A's add eight players to active roster

The Oakland A's recalled left-handed pitcher Danny Coulombe and infielder Franklin Barreto from Triple-A Nashville, the club announced today.

September 1st, 2018

The Oakland A's recalled left-handed pitcher Danny Coulombe and infielder Franklin Barreto from Triple-A Nashville, the club announced today. The A's also selected right-handed pitchers Chris Hatcher and Liam Hendriks, left-handed pitcher Dean Kiekhefer and catcher Beau Taylor from Nashville and reinstated outfielder Matt Joyce from the 10-day disabled list. Right-handed pitcher Cory Gearrin, who was acquired from Texas yesterday, reports to Oakland today. To clear space on the 40-man roster, the A's designated catcher Bruce Maxwell for assignment, outrighted right-handed pitcher Josh Lucas and outfielder Boog Powell to Nashville and recalled right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman and placed him on the 60-day disabled list following "Tommy John" surgery.

Barreto joins the A's for the sixth time this year and is batting .246 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 23 games. His most recent stay was from July 29 to Aug. 6 and he went 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI in three games. The 22-year-old right-handed hitter batted .259 with a career-high 18 home runs and 46 RBI in 77 games with Nashville. Barreto hit .326 with seven home runs and 16 RBI in 22 games following his Aug. 7 option.

Coulombe was on the A's Opening Day roster and compiled a 4.56 ERA and .271 opponents batting average in 26 relief appearances over three stints with Oakland. He was recalled most recently on June 22 and allowed three hits in 0.2 innings in the second game of the doubleheader that day at Chicago (AL) before he was optioned back to Nashville the next day. Coulombe is 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA and .280 opponents batting average in 23 games, including one start, with the Sounds. He logged a 0.90 ERA in eight games in August.

Gearrin has combined for a 2-1 record, one save and a 3.51 ERA in 56 relief appearances with Texas and San Francisco. He began the season with the Giants and had a 4.20 ERA in 35 games when he was traded to the Rangers July 8 along with Jason Bahr and Austin Jackson for a player to be named later or cash. The 32-year-old right-hander logged a 2.53 ERA in 21 outings with Texas.

Hatcher was on the A's Opening Day roster and logged a 4.24 ERA and .283 opponents batting average in 30 relief appearances before he was designated for assignment Aug. 9 when the A's acquired Fernando Rodney from Minnesota. He was outrighted to Nashville Aug. 12 and appeared in five games for the Sounds. Hatcher had a loss, a 2.08 ERA and .286 opponents batting average at Triple-A.

Hendriks posted a 7.36 ERA and .362 opponents batting average with the A's before he was designated for assignment June 25 when the A's added Edwin Jackson to the 40-man roster. He was limited to just 13 games due to a seven-week stint on the disabled list with a strained groin. Hendriks was 4-1 with six saves and a 2.84 ERA and .216 opponents batting average in 23 appearances with Nashville

Joyce was placed on the 10-day disabled list July 7 retroactive to July 5 with a lumbar strain and went 3-for-20 (.150) on a six-game rehab assignment with Nashville. It was his second stint on the DL this year as he was also out from June 3 to 22 with a lumbar strain. Joyce is batting .203 with seven home runs and 13 RBI in 63 games with Oakland.

Kiekhefer began the season in the Cincinnati organization, was released on April 26 and signed a minor league deal with the A's May 1. He was a combined 8-1 with three saves and a 3.39 ERA in 45 appearances with Double-A Pensacola, Double-A Midland and Nashville. The 29-year-old left-hander made his Major League debut with St. Louis in 2016 and posted a 5.32 ERA in 26 relief appearances.

Taylor spent the entire season at Nashville and hit .248 with three home runs and 39 RBI in 90 games. He also walked 50 times for a .360 on-base percentage and will be making his Major League debut. The 28-year-old left-handed hitter was the A's fifth round selection in the 2011 draft and is a .261 career hitter with 33 home runs, 302 RBI and a .351 on-base percentage in 638 games over eight professional seasons.

Graveman was 1-5 with a 7.60 ERA in seven starts with the A's and 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in four starts with Nashville before going on the Triple-A disabled list May 27 with a strained right forearm. He had UCL reconstruction surgery on his right elbow July 30. Lucas had a 6.28 ERA and .286 opponents batting average in eight games, including one start, over four stints with Oakland. Maxwell was on the A's Opening Day roster and was hitting .182 in 18 games when he was optioned to Nashville June 7. He hit .224 with a home run and 17 RBI in 50 games with the Sounds. Powell went 4-for-24 (.167) in seven games with Oakland before going on the disabled list April 7 with a sprained right knee. He was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Nashville Aug. 1 and hit .223 with two doubles and eight RBI in 36 games.