Magnuson recalled, Blevins optioned

The A’s just announced they’ve called up righty Trystan Magnuson from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned left-hander Jerry Blevins. Magnuson, part of the Rajai Davis trade this winter, had a 1.56 ERA with three saves in 12 relief appearances for the River Cats, allowing just eight hits while striking out 19 over 17 1/3 innings. He also walked nine but limited opponents to a .138 average. This marks his first stay in the big leagues.

Blevins, meanwhile, had posted a team-high 4.61 ERA in 14 relief appearances, walking 12 and fanning 13 in 13 2/3 innings. Many of you are wondering why Magnuson and not Joey Devine, who’s been throwing extremely well for Sacramento. I’m sure the A’s want to make sure that when they bring up Devine he’s up for good, and at this point the righty is probably still building up arm strength, given the fact he’s only been pitching for a couple of weeks.

More to come on this news later at the A’s site.

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