The Oakland Athletics announced a series of roster moves ahead of Monday’s series opener against the Atlanta Braves. As expected, the team reinstated right-hander Paul Blackburn from the injured list and he will start Monday’s game. Jonah Bride was also recalled from Triple A Las Vegas. to make room on the active roster, Oakland optioned reliever Garrett Acton back to Triple A and designated Jesus Aguilar for assignment.
The A's have reinstated Paul Blackburn from the injured list and recalled Jonah Bride from Las Vegas. Garrett Acton was optioned to Las Vegas and Jesús Aguilar was designated for assignment.— Oakland A's Communications (@AthleticsPR) May 29, 2023
Bride appeared in 26 games for Oakland last season, but hit just .204/.301/.247 with a 70 wRC+ in 187 plate appearances. He has played well at Las Vegas thus far hitting .308/.416/.577 with eight home runs and a 137 wRC+.
Aguilar signed a one-year deal with Oakland in January and has split time at first base with Ryan Noda, but was hitting just .221/.281/.385 with five home runs and an 83 wRC+. Acton allowed just one run over his first four appearances, but has been hit hard of late allowing six hits and seven runs in his last two games.