With pitchers and catchers reporting to minor league camp over the weekend, the Oakland A's re-assigned seven pitchers from big league camp. Starters A.J. Puk and Heath Fillmyer and relievers Tucker Healy, Aaron Kurcz, Trey Cochran-Gill, Michael Brady and Josh Smith were sent down to minor league camp. The A's now have 63 players in big league camp.
Puk threw an inning on Sunday before being re-assigned. He allowed a solo homerun and walked two in that inning but struck-out two and allowed just the one run. The lefty struck-out five in two innings over two appearances in his first big league camp. Fillmyer allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in two single-inning appearances. He struck-out one.
Healy battled his command in three single-inning appearances. He walked five in three innings, but he struck-out four and didn't allow a hit. Healy was charged with an earned run in three innings of work. Kurcz also fought command problems. He walked two and allowed four hits and five runs in 1.1 innings. Cochran-Gill made only one appearance. He gave-up four hits and a walk in one-third of an inning. He was charged with three runs. Smith allowed five runs on six hits in 2.1 innings over three appearances. He didn't walk a batter and he struck-out one.
Brady pitched well in his two appearances this spring. The Cal alum didn't allow a hit or a walk in two scoreless innings. He struck-out three.