Athletics acquire LHP Moll from Rockies

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:08 PM The Oakland Athletics acquired minor league left-hander Sam Moll from the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.

The A's will send the Rockies a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Moll, 25, was optioned to Triple-A Nashville.

The Athletics also optioned right-hander Josh Smith to Nashville to clear a 25-man roster spot for right-hander Chris Hatcher, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.

Moll spent the entire season at Triple-A Albuquerque, where he was 3-2 with a 4.18 ERA and limited opponents to a .292 batting average in 44 relief appearances. He walked 18 and struck out 39 in 47 1/3 innings before he was designated for assignment on Friday. He was 9-10 with a 3.46 ERA in 145 career appearances over five seasons in the Colorado farm system.

Smith was recalled from Nashville on July 24 for his second stint with the A's this year and did not allow a run in seven of his eight appearances. He compiled an 0.82 ERA during his second stint and is 2-1 with a 4.89 ERA in 26 relief appearances overall with the A's. Smith is 4-1 with a 3.62 ERA in 14 relief appearances with Nashville.

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