A's recall Blevins and Eveland; Select Kilby from Sacramento

Official Release

The Oakland A's recalled left-handed pitchers Jerry Blevins and Dana Eveland and selected left-handed pitcher Brad Kilby from Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced today.

Eveland, oh boy - check out his last 5 starts!  Congrats to Kilby, well-deserved - 77 K's in 63.1 innings!  I think one or two positon players would've have given the A's some flexibility.  I wanted the A's to purchase Munson's contract, so Powell could get some ABs at DH and 1B.  Once the River Cats finish their title run, it's possible we'll see him, Buck and Petit.  I know he's not a prospect, but Carson's had a helluva year for Sacramento.  It would be nice to throw the guy a bone and give him a September call-up.


Blevins joins the A's for the third time this year and he has compiled a 12.46 ERA in five relief appearances over his first two stints. He was on the A's Opening Day roster and allowed four runs in 0.2 innings over his first two outings before being optioned to Sacramento on April 18. Blevins posted a 4.91 ERA in three appearances during his second stint from May 4 to 14. The 25-year old left-hander was 5-3 with two saves and a 3.84 ERA in 45 relief appearances with Sacramento. He struck out 62 batters in 63.1 innings and allowed a .271 opponents batting average.


Eveland is also in his third stint with Oakland in 2009 and is 1-3 with an 8.00 ERA in seven games, six starts. He began the season in the A's starting rotation and was 1-2 with a 7.40 ERA in six games, five starts, before he was optioned to Sacramento on May 5. Eveland was recalled a second time July 6 and started and lost the next night at Boston. He allowed four runs on six hits and three walks in 2.2 innings and was sent back to Sacramento following the game. The 25-year old left-hander was 8-6 with a 4.94 ERA and .273 opponents batting average in 21 starts with the River Cats. He went 0-4 with a 7.88 ERA over his final five starts.


Kilby will be making his Major League debut after five seasons in the minors. He was 4-2 with two saves, a 2.13 ERA and .179 opponents batting average in 45 relief appearances with Sacramento this year. The 26-year old left-hander from Elk Grove struck out 77 in 63.1 innings and now has 339 strikeouts in 295.2 career minor league innings, an average of 10.3 per nine innings. Kilby was drafted by the A's in the 29th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of San Jose State University.