The Oakland A’s continue to make roster moves, promoting left-hander Richard Lovelady and optioning fellow lefty Hogan Harris.
The A’s have recalled left-handed pitcher Richard Lovelady from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned left-handed pitcher Hogan Harris to Las Vegas.— Oakland A's Communications (@AthleticsPR) April 15, 2023
Lovelady only recent joined the club when they claimed him off waivers from the Braves two days ago. The former Royal has a decent amount of experience in the big leagues, pitching for Kansas City in 46 games over the past 3 seasons. His 2021 was mostly lost to Tommy John surgery but he came back and had his best stretch last year when the 27-year old threw to a 3.48 ERA over 20 2⁄3 innings for KC.
Atlanta acquired him at the end of spring training for cash considerations and has spent the year at Triple-A, making four appearances with a 7.20 ERA. He gives the A’s a second lefty to go with Sam Moll.
As for Harris, he made his MLB debut last night but it didn’t go how he probably imagined. Harris was tagged for six runs, walking five batters while only recording a single out. You have to imagine debut jitters had something to do with it but it was really, really bad. He’ll head back to Vegas and try to earn another chance to return to the big league club and you can expect to see him at some point again this season.