OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics recalled right-handed pitcher Jake Lemoine and left-handed pitcher Zach Logue from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. Right-handed pitcher Daulton Jefferies was placed on the 15-day injured list retroactive to yesterday with right arm nerve irritation and left-handed pitcher Kirby Snead was optioned to Las Vegas.
Lemoine returns to Oakland for his second stint this year. He was on the A’s Opening Day roster and compiled a 5.56 ERA in seven relief appearances in his Major League debut before being optioned to Las Vegas on May 1. The 28-year-old right-hander appeared in three games with the Aviators and had a win and a 2.08 ERA (4.1 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 1 er, 5 bb, 5 so).
Logue joins the A’s for the third time this year and has a 2-2 record, a 2.04 ERA and a .235 opponents batting average in four games, including three starts, overall in his Major League debut. He went 1-2 with a 2.20 ERA in three starts during his most recent stint that began on May 6 and ended on Wednesday when he was optioned to Las Vegas.
Jefferies was on the A’s Opening Day roster and is 1-7 with a 5.72 ERA in eight starts, including 28 strikeouts and eight walks in 39.1 innings of work. He started Wednesday against Minnesota, lasting 4.0 innings while yielding six earned runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and three walks.
Snead was on the A’s Opening Day roster and appeared in four games before he was placed on the restricted list April 15. He was transferred to the Covid-19 IL April 18 and was reinstated on April 23. Snead has an 8.74 ERA and .400 opponents batting average in 14 relief appearances overall.