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31 A.J. Puk RP

Oakland Athletics

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019OAK203.18100000111.1104410513

Player Updates

September 18, 2020 08:48 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Should be ready for spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) didn't need any repairs during his recent surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Puk was shut down from throwing earlier in September and underwent surgery to aid in his recovery. However, he's expected to be ready by spring training in 2021 since the procedure was a debridement and cleanout of his shoulder.

September 14, 2020 02:20 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Moved to 45-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) was shifted to the 45-day injured list Monday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The move is purely a procedural one, as Puk has already been ruled out for the year for shoulder surgery, a procedure he's expected to undergo sometime this week. It remains to be seen whether or not recovery from the surgery will cost him a portion of the 2021 season as well. The transaction clears space for Oakland to add Jake Lamb to the roster.

September 11, 2020 08:04 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Needs shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk will undergo shoulder surgery next week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Shoulder issues first popped up for Puk in early March, and his health has become something of a saga since then. He appeared to be on the mend before being shut down in late July, but he'd been making more encouraging progress since then. He was shut down a second time earlier this week, however, and will end up losing the remainder of the season. Depending on the exact nature of the surgery, it's possible he misses a meaningful portion of the 2021 campaign as well. It's been a brutal stretch for the young lefty, who missed all of 2018 and much of 2019 due to Tommy John surgery. He'll enter 2021 having thrown just 36.2 total innings over the last three seasons.

September 10, 2020 03:20 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Could begin throwing this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) could begin throwing again this weekend, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

He was scheduled to see noted surgeon Dr. Neil ElAttrache again after getting shut down for the second time earlier this week. Puk is highly unlikely to be built up and ready to return to game action during the regular season, but Slusser notes the southpaw could potentially return for the postseason, although even that seems like a long shot.

September 7, 2020 06:00 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Shut down again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk's shoulder issues are bothering him again, as he didn't throw as scheduled Sunday and has been shut down again, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Puk hasn't been officially ruled out for the season, though a setback so close to the end of the regular season certainly seems to hint that way. Puk has been dealing with shoulder woes since spring training, though he's been close to being cleared twice, both during summer camp and as recently as last week. He appeared to be nearly ready to rejoin his teammates in a relief role after pitching in an intrasquad game Friday, but he now looks to be at risk of missing the entire season.

September 6, 2020 02:12 AM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Set to throw again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) will throw again Sunday, John Hickey of SI.com reports.

Puk threw 1.1 innings in a rehab intrasquad game at the team's alternate training site in San Jose on Friday and was expected to rejoin the team afterward. However, the Athletics added another throwing session to his agenda, so he won't be able to rejoin the major-league roster until next week. Once he returns, the southpaw will work out of the bullpen to finish the season.

September 3, 2020 01:44 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: To finish season in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) could join the big-league bullpen early next week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Even with the doubleheaders piling up, it sounds like Puk will be used as a reliever once he is activated from the injured list. He will have one more live batting practice session Friday at the alternate training site before joining the big club.

August 29, 2020 02:12 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Another throwing session on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed that Puk (shoulder) will throw again Monday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Puk has been steadily ramping up his throwing program over the last month and Monday's session could serve as his final tuneup before an official return to the 28-man roster. A further update on Puk's situation should be provided following the completion of his Monday outing.

August 22, 2020 08:32 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Throwing to hitters Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) is scheduled to throw to hitters Monday and will do so again at least one more time before rejoining the A's bullpen, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Puk just threw a bullpen session Friday, and apparently the session went according to plan as the 2016 first-round pick will throw live at-bats Monday and then at least once more before an official promotion to the 28-man active roster.

August 20, 2020 12:24 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Friday bullpen scheduled
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) will be evaluated for his readiness to face live hitters after Friday's bullpen session, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Puk has been on a steady throwing program that has seen him progressively build up his workload at the Athletics' alternate training site in San Jose. If the left-hander's bullpen session goes well Friday, Puk could take the next step toward eventual activation by getting back in front of live hitters again next week.

August 19, 2020 03:12 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: More bullpens before live hitters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) will likely need a handful of more bullpen sessions before being deemed ready to face live hitters, the Associated Press reports.

The southpaw had a solid 30-pitch bullpen session at the Athletics' alternate training site in San Jose on Monday and is scheduled to throw another Wednesday. Puk may still need at least one more bullpen before he tests himself against some of the hitters at the site as he continues on a path that has a targeted early-September activation date from the injured list.

