OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's recalled infielder Max Muncy and right-handed pitcher Zach Neal from Triple-A Nashville and optioned right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn to Nashville, the club announced today.
Muncy joins Oakland for his second stint this year. He was recalled for the first time May 17 and went 2-for-5 (.400) with a walk in two games before he was optioned to Nashville May 25. Muncy is batting .263 with seven home runs and 20 RBI in 44 games with the Sounds, including .206 with a home run and five RBI in seven games since his last option. The 25-year-old left-handed hitter made his Major League debut with Oakland last year and batted .206 with three home runs and nine RBI in 45 games.
Neal joins the A's for the third time this year and is 0-1 with na 11.25 ERA in three games, including one start, over his previous two stints. He made his Major League debut May 11 at Boston when he allowed three runs on four hits in 3.0 innings of relief, but was optioned back to Nashville two days later. Neal returned to start May 25 at Seattle and took the loss, allowing seven runs on eight hits in 4.0 innings. He also tossed a scoreless inning of relief May 28 against Detroit and was optioned to Nashville May 31. The 27-year-old right-hander is 6-1 with a 2.83 ERA in eight starts at Nashville where he has walked just five batters in 47.2 innings. Neal made one appearance following his May 31 option, picking up the win in against Round Rock on June 2 when he allowed three runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings.
Hahn was 2-4 with a 6.49 ERA and .331 opponents batting average in seven starts over two stints with the A's. He was 1-3 with an 8.34 ERA in five starts during his second stint and tossed just 3.2 innings and 0.2 innings in his last two starts. Hahn is 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA in five starts with Nashville.