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Athletics designate Sam Fuld for assignment

Apr 12, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT

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The Athletics activated outfielder Craig Gentry from the 15-day disabled list today and designated outfielder Sam Fuld for assignment in order to clear a spot on active roster.

Fuld was non-tendered by the Rays in December and latched on with the Athletics on a minor league deal. The 32-year-old made the Opening Day roster due after Gentry’s back injury and hit .200 (6-for-30) with four RBI over seven games. He played a bunch while Coco Crisp was sidelined due to left wrist inflammation and hit his seventh career home run on Thursday.

Fuld is a .233/.312/.334 hitter in the majors, but he has some patience and speed and can play all three outfield positions. He should draw interest elsewhere.

  1. cur'68 - Apr 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Good luck, Super Sam.

  2. mikhelb - Apr 12, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Good guy, but there are already too many outfielders with below league avg OBP, below league avg BA, no power, average fielding, available in the major and minor leagues.

  3. cuzz4169 - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Still keeping Barton around!! Awful

  4. 1harrypairatesties - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Come back to the Cubs Sam!

  5. chunkala - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Can we please get this guy out of the league already?

  6. 13arod - Apr 12, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    chunkala dude he is a great guy and deserves to be treated with respect not to be treated like a steroid player

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