August 18, 2020 04:56 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Productive bullpen session Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) threw all four of his pitches during a 30-pitch bullpen session at the Athletics' alternate training site in San Jose on Monday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Puk was able to deploy his fastball, curveball, changeup and slider without issues during the session, and he'll now take two days off before repeating the process Thursday. The big southpaw is slated to work out of the bullpen upon his eventual return to the active roster, and the steady, setback-free progress he's made thus far in his rehabilitation seems to have him on track for an early-September activation at the moment.

August 15, 2020 05:28 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Tosses bullpen Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Puk has been increasing his throwing distance since being placed on the injured list with a shoulder strain. He's scheduled to throw a 30-pitch bullpen Monday as well. While the southpaw still doesn't have a timetable to return, manager Bob Melvin was optimistic that he'd be able to come back at some point during the abbreviated 2020 season.

August 10, 2020 02:28 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Ups throwing distance again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) is now playing catch from up to 90 feet at the Athletics' alternate training site in San Jose, the Associated Press reports.

The left-hander continues to make steady progress, as he was maxing out at 75 feet a few days ago. However, despite the encouraging report Sunday, manager Bob Melvin noted that it's still "going to be a while before he [Puk] gets on the mound."

August 5, 2020 06:16 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Nearing mound work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) is throwing from 75 feet, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Puk, who has been sidelined all season with a shoulder strain, is reportedly close to resuming mound work. While this is encouraging news, the left-hander still has a ways to go in his recovery. If Puk is able to return this season, it will likely be in a relief role.

August 1, 2020 01:24 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Encouraging progress in San Jose
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) is progressing well through a throwing program at the Athletics' alternate training site in San Jose, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "He feels good, so that's encouraging," manager Bob Melvin said. "I still have no timetable for him for when he gets on the mound or throws a bullpen."

The promising left-hander has reportedly been playing catch out to a distance of 60 feet. Puk landed on the 10-day injured list back on July 22 (retroactive to July 20), but he'll definitely be sidelined for a considerable amount of time beyond that based on the current pace of his rehabilitation.

July 24, 2020 03:28 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) will play catch Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Puk's shoulder issues returned earlier in the week, leading to him being placed on the injured list with a shoulder strain Monday. He underwent a cortisone injection and is already ready to throw again, which is certainly a good sign for his eventual return to action. He's expected to miss at least two weeks, with Daniel Mengden filling his rotation spot for now.

July 22, 2020 05:00 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Receives cortisone injection
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk (shoulder) will be sidelined at least two weeks after receiving a cortisone injection, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The 25-year-old landed on the injured list Monday with a left shoulder strain, which appears to be a related to the issue he dealt with in the spring. Puk could face a longer recovery timeline, but for now he'll rest for a couple days before potentially attempting to throw again. Daniel Mengden will step into the A's starting rotation to begin the season.

July 20, 2020 06:04 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Shoulder issues resurface
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puk was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a shoulder strain, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Puk dealt with shoulder issues in the spring but appeared to be free of limitations during the start of summer camp. However, the injury apparently resurfaced, and he'll be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in the coming days, which is an ominous sign. With the southpaw now set to miss the start of the regular season, Daniel Mengden will take his spot in the rotation. It's unclear how long Puk will be sidelined as a result of the injury.

July 3, 2020 11:16 PM
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Plan is for unrestricted use
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With the 2020 season now officially set at 60 games, Puk should be free of any workload restrictions during the significantly abbreviated slate, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

As a pitcher entering his first full major-league season, Puk, who's previously topped out at 125 innings in his professional career, was slated to have his workload capped at some point in the latter portion of a 162-game campaign. With a season of that duration now out of the equation, Puk is scheduled to be utilized without any true restrictions beyond any early-season precautions the Athletics may opt to take with him during his first couple of turns. The towering southpaw's current conditioning will be evaluated first-hand by Oakland's coaching staff when the team's summer camp begins Saturday.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 3.000 3.00013
vs RHB 8.100 3.240410
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020OAK000.000000000.00000000
2019OAK203.18100000111.3104410513
Total203.2700000111.0104410513
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020OAK000---00000---0.0000---
2019OAK08110.7000002.2381.3234711.91
Total08110.7020002.2381.3644712.27
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2016ASX-Vermont Lake Monster 32.2101000404012233.081.087
2017AFA-Stockton Ports 61.0141104509823443.691.098
2017AA-Midland RockHounds 64.0131302508625644.361.391
2019AFA-Stockton Ports 6.03300009456.001.500
2019AAX-Midland RockHounds 8.161000013394.441.482
2019AAA-Las Vegas Aviators 11.090041016374.910.909
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/225
Birthdate:
4/25/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Minneapolis, MN
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Oakland Athletics
College:
Florida
MLB Experience:
1