A's recall RHP Triggs from Nashville; option LHP Surkamp to Nashville

The Oakland A's recalled right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs from Triple-A Nashville and optioned left-handed pitcher Eric Surkamp to Nashville, the club announced today.

Triggs was 2-1 with a 5.14 ERA and .214 opponents batting average in six relief appearances with Nashville. He has not allowed a home run and has struck out nine batters in 7.0 innings. The 27-year-old right-hander was claimed off waivers from Baltimore on March 13. Triggs spent the entire 2015 season at Double-A Bowie where he was 0-2 with a 1.03 ERA, .196 opponents batting average and 17 saves in 43 relief appearances. He will be making his Major League debut.

Surkamp was selected from Nashville April 8 and went 0-2 with a 5.59 ERA in four starts with the A's. He allowed a .305 opponents batting average and issued 12 walks in 19.1 innings while striking out just nine. The 28-year-old left-hander tossed fewer than five innings in each of his four starts.

The complete 2016 statistics for Triggs follow: 

TRIGGS

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Nashville (AAA)

2

1

5.14

6

0

0

0

0

7.0

6

5

4

3

9