Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics option Frankie Montas, recall Ryan Dull

A day after he shut down the world champion Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics right-hander Frankie Montas has been sent down to Triple-A Nashville. In a companion move, the A’s recalled right-handed reliever Ryan Dull from Triple-A.

Montas, 25, has been a key piece of the Oakland rotation since being recalled from Nashville on May 27. He’s gone 5-2 in eight starts, with a 3.35 ERA, and pitched into the sixth inning in seven of those outings.

On Monday, he allowed three hits and two walks in six innings against the Astros in a 2-0 A’s win. Before being called up in May, Montas was 1-5 with a 4.39 in the offense-happy Pacific Coast League.

Dull, 28, joins the A’s for the third time this season and has no decisions, a 5.06 ERA and .306 opponents batting average in 17 appearances. He began the season on the disabled list and was reinstated on April 14. He compiled a 6.30 ERA in 12 games before being sent down to Nashville on May 18.

He returned the next day and allowed two runs in 6.0 innings over five games before he was optioned again on June 8. While with the Sounds after his most recent option, Dull posted a 2.61 ERA in nine games. He has a 2.51 ERA in 12 games overall at Triple-A.

 

Just Posted

BART: busking ban on trains may be legal despite opposition, free speech concerns

When BART board director Debora Allen first floated her proposal to ban… Continue reading

Report: Affordable housing fee hike could discourage new office development

Amended proposal for increase heads toward full board vote

Conservative mayoral candidate defends controversial billboard: ‘this is beautiful art’

Local elected officials denounce depiction of Mayor London Breed as ‘racist’

PG&E warns another round of power shutoffs possible starting Wednesday evening

PG&E Monday afternoon gave a 48-hour notice to approximately 209,000 customers in… Continue reading

SF police union dumps $50K into committee against DA candidate

San Francisco’s police union is preparing to spend big money to defeat… Continue reading

Most Read