Oakland Athletics pitchers Dallas Braden and Joey Devine have elected to become free agents this offseason after clearing waivers and declining the A's outright assignments to Tripe-A Sacramento, according to Joe Stiglich of the MercuryNews.com.
Braden missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder in May 2011. Braden started 30 games for Oakland in 2010 and went 11-14 with a 3.50 ERA and 113 strikeouts. Braden also threw the 19th perfect game in MLB history for Oakland in 2010. In his five-year career with the Athletics, Braden is 26-36 with a 4.16 ERA.
Devine also missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on right elbow for the second time in April. Devine has spent the last two seasons with the Athletics and is 7-2 with a 1.57 ERA in 68 games in those seasons with Oakland.
For his career, Devin is 8-3 with a 2.75 ERA in 93 relief appearances with the Atlanta Braves and the Athletics.