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Oakland Athletics claim pitcher Joel Payamps off waivers from Royals

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Aug 5, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Joel Payamps (38) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics claimed right-hander Joel Payamps off waivers from the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

Payamps, 28, was 2-3 with a 3.16 ERA in 29 relief appearances before he was designated for assignment this week.

In four seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2019-20), Toronto Blue Jays (2021) and Royals (2021-22), Payamps is 3-6 with a 3.33 ERA in 70 appearances (one start).

To make room on the 40-man roster, the A’s placed right-hander Paul Blackburn on the 60-day injured list.

Blackburn, 28, was 7-6 with a 4.28 ERA in 21 starts before he was lost for the season with an injury to his right middle finger.

–Field Level Media