The Oakland Athletics claimed right-hander Jeff Layman earlier today. Layman, 23, was optioned to Double-A Midland in the Texas League upon arrival. The right-hander has split time between the bullpen and starting. In his minor league career, Layman has a record of 19-37. Layman has made 67 career starts.
The A’s, who have seen some trouble with their bullpen this season, definitely need all the help that they can get. Michael Wuertz, who signed a two-year deal earlier this offseason has not pitched exactly well, and neither has fellow RP Jerry Blevins. For the full coverage about the Lyman claim, you can visit oaklandathletics.com. Below is an except from the story:
Lyman, in his sixth professional season since being selected by the Braves in the second round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, has spent most of 2010 at Triple-A Gwinnett, posting a 4.72 ERA in 21 relief appearances.
The native of San Francisco has split his Minor League career between the bullpen and starting. He has a career record of 19-37 in 153 games, including 67 starts.
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