Kittredge struck out three and allowed two hits and one walk over two scoreless innings in Friday's win over the Athletics. The 29-year-old excelled as the opener and has given up just one earned run in 3.2 big-league innings this year. Jalen Beeks, the primary pitcher, allowed home runs in both of the next two innings, so it's impressive that Kittredge was able to limit the Athletics' production. The right-hander has been effective at recording strikeouts and limiting runs with Triple-A Toledo this season, so he could be a prime option to continue serving as an opener in 2019.
Kittredge will serve as the opener Friday at Oakland, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Kittredge had his contract selected from Triple-A Durham earlier this week and allowed one run over 1.2 innings during his season debut. The 29-year-old posted an impressive 1.93 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 55:6 K:BB through 37.1 innings with the Bulls prior to his promotion. Jalen Beeks is likely to follow as the primary pitcher.
Kittredge had his contract selected from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. The right-hander is set to make his 2019 big-league debut following the demotion of Jake Faria. Kittridge has posted a 1.93 ERA and 0.81 WHIP with a 55:6 K:BB over 37.1 innings this season at Triple-A.
Contrary to a previous report, Kittredge's contract was not selected from Triple-A on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. They instead ended up summoning Hunter Wood, who is already on the 40-man roster. That said, Kittredge will probably join the big-league bullpen at some point this summer. He has a 1.93 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 37.1 innings (27 appearances) at Triple-A.
Kittredge is expected to have his contract selected from Triple-A Durham by the Rays on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Kittredge was removed from the 40-man roster this offseason and has responded with a 1.93 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and impressive 55:6 K:BB over 37.1 innings for the Bulls. The 29-year-old would likely fill a low-leverage role for the Rays, but he could also be utilized as an opener.