A’s Activate 2, Get Anderson’s Arm Checked
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OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – The Oakland Athletics activated infielder Adam Rosales from the 60-day disabled list Monday and recalled infielder Scott Sizemore from Triple-A Sacramento.
Both moves were made before the slumping A’s faced the Baltimore Orioles.
To make room for Rosales and Sizemore, the A’s optioned third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and right-hander Fautino De Los Santos to Sacramento.
Also Monday, the Athletics sent left-hander Brett Anderson (3-6) back to Oakland to have his arm examined by team orthopedist Will Workman.
Anderson allowed five runs in five innings against Boston on Sunday. In his previous start, he gave up nine earned runs over 5 1-3 innings against the New York Yankees.
Manager Bob Geren wouldn’t discuss specifics about Anderson’s arm, or whether he might miss a start.
“It’s just an all-around good idea to have him checked out. Nothing real specific,” Geren said.
Rosales, who missed all of spring training with a fractured right foot, batted seventh as Oakland’s starting third baseman on Monday night.
“Rosales is a good player, an exciting player,” Geren said. “He brings a lot of energy to the team and plays a lot of different positions.”
Sizemore was acquired from the Detroit Tigers on May 27 for left-hander David Purcey. He hit .222 with 10 walks in 17 games with Detroit.
In nine games with Sacramento, Sizemore hit .267 with 12 walks and 11 runs scored.
Kouzmanoff was hitting .221 with four home runs and 17 RBIs in 46 games. He also had nine errors.
“I didn’t see it coming,” Kouzmanoff said. “Obviously, as everybody well knows, I started off slow on both sides of the ball, and I did not play to my potential. All I can do is go down and get my work in and get my reps and try to work my way back.”
Geren said, “Kouzmanoff has had a rough start for us both offensively and defensively and he hasn’t played up to what he can do. He will go down to Triple-A and work on his game.”
De Los Santos joined Oakland on Friday in Boston and made his big league debut Saturday.
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