A's pitchers Braden, Devine become free agents
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)
The AL West champion A's made the announcement Tuesday. Both pitchers missed the 2012 season because of injuries that required surgery.
Braden, the left-hander who pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history on Mother's Day 2010 against Tampa Bay, underwent surgery on May 17, 2011, to repair a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder. He then had another procedure Aug. 21 to fix a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder.
The right-handed reliever Devine is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time on his throwing arm. He also missed the 2009 and '10 seasons after the first surgery.