A's designate Witasick for assignment, call up Casilla Print
Written by Admin   
Sunday, 03 June 2007 10:12
MLB Headline News

 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -The Oakland Athletics designated veteran right-hander Jay Witasick for assignment Sunday, giving a chance to Santiago Casilla by calling up the righty from Triple-A Sacramento.
Witasick, limited to 20 games and 22 2-3 innings in 2006 because of an ankle injury, went 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in just 16 games and 15 innings for the A's this season. He hasn't pitched since May 29, and had surrendered two runs in his previous five outings - allowing all three of his inherited runners to score.
``It was a situation obviously of where the A's are and where I'm at,'' Witasick said in between handshakes and goodbyes in the clubhouse. ``I enjoyed my time here and my teammates. That's the hardest part, leaving the guys in this room. I wasn't getting a lot of innings. It's not about anything but playing. I want to go somewhere where I can contribute.''
Healthy and eager to be pitching more regularly, the 34-year-old Witasick hopes to land on a team that can use him. If nothing works out, Witasick said he would consider calling it a career. He broke into the bigs with the A's in 1996.
``I feel good health-wise and arm-wise,'' Witasick said. ``Everything feels great. I enjoy pitching. I'm sure I'll be entertaining some potential offers.''
A's manager Bob Geren managed Casilla in winter ball in the Dominican Republic after the 2005 season. Casilla went 2-1 with three saves and a 4.13 ERA in a team-high 22 relief appearances for Sacramento this season.
``I've been working hard to get an opportunity,'' the pitcher said in Spanish. ``I'm thankful for this chance.''
 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 922 Oakland Athletics 99%
#2 910 Atlanta Braves 97%
#3 905 San Francisco Giants 94%
#4 930 St Louis Cardinals 94%
#5 916 Chicago White Sox 90%
#6 924 Los Angeles Angels 74%
#7 919 Texas Rangers 73%
#8 902 Milwaukee Brewers 69%
#9 907 Los Angeles Dodgers 54%
#10 903 Washington Nationals 52%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
OAKLAND ATHLETICS 5/1
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 6/1
DETROIT TIGERS 6/1
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 9/1
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 10/1
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 10/1
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 12/1
ATLANTA BRAVES 14/1
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 14/1
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 16/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com