Former Evansville Otter pitcher Andrew Werner was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Oakland Athletics on Friday.
Last year, Werner became only the second Evansville Otter to reach Major League Baseball, going 2-3 with a 5.58 ERA for the Padres, including a win in his first career start.
He was traded with San Diego infielder Andy Parrino for Oakland right-hander Tyson Ross and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones.
Werner made his professional debut with the Otters in 2009, recording three wins while striking out 41 batters in just 29.2 innings pitched. He also pitched briefly for Evansville in 2010 before being traded to the Windy City Thunderbolts.
Werner signed with the Padres organization after the 2010 season, working his way up to AAA Tucson and then the Padres in August 2012.
The only other Otter to play for a MLB team is pitcher George Sherrill (2004-Present).
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