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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
40-22 7-3 L2
36-28 4-6 L4
35-30 6-4 W5
30-32 3-7 L2
15-50 5-5 W3

2023 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 43.2 1 6 7.21 39 27

Top James Kaprielian News

  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Notches first win

    Kaprielian (1-6) earned the win Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and five walks over six innings against the Pirates. He struck out one.

    Kaprielian received ample run support from the Oakland offense, which hung 11 runs on the Pirates as the 29-year-old picked up his first win of the season. He matched his season best in earned runs allowed as a starter and also set a season low with just one strikeout. Through eight starts this year he has a 6.59 ERA and 36:25 K:BB across 42 innings. He'll have a tough matchup in his next start, which is tentatively scheduled to come against the Rays early next week.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Suffers sixth loss

    Kaprielian (0-6) took the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk over 4.2 innings during a 4-2 defeat against Atlanta. He struck out four.

    Kaprielian allowed three or fewer runs for the third time over his past four starts, but he still suffered his sixth loss of the season. The veteran right-hander moved to a relief role in mid-April before being sent to Triple-A Las Vegas, but he got another shot in the rotation in mid-May with Drew Rucinski (illness) and Paul Blackburn (finger) sidelined and has been relatively successful. Blackburn has since been activated, but Kaprielian appears to have done enough to remain in the rotation for the time being. His next start is tentatively scheduled during a three-game set in Pittsburgh.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Takes fifth loss

    Kaprielian (0-5) allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings to take the loss Friday versus the Astros.

    Kaprielian held his own in Houston in his last start, but he had less luck at home this time around. He's given up nine runs (eight earned) over 17 innings since he rejoined the Athletics' rotation. That's still notably better than his 8.45 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season, but it may not be enough to maintain a rotation spot once Paul Blackburn (finger) is activated from the injured list. If Kaprielian gets another start, it would likely come in a somewhat favorable road matchup in Miami next week.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Garners another start

    Kaprielian is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Astros in Houston.

    Paul Blackburn (finger) appears close to returning from the 15-day injured list, but Kaprielian will pick up at least one more start after he re-entered the rotation last weekend as a replacement for Drew Rucinski (illness), who was placed on the IL. He'll draw a rematch with the Astros, this time at home, after he struck out five and allowed one run on three hits and four walks over five innings his last time out in Houston. How Kaprielian performs Friday will likely dictate whether he sticks around in the rotation on a more permanent basis, heads to the bullpen or gets optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Allows one run in spot start

    Kaprielian (0-4) took the loss Sunday, allowing one run on three hits and four walks over five innings against the Astros. He struck out five.

    Though Kaprielian has bounced back and forth between the MLB and Triple-A recently, he has made a strong case to stay with the big-league club over his last two starts, having allowed just four runs with 12 strikeouts in 12.0 innings. Considering his call-up coincided with Drew Rucinski's (illness) placement on the 15-day injured list, Kaprielian looks to be sticking around for at least another start. However, fantasy managers looking for a short-term streaming option may need to seek out alternatives considering Kaprielian is tentatively scheduled to make his next pair of starts against Houston and Atlanta.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Called up Saturday

    Kaprielian was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.

    Kaprielian will replace Drew Rucinski (illness) in the Athletics' rotation after Rucinski was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday. As a result, Kaprielian will draw the start Sunday versus the Astros. To this point in 2023, the right-hander has struggled to a 10.17 ERA and 1.96 WHIP with 25 strikeouts over 23 innings in seven appearances, including four starts, with Oakland.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Sent back to Triple-A

    Oakland optioned Kaprielian to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Despite striking out seven while limiting the Rangers to three runs over seven innings in his spot start Saturday, Kaprielian will head back to the minors after Oakland called up right-hander Garrett Acton in a corresponding move. Based on his performance during his latest stint in the majors, Kaprielian could be first in line for a promotion the next time the Athletics require a starter.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Strong showing in MLB return

    Kaprielian (0-3) took the loss Saturday, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk over seven innings in a 5-0 loss to the Rangers. He struck out seven.

    Kaprielian rejoined the Athletics from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday and immediately took the mound against Texas. After giving up 18 runs across his first three starts (13.1 innings) for Oakland this season, Kaprielian was pushed to the bullpen. He managed just three relief appearances before being sent down to the minors, giving up five runs over 2.2 innings. Despite the shift to the pen, Kaprielian was fully stretched out Saturday, throwing 104 pitches over seven innings. Though he gave up only three runs while striking out seven, the A's offense was shut out by Jon Gray and John King, handing Kaprielian his third loss of the season. Though the start was a sign of life for the 29-year-old, it's not a sure thing that Kaprielian remains a part of Oakland's pitching rotation moving forward.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Starting Saturday vs. Rangers

