There was a ton of movement inside the Oakland Athletics' headquarters judging by Friday's announcement coming out of the organization. As many as six players got moved around the franchise ranks, whether that meant they were demoted, put on the injured list, promoted, or other sorts of situations.
Here's the full breakdown of the roster moves made by the A's to close June and already getting into July and the second half of the 2023 MLB season.
First and foremost, and starting with the most impactful of moves for the present-day affairs of the A's, Oakland put starter James Kaprielian and reliever Yacksel Rios in the 15-day IL.
According to Martin Gallegos of MLB.com, Kap has suffered a "strained right shoulder." Rios hits the IL while battling Raynaud's syndrome, per MLB Trade Rumors. Both players have been important parts of the A's through the season, Kap since the start of it and Rios having been acquired a few days ago in order to bolster a rather ugly relieving corps.
Mason Miller started the year with the A's and started four games at the start of the season but he's been out for a while after injuring the UCL of his right elbow. Miller has been transferred from the 15-day IL to the 60-day IL by the A's, according to the latest report released by the franchise on June 30.
When it comes to additions, the Oakland Athletics also brought a few warm bodies to the MLB squad in order to make up for the players forced off their roster because of different maladies.
Infielder Jordan Diaz and right-handed pitcher Rico Garcia have both been recalled by Oakland.
Diaz appeared in 15 MLB games with the A's last season and he's already played parts of 25 this season stepping up to the plate 74 times while slashing .211/.243/.394 and hitting four homers.
Garcia is the more experienced player, having already appeared in at least one game in four different seasons pitching for four different organizations: the Rockies (2019), the Giants (2020), the Orioles (2022), and lastly the A's this season. Garcia has faced 21 batters through his four games with the A's this season in the MLB posting a terrible 11.25 ERA in 4.0 innings and allowing five runs (all earned) on six hits (to go with three walks and just one strikeout).
Finally, left-hander Kirby Snead was reactivated from the 60-day IL and added to the reliever rotation of the A's, while Jonah Bride was optioned down to Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators.
Snead has not appeared in a single game this season for the Athletics following a pre-season injury. This marks the first time he's been named into the MLB rotation of relievers at Oakland, so he might be on the verge of throwing his first pitches of the year entering July. He's already thrown some of his stuff in Triple-A while rehabbing.
Bride has back-to-back seasons of playing time with the A's last and this year with 58 games played in 2022 and 21 already this season. He played in two of the three-game series against the Yankees earlier this week, starting at third base on June 28 and then pinch-hitting one day later, going 0-for-4 and striking out twice through the two outings.