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Eric Surkamp | Starting Pitcher | #48

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers claimed LHP Eric Surkamp off waivers from the Athletics; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
Surkamp was recently designated for assignment by the Athletics. He'll provide some left-handed depth for his new club. Jun 29 - 3:15 PM

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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.
Jun 27 - 6:23 PM

Athletics optioned LHP Eric Surkamp to Triple-A Nashville.

The A's needed to clear a roster spot for Dillon Overton, who is set to make his major league debut on Saturday. With Surkamp back in the minors, Sean Manaea (elbow) should return to the A's rotation Wednesday against San Francisco. Surkamp is winless in nine starts this season with a disastrous 6.98 ERA.
Jun 25 - 5:31 PM

Eric Surkamp's start has been moved up to Friday.

The A's have been trying to piece together their rotation with Rich Hill (groin) and Sean Manaea (elbow) both hurt. Surkamp was originally slated to start Saturday's game against the Angels but instead he'll move up a day and pitch on five days rest. Dillon Overton could be in line to start Saturday. The left-hander has won seven straight for Triple-A Nashville and would be pitching on normal rest. Zach Neal and Jesse Hahn are also candidates to start.
Jun 23 - 8:27 PM

Eric Surkamp imploded in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers, allowing seven runs on seven hits over 2 1/3 innings.

Surkamp was called up on Tuesday, as the A's pitching staff has been hit hard by the injury bug. He proved ineffective, allowing a run in the first, three in the second and three more in the third. He struck out just one and walked two in the ugly outing. Through seven starts (29 innings), the 28-year-old southpaw holds an unsightly 8.07 ERA and 2.10 WHIP. Look elsewhere for fantasy buoyancy. Surkamp will face the Angels at home in his next scheduled start.
Jun 15 - 2:41 AM

Athletics recalled LHP Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Nashville.

A spot opened up when the A's placed Sean Manaea on the disabled list with a left pronator strain. Surkamp has had a fine season in the minors (3-1, 3.07 ERA) but hasn't been as successful at the big league level (0-3, 6.41 ERA).
Jun 14 - 7:00 PM

Eric Surkamp will start on Tuesday against the Rangers.

Surkamp is getting another shot with Rich Hill (groin) out and Jesse Hahn at Triple-A. He's posted a 6.41 ERA and 1.95 WHIP in six starts for the A's this season and can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Jun 12 - 11:46 AM

Athletics optioned LHP Eric Surkamp to Triple-A Nashville.

Suramp allowed three runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings Tuesday night against the Twins. He has a disastrous 6.41 ERA and 1.95 WHIP in six MLB starts this year.
Jun 2 - 1:59 PM

Eric Surkamp did not pitch long enough to qualify for the win in Tuesday's showdown with the Twins, allowing three runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

This was Surkamp's first start since May 11. The A's sent him to the minors for several weeks before calling him back up against the Twins. He struck out just two in his return. Tuesday's outing wasn't a disaster, but with a 6.41 ERA and 1.95 WHIP through six starts, there is little to suggest a fantasy light at the end of this tunnel.
Jun 1 - 1:25 AM

Athletics recalled LHP Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Nashville.

Surkamp will return to the A's starting rotation on Tuesday night against the Twins after spending the last couple of weeks in the minors. He had a 6.55 ERA over his first five starts this season for Oakland and should go on being ignored in standard fantasy formats even versus the light-hitting Minnesota lineup.
May 31 - 4:15 PM

Eric Surkamp will be recalled to start on Tuesday versus the Twins.

Surkamp has posted a 6.55 ERA over five starts for the A's this season, but the club is dealing with a multitude of injuries to the starters so they're forced to give the lefty another shot. Fantasy owners should steer clear.
May 29 - 2:15 PM

Athletics optioned LHP Eric Surkamp to Triple-A Nashville.

Jesse Hahn will replace him in the rotation and start Tuesday against the Rangers. Surkamp has struggled to the tune of a 6.55 ERA over five starts this season and will look to get back on track in the minors.
May 17 - 8:19 AM

Eric Surkamp surrendered four runs in 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Red Sox.

With Henderson Alvarez and likely Jesse Hahn on the way back soon, Surkamp probably isn't long for the majors. He's 0-3 with a 6.55 ERA in his five starts.
May 11 - 10:38 PM

Athletics recalled LHP Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Nashville.

Surkamp will start for the A's on Wednesday in Boston. He had a 5.59 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in four outings last month for Oakland and can be ignored for fantasy purposes. Actually it might be wise to stack against him.
May 11 - 12:40 PM

Eric Surkamp is likely to start for the Athletics on Wednesday in Boston.

Jesse Hahn was optioned Sunday and Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) isn't quite ready yet, so Surkamp is in line for a couple starts. The lefty held a 5.59 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in four starts for the A's last month and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
May 8 - 12:08 PM

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