Cochran-Gill signed a minor league contract with the Athletics that includes an invite to spring training, CSN Bay Area reports.

Cochran-Gill spent the entirety of the 2016 season at Double-A Midland, where he recorded a 3.07 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 73.1 relief innings. The 23-year-old has yet to develop consistent control, which has resulted in a career walk rate of 10.3 percent. However, his ability to pitch extended stretches from the bullpen is rather valuable, particularly to an Oakland club that had a lofty 4.01 collective ERA in 2016.

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