ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Adam Oller was released by the team that drafted him, a minor-league Rule 5 draft pick and a pitcher in independent ball before reaching the major leagues. The right-hander does not expect to forget that when he takes the mound Tuesday for the A’s.
“I’m sure at some point, when I’m warming up tomorrow before the game, it’ll kind of hit me a little,” Oller said Monday. “Not that I never thought I would make it here. Frankly, I’ve been throwing really well, so I felt like I definitely deserved to be here. But just from where I started – the rollercoaster to where I am now.”
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