Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

A's call up ex-Mitchell LHP

LHP Patrick Schuster, who starred at Mitchell High, was called up to the majors for the first time Monday when the A's placed RH Fernando Rodriguez on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Schuster, 25, had a 1.30 ERA, 37 strikeouts and 12 walks in 342/3 innings over 28 games at Triple-A Nashville.

"It hasn't hit me yet," Schuster, who pitched four straight no-hitters with Mitchell, told the San Francisco Chronicle. He said his parents, Roger and Sharon, were flying in from Tampa, and his girlfriend, Lea, and his grandparents also will be in attendance in Minneapolis.

Nashville manager Steve Scarsone called Schuster into his office, pretending to be angry about Schuster messing with stretch times on the clubhouse message board. He acted annoyed for a little while, then told Schuster he was getting called up.

"He was faking it pretty well. It was pretty awesome," Schuster said.

REYES COMING BACK: INF Jose Reyes is set to rejoin the Mets for tonight's game against the Marlins, his return to the major leagues after a domestic violence suspension. Reyes, 33, is a four-time All-Star shortstop who played for the Mets from 2003-11. He has shifted to third base in the minors and is likely to play there with New York.

LINEUP GOOF: The Brewers were charged with batting out of order in the first inning against the Nationals. With two outs, Ryan Braun singled off RHP Max Scherzer, and Washington manager Dusty Baker immediately came out to talk to plate umpire Cory Blaser. The umpires conferred briefly, and the third out was called. Jonathan Lucroy was charged with the at-bat and an out, and Braun led off the second inning.

CUBS: 3B/OF Kris Bryant left in the fifth inning with a bruised lower left leg, suffered when he ran into CF Albert Almora Jr. while making a catch in left.

GIANTS: RH reliever Sergio Romo was activated from the 60-day disabled list after being sidelined since April 11 with an elbow injury.

INDIANS: RH reliever Joba Chamberlain, who had a 2.25 ERA in 20 appearances, was designated for assignment.

NATIONALS: RHP Jonathan Papelbon, who had missed 19 games with a right rib muscle strain, was activated from the 15-day disabled list. OF Michael Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.

REDS: Pitching coach Mark Riggins was fired and replaced by assistant pitching coach and bullpen coach Mack Jenkins. Ted Power, the pitching coach at Triple-A Louisville, will take over Jenkins' old job. Cincinnati has a 5.23 ERA, second worst in baseball.

ROYALS: RHP Yordano Ventura has a Grade 1 sprain of his right ankle — the least severe — and is expected to make his next start Friday against the Mariners.

TWINS: 3B Trevor Plouffe went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left rib that will likely keep him out at least a month. Plouffe was hit by a pitch Wednesday but played the next two games before the pain flared up over the weekend.

YANKEES: Struggling RHP Nathan Eovaldi was moved to the bullpen, at least temporarily. With RHP Dellin Betances and LHP Andrew Miller unavailable for the game at the White Sox, manager Joe Girardi said Eovaldi would be the "seventh- and eighth-inning guy."

A's call up ex-Mitchell LHP 07/04/16 [Last modified: Monday, July 4, 2016 10:54pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays vs. Mariners, 7:10 Friday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Mariners

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Austin Pruitt (50) in the dugout during the ninth inning of the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 7-3.
  2. Rays waste repeated opportunities in 5-3 loss to Blue Jays

    The Heater

    TORONTO — Rays manager Kevin Cash made a case for urgency before Thursday's game, in both actions and words, making significant changes to the structure of the lineup and sincere comments about time running short.

    Trevor Plouffe of the Rays reacts as he pops out with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. [Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images]
  3. Confederate statue: Why Bucs, Lightning, Rays took a stand

    Bucs

    They didn't want another Charlottesville.

    Marc Rodriguez, a member of the "Florida Fight for $15" organization, stands in protest along with other activists demanding the Confederate  monument be removed from the old Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  4. Kevin Cash: 'We've got to turn it around. ... Time is of the essence'

    Blogs

    The question to manager Kevin Cash was about a rematch with the Mariners this weekend at the Trop, but he made clear this afternoon that with his Rays losing nine of their last 12 that they have to treat every game as essential.

    "We've got to start playing good baseball games whether we match up well against that team or not," Kevin Cash said.
  5. Lightning wing J.T. Brown on why he donated to remove Confederate statue

    Blogs

    Lightning wing J.T. Brown was back in his Minneapolis offseason home over the weekend when he saw on TV the violent protests in Charlottesville over the removal of a Confederate statue.

    J.T. Brown decided to get involved, donating $1,500 to assist in removing a Confederate statue in Tampa.