The Oakland Athletics announced Sunday that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Sam Long from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash considerations. Long had been designated for assignment earlier this week.
The A’s have acquired LHP Sam Long from San Francisco for cash considerations.— Oakland A's Communications (@AthleticsPR) April 24, 2023
Long began the season at Triple A where he struggled allowing 11 runs in 10 innings. He appeared in 28 games, including six starts, for the Giants in 2022 where he posted a 3.61 ERA albeit with a 5.07 FIP. Long has appeared in 40 games during his MLB career and has a 4.55 ERA and a 4.66 FIP in 83 career innings.
The A’s currently have a full 40-man roster and have not yet announced a corresponding move. So they will either need to designate someone for assignment or transfer one of their currently injured players to the 60-day injured list in order to open up a spot for Long.
Update - The A’s announced that they have placed Adrian Martinez on the 15-day injured list with a strained right elbow and have designated infielder Dermis Garcia for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Sam Long.
The A’s have placed Adrian Martinez on the 15-day injured list to clear a spot for Sam Long, who was acquired from San Francisco yesterday. The A’s also designated Dermis Garcia for assignment.— Oakland A's Communications (@AthleticsPR) April 24, 2023