Ben Copeland Rumors

A’s Designate Ben Copeland For Assignment

According to'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.