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Twins claim outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from A’s

Apr 20, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

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As first relayed by FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Twins have claimed outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from the A’s. Fuld was designated for assignment by Oakland to open up a roster spot for Craig Gentry, who was activated from a season-opening DL stint.

Fuld had two triples, a home run, and four RBI in seven games with the A’s, but he is a .233/.312/.334 career hitter in the major leagues and seems doubtful to make much of an offensive impact in Minnesota.

The 32-year-old can play good defense at all three outfield spots, making him a useful bench piece.

Darin Mastroianni was designated for assignment by the Twins in a corresponding roster move.

  1. rap49er - Apr 20, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Giants should have grabbed him. Weakest bench in the NL.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Apr 20, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    God I remember how nuts everyone here was when he was sporadically good for the Rays in 2011.

    I worked with a guy who would not shut up about him.

    • Jeremiah Graves - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM

      OHMYGOD…We Get It…You Work Out!!

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM

        I’m sexy and I know it.

      • Jeremiah Graves - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:25 PM

        *nods approvingly*

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:31 PM

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 21, 2014 at 12:12 AM

        Oh whoever downthumbsed that can go right to hell.

        That is a funny ass video.

  3. nottinghamforest13 - Apr 20, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Sam Fulde Ostern möglich gemacht.

    • mazblast - Apr 20, 2014 at 4:07 PM

      That’s terrific. Now for the benefit of we American fans who don’t speak my mother’s native language, German, what are you saying, in English?

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 20, 2014 at 5:19 PM

        It’s something about the importance of feces in properly made porn I’m assuming.

      • unclemosesgreen - Apr 20, 2014 at 5:43 PM

        No tbuck, if it was about feces it would have been written by Unclean Harold, vivabear or babyfarker. They are the resident poo-flingers.

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM

        FWIW, by googling it you can find out that it means “Easter Made Possible”.

        Which is actually way more confusing in context than if it referenced schiesse porn.

        Unless it’s a reference to his being Jewish in which case…..*stepping away slowly*

      • moogro - Apr 20, 2014 at 7:34 PM

        copy/paste into Google, then type translate

        “made easter possible”

  4. schrutebeetfarms - Apr 20, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    A player who seems to have a bit of grit in him should be a nice change for the twins. Surprised the diamondbacks didn’t trade for him.

  5. digg2000 - Apr 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Glad to see him go. Now he can go hit .200 for them.

    • sportsfan18 - Apr 21, 2014 at 4:44 PM

      Uh, the Braves would take a .200 average from 2nd base and from CF…

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