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A's announce shortened Spring Training schedule

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A's announce shortened Spring Training schedule

The Oakland A's announced their 2012 Spring Training schedule, which starts on March 2 with a game against the Seattle Mariners at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

The A's will play a 21-game Cactus League schedule due to a week-long visit to Japan from March 22 through March 29. Last spring, the A's played in 11 more contests for a 32-game slate.

Also on the A's schedule is a March 31 contest against the team's Triple-A affiliate, the River Cats, in their home stadium in Sacramento.

Following the exhibition with the River Cats, the A's will take on the cross-Bay rival San Francisco Giants for three straight games, two of which will be played at AT&T Park, with the contest on April 3 taking place at the O.co Coliseum.

The A's only take on the Giants once in Arizona, a split squad matchup on March 17.

The full A's Spring Training schedule is listed below:

Date Opponent Time Mar. 2 Seattle Mariners 12:05 PM Mar. 3 at Seattle Mariners 12:05 PM Mar. 4 at Chicago Cubs 12:05 PM Mar. 5 Los Angeles Angels (SS) 12:05 PM
at Chicago Cubs (SS) 12:05 PM Mar. 6 at Milwaukee Brewers 12:05 PM Mar. 7 Los Angeles Dodgers 12:05 PM Mar. 8 at Los Angeles Dodgers 12:05 PM Mar. 9 at Colorado Rockies 12:05 PM Mar. 10 Cincinnati Reds 12:05 PM Mar. 11 Kansas City Royals 1:05 PM Mar. 12 at Chicago White Sox 1:05 PM Mar. 13 Milwaukee Brewers 1:05 PM Mar. 14 OFF DAY
Mar. 15 at Texas Rangers 1:05 PM Mar. 16 Seattle Mariners 7:05 PM Mar. 17 Chicago Cubs (SS) 1:05 PM
at San Francisco Giants (SS) 1:05 PM Mar. 18 at Arizona Diamondbacks 1:05 PM Mar. 19 Arizona Diamondbacks 1:05 PM Mar. 20 Chicago Cubs 1:05 PM Mar. 21 at Kansas City Royals 1:05 PM Mar. 22-29 Japan Trip
Mar. 31 at Sacramento River Cats 6:05 PM Apr. 2 at San Francisco Giants (AT&T Park) 7:15 PM Apr. 3 San Francisco Giants (O.co Coliseum) 7:05 PM Apr. 4 at San Francisco Giants (AT&T Park) 12:45 PM
Rael Enteen is a web producer with Comcast SportsNet. Follow him on Twitter @RaelEnteenCSN

A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

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A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s traded outfielder Jaycob Brugman to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later or cash, the club announced Wednesday. Brugman was designated for assignment on Monday.

Brugman made his major league debut with the A’s last year and batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games. He also hit .275 with a home run and nine RBI with Nashville and then batted .182 in nine games with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.  

Brugman was originally selected by Oakland in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

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A's make roster moves, DFA outfielder who played in 48 games in 2017

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A's make roster moves, DFA outfielder who played in 48 games in 2017

In order to get their 40-man roster set for the Rule 5 Draft, the A's did a little roster reshuffling on Monday.

Among the casualties from the roster crunch was outfielder Jaycob Brugman, who played in 48 games for the A's in 2017.

Brugman and left-handed pitcher Sam Moll were designated for assignment in order to clear spots for the A's to add right-handed pitchers Heath Fillmyer and Lou Trivino to the 40-man roster.

During his stint with the A's last season, Brugman hit .266/.346/.343 with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. Brugman participated in the recently-concluded Arizona Fall League, but didn't put up great numbers. He his just 1.82 in nine games.

The 23-year-old Fillmyer started 29 games for Double-A Midland and posted a 3.49 ERA in 149.2 innings. He was a fifth-round by the A's in 2014.

Trivino spent time with Midland and Triple-A Nashville during the 2017 season. In 48 relief appearances between the two levels, he posted a 3.03 ERA and struck out 65 batters in 68.1 innings.

Earlier on Monday, the A's acquired outfielder Ramon Laureano from the Astros for right-handed pitcher Brandon Bailey. Laureano was added to the 40-man roster and right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.

The Rule 5 Draft will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.