Samuel John Moll…resides in Memphis, Tenn., in offseason…at University of Memphis was 17-9 with 2.86 ERA and 213 strikeouts, the seventh-most in program history…2013 First-Team All-Conference USA selection…graduated from Saint Benedict of Auburndale HS in Lakeland, Tenn.,…named to All-Region and All-Region Tournament teams as junior in 2009, after leading the program to a state runner-up finish.
The Totals - Posted a 10.80 ERA (8 ER, 6.2 IP) with 7 strikeouts in 11 relief appearances with Oakland... Minor Totals - Split minor league season with AAA Albuquerque (COL) and AAA Nashville, going 3-2 with 3.64 ERA (22 ER, 54.1 IP) with 47 strikeouts in 50 relief games... The Trade - Acquired by Oakland from Colorado in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations on Aug. 16... Isotope - Was 3-2 with 4.18 ERA (22 ER, 47.1 IP) in 44 relief games with Albuquerque... The Sounds - Did not allow a run over 6 appearances (7.0 IP) with Nashville... Limiting Damage - Allowed just four home runs in 54.1 innings in minors (0.66/9.0 IP).
Attended his first Major League Spring Training, made his Triple-A debut and had his contract selected to the 40-man roster...Was assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque out of Spring Training and made his Triple-A debut April 7 at Tacoma, pitching 2.1 innings of hitless relief with one strikeout...Placed on the 7-day disabled list June 10 with left elbow inflammation and made two scoreless, hitless rehab appearances with Rookie Level Grand Junction...His 44 appearances between the Isotopes and Grand Junction were a career high...Attended his first Major League Spring Training and went 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA (3.2 IP, 1 ER), two walks and three strikeouts across five Cactus League relief appearances.
Split time between High-A Modesto and AA New Britain, going 0-1 with a 2.63 ERA (20 ER, 68.1 IP)…limited left-handers to a .175 batting average against with Modesto… struck out a career-high seven batters in three innings May 5 vs. Bakersfield.
Battled arm injuries to start season but went 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA (6 ER, 13.0 IP) in his 9 relief appearances in August after returning.
Began career going 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA (6 ER, 30.0 IP) with 29 strikeouts in 10 games, including 6 starts with Short-A Tri-City…as starter was 2-1 with 2.28 ERA (6 ER, 23.2 IP).