The Oakland Athletics announced Sunday that they have selected the contract of right-hander Joe Boyle and have placed Sean Newcomb on the 15-day injured list. Freddy Tarnok was transferred to the 60-day injured list to open up a 40-man roster spot for Boyle.
The Oakland A’s selected RHP Joe Boyle from Triple-A Las Vegas and placed LHP Sean Newcomb on the 15-day injured list retroactive to Sept. 16 with a strained left knee. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s transferred RHP Freddy Tarnok to the 60-day IL.— Oakland A's Communications (@AthleticsPR) September 17, 2023
Boyle was acquired from the Reds at the trade deadline in exchange for reliever Sam Moll. He was a fifth round pick by Cincinnati in the 2020 MLB Draft. Boyle lit up Double A after the trade posting a 2.08 ERA and a 1.84 FIP while averaging over 14.5 strikeouts per nine. He was promoted and made three starts at Las Vegas where he allowed four earned runs to go along with 18 strikeouts and 11 walks in 16 innings.
Newcomb has pitched well since joining Oakland, but struggled in his last start allowing five hits, three walks and four runs in just three innings. Prior to that appearance, he had allowed just one run in his first 12 innings.