Schuster was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday. Schuster had only appeared in four games for the A's since his contract was purchased by the team earlier this month. He gave up eight earned runs during 4.2 innings on the mound, allowing nine hits and three walks to four strikeouts. Schuster had been doing much better with Nasville this season before going to Oakland, touting a 1.30 ERA with 37 strikeouts in 34.2 innings.
Schuster had his contract purchased from Triple-A Nashville on Monday. The Athletics opened up the 40-man roster spot for Schuster by transferring Andrew Lambo to the 60-day DL. The 25-year-old, who has yet to make his debut at the MLB level, produced a shiny 1.30 ERA across 34.2 innings at Triple-A. He'll work in a setup role for the Athletics, but shouldn't be expected to see much usage in high-leverage scenarios.
The Royals announce that they've return tendered left-hander Patrick Schuster's contract back to the Diamondbacks. Schuster, a Rule 5 pick, was waived earlier this week after being dealt from the Royals to the Padres. Schuster posted a 1.83 ERA in over 55 appearances in Class A last year.
The Royals have claimed pitcher Patrick Schuster from the Padres, according to MLBTradeRumors.com. Schuster was a Rule 5 draft pick during the offseason, and was sent to San Diego. He has yet to make his major-league debut. Schuster posted a 1.83 ERA in over 55 appearances in Class A last year.
The Astros selected left-hander Patrick Schuster from the Diamondbacks organization with the first pick of the Rule 5 draft Thursday and then sent him to the Padres to complete Wednesday's Anthony Bass deal. Schuster had a 1.83 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings over 55 appearances in the California League (high Class A) last season. "I have a little history with him," Padres general manager Josh Byrnes told MLB.com. "We drafted him with Arizona. He's progressed through professional ball. The last two years he's been a reliever and we had a really good report on him this summer from the Cal League. He's gotten some lefties out and actually has pitches for right-handed hitters and also keeps the ball on the ground. He was worth a shot in the Rule 5."