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2024 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 0 12.46 1 3 2.54

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  • Rangers' Austin Pruitt: Moving rehab to Triple-A

    The Rangers transferred Pruitt's (knee) rehab assignment from the rookie-level Arizona Complex League to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

    Pruitt will likely stick around at Round Rock throughout the week before potentially returning from the 60-day injured list following the All-Star break. He made three rehab appearances in the ACL over the past two weeks, covering four innings and striking out four while giving up one run on five hits and no walks.

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  • Rangers' Austin Pruitt: Rehabbing in rookie ball

    Pruitt (knee) began a rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League on Friday.

    Pruitt has been on the injured list since late April due to a right meniscus injury, and he's now been given the go-ahead to begin playing in games. The Rangers haven't provided any details regarding the planned duration of Pruitt's rehab stint, but he'll likely need to make a few appearances with a minor-league affiliate before coming off the injured list. There's also no guarantee the 34-year-old reports to the Rangers upon being activated, as he allowed six earned runs in just 4.1 MLB innings before getting hurt.

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  • Rangers' Austin Pruitt: Shifted to 60-day IL

    The Rangers transferred Pruitt (knee) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Tuesday.

    Pruitt was placed on the 15-day IL on April 24 with an injury to his right meniscus but will need more time for recovery. He'll be unable to return until mid-June at the earliest, though it's unclear how far along he is in the recovery process.

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  • Rangers' Austin Pruitt: Lands on IL

    The Rangers placed Pruitt on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with a right meniscus injury, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Pruitt has been touched four six earned runs across 4.1 innings in his first four appearances, and he'll now be sidelined for the two weeks due to problems with his knee. Grant Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move.

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  • Rangers' Austin Pruitt: Selected from Triple-A

    The Rangers selected Pruitt's contract from Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, Jeff Wilson of reports.

    After failing to make the Rangers' bullpen out of spring training, Pruitt will get his shot with the big-league club after Brock Burke (hand) was placed on the injured list Saturday. Pruitt was solid last season with the A's, turning in a 2.98 ERA and 1.16 WHIP across 48.1 innings, and he will likely serve in middle relief for the Rangers. Justin Foscue (oblique) was transferred to the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move to clear space on the 40-man roster.

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  • Rangers' Austin Pruitt: Signs with Rangers as NRI

    Pruitt signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Pruitt collected a 2.98 ERA and 30:12 K:BB over 48.1 innings with the Athletics in 2023 before his season ended with a forearm strain. It appears he will enter spring training healthy and the 34-year-old will be in the mix for a long-relief role in Texas.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Oakland outrighted Pruitt (forearm) to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

    Pruitt posted a solid 2.98 ERA and 30:12 K:BB through 48.1 innings this season for the Athletics before finishing the year on the injured list following a late-August diagnosis of a right forearm strain. The 34-year-old can now elect to become a free agent and seems likely to do so.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Slated to throw live BP

    Pruitt (forearm) is scheduled to throw live batting practice against JJ Bleday (knee) on Friday, the team's official site reports.

    Pruitt remains without an exact timetable for return after hitting the injured list back on Aug. 20, but Friday's planned activity level is naturally encouraging. The right-hander had generated a career-best 2.98 ERA alongside a 2-6 record and four holds over 38 appearances (six starts) when the injury bug bit.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Sidelined with forearm strain

    The Athletics placed Pruitt on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a right forearm strain.

    Oakland called up Dany Jimenez from Triple-A Las Vegas to provide the club with another right-handed arm out of the bullpen while Pruitt is on the shelf. Depending on the severity of the strain, Pruitt could be done for the season and may even need Tommy John surgery to address the injury. More information on the extent of Pruitt's injury should come within the next few days once he undergoes additional testing. The 33-year-old has compiled a 2.98 ERA and 1.16 WHIP while striking out 30 over 48.1 innings this season.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Hurls two scoreless frames

    Pruitt did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing one walk over two scoreless innings in a 2-0 victory over the Rangers. He struck out two.

    Pruitt did not allow a hit over his two innings of work, though the Rangers made him work for it, forcing 34 pitches and drawing one walk off the right-hander. He also managed to record two strikeouts for the second time in his last four appearances, and he has not allowed a run over his last nine outings (spanning 10.1 innings), posting a 9:3 K:BB over that stretch.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Serving as opener Wednesday

    Pruitt will serve as Oakland's opening pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    Pruitt has already made five starts for Oakland this season, though none of his outings have lasted longer than three frames. The 33-year-old righty has pitched to a respectable 3.35 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through 43 innings this season. He'll likely work an inning or two before giving way to Freddy Tarnok.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Grabs second win Saturday

    Pruitt (2-6) got the win against the Astros on Saturday, firing a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.

