Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CRAMER CALLED UP TO OAKLAND, WINS MLB DEBUT

Bobby Cramer, the Mexican League Pitcher of the Year for 2010, made his major league debut for the Oakland Athletics a winning one September 13, beating Kansas City by a 3-1 score. Cramer went five innings for the A’s allowing one run on four hits and a walk while recording four strikeouts.

Cramer was a 2001 Seattle Mariners draft pick who spent several years in the minors bouncing between affiliate in independent ball, missing the entire 2005 and 2006 seasons out of baseball while teaching high school math and working on a pipeline. He hit his stride this year with the Quintana Roo Tigres, going 13-3 and leading the Mexican League in six pitching categories while on loan from Oakland. The A’s then sent him to their PCL affiliate in Sacramento.

He went 2-2 with a 1.94 ERA in seven starts for the River Cats and earning a PCL Player of the Week award before being called up after Sacramento was eliminated in the playoffs by Tacoma.