How do you go about building on a team that already surprised people by making the playoffs last year? You make out of character moves to improve your team. See the Oakland Athletics.
Free Agent Losses: Dallas Braden (RHP), Joey Devine (RHP), Stephen Drew (SS), Jonny Gomes (OF), Brandon Inge (3B).
Trade Losses: Yordy Cabrera (SS), Chris Carter (1B), A.J. Cole (RHP), Collin Cowgill...
Four years ago, Joey Devine was a sensation with the Oakland Athletics. The 24-year-old rookie torched the American League for 45.2 innings, allowing just three earned runs to cross the plate in his 42 appearances.
In professional baseball history, there have been 24,553 pitcher seasons with at least 40 innings thrown. In 1911, Buck O’Brien of the Boston Red Sox set an ERA- record...
Oakland Athletics pitchers Dallas Braden and Joey Devine, both coming off major surgeries, declined outright assignments to the minors and chose to become free agents. Neither pitched in the majors in 2012. Braden, a 29-year-old left-hander, first underwent shoulder capsule surgery in May 2011. His rehab stalled this summer, and Braden had surgery Aug. 21 to repair a torn rotator...
Wow, what a finish in the American League.
Dr. James Andrews and his ground-breaking Tommy John surgical procedure has given many years of service back to Big Leaguers who may have otherwise been forced to retire. It has also provided many extra years of thrills for fans. Without the surgery, we don’t have Strasburg. We don’t have Adam Wainwright. We don’t have A LOT of big time stars.
But, not everyone recovers as...
Oakland Athletics reliever Joey Devine will miss the rest of the season after having reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, the team announced.
Devine, who was already on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis, had the surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews.
The 28-year-old righthander posted a 1-1 mark with a 3.52 ERA in 26 appearances last year.
Devine had missed the...
Oakland Athletics reliever Joey Devine will miss the season after having reconstructive surgery on his right elbow for the second time in three years.
The operation was performed in Florida by Dr. James Andrews and is the latest setback for the 28-year-old, already on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis.
Manager Bob Melvin didn't disclose details about the surgery while...
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April 10, 2012
Hot News for P Joey Devine
Oakland Athletics right-hander Joey Devine will undergo a second surgery on his troublesome pitching elbow on Tuesday, yet another setback for the reliever who already started the season on the disabled list because of biceps tendinitis.
The 28-year-old Devine was examined Monday by Dr. James Andrews, who will perform the surgery in Pensacola, Fla., and also handled his first operation...
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April 10, 2012
Reliever Joey Devine is a good friend of Ryan Braun , his former Team USA teammate, and Devine was thrilled that Braun's pending suspension for a positive drug test was overturned on appeal. "He's a phenomenal teammate,...
February 25, 2012
More than three years have passed since Joey Devine stamped his rookie campaign with a 0.59 ERA, a marvel that has since been overshadowed by injury, following his 2009 Tommy John surgery.
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to one-year contracts with right-handers Brandon McCarthy and Joey Devine, avoiding arbitration.
They were the final two arbitration-eligible players on Oakland's roster.
McCarthy became a reliable starter after earning the fifth spot in the rotation. He went 9-9 with a 3.32 ERA in 25 starts. He posted career highs in wins, starts, complete...
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January 17, 2012
The Athletics agreed to terms on one-year contracts with right-handers Brandon McCarthy and Joey Devine on Tuesday, and with that they settled with all their arbitration-eligible players before sides were even scheduled to exchange figures.
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with pitchers Brandon McCarthy and Joey Devine on one-year contracts for the 2012 season.
The A's avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts with right-handers Brandon McCarthy and Joey Devine, the team announced Tuesday. McCarthy, who made a career-high 25 starts and had a career best 3.32 ERA...