A's outright RHP Zach Neal to Nashville

The Oakland A's outrighted right-handed pitcher Zach Neal to Triple-A Nashville, the club announced today. Neal was designated for assignment a week ago today when the A's signed Trevor Plouffe.
Neal made his Major League debut with Oakland last year and went 2-4 with two saves and a 4.24 ERA in 24 games, including six starts, over four stints with the A's. He allowed a .265 opponents batting average but issued just six walks in 70.0 innings for a .281 on-base percentage. Neal was also 7-2 with a 3.21 ERA in 11 starts with Triple-A Nashville where he walked just eight batters in 61.2 innings.