The Athletics made a pair of roster moves Saturday afternoon, activating outfielder Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list and designating first baseman Daric Barton for assignment to make room on the 25-man roster.
Prior to going on the disabled list on May 4 (retroactive to April 30), Young had been batting .172 with 15 RBI in 23 games with the A’s. Ten of his 15 hits are for extra bases, including five doubles, one triple and four home runs.
Young went 1-for-1 with two walks, a run scored and a stolen base while starting in center field in his only rehab game with Sacramento against Oklahoma City on Thursday. He was with the A’s on Friday and put on an impressive power display during batting practice prior to being activated for Saturday’s game.
Barton, batting .143 with a homer and three RBIs in eight games, was selected from Sacramento on May 8 and added to the 40-man roster as well as the 25-man roster. His designation opens a spot on the 40-man roster.
He batted .287 with ...