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Dan Otero | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics recalled RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Nashville.
Otero was just option to Triple-A last week, but he's back with the major league rosters expanding on Tuesday. In 30 appearances earlier this season, he held a tough 7.08 ERA. He'll try to redeem himself this month, assuming the A's actually toss him out there for work. Sep 1 - 4:00 PM

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Athletics optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Nashville.

The A's sent him down to make room for closer Sean Doolittle, who is returning from a shoulder injury. Otero has posted an ugly 7.08 ERA in 30 appearances, though he could get another shot with the A's when rosters expand on September 1.
Aug 22 - 5:05 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Nashville.

After two outstanding seasons in the A's bullpen in 2013 and 2014, Otero posted a troublesome 5.79 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 24/6 K/BB ratio in his first 32 2/3 innings this season, prompting his demotion to Triple-A. He'll work in middle relief initially upon his return.
Aug 15 - 3:34 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Nashville.

Otero has been scored upon in five out of his last eight appearances. Arnold Leon is taking his spot in the bullpen.
Aug 3 - 5:25 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Nashville.

Otero was sent down last month after posting a 6.29 ERA over 23 appearances. He'll be used in middle relief.
Jul 12 - 9:31 AM

Athletics optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Sacramento.

Otero has been among Oakland's bullpen disappointments this season, posting a 6.29 ERA over 23 appearances. He's being replaced by Pat Venditte.
Jun 5 - 2:55 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento.

No word yet on the corresponding move, but since he was only optioned three days ago, it means that an Athletic (perhaps Sean Doolittle or John Jaso) is headed to the disabled list.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 05:59:00 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Sacramento.

Otero holds a 1.96 ERA over 89 relief appearances for the A's over the last two seasons, so it's an unexpected move. However, it should be a short-term one, with Otero returning on September 1. Craig Gentry (hand) will be activated from the DL on Friday to take Otero's spot on the roster.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Danny Otero pitched a scoreless 12th and notched his seventh relief victory of the year Friday as Oakland edged Toronto 1-0.

The winning run scored on a Melky Cabrera error in the bottom of the 12th. Otero is the first reliever to seven wins this year, having overtaken Bryan Morris of the Pirates and now the Marlins. The sinkerballer has a 2.02 ERA, even though he's struck out just 25 in 53 1/3 innings.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Dan Otero earned his first career save on Thursday, hurling a scoreless ninth inning against the Red Sox in a 4-2 win.

Otero coughed up a one-out double to Dustin Pedroia, but he elicited no further drama. "Were you guys nervous?" Otero asked the ensembled media after the game. Since Sean Doolittle had pitched in two straight days, the A's elected to give Otero the opportunity. Claimed off waivers from the Yankees 14 months ago, Otero has produced a stellar 2.25 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over 44 innings this year. We expect him to remain a strong setup man, but Otero shouldn't be expected to earn many more saves.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 01:29:00 AM

Danny Otero took a tough loss Thursday, getting charged with three runs in his third inning of relief against the Rays.

Manager Bob Melvin asked Otero to go a third inning to finish off the Rays today -- even though he just threw two innings on Tuesday -- and it backfired. Working with a 2-1 lead in the 11th, he gave up the tying run on a single with two outs, resulting in his removal. Luke Gregerson then came in and immediately gave up a game-ending three-run homer, adding two more runs to Otero's total and giving him his first loss after four wins. Otero was working on a streak of 16 straight scoreless innings going into the 11th today.
Thu, May 22, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Dan Otero will be away from the Athletics for a few days as he returns home to Arizona to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.

The 28-year-old right-hander has been one of the most valuable pieces in the A's bullpen this season, posting a 2-0 record, 1.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 24/5 K/BB ratio over his 34 2/3 innings.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 06:30:00 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento.

No word yet on the corresponding roster move. Otero, 28, owns a solid 0.99 ERA and 22/1 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings across 23 appearances this season in Triple-A. He figures to pitch in middle relief.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Athletics sent RHP Dan Otero outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Otero was designated for assignment shortly after being claimed off waivers, but he's cleared and will remain in the organization. He should get a shot in the majors again at some point.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 02:09:00 PM

Athletics designated RHP Dan Otero for assignment.

This marks the third time in the year that Otero has been designated for assignment, as the Yankees and Giants have already done so as well. A talented right-handed reliever, he should have no problem finding another team willing to take a shot on him.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 07:08:00 PM

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3Fernando Rodriguez
4Edward Mujica
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
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