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Athletics claim Angel Felipe off waivers, transfer Zach Jackson to 60-day IL

Felipe was pitching with the Padres Triple A team.

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The Oakland Athletics announced a roster move prior to Wednesday’s matchup against the Cleveland Guardians. The A’s have claimed right-hander Angel Felipe off waivers from the Padres and assigned him to Triple A. To make room on the 40-man roster, Oakland transferred right-hander Zach Jackson to the 60-day injured list.

Felipe is a 25-year old right-hander with a big arm that has amassed a lot of strikeouts and a lot of walks during his pro career. He has spent the entire season with the Padres’ Triple A team where he is averaging 14.23 strikeouts per nine, but has a 6.20 ERA and a 4.51 FIP to go along with 18 walks in 24 2/3 innings.

Jackson was placed on the 15-day injured list back on May 19 with a flexor tendon strain. The move is likely just procedural as it was probably going to be at least 60 days before Jackson is ready to return to action anyway.