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According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Athletics have claimed right handed pitcher Evan Scribner and outfielder Cedric Hunter off waivers from the San Diego Padres. She adds that right handed pitcher Michael Wuertz was released to make room on the 40-man roster.
Wuertz pitched only 33.2 innings this year for the Athletics and had a 6.68 ERA. Scribner had a 7.07 ERA in 14 innings and Hunter hit .250/.400/.250 in 4 AB's for for the Padres in 2011.
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We will be rolling out our post-2011 top 30 prospects very soon, but I wanted to at least send a tease. We have a great team of people that cover the Padres minor league teams on Friarhood.com and we all have different opinions on what propects rank where. Peter Friberg has written on the Padres minor leagues for eight seasons now and he will be rolling out his top 30 very...
The Oakland Athletics released reliever Michael Wuertz on Tuesday.
Wuertz, 32, posted a 6.68 ERA in 39 relief appearances this season.
The team also claimed righthander Evan Scribner and outfielder Cedric Hunter off waivers from the San Diego Padres.
Scribner made 10 appearances over two stints with the Padres this season.
After making the Opening Day roster, Hunter batted .255...
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