A's acquire right-hander Brandon Bielak from Astros for cash

Thu, May 16, 2024
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A's acquire right-hander Brandon Bielak from Astros for cash

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired right-hander Brandon Bielak from the Houston Astros on Thursday for cash.

Oakland designated left-hander Easton Lucas for assignment to create 40-man roster room for Bielak, who had been designated himself on Saturday to created space for right-hander Cristian Javier on the active roster.

Bielak has a 5.71 ERA in 10 relief outings this year with nine strikeouts and seven walks over 17 1/3 innings.

He was originally selected by Houston in the 11th round of the 2017 amateur draft and has a 11-13 record with a 4.65 ERA and one save.

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