A’s Designate Ben Copeland For Assignment

According to MLB.com's Noah Coslov, the A's have designated outfielder Ben Copeland for assignment.

Copeland was selected by the A's this winter in the Rule 5 draft.  He spent the first few weeks of the 2009 season on the disabled list with a shoulder issue, and wasn't given a plate appearance once he was activated on May 5.  The 25-year-old hit .261/.334/.417 in 372 at-bats last year for Double-A Connecticut.

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