Athletics Looking At Outfielders, Including Sam Fuld

The Athletics are looking at multiple potential outfield acquisition targets, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). Among them is Sam Fuld of the Twins, who started the year in Oakland.

Oakland could be looking to bolster its depth in the outfield due to concern over Coco Crisp‘s neck injury, tweets Slusser’s colleague John Shea. Combined with the broken right hand of Craig Gentry, the A’s could suddenly be a bit thin, especially up the middle. Speedy minor leaguer Billy Burns will take an active roster spot in the meantime, but he was slashing just .250/.333/.330 at Double-A (albeit with 51 stolen bases).

Fuld, 32, owns a .261/.350/.367 line on the year with 13 swipes of his own in just 219 plate appearances. He was claimed by Minnesota after the A’s put him on outright waivers when Gentry made it back from a DL stint earlier in the year.


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18 Comments on "Athletics Looking At Outfielders, Including Sam Fuld"


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MK
11 months 7 days ago

Ichiro for Milone

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Carlos Aguilar
11 months 7 days ago

no thanks, rather have Millone

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Rally Weimaraner
11 months 7 days ago

As an Angels fan I endorse this move, anything to make the A’s weaker!

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i'm me ..
11 months 7 days ago

dexter fowler.

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koufaxblue
11 months 7 days ago

Dodgers have some to choose from all all- stars for the exception of Puig.

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mlbaustin
11 months 7 days ago

What about Brandon Barnes? That could be a good guy to use for a few weeks.

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Rally Weimaraner
11 months 7 days ago

The Angels have some extra outfielder and could use some extra pitching depth, the A’s have some extra pitching and could use an outfielder….. if only they weren’t division rivals LAA and OAK could line up well in a trade.