Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/14/13
The Oakland Athletics have purchased the contract of pitcher Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday and optioned left-hander Hideki Okajima to the minors. The moves come one day after the A's needed to go deep in their bullpen in an 18-inning win over the New York Yankees. Otero was 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA with the River Cats and was 15 for 15 in save opportunities. The 28-year-old right-hander is with his third team this season, having also spent time with San Francisco and the Yankees. Okajima had a 2.25 ERA in five games with the A's since getting called up on May 17.
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