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61 Dan Otero RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/214 | Birthdate: 2/19/1985 | Birthplace: Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 1/1 | Average Draft Position: 957.00
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A's moving to closer-by-committee approach


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Thursday he's removed Jim Johnson from the closer's role and the team will turn to a closer-by-committee approach.

"We’re going to give Jim a break from closing," Melvin told reporters before Thursday's game against the Twins. "There’s no timetable, and I’m not going to say that I’ll be looking to give him a soft landing. We just want to let him get straightened out. And we have plenty of guys to do this."

Potential options to close out games for the A's include Luke Gregerson, Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Dan Otero.


Dan Otero having labor issues


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2013) Athletics reliever Dan Otero is back with Oakland Tuesday after leaving to attend to his pregnant wife, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. That said, Otero's wife did not give birth yet. 

Otero will return to Arizona later in the week once again. Otero has a 2-0 record with a 1.41 ERA over 25 relief appearances this season for the A's. 


Athletics call up Dan Otero


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2013) The Athletics have called up relief pitcher Dan Otero, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Otero has made 23 appearances for Triple-A Sacramento this season, posting a 0.99 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and 22:1 K:BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings.

Dan Otero outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2013) The Athletics optioned pitcher Dan Otero to Triple-A Sacramento Sunday. Otero had been designated for assignment but cleared waivers and will remain with the organization. 

A's DFA pitcher Dan Otero


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2013) The Athletics designated reliever Dan Otero for assignment Friday, reports the San Jose Mercury News. The A's needed to clear up roster space after acquiring Stephen Vogt from the Rays.

A's put in claim for Dan Otero


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2013) The Athletics claimed reliever Dan Otero off waivers from the Yankees Friday, the third team he has been on in the course of a week.  

Otero posted a 9.00 ERA in seven Cactus League innings with the Giants, after putting up a 5.84 ERA last season with the Giants.

Otero has a reputation as a control specialist in the minors, walking just 38 batters in 275 1/3 innings. That has helped him to a 2.12 ERA overall in six seasons. It is not clear at this point what role Otero will have on the A's roster, or even if he will open the season in the majors. 


Yankees DFA pitcher Dan Otero


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2013) The Yankees have designated for assignment pitcher Dan Otero to make room for recently-claimed Sam Demel. The club claimed Otero Tuesday, but liked Demel more. Otero will have to pass through waivers again, and could be moving to another team soon.

Yankees claim Dan Otero off waivers


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2013) The Yankees claimed pitcher Dan Otero off waivers from the San Francisco Giants Tuesday. The team moved Cesar Cabral to the 60-day disabled list with an elbow injury. Cabral is coming back from Tommy John surgery. 

The 28-year-old Otero has allowed seven earned runs over seven innings with the Giants this spring. He appeared in 12 games with San Francisco last year and had a 5.84 ERA. 


Giants ship 20 players to minors


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2013) The San Francisco Giants completed another round of roster cuts Friday, optioning pitchers Dan Otero, Jake Dunning, Chris Heston and Sandy Rosario, shortstops Ehire Adrianza and Nick Noonan and outfielders Roger Kieschnick and Juan Perez to Triple-A Fresno. Pitcher Edwin Escobar was sent to Class A San Jose. The team also reassigned Brett Bochy, Boof Bonser, Steve Edlefsen, Heath Hembree, Michael Kickham, Mitch Lively, Shane Loux, Ricky Oropesa, Adam Duvall, Brock Bond and Gary Brown to its minor-league camp.

Otero recalled from Triple-A


(9/4/2012) The Giants recalled pitchers Dan Otero and Dan Runzler from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday. Emmanuel Burriss also has his contract purchased from Fresno. To make room on the roster, Eric Hacker was designated for assignment.