OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's selected right-handed pitcher Jeff Gray from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned right-handed pitcher Chad Reineke to Sacramento, the club announced today.
Gray joins the A's for the fourth time this year and has appeared in one game in each of his first three stints, retiring all five batters that he faced. He was with the A's from May 9 to 13, May 27 to 29 and July 8 to 10. The 27-year old right-hander was 2-2 with 16 saves and a 1.54 ERA in 37 relief appearances with Sacramento. He had just one blown save for a save percentage of 94.1% and his 16 saves are tied for the most in the A's organization and were sixth most in the Pacific Coast League. Gray allowed a .200 opponents batting average, which included a .189 (18 for 95) mark against right-handed hitters and .218 (12 for 55) against left-handers.
Reineke was selected from Sacramento yesterday and made his A's debut with a start last night against Texas. He allowed four runs on seven hits and no walks in 5.0 innings and had a no decision in the A's 7-5 win. The 27-year old right-hander is 5-4 with two saves and a 4.37 ERA in 24 games, 16 starts, with Sacramento.