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Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Behind after hip surgery
Tarnok (hip) is a bit behind schedule at the beginning of Athletics camp, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Tarnok needed surgery on his right hip last August and will be eased into things this spring. The 25-year-old will be in the mix for a spot in Oakland's rotation once he's ready to roll, although a trip back to Triple-A Las Vegas to knock some rust off at the start of 2024 seems likely.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Sent to 60-day IL
The Athletics transferred Tarnok (hip) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday.
Tarnok underwent surgery on his right hip in late August, effectively ending his season. As such, the move to the 60-day injured list doesn't affect Tarnok's timeline for a return, though it creates an open spot on the 28-man active roster for Joe Boyle, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Las Vegas ahead of his scheduled start Sunday versus the Padres.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Undergoes hip surgery
Tarnok underwent surgery on his right hip Wednesday and will miss the rest of the season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Tarnok was placed on the IL on Aug. 14 due to a calf strain, but surgery on his hip will end up putting an end to his season. The 24-year-old righty put up a 4.91 ERA and 1.50 WHIP across 14.2 innings in his first season with the A's and is expected to be ready for the start of spring training in 2024.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Diagnosed with calf strain
Tarnok is dealing with a Grade 2 right calf strain, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Tarnok was placed on the 15-day injured list earlier Tuesday, and the reason for his deactivation is now known. Manager Mark Kotsay said Tarnok will be shut down in the interim, so the rookie looks set to miss more time than the minimum 15 days.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Lands on injured list
Tarnok (undisclosed) was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday.
Tarnok appeared set to make another start for Oakland, but he will instead spend at least a couple weeks on the injured list. It's unclear what is ailing him, so a precise target date for his return is uncertain.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Gets another turn through rotation
Tarnok is listed as the Athletics' probable starting pitcher for Tuesday's game in St. Louis.
The Athletics could end up changing course and deploy Tarnok behind an opener, but the 24-year-old right-hander at least appears to be locked into a rotation spot for the time being. After going 2.2 innings in his first career start July 26, Tarnok has worked in bulk relief in his last two appearances, covering 2.1 innings on Aug. 1 and four scoreless frames this past Wednesday. Tarnok tossed 69 pitches his last time out, and while he's still likely to have a workload restriction in place to some degree Tuesday, he should be stretched out enough to reach the five innings he would need to qualify for a win if used as a starter.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Brilliant in bulk-relief role
Tarnok (1-1) got the win against the Rangers on Wednesday, firing four scoreless innings during which he allowed two hits and two walks while recording four strikeouts.
Tarnok came in following two scoreless frames from opener Austin Pruitt and continued the surprising domination of a potent Rangers lineup with his quartet of solid innings. The right-hander still struggled with efficiency -- only 39 of his 69 pitches landed for strikes -- but the outing was by far the best of Tarnok's five this season and was the first in which he didn't allow any runs. His pitch count also served as a new high-water mark, and although Tarnok could well continue to frequently appear in a bulk-reliever role, it's certainly possible he also gets a conventional start or two before season's end.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Working in bulk role Wednesday
Tarnok will serve as the primary pitcher for the Athletics on Wednesday against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The Athletics will likely deploy an opener in front of him, but Tarnok is slated to work multiple innings Wednesday and profiles as the Oakland pitcher most likely to factor into any decision. The 24-year-old right-hander has posted a 6.75 ERA and 10:9 K:BB through 10.2 major-league frames this season. He looks like he could get a spin in the No. 5 spot in the rotation after Oakland recently demoted Hogan Harris to Triple-A Las Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Pitches to contact as opener
Tarnok served as the opener in Wednesday's loss to the Giants and allowed three runs on three hits and a walk over 2.2 innings. He struck out four and uncorked a wild pitch.
Tarnok took the next step in his 2023 acclimation process after a significantly delayed debut due to a shoulder strain, but he turned in an uneven performance. The right-hander needed 49 pitches to record eight outs, and only 29 of those offerings found the strike zone. Tarnok worked himself into trouble early as well, surrendering a two-run home run to J.D. Davis in the first inning that set the stage for the ragged outing. The fact Tarnok got the call as an opener following a pair of relief appearances to open the season could be indicative of a potential rotation audition down the road, but manager Mark Kotsay likely wants to see the 24-year-old get his feet under him a bit more before going that route.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Opening Wednesday
Tarnok will serve as an opener for the Athletics on Wednesday in San Francisco, Sonja Chen of MLB.com reports.
He hasn't pitched in nearly a week and went three innings in that appearance, so it could be more of a piggyback with Hogan Harris rather than a traditional opener/bulk reliever situation. Tarnok has allowed three runs and walked five over 5.2 frames with the A's this season.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Works in long relief
Tarnok worked three relief innings in Thursday's loss to the Astros, allowing an earned run on a solo home run and issuing two walks. He struck out one and also uncorked a wild pitch.
