TUCSON, Ariz. ?C Left-hander Daniel Schlereth was taken by Oakland with its 8th-round pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Friday. The selection was the 270th overall selection on the second day of the draft..
Schlereth recently wrapped up his 2007 season at Arizona with a 3-1 record and a team-high eight saves. Serving as the primary closer for the first half of the season, the redshirt sophomore struck out 47 batters in 37 innings of work and posted a 2.68 ERA.
In his two-year career at UA Schlereth has recorded 15 saves, the second-most in school history, and he successfully converted 11 straight save attempts over two seasons.