Chavez to 60 day DL
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A’s today recalled left-handed pitcher Dallas Braden from Triple-A Sacramento and signed free agent catcher Adam Melhuse. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Melhuse, the A’s transferred Eric Chavez to the 60-day disabled list.
Braden joins the A’s for the fifth time this year and will start tomorrow’s game against Detroit. He is 1-7 with a 6.32 ERA in 13 games, 10 starts, over his first four stints with the A’s. After winning his Major League debut on April 24 at Baltimore, Braden has lost each of his last seven decisions. The 24-year old left-hander was a combined 3-3 with a 2.84 ERA in 13 starts at Triple-A Sacramento and Double-A Midland. He tossed back-to-back complete games in each of his final two minor league starts, including a three-hit shutout with a Sacramento record 17 strikeouts last Monday against Colorado Springs.
Melhuse was on the A’s Opening Day roster and hit .231 in 12 games before he was traded to Texas for cash considerations on June 9. He appeared in 23 games with the Rangers and hit .206 with a home run and seven RBI before he was designated for assignment on August 23 and released the next day. Melhuse is batting .213 with a home run and nine RBI in 35 games overall this year. He also went 3 for 8 (.375) in two games with Sacramento from April 25 to May 1.