Over the years, the Oakland A's have had success mining the minor league free agent market for major league talent. Over the next few weeks, we will take a look at some of the players the A's signed to minor league free agent deals this off-season. Up first: right-handed pitcher Matt Buschmann.
As the Biscuits (36-32) get back to playing baseball after the Southern League All-
Star break Thursday night they will have a healthy Alex Colome free of any limit on
pitches to go along with the serviceable duo of Kyle Lobstein and Matt Buschmann.
Inside, along with notes on two Biscuits all-stars, pitching coach R.C. Lichtenstein
offers his take on the team’s rotation.
In five Double-A seasons right-hander Matt Buschmann is 21-12 with a 3.62 ERA. It was his 7.02 ERA after 211.2 innings in the notoriously hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League that plagued him. However, Buschmann
has experienced success in the Southern League — he carried a no-hitter into the sixth
inning this month — after an early season transaction landed him with the Montgomery