Mengden (elbow) is part of the 60-man player pool that will report to the Athletics' summer camp, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander was recently declared to be fully healthy from his late-February arthroscopic elbow surgery, although he remains on the 60-day injured list for the moment. Mengden seemingly offers the type of versatility that would be especially coveted in a 2020 season that will have several unique aspects, and he'll have a chance to make his case for a spot on the expanded Opening Day roster over the three-plus weeks of summer camp.
Mengden, who underwent late-February arthroscopic surgery on his throwing elbow, is now considered to be fully healthy for the upcoming start of the team's summer camp, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The veteran right-hander had already assessed that he was close to full health by late May, which was further validated by the fact he'd been able to resume throwing bullpen sessions at that point. The subsequent month has resulted in Mengden's elbow getting back to 100 percent, and his experience and versatility could be particularly valuable in the uniquely formatted 2020 regular season. The 27-year-old could realistically handle both spot starts and long-relief appearances while helping ensure the team's front-line arms aren't prematurely taxed, particularly early in the shortened season.
Mengden (elbow) told Brodie Brazil of NBC Sports Bay Area last week that he's "about 95 percent" healthy and has resumed throwing all of his pitches in bullpen sessions.
Mengden was placed on the 60-day injured list in mid-February after requiring arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow, which marked the third time he went under the knife during the offseason after he previously required a pair of procedures to address a digestive issue. Though Mengden was initially in line to miss at least the first month or two of the season, the league's ongoing hiatus has allowed him to make a near full recovery without having to miss any actual games. Even if he had entered spring training healthy, Mengden was expected to be on the outside looking in for a rotation spot, so he may have to settle for a long-relief role if Oakland decides to activate him from the IL when the season resumes.
Mengden (elbow), who resumed throwing March 13, will miss significantly less time, if any, thanks to the delayed start to the regular season.
The right-hander's original recovery timeline from Feb. 12 arthroscopic surgery was 6-to-10 weeks, which was set to definitely keep him out through the early portion of the season when Opening Day was still scheduled to unfold March 26. With the first regular-season game now unlikely to transpire before June 1 at the earliest, Mengden could be available from the start of the 2020 campaign. The 27-year-old will look to secure a multi-inning bullpen role with all five rotation spots likely spoken for, and Mengden should have a chance to corroborate the fitness of his elbow during whatever ramp-up period takes place leading up to the onset of the regular season.
Mengden (elbow) will play catch Friday as he works his way toward a midseason return, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Mengden will throw for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery in mid-February. Reports at the time said he'd be back in 6-to-10 weeks, though manager Bob Melvin's midseason timeline, while somewhat ambiguous, suggests that may be a little optimistic. A more precise timeline should emerge once Mengden begins throwing.
Mengden (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Mengden underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Wednesday that will require a recovery timetable of 6-to-10 weeks, and his placement on the 60-day injured list frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Burch Smith, who was acquired from the Giants via trade Saturday. Mengden will likely work as a middle reliever once again for the Athletics once he's healthy.
Mengden said he expects to miss around 6-to-10 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Monday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Mengden was healthy at the conclusion of the 2019 season, but he admitted Wednesday that his elbow had acted up in a recent bullpen session, prompting him to get an MRI last week. The righty determined a scope was the best course of action to address the injury, so he'll miss all of spring training and quite possibly the first month of the regular season before a firm target date for his return emerges. Mengden will likely work as a depth starter or long-relief option for the Athletics once healthy.
Mengden underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery Monday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The procedure involved shaving off a small spur in Mengden's olecranon. A timeline for his return has yet to be announced. The righty is out of options and was likely on the roster bubble already after posting an uninspiring 4.83 ERA and a 16.2 percent strikeout rate in 59.2 innings last season.
Mengden was credited with his first save in a win over the Astros on Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks over three innings while recording a strikeout.
Mengden managed the unlikely feat of nabbing a save in a game the Athletics won by 14 runs, as the fact he pitched three innings without blowing his team's sizable advantage technically qualified him for such. The veteran right-hander did surrender a two-run home run to Martin Maldonado in the ninth inning to blemish his performance to an extent, but Mengden was reasonably effective in his first appearance since being called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.
Mengden was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas in advance of this upcoming series in Houston, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
He notched a 6.16 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 17:5 K:BB in 19 innings (five appearances) since getting sent back to Triple-A in early August. Look for him to work as a long man out of the bullpen down the stretch.
Mengden was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
Mengden is the odd man out with the Athletics adding Tanner Roark at the deadline. He wasn't terrible during his time on the roster, but his 4.85 ERA and 16.8 percent strikeout rate in 55.2 innings were each far from impressive. He remains one of the top options to return to the rotation if a gap opens up.
