Athletics Designate Jake Fox For Assignment

The A's have designated Jake Fox for assignment, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). 

Slusser also tweets that the A's are hoping that he clears waivers, though it might be tough as he has demonstrated the ability to catch.  The soon-to-be 28-year-old has started seven games behind the plate this season.

Fox has struggled at the plate in 2010, posting a slash line of .214/.264/.327 in 106 plate appearances.  While his offensive performance has been disappointing, Mychael Urban of CSN (via Twitter) believes that this move could be a precursor to something else.

Oakland acquired Jake Fox and Aaron Miles from the Cubs in December for Jeff Gray and a pair of minor leaguers.  Miles would later be dealt to the Reds, released, and signed by the Cardinals.

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