Return Of The Swish...Reames too!
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| By jerryo1 on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 02:45 pm:|
Here's the Press Release:
For Immediate Release
May 25, 2005
A’s Reinstate Swisher from DL; Select Reames
Clark Designated for Assignment; Watson Optioned
OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s today reinstated outfielder Nick Swisher from the 15-day disabled list and selected right-handed pitcher Britt Reames from Triple-A Sacramento. To clear spots on the roster, the A’s designated infielder/outfielder Jermaine Clark for assignment and optioned outfielder Matt Watson to Sacramento.
Swisher began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento last Thursday and hit .391 (9 for 23) with three doubles and one RBI in six games. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 2 with a right acromio-clavicular (AC) joint sprain. The injury occurred in the third inning on May 1 against Seattle after running into the wall in right field attempting to catch a Jeremy Reed fly ball. Swisher was batting .218 in 22 games with the A’s and was leading the club with three home runs at the time of the injury.
Reames was 3-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 10 games, six starts, with Sacramento. He allowed a .232 opponents batting average, including .208 against left-handed hitters and .250 against right-handers. The 31-year old right-hander began the season in the bullpen, posting a 0.90 ERA in four relief appearances, before going 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA over his last six outings, all starts. Reames was signed by the A’s to a minor league contract on January 8, 2004 and spent all last year at Sacramento. He made his Major League debut with St. Louis in 2000 and last pitched in the Majors in 2003 with Montreal, posting a 27.00 ERA in two relief appearances. His last ML appearance came on July 20, 2003 at Philadelphia (0.0 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er). Reames is 7-13 with a 5.00 ERA in 93 career appearances in the Majors, including 26 starts.
Clark was designated for assignment for the second time this month as he was previously with the A’s from May 2 to 14. He was selected from Sacramento again last Friday and had a walk and scored two runs in four games with the A’s overall. Watson was recalled from Sacramento on May 14 and hit .190 with three RBI in eight games with the A’s.
| By yc2578 on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 03:02 pm:|
Scratching my head again. Why did the A's call up Clark AGAIN when they was no need for him? Why didn't they call up Reames instead when they DL'd Dotel? Also have to disagree with sending down Watson instead of Thomas. In addition this means a major roster decision is going to come up when Crosby is activated unless they decide to send down a pitcher like Harrikkala who's been hammered in mop up duty.
NOTHING this organization does makes sense.
| By cal_90 on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 03:10 pm:|
And they start Swish off as 1B today with Hatte as DH. Well, that's better then benching Byrnes who is 2 for 2 and a walk against today's pitcher. Not that Macha hasn't benched Byrnes before even though he was a proven hitter against the starting pitcher.
| By yc2578 on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 03:11 pm:|
Does two at bats really count as a proven track record against a pitcher? Also Kazmir is left handed so of course Byrnes is starting.
You know I think this is the first time all year the A's entire line-up is batting above the Mendoza Line. God that's sad.
| By bigthree17 on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 03:29 pm:|
I think they wanted the extra position player in Clark for the games in SBC, an NL park. The schedule also allowed Saarloos to pitch out the pen.
| By renobill on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 04:05 pm:|
Could Swish at first and Hatty at Dh be a harbinger of a Durazo trade in the works??
| By cal_90 on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 04:08 pm:|
And would that mean Byrnes stays?
| By jenmed on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 04:15 pm:|
I'm guessing it's more about easing Swisher back into the lineup, and in a less challenging position than RF.
| By rocket on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 04:41 pm:|
Byrnes and Keilty have hit lately, so they do not
want to keep them out of the lineup in favor of
Swisher. Mongo has not hit lately, so he sits
and Swisher plays.
| By rocket on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 04:44 pm:|
Blanton imploding in the very first inning, 5 runs
given up without recording an out to start the
ballgame. It is getting worse and worse.
| By sactofan on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 04:44 pm:|
holy @##$$%%^%^#@#$ can things get any worse?
| By rocket on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 04:49 pm:|
Reames did not have to wait long to get in a game,
Macha finally pulled Blanton, but the first inning
is still going.
| By rocket on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 04:51 pm:|
Welcome to the big leagues Reames, gave up a 3 run hr to the first batter he faced. no 9-0 in
the bottom of the first, and still batting.
| By jenmed on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 04:52 pm:|
Good grief, our team is just terrible.
Could we just have a game without an error.
this is really a sad mess.
| By oakland_j on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 06:30 pm:|
I think Swisher at 1B and Durazo sitting had more to do with Kazmir being a lefty. Durazo will most likely be back at DH tomorrow.
| By eyleenn on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 07:11 pm:|
14-6 in the 9th. Can they score 7 more runs??
| By rocket on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 09:22 pm:|
Rough way to break in for Reames.
Is that the same Reames who appeared in "Deep Throat"?
| By eyleenn on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 09:11 pm:|
No, that was Harry!
Thanks. I was sure somebody would know.