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OAKLAND -- The Oakland As today announced several changes to their 2013 Spring Training schedule, which were necessitated to accommodate the World Baseball Classic and other Cactus League teams. Despite the changes, the Athletics will still play 17 home games at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. In related news, the team announced that one of those 17 games will feature Italy as the lone World Baseball Classic opponent on the 2013 spring slate on Tuesday, March 5 in Phoenix.On five of the original home dates, the Cactus League opponents have now changed: San Diego replaces Seattle, Feb. 27
Colorado replaces San Diego, March 2
Seattle replaces Colorado, March 7
Los Angeles (AL) replaces Seattle, March 16
Seattle replaces Cincinnati, March 18
In addition, Oakland and the Milwaukee Brewers have swapped home dates, with the As now opening the Cactus League season at Maryvale against the Brewers Saturday, Feb. 23 and then hosting Milwaukee in Phoenix Monday, March 25.
Courtesy Oakland Athletics media services
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.
Oakland A's media services
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.