Astros and A’s add pitching to AL Division Series rosters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oakland Athletics added pitcher Jordan Weems to their AL Division Series roster against the Houston Astros.

The right-handed reliever made his major league debut on July 28 against Colorado, giving up two runs in four innings. He had a 3.21 ERA in 14 innings during the pandemic-shortened regular season.

“It was tough not having him in the first round,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “(With) five games in a row, we’ve talked about the potential of using your bullpen that much more. It’s nice to have a lot of pitching.”

The A’s will carry 14 pitchers and 14 position players for the best-of-five series beginning Monday at Dodger Stadium. They dropped infielder Vimael Machin, who didn’t appear in the wild-card series win over the Chicago White Sox.

The Astros added right-handed reliever Luis Garcia to their roster for the ALDS. He had a 2.92 ERA in 12 1/3 innings during the regular season.

They will carry 13 pitchers and 15 position players. They dropped reserve infielder Jake Mayfield.

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