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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
106-56 7-3 W2
90-72 7-3 W3
73-89 7-3 L3
68-94 3-7 W2
60-102 4-6 W4

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 134 5 9 4.23 98 59

Top James Kaprielian News

  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Recovering from shoulder surgery

    Kaprielian underwent offseason surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, Evan Webeck of The Mercury News reports.

    Kaprielian's rehab is reportedly proceeding as expected, and he's on track to be ready for the start of spring training. "It's something that he dealt with in the past," said manager Mark Kotsay. "I don't think it's a concern. I think it's something the organization and him felt strongly about moving forward with." Kotsay noted that although Kaprielian's rehab is going well, he doesn't yet have an exact timeline for when the right-hander will be back at 100 percent. His status will be worth monitoring as spring camp approaches.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Ends year on high note

    Kaprielian (5-9) earned the win Sunday over the Mariners, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out seven over six scoreless innings.

    Kaprielian had his ups and downs in 2022, but he finished the year with four consecutive quality starts, allowing just five runs over his last 25 innings. The right-hander's poor record is mostly a product of the team around him, as he finished the year with a serviceable 4.23 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 98:59 K:BB over 134 innings across 26 starts. It was a step back from 2021, but Kaprielian should be penciled into the Athletics' 2023 rotation, as the team is unlikely to make a big splash in free agency early in its rebuild.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Surrenders 10 hits in quality start

    Kaprielian did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing three runs on 10 hits and no walks with five strikeouts over six innings in a 4-3 loss against the Angels.

    Despite allowing 10 hits on the night, Kaprielian was able to limit the damage to just three runs allowed in the second inning. The 10 hits he surrendered are the most he has conceded all season, but he did not walk a batter for just the third time on the campaign, signaling he may have found too much of the plate Tuesday. The quality start was his third in a row and sixth on the season. He likely next lines up to face Seattle this weekend.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Dazzles in win

    Kaprielian (4-9) earned the win Wednesday, allowing two hits and one walk over seven scoreless innings against the Mariners. He struck out six.

    After giving up a single to Mitch Haniger in the first, Kaprielian allowed only two more batters to reach base through seven strong innings. It was the first time since July 23 that Kaprielian didn't allow a run, and he now holds a 1.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in two September starts. He'll look to carry that momentum into his next outing, which should come against the Angels in the middle of next week.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Sticks in rotation

    Kaprielian is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Mariners at Oakland Coliseum.

    Kaprielian was briefly banished to the bullpen earlier this month after a pair of rough starts, but he never appeared in relief before he was needed to rejoin the rotation as a replacement for the injured Adam Oller (rib). The right-hander proceeded to return from a two-week break to start last Thursday in Houston and fared admirably against a tough opponent, striking out four over six innings while allowing two earned runs. With Oller still on the mend, Kaprielian will return to the hill Wednesday for his 24th start of the season.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Quality start in no-decision

    Kaprielian allowed two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four over six innings during a 5-2 loss Thursday in Houston. He did not factor into the decision.

    Kaprielian allowed multiple baserunners in four of the six innings he pitched but managed to hold the Astros to only two runs. He had not made a start since Aug. 31 after a poor performance and a finger laceration sidelined him for the first two weeks of September. It was his first time pitching six innings in a start in his last seven outings. He's walked 15 batters in his last 19.1 innings -- spanning four starts -- while striking out 16.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: In line for Thursday's start

    Kaprielian is slated to start Thursday against the Astros at Minute Maid Park after being scratched from his last start Friday due to a cut on his middle finger, the Associated Press reports.

    The right-hander apparently suffered the injury when hitting his finger against a wall while putting on his shirt, but a few days off for healing will apparently do the trick. When he presumably takes the hill against Houston, Kaprielian will be looking to bounce back from consecutive rocky starts where he allowed a combined 13 runs (10 earned) on 14 hits and seven walks across 8.1 innings vs. the Yankees and Nationals.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: No longer starting Friday

    Kaprielian is no longer starting Friday's game against the White Sox, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Kaprielian was initially listed as the probable starter for Friday's matchup, but Austin Pruitt will instead begin the game on the mound for the Athletics. It's not yet clear whether Kaprielian is dealing with an injury or whether he'll be available out of the bullpen as a bulk reliever.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Managing finger injury

    Kaprielian was scratched from Friday's start against the White Sox due to a right middle finger laceration, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    The Athletics didn't initially provide a reason for scratching Kaprielian from Friday's start, but he's apparently dealing with a finger issue. Austin Pruitt will take over as Friday's starter, while it's not yet clear when Kaprielian will be able to return to the mound.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Returns to rotation

    Manager Mark Kotsay said Tuesday that Kaprielian will return to the starting rotation during this weekend's series with the White Sox, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    After being moved to the bullpen over the weekend, Kaprielian will rejoin the rotation without having made a relief appearance due to starter Adam Oller (rib) being placed on the 15-day injured list. The 28-year old Kaprielian had turned in a 6.46 ERA and 1.90 WHIP across his last five starts and doesn't profile as a trustworthy fantasy option.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Loses rotation spot

    Kaprielian was available out of the bullpen for Sunday's 5-0 win over the Orioles and appears to have lost his spot in the rotation, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Oakland looks set to reduce its rotation to five men during its upcoming six-game week, with Kaprielian being moved to the bullpen while rookie Ken Waldichuk draws a second turn Wednesday against Atlanta. Kaprielian's demotion to the relief role comes even though he's shown improved form since the All-Star break following a rough start to the campaign. Over his eight second-half starts covering 40 innings, Kaprielian has turned in a 4.28 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 31:20 K:BB.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Stuck with ninth loss

    Kaprielian (3-9) took the loss Wednesday, giving up five runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings as the A's fell 5-1 to the Nationals. He struck out three.

