Found March 29, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Oakland Athletics have designated for assignment infielder Daric Barton and left-handed pitcher Travis Blackley. Barton was the longest-tenured player on the A's. The AL West champions needed the roster space Friday after claiming right-hander Danny Otero off waivers from the New York Yankees and righty Josh Stinson off waivers from Milwaukee. A's manager Bob Melvin said the team would welcome back Barton and Blackley in the big leagues later this season if they aren't claimed and go to Triple-A. Otero was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento and Stinson was optioned to Double-A Midland. The A's also optioned left-hander Jordan Norberto to Sacramento. Melvin said ''it's very likely'' that shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list after he strained his left hamstring Tuesday.

DFA'ed pitcher watches A's game from stands

A’s pitcher and the world’s biggest I Killed the Prom Queen fan Travis Blackley was in the Coliseum on Saturday for the A’s spring finale against the Giants. The only weird thing about that is he was designated for assignment by the A’s on Friday. But Blackley, whose status remains in limbo as he goes through waivers, instead took in the game like any other baseball fan—from...

Travis Blackley DFA'd, Hangs out with Fans.

A long, long time ago. I can still remember how the sunshine made me feel inside. I used to play-ay baseball, at a high school in southern California, And two years behind me was this kid Daric Barton.OK, so I'm not much for making song parodies, but at least I speak da troof. The Oakland Athletics DFA'd a Jordan Norberto, Daric Barton and Travis Blackley yesterday from their...

A's place Young on DL, recall Taylor

The Oakland Athletics placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled fellow outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento. The team says Taylor took a redeye flight to New York and is available for Saturday's game against the Yankees. Young was injured during Monday night's 19-inning victory over the Angels and was placed...

A’s finalize opening day roster

After closing out the spring with a 4-3 win over the Giants, the A’s made their final cuts to arrive at their 25-man opening day roster. Among the roster moves made on Saturday, the A’s placed shortstop Hiro Nakajima on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 27, which had been expected. The team also sent reliever Pedro Figueroa and infielder Andy Parrino to Triple-A and reassigned...

A's RHP Rodriguez undergoes elbow surgery

Oakland Athletics right-hander Fernando Rodriguez has undergone reconstructive elbow surgery. The team said before Thursday's exhibition at the San Francisco Giants that the procedure had no complications. The surgery was performed Wednesday by Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff at the Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston. Rodriguez will rejoin the A's on Saturday to begin his rehabilitation...

Knowing the competition: Oakland Athletics

Lowrie’s .330 average against the Yankee is his highest average against any American League opponent.   Threat Level: 8 Oakland winning the AL West in 2012 is a classic example of David beating Goliath, except this David had to beat TWO Goliaths en route to the division crown. The A’s finished ahead of the Rangers and Angels, two teams that dwarf the A’s payroll, but payroll...

Athletics 4, Giants 3

Yoenis Cespedes' slow start to spring training is a distant memory. Now Oakland's slugging outfielder is hoping to carry his hot swing into the regular season. Cespedes homered for the second time in three days, a three-run shot off San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong, and the Athletics held on to beat the Giants 4-3 on Saturday in the final tuneup for both teams. Unlike...
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