    Kaprielian will start Saturday's game against the Rangers, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    The team will push its other five starters back a day and stick with a six-man rotation despite Mason Miller (elbow) landing on the shelf. Kaprielian was just recalled from Triple-A, where he made two strong starts after struggling to a 12.94 ERA in 16 MLB innings prior to getting demoted.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Back in majors

    Kaprielian was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

    Kaprielian, who was demoted to Triple-A in late-April, gave up one earned run on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven across 8.1 innings in two starts at Triple-A. He would be an option to work in long relief this weekend, as he last pitched May 7, but it's also possible the A's go to a six-man rotation and slot Kaprielian in sometime in the coming days.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Potential promotion forthcoming

    Kaprielian, who fired five scoreless innings for Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday in his second minor-league start since being optioned to the Aviators, is a candidate to be called up if Mason Miller's elbow tightness causes him to miss at least one turn, reports.

    The right-hander faced Sacramento on Sunday for the second time in as many starts for Las Vegas and was even sharper than the first time around, allowing just three hits and no walks while recording three strikeouts. Kaprielian exhibited some significant control problems and couldn't keep the ball in the park consistently during three starts for Oakland before being sent to the bullpen, but he's issued just two free passes and hasn't allowed a home run during his first 8.1 innings on the farm. Word on Miller's short-term availability or lack thereof should be imminent following further evaluation by team doctors that was slated for the early part of the week.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Solid in first minor-league start

    Kaprielian started Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Sacramento on Tuesday, allowing an earned run on four hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out four and didn't factor into the decision.

    Kaprielian's location wasn't exactly at its sharpest -- he got just 43 of his 72 pitches into the strike zone -- but the outing seemingly served as a solid starting point overall to his attempted reset at the Triple-A level. Kaprielian's earned himself a trip down to the farm after opening the season by pitching to an array of concerning numbers that included a 12.94 ERA, 2.38 WHIP, 7.9 BB/9 and 2.8 HR/9 across six outings (three starts). The right-hander is likely due for an extended stint in Las Vegas that will allow him to build confidence and sharpen up his game before a return to the major-league club is considered.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Dispatched to Triple-A

    Kaprielian was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.

    Kaprielian has struggled mightily for the Athletics to begin the 2023 campaign while allowing 23 runs in 16 innings to register a 12.94 ERA with an unhealthy 18:14 K:BB in his six appearances. He'll head down to the Pacific Coast League to hopefully work out the kinks. Luis Medina has been recalled from Las Vegas to take his place on the roster.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Rough outing in relief

    Kaprielian allowed three earned runs on four hits over one inning of relief while recording a strikeout in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

    It was the second straight relief outing for Kaprielian after making his first three appearances of the season as a member of the starting rotation and pitching to a 12.15 ERA and 3.4 HR/9 in the process. The struggling right-hander tossed 24 pitches during his one frame Saturday, and with Paul Blackburn's (finger) season debut potentially being pushed back into early May due to a blister that caused his latest rehab start to be postponed, Kaprielian could be set for a spot start Thursday against the Angels.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: May have lost rotation spot

    Kaprielian tossed a scoreless inning of relief in the Athletics' 4-0 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

    Prior to Tuesday's contest, Athletics manager Mark Kotsay told Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle that his plans for Kaprielian and the rest of the team's rotation were fluid beyond Thursday's off day, but at least for now, the right-hander looks like he may be viewed as the team's sixth starter. Kaprielian's relief appearance came three days after he was blasted for six runs over 3.2 innings in a start against the Mets, inflating his season ERA to 12.15. Oakland has already named JP Sears, Shintaro Fujinami and Kyle Muller as its starters for the three-game weekend series in Texas, so Kaprielian looks like he's been pushed to the back of the pitching schedule. In order to allow Fujinami to remain on a once-a-week pitching schedule, Oakland is expected to maintain a six-man rotation, but even Kaprielian's hold on the No. 6 starting spot could be precarious. Both Drew Rucinski (hamstring) and Paul Blackburn (finger) are in the midst of rehab assignments and could soon be ready to return from the 15-day injured list to give Oakland additional rotation options.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Struggles mightily in loss

    Kaprielian (0-2) took the loss Friday, allowing six runs on four hits and seven walks over 3.2 innings against the Mets. He struck out four.

    This is now three bad starts for Kaprielian in as many appearances. While it's still early, the righty's 12.15 ERA thus far is not doing much to help the last-place A's. The 29-year-old will need to start stringing together some better games in order to keep his rotation spot long-term.

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  • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Struggles against Tampa Bay

    Kaprielian (0-1) took the loss Sunday, allowing seven runs on seven hits and three walks over 4.2 innings against the Rays. He struck out six.

    Kaprielian gave up five runs in five innings during his season debut against the Guardians on Monday, and he wasn't able to generate much production during Sunday's series finale against the undefeated Rays. He allowed just one run over the first three innings but gave up six runs between the fourth and fifth frames before being pulled. The right-hander tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Mets next weekend.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Laguna Hills, CA
Age: 29
School: UCLA
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R