The Oakland Athletics are coming off a huge 13-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians to help themselves pad their first place lead in the American League West.
Now after the ball game, the Oakland Athletics made a couple of roster moves which involved an infielder and two pitchers. Infielder Jake Elmore has been hit with a hamstring and quad injuries during the early half of the season. It was announced today that the Athletics transferred Elmore from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
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So with Elmore being moved to the 60 day disabled list and clearing a spot on the 40-man roster, the Athletics claimed left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Francis was designated for assignment after he allowed three runs over five innings of work during a spot start last week. He’ll more than likely get some long-relief work out of the bullpen.
The final move of the day involved lefty Joe Savery who was placed on the paternity leave list. He’ll miss a couple games while his wife gives birth. Congratulations to Savery and his wife.