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Athletics designate Sam Fuld for assignment

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The Athletics activated outfielder Craig Gentry from the 15-day disabled list today and designated outfielder Sam Fuld for assignment in order to clear a spot on active roster.

Fuld was non-tendered by the Rays in December and latched on with the Athletics on a minor league deal. The 32-year-old made the Opening Day roster due after Gentry’s back injury and hit .200 (6-for-30) with four RBI over seven games. He played a bunch while Coco Crisp was sidelined due to left wrist inflammation and hit his seventh career home run on Thursday.

Fuld is a .233/.312/.334 hitter in the majors, but he has some patience and speed and can play all three outfield positions. He should draw interest elsewhere.

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