"Evan brings us another experienced Major League reliever who has exhibited strong control of the strike zone as well as the ability to miss bats," Dipoto said. "He'll compete for a spot in our Major League bullpen."
Scribner, 30, was 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA in a career-high 54 appearances for Oakland in 2015. He struck out 64 hitters in 60.0 innings pitched while walking just 4 (out of 238 batters faced). His 16-to-1 strikeout ration last season led all Major League relievers, as did his 0.60 walks per 9.0 innings pitched.
Scribner missed the month of September with a strained right latissimus dorsi muscle.
Scribner has pitched in the Majors for parts of five seasons with Oakland (2012-2015) and San Diego (2011). In his big league career, he is 5-2 with a 4.21 ERA in 125 relief appearances. He's struck out 134 batters while walking only 27 in 147.2 innings pitched.
Cochran-Gill, 22 (turns 23 on Dec. 10), went 6-5 with 6 saves and 4.18 ERA in a 45 games, 1 start combined between Single-A Bakersfield, Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma in his first full season as a professional in 2015. He limited opponents to a .255 (70x275) average, while walking 37 and striking out 51 in 75.1 innings in relief. Cochran-Gill was originally selected by Seattle in the 17th round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Auburn University. Over 2014 and 2015 he has combined to go 11-5 with 18 saves and a 2.91 ERA (36 ER, 111.2 IP) in 70 games, 1 start.