Bob Melvin issued his lineup for today's series finale vs the Angels:
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P. Alex Meyer (R) (0-1, 12.27 ERA)
1. Jake Smolinski (R) LF
2. Marcus Semien (R) SS
3. Stephen Vogt (L) C
4. Khris Davis (R) DH
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Ryon Healy (R) 3B
7. Max Muncy (L) RF
8. Brett Eibner (R) CF
9. Joey Wendle (L) 2B
P. Jharel Cotton (R)
Cotton began the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and went 8-5 with a 4.90 ERA in 22 games, including 16 starts. He was traded to the A’s on Aug. 1 with Frankie Montas and Grant Holmes for Rich Hill and Josh Reddick and was assigned to Triple-A Nashville where he went 3-1 with a 2.82 ERA in six starts.
The 24-year-old right-hander combined with both clubs for an 11-6 record and a 4.31 ERA in 28 games, 22 starts. He led the Pacific Coast League, ranked second in Triple-A and tied for 12th in all of minor league baseball with a career-high 155 strikeouts.
Cotton becomes the 12th rookie to pitch for the A’s this year, which ties the Oakland record for most rookie pitchers in a season (2009, 2012, 2015). He will be the seventh Athletic to make his first Major League start this year.
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