The Oakland Athletics recently lost starter Frankie Montas to an 80-game suspension, but they appear focused on bolstering the bullpen prior to the trade deadline.

"I think the bullpen is probably the first place we look, not because we don't like the group we have here but because it's been less consistent than it was last year – which was inevitable," David Frost said on the A's Plus podcast.

Oakland's bullpen has a 4.32 ERA this season, up from 3.80 in 2018.