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Athletics’ Adrian Martinez will get starting off assignment in Seattle


Adrian Martinez, who pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning in his lone start off in May possibly and was promptly returned to the minors, will get another shot with the Athletics.

Martinez will suppose the location of remaining-hander Jared Koenig, who was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas immediately after having 4 turns in the rotation and likely 1-2 with a 6.38 attained run typical.

“Adrian Martinez will be back with the club tomorrow and will start in Seattle,” Athletics supervisor Mark Kotsay explained Wednesday prior to the completion of a a few-game road series in opposition to the New York Yankees.

Martinez will start Thursday evening versus the Mariners’ Logan Gilbert (8-3, 2.44). On Might 10, Martinez was introduced up from Las Vegas as the 27th roster location, started out in opposition to Detroit in the second recreation of a doubleheader and even though he pitched nicely, was promptly returned to the Aviators pursuing the video game. He pitched 5 1/3 innings in a 4-1 gain, gave up four hits and no operates.

Obtained in the trade that despatched Sean Manaea to the San Diego Padres, Martinez is 4-3 with a 5.63 acquired operate average in Las Vegas. He’s specified up 67 hits in 63 innings with 23 walks and 73 strikeouts.

“Vegas is a difficult spot to pitch and if you glimpse at the numbers it doesn’t explain to the entire story,” Kotsay claimed. “Watching him pitch in Detroit, he threw the ball pretty perfectly, threw strikes, threw the sinker, the adjust-up and experienced a slider to go with it. For us to give him a further possibility, we experience very good about that.”

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Kotsay stopped limited of expressing Martinez, 25, would get an prolonged search in the rotation.

“I assume we’ll get it one particular start out at a time in terms of an evaluation,” Kotsay mentioned. “I do not want to get in advance of ourselves in terms of commitments.”

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Lowrie has been trying to rehab a shoulder injury and could at some stage even now be headed for the wounded checklist.

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