A's add Scribner, option Straily

A's add Scribner, option Straily
April 30, 2013, 2:45 pm
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Dan Straily's stat line from Monday night: 4.2 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, BB, 6 K (USAY TODAY IMAGES)

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OAKLAND -- After the longest game in Oakland Athletics history, the A's have added a fresh arm to the bullpen by recalling right-handed reliever Evan Scribner. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to make room on the roster.

Scribner, 27, was optioned to Sacramento after eight relief appearances with the A's. He had a 4.26 ERA. He was sent down for a fresh arm after Brett Anderson only lasted one inning after spraining his right ankle in Tampa Bay.

Straily was recalled to make a spot start in Anderson's place on Monday night. He lasted 4 2/3 innings and allowed six runs. Anderson, who was being rested to help recover from right ankle soreness, ended up entering the game in the 13th inning and pitching 5 1/3 innings.

Outfielders Coco Crisp and Chris Young left the game with injuries in the extra innings on Monday. Neither of them are in the lineup on Tuesday. Crisp left the game in the 14th inning with a left hamstring strain, while Young left with a left quadricep strain in the 16th.

There's no word yet on how severe either of their injuries are. If the A's need an outfielder, Shane Peterson or Michael Taylor are the obvious choices. Taylor was optioned to Triple-A on April 23, and needs to spend 10 days in the minor leagues before he can be recalled unless there is a DL move. 

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