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Garrett Acton: Let go by Oakland
The Athletics released Acton (undisclosed) on Wednesday.
Though Acton had been on Triple-A Las Vegas' 7-day injured list since June 14 with an unspecified injury, his release comes as somewhat of a surprise, given that the 25-year-old had been regarded as a promising relief prospect. Before getting hurt while pitching for Las Vegas, Acton made six appearances out of the Oakland bullpen earlier this season, posting a 12.71 ERA and 2.47 WHIP in 5.2 innings. The transaction opened up a spot on the Athletics' 40-man roster, but the organization could still look to bring Acton back on a minor-league contract if he can't fetch a better deal elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Garrett Acton: Sidelined at Triple-A
Triple-A Las Vegas placed Acton on its 7-day injured list Wednesday due to an unspecified injury.
Acton's move to the IL came three days after he was blasted for seven earned runs on five hits and two walks in just one inning for Las Vegas. The Athletics haven't provided an explanation for Acton's injury, but even if it proves to be minor, it'll push back any potential return to the big leagues for the right-hander. Acton made five relief appearances for Oakland earlier in the season, giving up eight earned runs over 5.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Garrett Acton: Moved to Triple-A
Oakland optioned Acton to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.
Acton has been pounded for eight runs over 5.2 innings with the Athletics since his call-up from Triple-A on May 14. The 24-year-old will try to get back on track with Las Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Garrett Acton: Gets first big-league call-up
The Athletics selected Acton's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.
Acton will get his first taste of the big leagues after logging a 4.01 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 30:6 K:BB across 24.2 innings for Las Vegas. The 24-year-old righty will provide Oakland with a multi-inning arm out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs|
|Birthplace: Naperville, IL|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|