Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) is ready to pitch for High-A Inland Empire.
Skaggs threw in Arizona last week and now he's ready for his first official start in the minors since April 20. The southpaw's return from Tommy John surgery has been delayed due to shoulder discomfort.
Angels optioned RHP A.J. Achter to Triple-A Salt Lake.
The move clears a spot for J.C. Ramirez on the active roster. Achter has a 3.98 ERA and 9/4 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings with the Angels this season.
Athletics designated LHP Eric Surkamp for assignment.
The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Nick Tepesch on the 40-man roster. Surkamp has posted an ugly 6.98 ERA in nine starts with the A's this season.
Athletics claimed RHP Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Dodgers.
Tepesch was designated for assignment by the Dodgers after struggling in his lone start with the club last Friday. The 27-year-old could be a fit with the A's in a long relief role.
Brandon Crawford is not in Monday's lineup against the Athletics.
There's no word of any injury, so Crawford is presumably getting a day of rest. Ramiro Pena will start at shortstop.