    The right-hander needed a scant four pitches to record a pair of outs and close out the sixth inning. Pruitt has endured a bit of a rollercoaster season, and he's exemplified the inconsistency by allowing six combined runs in two appearances while tossing scoreless efforts in seven other outings since June 29. He's also garnered just two wins and two holds across 28 appearances, but his 3.96 ERA and 1.21 WHIP are certainly respectable from a fantasy perspective.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Opening Saturday's game

    Pruitt will serve as Oakland's opening pitcher in Saturday's game agains the Twins.

    Pruitt will most likely cover anywhere from 1-to-3 innings prior to turning the game over to Hogan Harris, who had been in line to start Saturday before the Athletics made the late decision to deploy him behind an opener. Over his previous four assignments as an opener this season, Pruitt has allowed six earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out two over 6.2 innings.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Takes sixth loss Saturday

    Pruitt (1-6) took the loss against the Red Sox on Saturday, allowing four earned runs on four hits over 1.2 innings. He didn't walk a batter or record a strikeout.

    Pruitt drew a spot start with Paul Blackburn unable to go due to an illness, but the right-hander never found his footing. Pruitt allowed three runs in the opening frame via a Justin Turner single and Alex Verdugo two-run home run before also being charged with an additional run after getting the hook in the second. The 33-year-old still sports a solid 3.90 ERA and acceptable 1.24 WHIP across 24 appearances (four starts) despite Saturday's stumble, but he's managed to record only two holds on the campaign while forging his crooked won-loss record.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Starting Saturday

    Pruitt will start Saturday's game against the Red Sox on short notice after Paul Blackburn was scratched due to illness.

    Pruitt has been used as an opener three times this season but hasn't thrown more than three innings in any appearance. He reached that mark just three days ago as the opener in Wednesday's game against the Tigers, so he's unlikely to be fresh enough to pitch particularly deep into Saturday's contest.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Shines as opener

    Pruitt struck out a batter while working three perfect innings as Oakland's opening pitcher in Wednesday's 12-3 win over the Tigers.

    Though he faced the minimum nine batters while departing with a 4-0 lead that the Athletics never relinquished, Pruitt didn't qualify for the win because he didn't pitch at least five innings. Instead, the win fell to Ken Waldichuk, who worked 4.1 innings in a bulk-relief role. The three innings were a season-high total for Pruitt, but it's unclear if the Athletics are interested in having him build up his pitch count in preparation for a more traditional starting role. The strong outing should at least make Pruitt one of the team's preferred options the next time manager Mark Kotsay chooses to deploy an opener.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Handling opener role Wednesday

    Pruitt is scheduled to serve as Oakland's opening pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    Pruitt hasn't tossed more than three innings or 35 pitches in any of his 32 appearances between the majors and minors this season, so the Athletics likely won't ask him to work more than once through the order before he turns the game over to the bullpen. Lefty Ken Waldichuk is expected to work in bulk relief behind Pruitt.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Another stumble Wednesday

    Pruitt (1-5) took the loss and was charged with a blown save Wednesday against the Guardians, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits over one inning. He didn't issue a walk or record a strikeout.

    Pruitt was entrusted with protecting a one-run lead when he entered in the eighth, but after inducing an inning-opening groundout from Gabriel Arias, the right-hander allowed the next three hitters to reach safely, capped off by a Steven Kwan two-run double that was augmented by a Ramon Laureano throwing error. Pruitt has now allowed an earned run in three of his last five appearances, with each of those instances resulting in a loss.

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  • Athletics' Austin Pruitt: Fourth loss in impressive outing

    Pruitt (1-4) took the loss against the Rays on Thursday, allowing an earned run on three hits over 2.1 innings during which he didn't record any strikeouts.

    Pruitt was able to eat up some innings and fired 24 of his 34 pitches in for strikes. However, the 33-year-old made one mistake, hanging an eighth-inning curveball that Luke Raley drove 410 feet to center field for a home run that proved to be the difference in the game. The stumble notwithstanding, Pruitt has largely been a reliable multi-inning option for manager Mark Kotsay of late, pitching to a 2.57 ERA over the 14 frames covering his last 10 appearances despite a 1-3 record in that span.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Plano, TX
Age: 34
School: Houston
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R