Andrew Werner SP OAK 7 Months

Athletics sent LHP Andrew Werner outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Werner was designated for assignment by the A's last week to clear a roster spot for new starting pitcher Scott Kazmir. Werner had a 5.78 ERA this summer at Triple-A.

Andrew Werner SP OAK 8 Months

Athletics designated LHP Andrew Werner for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Scott Kazmir on the 40-man roster. Werner, who was acquired from the Padres in the Tyson Ross deal, posted an ugly 5.78 ERA over 26 starts and one relief appearance in Triple-A this year.

Andrew Werner SP OAK Mar 10 '13

Athletics optioned LHP Andrew Werner and RHP Jesse Chavez to Triple-A Sacramento.

Andrew Werner SP OAK Nov 16 '12

Athletics acquired LHP Andrew Werner from the Padres in the Tyson Ross deal.

Werner has put up some nice numbers in the minors but is a soft-tossing lefty that posted a 5.58 ERA over eight starts for the Padres in 2012. He'll likely begin 2013 as a long reliever or as a starter back at Triple-A.

Andrew Werner SP OAK Sep 29 '12

Making what was likely his final start of the season, Andrew Werner allowed three runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings of San Diego's loss to the Giants.

Werner struck out two and walked one. A rookie lefty who's just four months shy of his 26th birthday, Werner posted a 4.78 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 33/13 K/BB ratio across 37 1/3 innings in his first MLB go-round. The owner of pedestrian minor-league numbers with a fastball that sits in the high-80s, Werner will likely be far away from the Padres' 25-man roster next Opening Day.

Andrew Werner SP OAK Sep 16 '12

Andrew Werner gave up five runs and two homers in five innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Rockies.

Werner had turned in four straight quality starts for the Padres, but a pair of homers -- one from opposing starter Alex White -- did him in at Petco today. NL-only leaguers should be able to do better than starting him on the road in San Francisco next weekend.