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"


OaklandFan22
3 years 2 months ago

Thank you Its about time!

corey23
3 years 2 months ago

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

East Coast Bias
3 years 2 months 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. 

3 years 2 months ago

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

johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

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

Karkat
3 years 2 months ago

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

johnsilver
3 years 2 months 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.

Dan Webb
3 years 2 months ago

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

dodgerskingsfan
3 years 2 months ago

dodgers might be interested.

Chioakcisco
3 years 2 months ago

THERE IS A GOD.

3 years 2 months ago

St Louis will come a callin

vtadave
3 years 2 months ago

That was a clown signing bro.

melonis_rex
3 years 2 months ago

Thanks for helping get Bob Geren fired, Brian.

When Melvin wasn’t putting Fuentes into games with 4-5 run leads, you know this was going to happen (and it needed to)

RepOak
3 years 2 months ago

Finally, at least Merced isn’t far from Oakland, but it will still be a long drive home..

vaultroidborn
3 years 2 months ago

Thank goodness it’s about time. He’s been a big gas can recently for us. Fuentes has some success in the National League in the past so he probably might be worth a flier in contending NL teams, and be used as a LOOGY/middle relief at best.

crashcameron
3 years 2 months ago

maybe the angels will up him another three-year, $21M

Melvin McMurf
3 years 2 months ago

 reagan is gone

3 years 2 months ago

Get on this, Terry Ryan.

Ben Brown
3 years 2 months ago

Walk off win over Boston and we dump Fuentes?!?!?
It must be Christmas in July for Oakland fans.

D.j. Wilson
3 years 1 month ago

SWEEP of Boston and DFA’ing Fuentes. Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, I’m waiting for Jesus to rise lol

MB923
3 years 2 months ago

That’s my prediction