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Joe Savery | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics sent LHP Joe Savery outright to Triple-A Sacramento.
Savery spent almost all season at Sacramento, posting a 2.84 ERA with 45 strikeouts over 44 1/3 innings. He'll now remain in the organization. Sep 5 - 8:56 AM

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Athletics designated LHP Joe Savery for assignment.

Savery has posted good numbers this year at Triple-A and owns a decent 3.83 career ERA in the majors, but the A's needed to open up a 40-man roster spot to improve their position player depth for the stretch run.
Sep 1 - 3:32 PM

Athletics optioned LHP Joe Savery to Triple-A Sacramento.

Savery gets the boot even though he's been unscored upon in four relief innings with the big club this season. Jeff Francis has replaced Savery on the roster.
May 18 - 3:51 PM

Athletics recalled LHP Joe Savery from Triple-A Sacramento.

Savery got the call after putting up a 3.86 ERA with 14 strikeouts over 11 2/3 relief frames for Sacramento. He won't be used in high-leverage innings.
May 9 - 5:03 PM

Athletics optioned LHP Joe Savery to Triple-A Sacramento.

Savery had a good spring but didn't have a spot in the Athletics' bullpen, as three lefties -- Sean Doolittle, Fernando Abad and Drew Pomeranz -- slotted ahead of him on the depth chart. Savery, who's gone from pitcher to position player back to pitcher in his career, will likely make an appearance in Oakland before the season is out.
Mar 29 - 7:18 PM

Joe Savery tossed two shutout innings in Monday's start against the Cubs.

Savery, impressively, struck out five while allowing just two hits and a walk. The lefty has had a solid spring showing with his new club, despite some control issues. He has struck out 11 and walked five in 6 2/3 innings in the Cactus League. Still, he's very likely to open the season at Triple-A.
Mar 17 - 5:28 PM

Athletics claimed LHP Joe Savery off waivers from the Phillies.

Savery was designated for assignment by Philadelphia this past weekend to clear a 40-man roster spot for new starter A.J. Burnett. Savery is a former first-round draft pick, but the 28-year-old left-hander hasn't found much success at the major league level. He will have to earn a spot in the highly talented Oakland bullpen this spring.
Feb 17 - 2:32 PM

Phillies designated LHP Joe Savery for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the addition of A.J. Burnett. A former first-round pick, Savery holds a 4.15 ERA with 32 strikeouts over 47 2/3 innings during his career. The 28-year-old could receive some interest on waivers.
Feb 16 - 9:05 AM

Phillies recalled LHP Joe Savery from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Savery holds a 1.38 ERA but an ugly 6/9 K/BB ratio over 13 innings in the majors this season. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 06:31:00 PM

Phillies activated LHP Joe Savery from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Savery, out since mid-July with elbow stiffness, had two scoreless rehab appearances over the past week. The 27-year-old southpaw could be an option to join the Phillies' bullpen in September.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Joe Savery (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment later this week.

It will likely be at High-A Clearwater. Savery has been out since mid-July with a stiff left elbow, but he could rejoin the Phillies' bullpen next month.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 09:36:00 PM

Phillies placed LHP Joe Savery on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 14, with left elbow stiffness.

Savery hasn't appeared in a game with the Phillies since the All-Star break and will now get an extended rest. Raul Valdes will replace him in the team's bullpen.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 11:25:00 AM

Phillies recalled LHP Joe Savery from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He takes the place of Chad Durbin, who has been released. Savery has been up-and-down during his time with the Phillies but has held left-handed batters to a .220/.227/.341 batting line during his career.
Fri, May 31, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Phillies optioned LHP Joe Savery to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Savery was unscored upon in his lone inning, but he's making room for Friday's starter, Tyler Cloyd. The lefty will be back later this season.
Fri, May 10, 2013 08:26:00 AM

Phillies recalled LHP Joe Savery from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Savery will probably head back down to the Triple-A level once the Phillies decide on a rotation replacement for Roy Halladay. He'll be on a shuttle all season.
Mon, May 6, 2013 02:54:00 PM

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