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Dan Otero | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 24 - 5:59 PM

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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.
Aug 21 - 8:28 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.
Jul 4 - 8:29 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.
Jun 20 - 1:29 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.
May 22 - 8:11 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

Athletics claimed RHP Dan Otero off waivers from the Yankees; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Otero was designated for assignment by the Yankees earlier this week, just one day after he was claimed off waivers from the Giants. The 28-year-old posted a 5.84 ERA over 12 appearances with San Francisco last year and will serve as bullpen depth for the A's at the minor league level.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 06:53:00 PM

Yankees designated RHP Dan Otero for assignment.

Otero was just claimed off waivers from the Giants on Tuesday, but he could be on the move again. The move clears room for the newly-claimed Sam Demel on the 40-man roster.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 02:10:00 PM

Yankees claimed RHP Dan Otero off waivers from the Giants.

Otero posted a 5.84 ERA over 12 appearances with the Giants last season, but he owns a 2.12 ERA over six seasons in the minors. The 28-year-old right-hander will function as bullpen depth in the minors.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 02:05:00 PM

Giants optioned RHPs Dan Otero, Jake Dunning, Chris Heston and Sandy Rosario, INFs Ehire Adrianza and Nick Noonan, OFs Roger Kieschnick and Juan Perez to Triple-A Fresno; LHP Edwin Escobar to High-A San Jose.

The team also reassigned Brett Bochy, Boof Bonser, Steve Edlefsen, Heath Hembree, Michael Kickham, Mitch Lively, Shane Loux, Ricky Oropesa, Adam Duvall, Brock Bond, Tyler LaTorre and Gary Brown to minor league camp. None of the cuts are shockers, though it's a little surprising that Bond and Noonan didn't last a little longer.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Giants recalled RHP Dan Otero from Triple-A Fresno.

The move was made prior to Tuesday's game, where Otero tossed 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief against the Diamondbacks. The 27-year-old right-hander will function as relief depth down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 5, 2012 08:28:00 AM

Giants optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Fresno.

Otero was just recalled Tuesday and didn't appear in either of the team's two games. He'll likely be back next month when the rosters expand.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 07:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Adam Dunn
2John Jaso
3Kyle Blanks
4Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner
9Fernando Rodriguez
10Drew Pomeranz