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Oakland Athletics add pitcher Norge Ruiz from Triple-A Las Vegas

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Aug 18, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Domingo Tapia (50) delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics purchased the contract of right-hander Norge Ruiz from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned right-hander Domingo Tapia.

Ruiz, 28, is set to make his major league debut after he went 5-1 with a 3.83 ERA in 30 relief appearances at Las Vegas. He has been in the Oakland organization since he was signed in 2017.

Tapia, 31, had a 7.80 ERA over nine relief appearances with the A’s. In 48 career appearances over three seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals and A’s, he is 4-1 with a 4.08 ERA over 53 innings.

–Field Level Media