    A Jonah Bride error in the fifth inning contributed to a four-run frame for Washington, erasing Oakland's early lead and sending Kaprielian to his fourth straight losing decision. The right-hander wraps up August with a 5.59 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 23:17 K:BB through 29 innings, but the 28-year-old isn't likely to lose his rotation spot in September given the lack of alternatives available to the A's.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Coughs up eight runs in loss

    Kaprielian (3-8) took the loss against the Yankees on Thursday, allowing eight runs on seven hits and six walks while striking out two batters over 2.2 innings.

    Kaprielian had trouble getting the ball over the plate in the contest, tying his season high in free passes. When he did throw strikes, New York pounced on them. The ugly outing came on the heels of a strong nine-game stretch during which Kaprielian recorded a 2.59 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 48.2 innings. His season ERA stood at 4.29 prior to facing the Yankees, but it shot up to 4.88 ERA as a result of Thursday's shellacking.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Walks four in no-decision

    Kaprielian allowed two runs on three hits and four walks with three strikeouts over five innings, taking a no-decision in Saturday's extra-inning win over the Mariners.

    Kaprielian has walked four or more batters in five of his 20 starts this season, though this was the first time he hit that mark in his last seven outings. Both runs against him came via sacrifice flies. The right-hander improved his ERA to 4.29 with a 1.33 WHIP and 71:45 K:BB through 100.2 innings this year. He's projected for a home start versus the Yankees next week.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Suffers loss Monday

    Kaprielian (3-7) took the loss Monday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks over 5.1 innings against the Rangers. He struck out five.

    The Oakland righty was effective for most of the night, but Marcus Semien tagged him for a solo home run in the third, then Leody Taveras knocked a triple and came around to score on a Bubba Thompson single in the sixth. Kaprielian has now thrown at least five innings in 10 straight starts but has recorded only three quality starts in that span. He will carry a 4.33 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into his next start.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Handed sixth loss

    Kaprielian (3-6) allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out six in five innings, taking the loss versus the Angels on Tuesday.

    Kaprielian was no match for Shohei Ohtani, who pitched six scoreless innings. Kaprielian's biggest mistake was a three-run home run to Taylor Ward in the fifth inning. The four runs allowed were the most the 28-year-old right-hander's given up since June 15, and this was his first loss since June 21. For the season, he has a 4.38 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 63:39 K:BB through 90.1 innings across 18 starts. He's tentatively projected for a road start versus the Rangers in his next outing.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Allows one run in victory

    Kaprielian (3-5) earned the win over the Angels on Wednesday, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing one run on six hits and one walk while striking out four batters.

    Kaprielian fired 55 of 83 pitches for strikes and didn't give up a run until the fifth frame. The right-hander picked up his second straight win, and he has given up just one run in each of those outings. Kaprielian has been on a roll since the start of July, posting a 1.89 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 21:11 K:BB over 33.1 innings across six starts.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Earns second win

    Kaprielian (2-5) gave up one earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings to earn the win in a 7-3 victory over the White Sox on Friday.

    Kaprielian took advantage of the reeling White Sox, spinning six innings of one-run ball to give his team the upset victory over Lance Lynn on the road. The 28-year-old Kaprielian leaned primarily on his fastball and slider to keep hitters off balance and cruise to his second win in 16 starts. The right-hander now has a pedestrian 4.50 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through 80 innings in 2022. He tentatively lines up for another favorable matchup against the depleted Angels lineup next week.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Spins five shutout frames

    Kaprielian didn't factor into the decision during Saturday's 3-1 victory over Texas, allowing two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five scoreless innings.

    Kaprielian successfully navigated a two-on, one-out jam in the first and breezed through four more frames to post his first scoreless start in 15 tries. The 28-year-old induced an impressive 14 swinging strikes on 90 pitches and has held the opposition to three runs or fewer in each of his last six starts. During the successful stretch, Kaprielian has pitched to a 2.76 ERA across 32.2 innings with Oakland winning four of the games in that span. He currently lines up to face the White Sox on the road next weekend.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Goes five innings in no-decision

    Kaprielian registered a no-decision during Tuesday's 14-7 victory over Texas, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk with four strikeouts in five innings.

    Kaprielian settled down after surrendering a two-run Marcus Semien homer in the first to allow only one more run on three baserunners over the next four frames. The mediocre start snapped a two-game streak of six innings and one run surrendered for the 28-year-old, who now possesses a 5.09 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 69 innings. He tentatively lines up for one last start Sunday in Houston before the All-Star break.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Laguna Hills, CA
Age: 28
School: UCLA
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R