At this point, any stint on the Injured List could mark the end of the season. Such is the case with Adam Oller and the Oakland A’s.
The A’s placed Oller on the IL as part of a series of moves on Tuesday. According to Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A’s pitcher is suffering from right rib costochondritis.
Adam Oller may not have time to return to Oakland A’s in 2022
While the A’s do not have a timeframe for Oller’s return, it is possible that he is done for the year. There is just under a month left in the season, and as he would be sidelined for a minimum of 15 days, anything beyond a minimum stay on the IL would not be worth the roster move.
Oller has not exactly had a strong rookie campaign. While he has had flashes of success, those have been few and far between thus far. He has posted a 6.01 ERA and a 1.582 WHiP over his 73.1 innings, striking out just 44 batters with 37 walks as he has allowed 17 homers.
At the same time, he had found success in Triple-A this season, albeit in a limited sample size. Oller had posted a 3.69 ERA and a 1.453 WHiP in his 31.2 innings for Las Vegas, striking out 32 batters with 17 walks. That performance will lead to the A’s giving him looks going forward as they attempt to figure out what pieces they have for their future rotation.
That is what the final few weeks are for. As it is, pitchers such as Adrian Martinez are using this time to get a head start on 2023. Oller being on the IL is a missed opportunity and could result in his falling behind other options, especially if they perform well.
Adam Oller has landed on the Injured List due to right rib costochondritis. If he has to stay on the IL for any length of time, his season may be over.