Reliever Liam Hendriks (0-1) will start for the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday night’s American League wild-card game against Luis Severino (19-8) and the host New York Yankees.
Hendriks was designated for assignment in June and cleared waivers. He will be only the fourth pitcher to start a postseason game after not winning a game in the regular season.
The right-hander had a 4.13 earned-run average in 25 appearances.
Because of injuries to Sean Manaea, Jharel Cotton and several others, Oakland manager Bob Melvin was forced to use 15 starters.
Molitor is fired
Paul Molitor was fired by the Minnesota Twins, one season after being selected manager of the year in the AL.
Molitor, 62, was offered an undefined position in baseball operations with the organization.
The Twins were 305-343 under Molitor and participated in the playoffs in 2017. They were 78-84 this year.