The Athletics have designated Andy Parrino for assignment, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group tweets. The move clears space on the team’s 40-man roster after their acquisitions of Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar.
Parrino hit .152/.216/.283 in 51 plate appearances with the A’s in 2014, spending most of the season with Triple-A Sacramento, where he hit .286/.363/.404. The A’s claimed him from the Rangers in April. The acquisitions of Zobrist and Escobar reduced Oakland’s need for infield help, making Parrino expendable.