Sports, Jaime Schultz Agree To Minor League Deal


The Athletics have consented to a small time contract with right-gave reliever Jaime Schultz, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter interface). He’ll be welcome to Major League Spring Training and compete for a warm up area work in camp.

Schultz, 28, has spent the previous two seasons in the Rays and Dodgers associations, where he’s fought to a consolidated 5.86 ERA in 35 1/3 innings at the MLB level. Schultz has arrived at the midpoint of 9.7 K/9 during that time yet has likewise given up a normal of 5.1 strolls and 1.8 homers per nine innings of work. All things considered, Schultz arrived at the midpoint of simply under 96 mph on his fastball in 2019, has a profession 12.5 percent swinging-strike rate in the major associations and was in the 87th percentile of MLB pitchers regarding fastball turn rate this past season, maybe proposing there’s additional in the tank.

Schultz has likewise showed up in parts of four Triple-A battles and indented a 4.42 ERA with 12.1 K/9 against 4.9 BB/9 in 226 innings. He’s been even more a fly-ball pitcher since moving to the warm up area a couple of years back however posted a better than expected 47.2 percent mark in such manner with the Dodgers’ Triple-An associate in 2019.

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