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Former Cal Poly pitcher Wagman signs with Oakland A's

The Oakland Athletics have purchased the contract of former Cal Poly pitcher Joey Wagman, who has been pitching for the Rockford Aviators in the Frontier League (Independent).

The Aviators announced the transaction after the right-hander posted a 6-2 record, a 3.05 ERA, and a league-leading 85 strikeouts in 11 starts with Rockford.

Wagman, a 2014 Frontier League All-Star, was drafted in the 17th round by the Chicago White Sox in the 2013 draft, but didn’t make it past their Rookie League team despite posting a 1-0 record.

Wagman has been assigned to Low-A Beloit, and will make his first start Thursday against Peoria.