Moss, Scribner promoted
Updated: Kila Ka’aihue, who I prematurely assumed was headed to the paternity leave list, has been designated for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot. The A’s now have 10 days to trade, release or pass him through waivers. Ka’aihue hit .234 with four home runs and 14 RBIs in 39 games but was batting just .154 over his last 16 games. And Andrew Carignan, hurt last night, goes on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow.
I’ve just learned that Brandon Moss, who was hitting .286 with 15 home runs for Triple-A Sacramento, has been promoted to Oakland. Moss was told he will play first base, so he’s presumably here for Kila Ka’aihue, who I’m assuming will be placed on the paternity leave list, given the fact his wife was ready to deliver twins any day. Under Major League Baseball’s paternity rules, Ka’aihue is allowed to be away from the team for 24-72 hours.
Also expected up from Triple-A is right-handed reliever Evan Scribner. Righty Andrew Carignan exited last night’s game with a sore elbow, so it’s safe to assume he’s DL-bound. Scribner, who was with the A’s in Tokyo, has a 3.31 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 32 2/3 relief innings for the River Cats.
Both Moss and Scribner are not on the A’s 40-man roster, which currently has 39 players. That means one will have to be created, and at this point it’s unclear how that will happen.