Tarnok's one key mistake was the solo home run he allowed to Alex Bregman in the ninth inning. Otherwise, the right-hander navigated some control issues and finished with 51 pitches over his trio of frames. Tarnok appears ticketed for at least a handful more multi-inning relief outings before potentially getting a shot in the rotation later this summer.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Takes loss in season debut
Tarnok (0-1) worked out of the bullpen and was the pitcher of record in Saturday's 10-7 loss to the Twins after allowing two earned runs on two hits and three walks over 2.2 innings. He struck out two.
Making his Athletics debut, Tarnok was entrusted with preserving a 7-7 tie when he entered with one out in the sixth inning, but he eventually stumbled by allowing a two-out solo home run to Kyle Farmer in the following frame. A two-out bases-loaded walk issued to Byron Buxton in the eighth inning then accounted for the second run on Tarnok's ledger, saddling him with the loss. Due to his poor control, Tarnok needed 63 pitches just to record his seven outs, but the hefty workload seemingly dispelled any doubts about the strength of his previously strained shoulder. The 24-year-old could be in line for more long-relief assignments in the immediate future, but his experience as a starter at the minor-league level also makes him a rotation option should the Athletics look to move on from Hogan Harris, Ken Waldichuk or Luis Medina.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Back in big leagues
Tarnok was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas ahead of Friday's game against the Twins.
Tarnok has been working as a starter at Triple-A, logging a 2.12 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and a 9:9 K:BB in 17 innings over his four most recent outings. The 24-year-old righty could work in tandem with a lefty like Ken Waldichuk, but it's not initially clear when the former will make his first MLB appearance of the year and whether it will be as a starter or long reliever.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Activated and optioned
Tarnok (shoulder) was activated off the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.
Tarnok had been out all season while dealing with a strained shoulder. He's made four starts for Las Vegas while on a rehab assignment, recording a 1.84 ERA despite an 8:10 K:BB. He'll remain in Triple-A as a regular member of the roster but could be an option for an A's rotation that lacks proven talent at some point in the second half.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Solid in latest rehab start
Tarnok (shoulder), who dealt with a blister issue after his June 29 rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas, allowed an earned run on three hits and four walks over four innings during the Aviators' loss to Round Rock on Monday.
Tarnok appeared to be hitting on all cylinders physically even though he had some control issues, which actually served to boost his pitch count to 78. The right-hander has issued four free passes apiece in each of his last two rehab starts, but otherwise, he appears to be ready for possible activation before or during the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Blister issue subsides
Tarnok (shoulder) is no longer dealing with the blister issue he suffered during his last rehab start, and he's still expected to make his next start with Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Tarnok's blister recovery keeps him on schedule in his rehab assignment, and he remains on pace to join the Athletics' rotation within a couple weeks after being on the shelf all season with a right shoulder strain. The 24-year-old prospect has been OK during his rehab assignment, surrendering two runs on four hits and six walks -- though he's struck out just four batters across 10.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Blister issue on rehab assignment
Tarnok (shoulder) dealt with a blister issue during his rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Tarnok gave up two runs in four innings while getting his pitch count up to 61 in the outing but developed a blister. He's considered day-to-day, so it's possible he could be ready in time for his next rehab start. Tarnok has been on the injured list all season with a right shoulder strain.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Boosts pitch count in rehab start
Tarnok (shoulder) allowed two earned runs on one hit and four walks over four innings in Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Round Rock on Wednesday. He did not record a strikeout.
The subpar control wasn't ideal, but it did serve to boost Tarnok's pitch count to 61 offerings, the biggest workload yet of his rehab assignment. The right-hander is likely on the cusp of activation, but even with 12.2 minor-league frames under his belt, the Athletics may want to give Tarnok at least one more outing on the farm to push his pitch count into the 70-to-75 pitch range.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Next rehab start set
Tarnok (shoulder) has felt good since his most recent rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday and will make his next appearance for the Aviators this coming Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
The fact Tarnok upped his pitch count from 42 to 53 in that most recent outing and came away with no residual effects is yet another encouraging sign for the right-hander. If all goes similarly well for Tarnok in this next start, activation from his season-long stay on the injured list could be deemed appropriate.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Freddy Tarnok: Stellar in latest rehab start
Tarnok (shoulder) fired four scoreless innings in Triple-A Las Vegas' loss to Oklahoma City on Wednesday, allowing three hits while recording two strikeouts.
Tarnok has gotten more impressive with each rehab appearance, and Wednesday's outing saw him work up to 53 pitches. The promising right-hander would likely need at least one more start on the farm before being built up enough to be activated with an eye on joining the big-league rotation, but the fact he's already tossed 6.2 scoreless frames in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League supports the notion he'll have the ability to offer a boost to Oakland's starting pitching arsenal.... See More ... See Less
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