With the acquisition of Stephen Drew, the A’s had to make some pretty interesting moves today.
The A’s have activated OF/DH Seth Smith from the DL and placed LHP Jordan Norberto on the 15-day DL with shoulder tendinitis.
In surprising news, the A’s have optioned 2B Jemile Weeks to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for Stephen Drew. Weeks has had a pretty poor season only batting .220/.305/.302 with a .276 wOBA and 73 wRC+ over 504 plate appearances. He also has 15 stolen bases, 14 doubles and 8 triples.
In order to make room for Stephen Drew on the 40-man, RHP Graham Godfrey has been designated for assignment. Godfrey was in the starting rotation on opening day and has pitched in 5 games (4 starts) for the Oakland A’s this season. Over 21 innings he had a 0-4 record with a 6.43 ERA, .310 BABIP and 6.48 FIP. He has pitched in 20 games (17 starts) for the Rivercats this season and has a 3.29 ERA, .280 BABIP and 4.06 FIP over 104 innings. I’d be shocked if he didn’t make it through waivers.
Both Seth Smith (DH) and Stephen Drew (SS) are in the lineup tonight for the A’s.