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  1. Athletics roster shakeup: Drew Pomeranz in, Dan Straily out; Ryan Cook to DL

    May 9, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Drew Pomeranz

    The Athletics made a handful of roster moves on Friday evening, which included sending Dan Straily to Triple-A while cementing Drew Pomeranz in the rotation, at least for now.

  2. Fernando Rodriguez to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Mar 14, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Fernando Rodriguez

    A’s reliever Fernando Rodriguez will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery and miss the entire season, according to John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News. Rodriguez was acquired from the Astros last month as part of the Jed Lowrie trade after posting a 4.77 ERA with 135 strikeouts in 123 innings over two seasons in…

  3. Athletics acquire Jed Lowrie from Astros in five-player deal

    Feb 4, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie

    The Athletics have just strengthened their infield, acquiring Jed Lowrie from the Astros in a five-player trade. Lowrie will head to Oakland along with right-hander Fernando Rodriguez while first baseman Chris Carter, right-hander Brad Peacock and catching prospect Max Stassi are being sent to Houston. Lowrie has shown considerable potential at times, but he has…

  4. Astros’ Fernando Rodriguez takes eighth relief loss of season

    Jul 8, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Fernando Rodriguez

    Fernando Rodriguez might make a name for himself after all, just not in a good way. The Astros right-hander took his eighth relief loss after giving up two runs in the 10th inning Sunday against the Brewers. His ERA jumped to 6.61. Rodriguez has 34 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings this season, but his poor…

  5. Twins prospect Miguel Sano started near-brawl by ‘pimping’ his game-winning homer

    May 11, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    pimpin aint easy

    Happy birthday to Twins top prospect Miguel Sano, who turned 19 years old today and is hitting .303 with 10 homers, 20 walks, and a 1.072 OPS in 33 games at low Single-A. One of those homers was a game-winner last week against the Angels’ affiliate in the Midwest League and the benches cleared because,…

  6. Brad Mills went a bit nutso with his pen last night

    May 1, 2012, 10:35 AM EDT

    Brad Mills

    Look, the Astros won the game so it’s all good, but this was a little nuts:  Brad Mills used six pitchers against six consecutive batters across an inning and a third. Bud Norris started the game and went six and two-thirds innings.  In the seventh, the last batter he faced was Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who singled in…

  7. Running down the rosters: Houston Astros

    Feb 9, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    The 2012 Astros are pretty sure bets to lose 100 games, with the big question being whether they’ll top last year’s mark of 106 losses. That achievement will be tied to their ability to move the contracts of Wandy Rodriguez, Brett Myers and Carlos Lee. Ideally, they’d be able to sell off at least the…

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