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Athletics' Sam Moll: Uneven through five spring outings
Moll owns a 5.68 ERA and 2.05 WHIP across 6.1 innings in five Cactus League appearances.
The southpaw has allowed four earned runs on nine hits, four walks and a hit batsman in that sample, underscoring the fact his location isn't yet near regular-season readiness. Moll has found a way around his control issues during his first two seasons with the Athletics, however, as he's garnered 16 holds while posting a 3.02 ERA in 53.2 innings over that span despite also issuing 27 walks.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Seemingly healthy for spring
Moll (shoulder) is listed as an available option out of the Oakland bullpen for Monday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Moll appears to be healthy enough to make his spring debut Monday after a left shoulder strain kept him sidelined for the final three weeks of the 2022 campaign. Before picking up the injury, the southpaw compiled a 2.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 46:22 K:BB across 43.1 innings for Oakland while collecting two wins and 16 holds. He'll likely settle into a middle-relief or setup role in the Athletics bullpen to begin the 2023 season.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Will miss rest of season
Moll (shoulder) will not return in 2022, the Associated Press reports.
The book is therefore closed on a very encouraging campaign for the 30-year-old, who mostly toiled in the minor leagues for eight-plus seasons before finally sticking on the big-league roster in 2021. Moll came into his own this season, producing a 2.91 ERA and 9.6 K/9 with two wins and 16 holds across 53 appearances. Under full team control through 2024, Moll should be healthy well in advance of spring training and slot into a key middle-relief role in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Out with shoulder strain
Moll hit the injured list with a left shoulder strain Friday.
Moll will technically be eligible to return for the final six days of the season, but it's quite possible he's done for the year. Jared Koenig was recalled to take his place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Falls apart in first loss
Moll (2-1) took the loss against the Astros on Friday, allowing four earned runs on three hits and a walk without recording an out.
Moll's meltdown was highly atypical, considering he'd come into the night with a 2.02 ERA and had allowed more than one earned run just once in 43 appearances. However, the left-hander simply couldn't find his groove Friday after entering with Yuli Gurriel on first, putting Yordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman on via a single and a walk, respectively, before conceding a grand slam to Kyle Tucker. Moll's significant stumble aside, he's been a viable fantasy asset in formats that count holds, having garnered 12 of them alongside his pair of wins and a 10.1 K/9.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Adds to scoreless streak Friday
Moll fired two scoreless innings in a loss to the Astros on Friday, allowing two hits and recording a strikeout.
Moll got through his pair of frames on a relatively efficient 20 pitches, authoring his fourth straight scoreless appearance in the process. The left-hander has been one of manager Mark Kotsay's most reliable bullpen assets all season, recording a pair of victories and six holds while even logging a trio of outings of more than one inning.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Activated by Oakland
Moll (undisclosed) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday.
Moll played catch on the field prior to Thursday's game against the Mariners, and he'll be available out of the bullpen after spending a few days away from the team due to the league's health and safety protocols. The southpaw has been dominant for the Athletics this year, picking up six holds while posting a 1.27 ERA, 29:13 K:BB and 1.27 WHIP in 21.1 innings over 26 relief appearances.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Rejoins team
Moll (undisclosed) played catch on the field prior to Thursday's game against the Mariners, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Moll was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday but has been cleared to rejoin the team following a brief period of isolation. While the southpaw hasn't yet been activated, he seems to be close to a return.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Lands on COVID-19 injured list
Moll was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The Athletics didn't announce whether Moll had tested positive for the virus himself, so it's unclear when he's expected back. Domingo Tapia was called up to take Moll's place in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Rare struggles Friday
Moll allowed an earned run on two hits and two intentional walks over two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday. He struck out one.
Moll stumbled in the ninth inning after the Athletics had closed to within two runs in the eighth on Jed Lowrie's timely double. The left-hander has typically been much more reliable than he demonstrated Friday, but despite the hiccup, he still boasts an impressive 1.50 ERA and 1.11 WHIP to go along with a pair of victories and five holds.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Records second win
Moll (2-0) recorded the win in a victory over the Mariners on Tuesday, firing 1.1 scoreless innings during which he allowed a hit and recorded three strikeouts.
Moll continues to roll along as the Athletics' most effective reliever not named Dany Jimenez, as he's allowed just a single run across 17 appearances. The southpaw is working on a four-appearance scoreless streak during which he's posted an 8:1 K:BB over four innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Gets first win Friday
Moll (1-0) recorded the win in a victory over the Angels on Friday, firing a scoreless frame during which he issued a walk and recorded three strikeouts.
The left-hander put together yet another impressive outing in what has been a stellar first month-plus of the season, lowering his ERA and WHIP to 0.73 and 1.05, respectively. Moll has yielded just a single earned run across 12.1 innings, and the 30-year-old has also contributed five holds in addition to Friday's victory.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Records third hold
Moll was credited with his third hold in a win over the Orioles on Thursday, firing a scoreless two-thirds of an inning during which he issued a walk and recorded a strikeout.
The left-hander extended his season-opening scoreless streak to six appearances and surrendered only his second hit of the season. Moll's early success and workload have given his early-season value a nice boost in formats that count holds, and he should continue to be relied on consistently as a trusted left-handed bullpen asset.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Grabs first hold
Moll recorded his first hold in a win over the Phillies on Sunday, firing a perfect sixth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.
Moll carried over the momentum he'd generated during an impressive Cactus League stint into his first appearance of the regular season, breezing through his one frame Sunday on 14 pitches. The 30-year-old southpaw also provided encouraging results last season during a brief eight-appearance sample with the big-league club, recording a 3.48 ERA across 10.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Impresses during spring
Moll finished Cactus League play with a 1.59 ERA and 9:0 K:BB across 5.2 innings over six appearances.
The southpaw provided encouraging results in preparation for what Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports could be a fluid role in front of established closer Lou Trivino to start the season. Moll will be one of three southpaws in Oakland's bullpen to start the 2022 campaign -- Kirby Snead and A.J. Puk being the other two -- and he'll look to build on a 2021 big-league stint during which he posted a 3.48 ERA and 1.26 WHIP across 10.1 innings over eight appearances.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Back with team
The Athletics activated Moll from the paternity list Sunday.
The lefty rejoins Oakland's bullpen after being on paternity leave since Thursday. He figures to pitch in low-leverage situations during the last week of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Placed on paternity list
Moll was placed on the paternity list Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Moll made a pair of relief appearances early this week and struck out three in three scoreless innings. He'll be away from the team for up to three games following the birth of his child.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Recalled by Oakland
Moll was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.
Moll will take the roster spot left vacant by Daulton Jefferies, who landed on the injured list with an elbow issue. Jefferies had been scheduled to start Saturday against the Angels, so Moll could potentially be involved right away if Oakland elects to go with a bullpen game.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Sam Moll: Optioned to Triple-A
Moll was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
He has not allowed a run across four appearances in the majors this season, sporting a 4:4 K:BB in 4.2 innings. Frankie Montas (visa issues) was activated from the restricted list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
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