The Athletics announced that they have claimed pitcher Danny Farquhar off of waivers from the Blue Jays. The right-hander will be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento while Andrew Carignan has been transferred to the 60-day DL.
The move marks a return to the A's organization to Farquhar, who joined Oakland in November 2010 as a part of the Rajai Davis deal. The 25-year-old was soon sent back to Toronto in April for David Purcey. Farquhar owns a 2.97 ERA with 9.8 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 20 Double-A appearances this year.