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A's option Peacock, Figueroa to finalize travel roster

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A's option Peacock, Figueroa to finalize travel roster

The Oakland A's have finalized their 30-man travel roster for their trip to Japan after optioning right-handed pitcher Brad Peacock and left-handed pitcher Pedro Figueroa to Triple-A Sacramento.The A's announced the roster moves in separate media releases Tuesday.Peacock, acquired in the Gio Gonzalez trade this offseason, struggled to the tune of a 12.86 ERA after allowing 10 earned runs in seven spring innings.Figueroa went 1-0 with six scoreless appearances for the A's this spring.The A's travel roster for the season-opening series in Japan against the Seattle Mariners includes 27 players from the 40-man roster and three non-roster invitees.Below is the full travel roster:PITCHERS (14)50 Grant Balfour
13 Jerry Blevins
38 Andrew Carignan
21 Bartolo Coln
48 Ryan Cook
60 Fautino De Los Santos
40 Brian Fuentes
45 Graham Godfrey
32 Brandon McCarthy
57 Tommy Milone
77 Jordan Norberto
66 Tyson Ross
39 Travis Schlichting
58 Evan Scribner
CATCHERS (2)26 Anthony Recker
8 Kurt Suzuki
INFIELDERS (8)

14 Brandon Allen
20 Josh Donaldson
25 Kila Kaaihue
2 Cliff Pennington
7 Adam Rosales
28 Eric Sogard
17 Wes Timmons
19 Jemile Weeks
OUTFIELDERS (6)52 Yoenis Cspedes
12 Collin Cowgill
4 Coco Crisp
31 Jonny Gomes
16 Josh Reddick
15 Seth Smith
Indicates non-roster invitee

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.