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A's select OF Mitchell from Sacramento

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A's select OF Mitchell from Sacramento

Outfielder Jermaine Mitchell was selected from Triple-A on Friday, bringing the A's 40-man roster to 39 players.

Mitchell began the 2011 campaign in Double-A before being promoted on July 3 to Triple-A Sacramento. He hit .355 in Double-A and finished the season at .302 in Triple-A for a combined .332 average, 29 doubles, 16 triples, 15 home runs, 78 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 130 games.

Mitchell tied for third in all of minor league baseball in triples, tied for fourth in hits (178), ranked fifth in walks and on-base percentage, tied for sixth in runs and tied for eighth in total bases (284). Originally selected by the As in the fifth round in 2006, he is a .286 career hitter with a .386 on-base percentage and 129 stolen bases in 645 games over six minor league seasons.

Additionally, the A's outrighted right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner and outfielder Cedric Hunter to Sacramento.

Scribner was claimed off waivers from San Diego Oct. 25 after posting a 7.07 ERA in 10 appearances. The 26-year-old spent the balance of the season with Triple-A Tucson, where he was 2-3 with 10 saves and a 4.71 ERA in 28 games.

Hunter was also claimed off waivers from the Padres Oct. 25. He was on San Diegos Opening Day roster and made his big-league debut in 2011, going 1-for-4 with a walk in six games before being optioned to Tucson April 9. The 23-year-old left-handed hitter spent the remainder of the season with Tucson, batting .255 with two home runs and 33 RBI in 81 games. He was placed on the disabled list July 17 with a strained right groin, missing the remainder of the season.

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.