A’s promote RHP Straily, OF Taylor, make 2 trades



OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have promoted right-hander Dan Straily and outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento before Friday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Straily was set to start in his major league debut.

In addition, the A’s acquired right-hander Pat Neshek from Baltimore for cash. He was added to the 25-man roster. The A’s sent catcher Kurt Suzuki to the Washington Nationals for catcher David Freitas earlier in the day.

To make room on the roster, outfielder Seth Smith was put on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring and right-handers Jim Miller and Evan Scribner were optioned to Sacramento.