The Oakland A's recalled left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone from Single-A Stockton and right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced today. The A's also selected right-handed pitcher Pat Neshek from Sacramento. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Neshek, the A's designated left-handed pitcher Hideki Okajima for assignment. Luke Montz, who was designated for assignment on Sunday, has been released.
Milone was on the A's Opening Day roster and went 9-9 with a 4.39 ERA in 22 starts before he was optioned to Sacramento August 3. He returned August 18 and went 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in two starts before he was optioned to Stockton August 28. Milone is 10-9 with a 4.28 ERA in 24 starts overall with the A's. He is also 0-0 with and a 1.74 ERA in two starts with Sacramento.
Neshek was also on the A's Opening Day roster and was 2-1 with a 3.58 ERA and .265 opponents batting average in 41 relief appearances when he was designated for assignment August 26. He logged a 2.10 ERA over his first 29 games through June 25 but had a 6.75 ERA over his final 12 games. Neshek was outrighted to Sacramento August 28 and allowed two runs, both unearned, in 2.0 innings over two appearances.
Scribner is in his fifth stint with the A's in 2013 and has no decisions and a 5.03 ERA in 13 relief appearances. He was on the A's Opening Day roster and logged a 4.26 ERA in eight relief appearances before his first option April 20. Scribner appeared in four games during his second stint from April 30 to May 9, one during his third stay from August 4 to 8 and did not pitch in his last stint from August 26 to 28. He is 3-1 with one save, a 2.22 ERA and .192 opponents batting average in 31 relief appearances with the River Cats. Scribner appeared in two games following his most recent option and did not allow a base runner in 2.0 innings.
Okajima posted a 2.25 ERA in five relief appearances with Oakland from May 17 to June 13, but allowed a .368 opponents batting average. He spent the balance of the season at Triple-A Sacramento where he was 1-3 with a save and a 4.22 ERA in 37 relief appearances.
Montz hit .179 with a home run and five RBI in 13 games with the A's from May 1 to 30. He was batting .246 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 33 games with Sacramento before going on the disabled list July 3 with a strained right shoulder.