The Oakland A's announced the promotions of utilityman Max Muncy and right-hander Zach Neal from Triple-A Nashville on Friday. Oakland also optioned right-hander Jesse Hahn to Triple-A, leaving open a spot on the active 25-man roster. The A's placed Rich Hill on the DL on Thursday and traded UT Chris Coghlan to the Cubs for Arismendy Alcantara, who was optioned to Triple-A.
Muncy had a minor foot issue pop up in late May and has only played once since May 31 (June 6). He is batting .263/.366/.442 with seven homers in 44 games for the Sounds this season. Muncy had one other stint with the A's earlier this season, picking up two singles and a walk in five official at-bats. He should see time in the outfield while Josh Reddick continues to rehab from a broken thumb.
Neal has had two stints with the A's this season, starting one game and relieving in two. He has allowed 10 runs in eight innings, including three homeruns. Neal has been very effective as a starter for the Sounds this season, posting a 2.83 ERA in 47.2 innings. He has held Triple-A batters to a .246 average.
The A's haven't announced who will fill Hahn's spot on the A's roster, but James Naile is being promoted to Triple-A to make a spot start on Saturday. Daniel Mengden had been the Sounds' scheduled starter for Saturday.