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A's reinstate Pinder from the DL; Option Barreto, Dull and Wendelken

The Oakland A's reinstated infielder/outfielder Chad Pinder from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitchers Ryan Dull and J.B. Wendelken and infielder Franklin Barreto to Triple-A Nashville, the club announced today. Right-handed pitchers Shawn Kelley and Mike Fiers, who were acquired in trades on Sunday and Monday respectively, join the A's tonight.

Pinder was batting .259 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI in 71 games when he was placed on the 10-day DL July 29 retroactive to July 28 with a left elbow laceration. He has started games at six different positions, including 34 in left field, 10 at second base, four in right field, three at shortstop, three at third base and two in center field. Pinder was batting .342 with three home runs and six RBI over his final 14 games before the injury.

The Oakland A's reinstated infielder/outfielder Chad Pinder from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitchers Ryan Dull and J.B. Wendelken and infielder Franklin Barreto to Triple-A Nashville, the club announced today. Right-handed pitchers Shawn Kelley and Mike Fiers, who were acquired in trades on Sunday and Monday respectively, join the A's tonight.

Pinder was batting .259 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI in 71 games when he was placed on the 10-day DL July 29 retroactive to July 28 with a left elbow laceration. He has started games at six different positions, including 34 in left field, 10 at second base, four in right field, three at shortstop, three at third base and two in center field. Pinder was batting .342 with three home runs and six RBI over his final 14 games before the injury.

Kelley was 1-0 with a 3.34 ERA and .215 opponents batting average in 35 relief appearances with Washington before he was designated for assignment last Wednesday. He walked just five batters in 32.1 innings for a .250 on-base percentage. The 34-year-old right-hander logged a 4.15 ERA over his first 21 appearances but then had a 0.64 ERA and .163 opponents batting average over his next 13 games before allowing three runs in his last outing a week ago today.

Fiers was 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA and .258 opponents batting average in 21 starts with Detroit. He has walked just 26 batters in 119.0 innings and his average of 1.97 walks per nine innings is ninth lowest in the American League. The 33-year-old right-hander has held the opposition to a .165 batting average with runners in scoring position, which is tied for third lowest in the AL. Fiers is 3-3 with a 2.57 ERA over his last 12 starts after going 4-3 with a 4.78 ERA over his first nine starts.

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