Oakland Athletics Sign Pitcher; Elected Free Agency In November

Bringing him back.

The Oakland Athletics have signed pitcher Austin Pruitt to a minor league contract.

Pruitt elected free agency back in November but after finding no success on the open market he returns to Oakland on a minor league deal.

Last season, the thirty-three-year-old recorded a middling 4.23 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 38 strikeouts over 55.1 innings of work. He made 38 relief appearances, one start, converted one save and held an 0-1 record.

Pruitt will provide some added relief depth for the Athletics as they continue their rebuild.

He is a former ninth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2013 MLB Draft.
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