Athletics move Jesse Hahn into the starting rotation

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The Athletics have decided to move Jesse Hahn into the starting rotation, replacing Raul Alcantara, NBC Sports California’s Joe Stiglich reports. Alcantara will move to the bullpen.

Alcantara, 24, struggled mightily in his first start on Friday against the Rangers, serving up eight runs in two innings of work. The right-hander is the Athletics’ 24th-best prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

Hahn, 27, relieved Alcantara on Friday and pitched six solid innings, yielding only two runs. He made 25 starts for the A’s between 2015-16, pitching well in ’15 but struggling last season.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.