Richard Lovelady pitched for the Kansas City Royals for three seasons

The A's may have discovered a new market inefficiency.

Acquiring players from the Atlanta Braves without having to give up an All-Star player.

Oakland has claimed veteran southpaw Richard Lovelady off waivers from the Atlanta Braves and optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The A's placed Freddy Tarnok on the 60-day IL to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

Tarnok has a strained right shoulder and was initially placed on the IL on March 30, retroactive to March 27. He should be able to return on May 30th.

Lovelady adds to the A's roster of veteran relievers, but he also provides them with another option on the left side.

With JP Sears in the rotation and pitching well in two starts, Sam Moll is the only lefty in the Oakland bullpen.

The Aviators placed Jake Fishman, another lefty with big league experience, on the 7-day IL on Tuesday.

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