Brandon McCarthy hit the DL yesterday with a strained shoulder. (Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE)

Oakland A's Place Brandon McCarthy on DL, Call Up A.J. Griffin

After being scratched from his last start, Brandon McCarthy has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

He has been battling a shoulder strain, and now the injury has officially landed him on the DL.  To fill the roster spot, the Oakland A’s have also called up A.J. Griffin.

McCarthy was 6-3 this season with a 2.54 ERA in 12 starts.  He has managed to get the job done despite posting a higher BB/9 and lower K/9 ratio this season when compared with last.  McCarthy has been one of the bright spots for a surprising A’s team this year. In his career McCarthy has a 35-36 record with a 3.97 ERA.

The A’s, despite all their struggles with their current stadium and payroll, are just three games under .500 at 35-38.  They are ten games out of first place and won’t compete for the division this season, but their season would be considered relatively successful if it were to end today.

According to the Pasadena Star-News and the AP, the A’s have also called-up A.J. Griffin.  In eight starts for Sacramento this season, Griffin was 3-2 with a 2.81 ERA. He finished last season with a combined ERA of 3.47 between four different teams.  Griffin made his way from A-ball all the way to Triple-A last season.

Griffin is expected to make his debut against the Rangers on Sunday June 29th.  To make room on the 4o-man roster for Griffin’s addition, the A’s designated Danny Farquhar.

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