a 4.58 ERA and .294 opponents batting average in 15 relief appearances with Oakland from April 10 to May 28. He has spent the balance of the season at Las Vegas where he is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA and .271 opponents batting average in 11 relief appearances.

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