The Oakland Athletics recalled left-handed starter Sean Nolin from the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. Nolin last pitched on August 31, and the Athletics have listed him on Friday's game notes as Sunday's starter against the Seattle Mariners. Nolin was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays with Brett Lawrie, Kendall Graveman, and Franklin Barreto for Josh Donaldson.
Nolin has put up with a number of injuries this year, beginning with a longer-than-expected recovery from sports hernia surgery that kept him out of spring training. He also missed July and some of August with another injury. He was seemingly stretched out just before he went back on the minor league disabled list, and has progressed to 76 pitches in his last start. Expect a pitch limit for his first start with the A's.
In 47⅓ innings with Triple-A Nashville, Nolin owns a 2.66 ERA with 38 strikeouts and 19 walks while allowing 5 home runs. As mentioned earlier today, Nolin is out of options next year, and this September will be an important chance for him to determine where he fits in next year's rotation or bullpen scheme.