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Breaking: A’s sign Jake Diekman to a two year deal

The Oakland A’s announced today that they had signed LHP Jake Diekman to a two year deal with a club option for 2022, with $7.5 Million guaranteed. Diekman, who was acquired by the A’s at the 2019 trade deadline from the Kansas City Royals. 

Diekman, who had a 4.65 ERA and a 3.55 FIP, has good stuff but lacks control. His fastball averages right at 96 MPH, and he struck out 29.8% of batters faced; however, he also walked 13.8% of batters faced. Diekman is a ground-ball pitcher, which will pair well with the A’s excellent infield defense. He joins T.J. McFarland as the only two lefties in the A’s bullpen, currently. 

Callie Tsai

My dad inducted me into the A's cult before I was born. Been watching the A's since I was in the womb. Proud Transgender woman

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