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Scribner back in the Majors, called up by A's

POSTED September 05, 2013
BY Patrick Tiscia
Twitter: @PatrickTiscia

Evan Scribner, living the ultimate life of a reliever, is back in the Major Leagues. Again.

The former Torrington P38 and Shepaug star was called back up from Triple A to the Oakland Athletics for the fifth time this season. With teams able to expand their rosters to 40 starting on Sept. 1, this move is for good for the rest of the season.

Scribner, 28, tossed two scoreless innings with a strikeout in his return Tuesday in a 5-1 loss to Texas. On the season, he has a 4.57 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 21.2 innings.

The A's, like last season, are in the thick of the playoff race, currently tied with the Rangers in first in the American League West with an 80-59 record.

Last season, Scribner earned the win with three strong innings when Oakland clinched the division against Texas and then followed that up with two scoreless innings in the playoffs versus Detroit. The A's lost the series in five games.

For Triple A Sacramento this season, he dominated, recording a 2.22 ERA with 58 strikeouts in 44 innings.

In three Major League seasons with the Padres and A's, Scribner is 2-0 in 54 games, notching 52 strikeouts with a 4.06 ERA and one save.

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