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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
88-69 6-4 L1
86-72 3-7 L1
85-72 4-6 W1
71-87 3-7 W1
48-109 2-8 L2

2023 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 61 2 6 6.34 57 31

Top James Kaprielian News

  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Kaprielian (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.

    Kaprielian underwent shoulder surgery earlier this month, and the A's ultimately moved him to the longest of the injured lists to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. He has been ruled out for the season, so his focus will be on getting ready to pitch again at some point in 2024.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Undergoes shoulder surgery

    Kaprielian underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to repair the posterior labrum in his right shoulder, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    Kaprielian has been on the shelf since late June because of a right shoulder strain and is now officially done for the remainder of the 2023 campaign. The 29-year-old finishes with a 2-6 record, 6.34 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 57:31 K:BB in 11 starts and three relief appearances covering 61 innings.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Visits specialist for shoulder

    Kaprielian visited with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles earlier this week for an evaluation on his right shoulder and remains shut down from all throwing, the team's official site reports.

    The right-hander's stay on the injured list has now exceeded one month, and from the sound of this latest report, it appears set to extend through the first half of August, at minimum. The team is expected to provide more detail on Kaprielian's conditions Tuesday before the start of a three-game series with the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Completes bullpen session

    Kaprielian (shoulder) completed a bullpen session Saturday as expected, the Associated Press reports.

    Kaprielian's session is another step forward after he recently began throwing on flat ground. Assuming he doesn't experience any residual effects from Saturday's activity in coming days, the right-hander may be deemed ready to face live hitters as the next step in his recovery from a right shoulder strain.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Bullpen session scheduled

    Kaprielian (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    Kaprielian landed on the IL at the end of June with a strained right shoulder and recently began throwing on flat ground. The 29-year-old righty will throw 35 pitches during Saturday's session before eventually progressing to facing live hitters and beginning a rehab assignment.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Throwing from flat ground

    Kaprielian (shoulder) has progressed to throwing on flat ground, reports.

    The right-hander received a cortisone shot in his right shoulder July 6 and initially progressed to playing long toss before moving to flat ground. If his recovery continues without setbacks, Kaprielian should eventually graduate to throwing bullpen/live batting practice sessions before embarking on a rehab assignment.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Receives injection for shoulder

    Kaprielian was given a cortisone injection for his ailing right shoulder Thursday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    The hope is that the injection will help speed along the healing process as Kaprielian works his way back from a right shoulder strain. For now, though, there remains no timetable for the right-hander return to action.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Lands on IL with shoulder strain

    Oakland placed Kaprielian on the 15-day injured list Friday with a right shoulder strain.

    Kaprielian had been scheduled to start for the Athletics on Saturday against the White Sox, but he is now going to be sidelined through the All-Star break -- and probably much longer. The 29-year-old leaves behind a 6.34 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 57:31 K:BB in 61 innings on the season.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Fans eight in no-decision

    Kaprielian didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 5-4 win over the Blue Jays, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out eight.

    The eight Ks were a season high for the right-hander and came on the strength of 33 called or swinging strikes among his 95 pitches. Kaprielian has been fairly effective since rejoining the A's rotation in mid-May, posting a 4.00 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 39:17 K:BB through 45 innings over eight starts. He'll likely next take the mound at home next week against the Yankees.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Impressive in no-decision

    Kaprielian didn't factor into the decision in an extra-innings loss to the Phillies on Saturday, allowing an earned run on five hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.

    The right-hander continued to demonstrate some marked improvement Saturday, coming just two outs short of a third straight quality start. Kaprielian got 60 of his 83 pitches in for strikes while blanking the Phillies through five full frames before seeing Sam Moll allow an RBI infield single to Bryson Stott that produced a run Kaprielian was charged with following his exit. The mostly crisp outing lowered Kaprielian's ERA to 3.66 since his return to the big leagues May 20, and it also featured his first outing without a walk since April 22. Kaprielian next lines up to face either the Guardians or Blue Jays on the road during the latter portion of the coming week.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Notches second win

    Kaprielian improved to 2-6 in Monday's 4-3 win over the Rays, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks across six innings. He struck out four.

    Kaprielian has now won two consecutive starts after not recording a win through April and May. While fantasy managers will hope this signals a turnaround for the right-hander, his 6.89 ERA and 1.71 WHIP make still make it hard to trust him in lineups. The veteran is tentatively slated to face the Phillies in his next start.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Notches first win

    Kaprielian (1-6) earned the win Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and five walks over six innings against the Pirates. He struck out one.

    Kaprielian received ample run support from the Oakland offense, which hung 11 runs on the Pirates as the 29-year-old picked up his first win of the season. He matched his season best in earned runs allowed as a starter and also set a season low with just one strikeout. Through eight starts this year he has a 6.59 ERA and 36:25 K:BB across 42 innings. He'll have a tough matchup in his next start, which is tentatively scheduled to come against the Rays early next week.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Suffers sixth loss

    Kaprielian (0-6) took the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk over 4.2 innings during a 4-2 defeat against Atlanta. He struck out four.

    Kaprielian allowed three or fewer runs for the third time over his past four starts, but he still suffered his sixth loss of the season. The veteran right-hander moved to a relief role in mid-April before being sent to Triple-A Las Vegas, but he got another shot in the rotation in mid-May with Drew Rucinski (illness) and Paul Blackburn (finger) sidelined and has been relatively successful. Blackburn has since been activated, but Kaprielian appears to have done enough to remain in the rotation for the time being. His next start is tentatively scheduled during a three-game set in Pittsburgh.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Takes fifth loss

    Kaprielian (0-5) allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings to take the loss Friday versus the Astros.

    Kaprielian held his own in Houston in his last start, but he had less luck at home this time around. He's given up nine runs (eight earned) over 17 innings since he rejoined the Athletics' rotation. That's still notably better than his 8.45 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season, but it may not be enough to maintain a rotation spot once Paul Blackburn (finger) is activated from the injured list. If Kaprielian gets another start, it would likely come in a somewhat favorable road matchup in Miami next week.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Garners another start

    Kaprielian is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Astros in Houston.

    Paul Blackburn (finger) appears close to returning from the 15-day injured list, but Kaprielian will pick up at least one more start after he re-entered the rotation last weekend as a replacement for Drew Rucinski (illness), who was placed on the IL. He'll draw a rematch with the Astros, this time at home, after he struck out five and allowed one run on three hits and four walks over five innings his last time out in Houston. How Kaprielian performs Friday will likely dictate whether he sticks around in the rotation on a more permanent basis, heads to the bullpen or gets optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Laguna Hills, CA
Age: 29
School: UCLA
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R