Oakland Athletics Roundup: Arnold Leon to Blue Jays; O.co Coliseum Update

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A’s Deal Reliever Arnold Leon to Blue Jays; Stadium News
Oakland Athletics Roundup: Wednesday, January 6


On Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics announced that right-hander Arnold Leon was sent to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations. This continues the A’s recent string of bullpen editions, swapping last year’s struggling relief crew in exchange for more recognizable names like Ryan Madson and John Axford.

Arnold was designated for assignment by the A’s prior to the deal, so the Athletics had already removed him for the 40-man roster.

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The 2015 season was Leon’s first stint in the big leagues, and he found himself a bit overmatched by hitters. In just over 26 innings, Leon posted a 4.39 ERA and struck out 19 batters. He also walked nine and allowed 30 hits – far too much traffic on the base paths when combined with the three home runs he allowed and the A’s struggling defense behind him.

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