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Eric Surkamp | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics signed LHP Eric Surkamp to a minor league contract.
The 28-year-old southpaw split the 2015 campaign between the White Sox and Dodgers organization, registering a 3.39 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 100/32 K/BB ratio over 114 innings at Triple-A. With the ability to start and work in relief, he's a nice depth signing for the A's. Sat, Dec 12, 2015 08:45:00 AM

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Dodgers sent LHP Eric Surkamp outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. The White Sox traded Surkamp to Los Angeles on May 22. He's made just one appearance for the Dodgers, going 3 1/3 innings July 6 against the Phillies.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Dodgers designated LHP Eric Surkamp for assignment.

It's been a rough few days for Surkamp, who was knocked around in Monday's game before being sent back down to the minors on Tuesday. The Dodgers needed a roster spot for Chin-Hui Tsao, precluding Surkamp's designation. He's likely to pass through waivers.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Dodgers optioned LHP Eric Surkamp to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Sukamp was roughed up for four runs over 3 1/3 innings in a relief appearance Monday. He's replaced in the bullpen by Ian Thomas.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 06:34:00 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of LHP Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Surkamp had been expected to get a spot start Monday, but instead he's expected to be the first out of the bullpen. He seems likely to be designated for assignment after the game.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Eric Surkamp was scratched from his scheduled start at Triple-A Oklahoma City and is likely to start for the Dodgers on Monday.

With Carlos Frias placed on the disabled list, the Dodgers are forced to scramble to fill his place in the starting rotation. The 27-year-old Surkamp has posted a 3.77 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 56/20 K/BB ratio over 59 2/3 innings at Triple-A this season.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 05:25:00 PM

Dodgers acquired LHP Eric Surkamp from the White Sox for RHP Blake Smith..

The 27-year-old posted a 2.81 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 30/9 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings at Triple-A Charlotte. It's unclear if the Dodgers view him as bullpen depth or if they'll stretch him out as a starter.
Fri, May 22, 2015 07:50:00 PM

White Sox sent LHP Eric Surkamp outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

The 27-year-old left-hander was designated for assignment over the weekend to clear a roster spot for Scott Carroll. Surkamp owns a 6.20 career ERA in the majors.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 01:55:00 PM

White Sox designated LHP Eric Surkamp for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Scott Carroll. Surkamp posted a 4.81 ERA over 35 relief appearances for the White Sox last season.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 10:55:00 AM

White Sox activated LHP Eric Surkamp from the 15-day disabled list, optioned to Triple-A Charlotte.

Surkamp was squeezed out of a role in the White Sox bullpen by fellow left-handers Zach Duke and Dan Jennings. He'll function as organizational depth in the minor leagues until he's called upon.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 12:28:00 PM

White Sox placed LHP Eric Surkamp on the 15-day disabled list.

The exact nature of Surkamp's injury has not been disclosed and it's not clear how he'll fit on Chicago's roster when his health returns. Zach Duke and Dan Jennings are already locked into lefty relief roles.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports that the White Sox are looking to deal Eric Surkamp in order to create room on the 40-man roster.

The White Sox are facing a roster crunch with several players not on the 40-man roster likely to head north with the big league club. With Zach Duke and Dan Jennings functioning as left-handed arms out of the bullpen, Surkamp has become expendable. With plenty of teams around the league on the lookout for bullpen help, the White Sox shouldn't have difficulty flipping him.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 11:17:00 PM

White Sox recalled LHP Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Charlotte.

Surkamp had a 6.91 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 14 1/3 innings with the White Sox earlier this year. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 02:48:00 PM

White Sox optioned LHP Eric Surkamp to Triple-A Charlotte.

Surkamp has posted a 6.91 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 14 1/3 innings this season for the White Sox. The left-hander should be back at some point next week when rosters expand.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:52:00 PM

White Sox recalled LHP Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Charlotte.

Surkamp has bounced back and forth between the White Sox bullpen and Triple-A throughout the season. He owns a 6.91 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 11/7 K/BB ratio over his 14 1/3 innings with the big league club.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:32:00 AM

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2B1Jed Lowrie
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3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Henderson Alvarez
6Kendall Graveman
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4Liam Hendriks
5Fernando Rodriguez
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Ryan Dull
8R.J. Alvarez
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