Oakland A’s trade Shintaro Fujinami to Orioles for pitcher Easton Lucas

Jul 19, 2023, 5:28 PM

Shintaro Fujinami #11 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the seventh in...

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Shintaro Fujinami #11 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the seventh inning at RingCentral Coliseum on July 18, 2023 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

There will be no more Mount Fuji eruptions in Oakland. The Oakland A’s announced on Wednesday they have traded pitcher Shintaro Fujinami to the Baltimore Orioles for left-handed pitcher Easton Lucas.

Fujinami was signed this past offseason to a one-year deal. The 28-year-old pitcher joined Oakland after 10 seasons with the Hanshin Tigers where he amassed a 57-54 record with a 3.41 ERA.

Shintaro Fujinami pitched in 34 games with the A’s accruing a 5-8 record with a 8.57 ERA. Mount Fuji began the year as a starter for the Athletics before being moved into a reliever role.

Who is Easton Lucas?

A California native, Lucas was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 14th round of the 2019 Draft. He was traded later that year to the Orioles for second baseman Jonathan Villar. In 93 minor league games, the 26-year-old pitcher is 8-4 with three saves and an ERA of just under four.

“Lucas has split his season between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk and is a combined 1-0 with a save and a 2.93 ERA in 21 relief appearances,” the Oakland A’s said in their press release. “He has held the opposition to a .174 batting average and has walked 13 while striking out 38 in 30.2 innings.”

Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.



General view of the field and fans in the grandstands during a Triple-A Minor League Baseball game ...

Joseph Jarosz

Oakland Athletics to play two Spring Training games in Las Vegas

The Oakland Athletics will make an appearance in Las Vegas next year, playing two Spring Training Games at their potential next home, Las Vegas Ballpark.

1 day ago

Osvaldo Bido #70 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during the third inning against the Los Angeles ...

Joseph Jarosz

Oakland Athletics sign former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Osvaldo Bido

The Oakland Athletics have signed right-handed pitcher Osvaldo Bido to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not announced.

8 days ago

A general view of the San Francisco Giants playing against the Miami Marlins in the first inning du...

Joseph Jarosz

San Francisco Giants announce holiday ticket deals for 2024 season

The San Francisco Giants wants to help you buy gifts for baseball fans this holiday season with ticket discounts, with $5 prices on Black Friday.

9 days ago

Mike Yastrzemski #5 of the San Francisco Giants warms up on deck during the first inning of the MLB...

Joseph Jarosz

Mike Yastrzemski, Austin Slater agree to 1-year deals with Giants

The San Francisco Giants signed veteran outfielders Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater to one-year deals.

10 days ago

Tyler Soderstrom #37 of the Oakland Athletics sits in the dugout before a game against the Houston ...

Joseph Jarosz

Casey Pratt gives the A’s staying in Oakland past 2028 ‘like 2 or 3%’

ABC7's Casey Pratt talks to Sactown Sports about the Oakland Athletics relocation efforts and if there's a chance the team stays in the Bay Area.

12 days ago

Lawrence Butler #22 of the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Oct...

Brenden Nunes

A’s reporter thinks ‘100% of the blame goes to the Oakland Athletics’ for relocation

Ben Ross, who covered the Oakland Athletics on various platforms for years, joined Stiles & Watkins to discuss the latest relocation saga.

13 days ago

Oakland A’s trade Shintaro Fujinami to Orioles for pitcher Easton Lucas