Puk (biceps) was activated off the injured list and optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. Puk made just a single relief appearance this season before hitting the injured list in early April with a strained left biceps. He's made five rehab appearances for Las Vegas but hasn't been close to convincing, allowing eight runs in five innings of work while giving up three homers. He'll continue to try to sort himself out as a regular member of Las Vegas' roster for now, but his upside remains high if he can stay healthy and rediscover his stuff.
Puk (biceps) allowed four earned runs on four hits over 1.1 innings while also recording four strikeouts in Triple-A Las Vegas' loss to Salt Lake on Tuesday. Puk allowed a two-run home run to Brennon Lund in the sixth inning and then opened the seventh by putting a pair of runners on that eventually came around to score after the left-hander had exited. Puk has now allowed seven runs over two innings covering his last two rehab appearances, although his four strikeouts Tuesday were a bright spot. It appears likely Puk will make at least one more appearance for the Aviators in an attempt to have him return to the majors with some momentum.
Puk (biceps) is scheduled to make another rehab appearance for Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed to Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM Monday. There was a possibility the Athletics had seen enough from Puk over four appearances with the Aviators to deem him ready for activation, but after the left-hander gave up some hard contact in a rough outing Saturday versus Salt Lake, it appears the team wants to see if he can bounce back. Puk hasn't worked more than a single frame in any of his outings with Las Vegas, although he did throw 20 pitches in just two-thirds of an inning Saturday due to his struggles.
Puk (biceps) allowed three earned runs on four hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Las Vegas against Salt Lake on Saturday. The left-hander gave up some hard contact to a couple of hitters with major-league experience in Luis Rengifo and Jo Adell, who tagged him for a double and a solo home run, respectively. Saturday's outing represented a test of sorts for Puk, as it came on the shortest amount of rest yet (two days) during his four-appearance rehab assignment. It remains to be seen if Puk's poor final line will play any role in the Athletics' decision on when to activate him, as he'd already put together three previous solid appearances for the Aviators.
Puk (biceps) fired a perfect inning in Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Salt Lake on Thursday, recording one strikeout. The left-hander's third rehab outing saw him get three outs on just nine pitches. Puk has produced scoreless efforts in two of his three appearances for the Aviators and could be deemed ready for activation at some point over the weekend.
|vs N.Y. YANKEES||0||0||0||0||0|
|@ YANKEE STADIUM||0||0||0||0||0|