by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/8/2014) The Athletics have moved pitching prospect Michael Ynoa to the bullpen at high Class A Stockton, Baseball America reports.
Ynoa, 22, has started 36 of his 40 minor-league appearances in his career, posting a 4.55 ERA and striking out 106 in 116 2/3 innings but also walking 64 batters. A conversion to the bullpen could help keep him healthy and potential mitigate his control issues.
A's option three players to minors Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/10/2014) The Athletics announced Monday they optioned outfielder Shane Peterson to Triple-A Sacramento. They also optioned starting pitcher Raul Alcantara to Double-A Midland and starting pitcher Michael Ynoa to Class A Stockton.
Michael Ynoa named to Futures Games
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/26/2013) The Athletics had pitcher Michael Ynoa named to the World team in the Futures Game Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
Ynoa, 21, has dealt with a lot of injuries during his career. He has frontline starter potential, however, with a 6-foot-7 frame. He's gone 2-1 with a 1.95 ERA and 46 strikeouts against 17 walks this season with Class A Beloit.