Sep 20, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Nick Buss (48) watches a solo home run hit by San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics claim outfielder Nick Buss


The Oakland Athletics made a couple roster moves today that featured former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Nick Buss.

According to MLB.com’s Jane Lee, the Athletics claimed Buss of Waivers from the Dodgers and have optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Buss is a 27 year old right-handed hitter who is currently hitting .261/.330/.391 across the line with Triple-A Albuquerque. Last season he finished the year with a solid batting line of .303/.363/.525 at the same level. With Buss being added to the 40-man roster, the Athletics have placed pitcher A.J. Griffin on the 60-day disabled list.

Griffin underwent Tommy John surgery and will not be able to pitch for the team this season. So it makes sense that they remove Griffin off the 40-man roster in order to make room for Buss or any player who needs to be added.

The Dodgers designated Buss for assignment on Thursday.

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