Otero was acquired by the Indians on Friday for cash considerations, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Otero had been DFA'd by Philadelphia within the last week, but the Phillies front office found a trade partner in the Indians on Friday. The veteran reliever struggled to a 6.75 ERA last season, but his career mark of 3.46 indicates that his 2015 campaign could have been an aberration.
Otero was designated for assignment Saturday, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports. The Phillies acquired five players in a trade with the Astros on Saturday, and after the deal was made official, Otero was DFA'd to clear room on the 40-man roster for Vincent Velasquez. Otero had a 6.75 ERA over 46.2 innings last season as a member of the Athletics and will now be placed on waivers.
The Athletics added a number of players to their expanded active roster on Tuesday. Cody Martin , who will start Tuesday's game against the Angels, was recalled from Triple-A Nashville. Joining him are R.J. Alvarez , Carson Blair , Ryan Dull , Tyler Ladendorf , Arnold Leon , Dan Otero and Jason Pridie .
The Athletics have activated reliever Sean Doolittle from the 60-day DL, the team announced on Saturday. Doolittle has appeared in just one inning for the A's this year, as he has spent time on the disabled list twice with a shoulder injury. To clear room on the roster, reliever Dan Otero was optioned to Triple-A Nashville.
The Athletics recalled pitcher Dan Otero from Triple-A Nashville, the team announced on Saturday. Otero was 1-0 with an 0.79 ERA in one start and 11 relief appearances at Nashville. He was 2-4, 5.79 in 29 relief appearances in a stint with Oakland earlier this year.