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Top Luis Medina News

  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Allows one run over six frames

    Medina did not factor into the decision Thursday, allowing one run on three hits and three walks over six innings against the Twins. He struck out four.

    Medina was efficient for most of the contest and didn't allow a run until the sixth inning, which would come across on a double-play ball after the right-hander gave up two hits to open the frame. It was the first time since July 7 that he went at least six innings, though he was still unable to secure his fourth win due to a lack of run support. On the downside, Medina issued at least three walks in four of his final five starts of the year. The 24-year-old figures be in the mix for a rotation spot in 2024 despite posting a 5.42 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 106:57 K:BB through 109.2 innings in his rookie season.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Tagged with 10th loss

    Medina (3-10) took the loss against Detroit on Thursday, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out five batters over five innings.

    Medina gave up a pair of runs in the first frame but settled down with three scoreless innings thereafter. However, he was bitten by the Tigers again in the fifth, surrendering three runs -- the last of which came home on a balk. Medina did show some positive signs with 15 swinging strikes and just one walk, but he's had a rough time in September, posting a 6.62 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 17.2 innings over four starts.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Tagged for five runs

    Medina (3-9) allowed five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three over 4.1 innings to take the loss versus the Rangers on Sunday.

    Medina worked his pitch count up to 84 (52 strikes) in this outing, up from 70 in his return from a finger injury Monday. The right-hander gave up three runs in the first inning and another two in the fifth. Medina has gone without a win in his last seven outings, but he's taken only two losses in that span. He's now at a 5.68 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 90:49 K:BB through 95 innings over 20 appearances (15 starts) this season. Medina is projected for a home start versus the Padres in his next outing.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Goes 4.2 innings in no-decision

    Medina (finger) didn't factor into the decision in the Athletics' 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays on Monday, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out three.

    Medina held Toronto off the board through his first four frames before he was tagged for three runs in the fifth, forcing him out of the game after throwing 70 pitches. The rookie right-hander was likely on a pitch count Monday, as he was making his first start since Aug. 18 in his return from the 15-day injured list. He's now failed to make it through five innings in each of his last four starts, allowing 10 earned runs in that span (15 innings). Overall, Medina sits on a 3-8 season record with a 5.46 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 87:46 K:BB across 14 starts (90.2 innings). He'll look to go deeper in his next outing, tentatively scheduled for this weekend in Texas.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Activated for Monday's start

    Medina (blister) was activated from the 15-day injured list Monday.

    Medina will rejoin the Athletics' rotation Monday against the Blue Jays after missing the last couple weeks with a blister on his pitching hand. The young right-hander went just 3.1 innings in his lone rehab start, so he's probably not prepared to pitch terribly deep into Monday's outing.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Sharp in rehab outing

    Medina (blister) struck out seven and gave up one earned run on four hits and one walk over 3.1 innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

    Medina missed the previous two weeks of action with a blister on his right index finger but didn't seem to be affected in Wednesday's outing. The Athletics haven't yet committed to Medina returning from the 15-day injured list next week, but he looks as though he could be ready to go without requiring any additional rehab outings beforehand.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Making rehab apperance Wednesday

    Medina (finger) completed a bullpen session Sunday and is set to make a rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Medina made it through a side session without any setbacks, paving the way for him to head to Las Vegas for what should be a brief rehab assignment. The right-hander landed on the 15-day injured list Aug. 21 due to a blister on his right index finger.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Full bullpen session on tap

    Medina (finger) came away from Friday's touch-and-feel bullpen session without any setbacks and is therefore set for a full session early in the week, the Athletics' official site reports.

    The right-hander was able to throw without a bandage on his blister-affected finger Friday, so he'll take the next step early in the week. If that goes similarly well, Medina may need to throw only another bullpen or a live batting practice before being activated when first eligible next Sunday.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Set for bullpen session

    Medina (finger) will throw a bullpen session with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, Joey Pollizze of MLB.com reports.

    Medina landed on the injured list Monday due to a blister on his right index finger. He'll be sidelined until early September at a minimum as a result, but it sounds as if he could need just one rehab outing before being activated if his finger responds well to resumed throwing.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Hits IL with blister

    The Athletics placed Medina on the 15-day injured list Monday due to a blister on his right index finger.

    Medina presumably picked up the injury during his most recent start versus the Orioles on Friday, when he lasted just three innings while giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits. Reliever Spencer Patton was brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Medina's place on the roster. Medina's placement on the IL is retroactive to Saturday, so he won't be eligible for activation until Sept. 3.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Goes three innings Friday

    Medina allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits while striking out one and walking none over three innings as a bulk reliever Friday versus the Orioles.

    Medina's gone fewer than five innings in each of his last three outings, with the prior two appearances being traditional starts, and it appears the Athletics may be slowing him down as he approaches a career-high workload. He's already covered 99.1 innings between the majors and Triple-A this season, while his career high is 106.1 innings in 2021. Medina's also had a couple of rough performances lately, which has put him at a 5.44 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 84:43 K:BB over 18 appearances (13 starts). The right-hander tentatively lines him up for a home outing against the Royals next week.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Working in bulk relief

    Medina will work in bulk relief Friday against the Orioles, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Francisco Perez is going to open the game for Oakland, but Medina is set to enter the game afterward. This might just be a workload-management strategy with the 24-year-old, who has delivered a 3.15 ERA with 38 strikeouts over his last 34.1 innings (six starts, one relief appearance) dating back to late June.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Solid in no-decision

    Medina did not factor into the decision Saturday, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over four innings against the Nationals. He struck out four.

    Though Medina was pulled prior to the fifth inning for a second consecutive start, he turned in a strong outing and walked only two batters after handing out five free passes his last time out. The 24-year-old has quietly put together a handful of solid performances, tallying a 3.62 ERA and a 25:11 K:BB over his last five appearances (19.1 innings). Medina's tentatively lined up to face the Orioles for his next start.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Walks five batters

    Medina allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and five walks over 3.1 innings in Sunday's win over the Giants. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.

    Medina never found a groove Sunday as he allowed a run in each of the first two frames followed by two more in the third inning. He gave up just three total earned runs in his previous three starts and turned in his shortest outing since June 3. Medina has a solid 3.55 ERA since the start of July but his season mark jumped to 5.47. His next outing is lined up to be in Washington.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Takes hard-luck loss

    Medina (3-8) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out six without walking a batter over 5.1 innings, but he took the loss Sunday versus the Rockies.

    Medina threw 60 of 91 pitches for strikes and did well to keep the ball in play. Ryan McMahon was his main nemesis, as the Colorado infielder had a pair of run-scoring knocks in the contest. Medina has allowed a total of three runs over 16 innings across three starts since the All-Star break, but he has just one win to show for it. He's at a 5.35 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 76:36 K:BB through 15 appearances (11 starts) this season. Medina is projected to make his next start at home versus the Giants.

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  • Athletics' Luis Medina: Strikes out six

    Medina allowed a run on two hits and three walks while striking out six over five innings in a no-decision versus the Astros on Sunday.

    Medina turned in a solid performance, though he needed 93 pitches (59 strikes) to get through five frames. He limited the damage to a Yainer Diaz solo shot in the fifth inning. Medina has allowed just one run, five hits and four walks over 10.2 innings across his two starts since the All-Star break. He's trimmed his ERA to 5.50 with a 1.49 WHIP and 70:36 K:BB through 70.1 innings over 14 outings (10 starts) this season. The 24-year-old is projected to make his next start at Colorado.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Nagua, Dominican Republic
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R