Athletics Designate Brian Fuentes For Assignment

The Athletics announced that they designated left-hander Brian Fuentes for assignment. The team reinstated right-hander Bartolo Colon from the disabled list in a related move.

Fuentes, 36, is in the second year of a two-year, $10.5MM contract he signed following the 2010 season. He'll earn $5MM this year and his contract includes a $6.5MM club option for 2013 ($500K buyout). In 25 innings for the Athletics this year he posted a 6.84 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9. A trade involving Fuentes could still occur within the next ten days.


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21 Comments on "Athletics Designate Brian Fuentes For Assignment"


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OaklandFan22
3 years 3 days ago

Thank you Its about time!

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corey23
3 years 3 days ago

 don’t let the door, or whatever we have at the Oakland Coliseum  hit you on the way out!

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East Coast Bias
3 years 3 days ago

I know he had an awful June, but I’m sure someone would be willing to trade a fringe prospect for Fuentes, and use him as a LOOGY. 

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3 years 3 days ago

The A’s tried to trade him but nobody made a offer even if the A’s would eat part of his contract.

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johnsilver
3 years 3 days ago

Day of doom for under/non performing relievers. Jenks, now the axe falls on Fuentes. Who is next?

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Karkat
3 years 3 days ago

Countdown until Cherington signs Fuentes. *tick tock tick tock*

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johnsilver
3 years 3 days ago

 LOL. They already have Miller and Hill back soon, so think Sox fans are safe. Now orioles fans maybe have to be careful.. He fits Dan Duguette’s rehab/project profile to a T and The Duke just released Willis at AAA.. He may want to sign him as a long term project, but not even The Duke think sees any immediate help from this guy.

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Dan Webb
3 years 3 days ago

I can think of a few Dodgers that should get released today. Adam Kennedy, Juan Uribe to start.

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dodgerskingsfan
3 years 3 days ago

dodgers might be interested.