Athletics Call Up Pitcher for MLB Debut; Demote Reliever

The twenty-eight-year-old is finally ready to make his major league debut. 

The Oakland Athletics are promoting pitcher Norge Ruiz from Triple-A Las Vegas. 
Ruiz has been a solid reliever in the minors this season, posting a 3.83 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 38 strikeouts over 40 innings. He also has a 5-1 record. 

Pitcher Domingo Tapia has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move. 

Tapia has been atrocious at the major league level this season, throwing a 7.80 ERA, a 2.20 WHIP and 11 strikeouts over 15 innings. 

The Athletics really aren't playing for anything this season, so they might as well see what they have in some intriguing minor league players. 
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