Ross Detwiler had two years as a decent starting pitcher, but the last four seasons have been a disaster, as he's failed to deliver anything close to acceptable numbers. The left-hander has not punched out more than 6.3 batters per nine in any of his eight seasons and hasn't even shown control to make us care less about that. If he's going to serve as a reliever, he's going to rely an awful lot on contact -- something fantasy players shouldn't want from someone in a role without saves or holds. Perhaps he could gain a modicum of deep-league value if he's deployed almost exclusively against left-handed batters, whom collectively he's held to a sub-.235 average in each of the past three seasons, but don't bet on it. Detwiler signed with the Athletics on a minor league deal over the offseason, although he still seems to be in line for an organization depth role.
Detwiler re-signed with the A's on a minor-league contract Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Detwiler opted out of his initial contract with the Athletics last Sunday after he was informed he wouldn't be on the team's Opening Day roster. After weighing his options, the 31-year-old is back with the A's and will head to Triple-A Nashville to open the season.
Detwiler opted out of his contract with the Athletics on Sunday and will become a free agent, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Detwiler was informed that he would not make the team's Opening Day roster, so he decided to exercise the opt-out in his contract. He'll likely find another home in 2017.
Detwiler is expected to opt out of his contract Sunday since he won't make Oakland's final 25-man roster, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Detwiler has struggled this spring with a 11.88 ERA. He'll likely sign with another club and begin the season in Triple-A.
Detwiler gave up three earned runs on three hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's 15-5 Cactus League win over the Brewers. Detwiler came on in the ninth but retired just two of eight batters, raising his spring ERA to 11.88 in the process. The 31-year-old has come unraveled over his last two outings after a strong start to the spring, as he's surrendered eight earned runs over his last 1.1 innings. Given his recent struggles, his bid for a bullpen spot could be in jeopardy.
Detwiler fired a perfect fourth inning in Sunday's 5-4 Cactus League win over the Mariners, recording one strikeout. Detwiler now has three scoreless innings to his name this spring, surrendering just one hit and limiting opposing hitters to an .091 average. The 31-year-old southpaw remains a candidate for the fifth starter role, but Jesse Hahn and Raul Alcantara continue to be the presumed frontrunners for the job.
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