Mengden is expected to move to the Oakland bullpen or get optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas in the coming days after the Athletics acquired starting pitcher Tanner Roark from the Reds on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Oakland tipped its hand on Mengden's likely removal from the rotation by passing him over for a start in Thursday's series finale with Milwaukee, even though he last pitched five days earlier. Instead, Homer Bailey will draw the nod for that contest, while an off day Friday will allow the Athletics to once again reorder their rotation. Since Roark should be ready to slot into the pitching schedule for the series with the Cubs early next week, the Athletics would be able to get by without Mengden having to make another start.
Mengden (5-3) was charged with the loss against the Rangers on Friday after surrendering four runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five over 5.1 innings.
Mengden, facing Texas for the first time this season, held his opponents scoreless until the fourth inning, when he allowed a walk, back-to-back doubles and a single to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead. A two-run single by Asdrubal Cabrera in the sixth accounted for Mengden's final runs of the night. The loss was his first since a May 12 start against Cleveland. The 26-year-old now owns a 4.85 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 41:25 K:BB and will look to bounce back at home Thursday against the Brewers.
Mengden allowed four runs on six hits and five walks over 3.1 innings Sunday, striking out two and taking the no-decision in the loss to the Twins.
Mengden had thrown 18 innings in July without issuing a walk but simply couldn't find the strike zone Sunday. Nearly all of the damage against him came on Max Kepler's three-run homer in the second inning. His ERA ballooned up to 4.65 with the rough outing, but fortunately his offense did enough for him to avoid being tagged with a loss. Mengden will look to win his fifth straight decision in Friday's home start against Texas.
Mengden (5-1) earned the win against the Mariners on Tuesday, pitching seven innings and allowing one run on four hits and no walks while striking out three.
In typical Mengden fashion, he did not blow many batters away -- in addition to notching only three whiffs, he induced a mere four swinging strikes -- but was nonetheless effective, limiting Seattle to four baserunners. The lone blemish against him on the scoreboard was a second-inning home run off the bat of Omar Narvaez, only the fifth homer Mengden has served up in 47 innings. After losing his first start of the season, the 26-year-old has now won his last five decisions to run his record to 5-1. He'll carry a 4.21 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into his next scheduled start in Minnesota on Sunday.
Mengden (4-1) earned the win against Seattle on Sunday, completing 5.1 innings and giving up three runs on six hits while striking out two.
Mengden was given an early six-run lead and rolled to his third straight win by limiting the Mariners to single runs in the second, fourth, and sixth innings. His line may have been even better if not for Seattle catcher Omar Narvaez, who drove in all three runs scored against him. The 26-year-old began the season struggling with his control -- he walked 14 batters in his first 20.2 innings -- but has settled down to issue only two free passes in his last 19.1 frames. Mengden finishes the first half with a 4-1 record along with a 4.73 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 31:16 K:BB in 40 innings of work.
Mengden (3-1) picked up the win in Tuesday's 8-6 victory over the Twins, coughing up five runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings while striking out five.
Miguel Sano and Jason Castro both took Mengden deep, but the Oakland offense responded with some big flies of its own, including a Chris Herrmann grand slam. The right-hander will carry a 4.67 ERA and 29:16 K:BB through 34.2 innings into his final start before the All-Star break Sunday in Seattle.
Mengden (2-1) earned the win Wednesday at St. Louis after allowing only four hits over six scoreless innings. He had five strikeouts and one walk.
Mengden's first start for the A's in place of the suspended Frankie Montas was a dominant one, as he delivered 64 of his 93 pitches for strikes and didn't give up an extra-base hit. The 26-year-old had a 19:15 K:BB in the majors this year entering Wednesday, so it's encouraging to see he only issued a single walk. Mengden lines up for a tough matchup versus the Twins next week.
Mengden was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Cardinals, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
As expected, Mengden will join Oakland's rotation Wednesday in place of Frankie Montas, who was suspended 80 games last week after testing positive for PEDs. The 26-year-old Mengden owns a solid 3.47 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 9.1 K/9 in 49.1 innings with Nashville this season, though his 5.09 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 19:15 K:BB in 23 innings with the big club this season leaves something to be desired. That said, he should be given a bit of a leash given Oakland's depleted big-league rotation.
Mengden will be recalled from Triple-A to start Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 26-year-old righty has a 3.47 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 49.1 innings at Triple-A this season, but fared much worse (5.09 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 19 strikeouts) in 23 MLB innings earlier in the year. Even so, he should be given a bit of a leash this time around, given Oakland's depleted big-league rotation.
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