Peter Abraham of The Journal News passes along a release from the A's: they've claimed pitcher Dan Giese off waivers from the Yankees. The A's designated pitcher Chris Schroder for assignment to make room.
Giese, 32 in May, posted a 3.53 ERA in 43.3 innings with the Yanks last year. He also spent 59 innings at Triple A, tallying a 1.98 ERA. In his career Giese has also bounced around with the Red Sox, Padres, Phillies, and Giants organizations.